What we're about


This group is for people in the New York City, New Jersey, Upstate NY and surrounding areas that like to stay fit, be active and explore new places while having fun and meeting new people at the same time! Events range from Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Rock Scrambling, Caving, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Zip-lining, Obstacle Course Mud Runs, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Skydiving, Hang Gliding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking and Trail Running just to name a few. We are also open to suggestions of other activities you might like to see offered and we welcome new leadership that might help us expand our offerings to the group. From time to time we may also offer additional activities that may include Educational Workshops, Trips to Galleries & Museums, Urban Exploring, Meeting for Drinks (Socials), Salsa Dancing, Dining out and a wide variety of other possibilities.

Going on trips with like-minded friends is always more fun, and you'll find them here. We are a friendly, outgoing and quirky bunch who like to challenge ourselves and have a good time while doing it. Our group sizes tend to be smaller here compared to other meetups, but we feel you get to know people better and have a safer experience as a result. We welcome diversity, folks who can laugh and people who respect nature and all the beauty it has to offer us!

We do our best to keep our calendar busy with random and fun trips. Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/events/) to check out our Events Calendar. These trips include day outings, weekend road trips, vacations and other cross posted events with other similar meetup groups.

There is NO required membership cost for our group. If an event should require a fee, itwill be clearly stated in the description. If you're happy with the experiences you share with us we'd love for you to use the Chip In feature to help us offset the cost of hosting our group on Meetup.com. If If you'd like to give back to our group please follow this link: https://secure.meetup.com/HOAGies/contribute/

PROFILE PICTURE: When you apply for membership, please remember to post a recognizable picture of yourself so that we can identify you at our events. This helps both event hosts keep track of participants and attendees to recognize each other. It's also a safety measure if a participant ever goes missing from the group so we can get help finding you using your photo. This picture does not have to be a passport quality photo but we ask that you refrain from cartoon characters, nature shots with no subject, shots with multiple people of the same gender, shots from behind and shots where your face is mostly covered. Our members feel a lot more comfortable meeting and coordinating rides with real people that they can identify. If your membership is rejected please don't take it personally. You can re-apply anytime and will be approved once our criteria is met. Your application will be rejected if these requirements are not met.

GUEST POLICY: Unless otherwise specified in the event, guests are usually not allowed on events. If you wish to bring a guest please have them join the group, RSVP just like any other member and read the trip description and liability waiver. If your guest is on the wait list please message the event host and we will make every effort to accommodate them. This policy insures that guests are aware of the requirements for the trip they wish to participate in and that they agree with our liability waiver.

RSVP ETIQUETTE: Unless otherwise noted in the event description; we generally request if your plans to attend an event change, that you update your RSVP to "NO" at least 48 hours prior to the event so that members on the waitlist (if applicable) may have sufficient time to plan and take your spot. If you RSVP "YES" to an event and don't show we most likely will just edit your RSVP to didn't go if there are no members on the waitlist. If, however, there are members on the waitlist and you are a "NO SHOW" you will be noted as such. Members that accumulate "NO SHOWS" may not have the same chances of getting off a waitlist as members who are in good standing. Members on the list as "GOING" who have "NO SHOWS" may also be moved to the waitlist at the discretion of the event host to make room for members in good standing. We realize that some folks may sign up to multiple meetups on the same date to try to secure a spot with their friends. If this is the case, please reach out to the event host and we will try to accommodate your friends if/when possible. We once again ask that you please make a final decision within 48 hours unless otherwise noted.


- When attending our events we ask that you follow these 3 simple rules:

- Please Leave Nothing but Footprints

- Take Nothing but Pictures

- And Waste Nothing but Time

Members who don't show a respect for our venues may be asked to leave the group. We ask that if you show your favorite spots to others that you teach them to respect these places as well!



As a participating member, you certify that you are responsible for having appropriate skills, physical conditioning, equipment and supplies to participate in events that you chose to attend.

Activities can involve certain risks, hazards and dangers that can cause or lead to injury, property damage, illness, mental or emotional trauma, paralysis, disability or death to participant or others. Some, but not all of these risks, hazards and dangers include: hazardous and unpredictable ground, water or weather conditions; misjudgments made by Organizers, Assistant Organizer, leaders, co-leaders, participants or others; travel in remote areas that can cause potential delays or difficulties with transportation, evacuation and medical care; equipment that can fail or malfunction; the potential that the participant or others (e.g. co-participant, driver, medical and rescue personnel) may act carelessly or recklessly.

Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and members assume all risks in connection with activities; per Meetup.com's Terms of Service Agreement https://www.meetup.com/terms/ Organizers and hike/trip leaders are released from any and all forms of liability related to events. Additionally, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The NY Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group allows outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to participate with one another in recreational events with like minded people.

This group is not a guide service nor should event organizers be regarded as guides. We are all outdoor enthusiasts and regular people like yourself.

Upcoming events (4)

Sunsets, Swingsets & Sushi: Palisades Cliffs & PJ Sushi

Alright guys, this is one of my favorite hikes to do at night. It's 5 miles on the nose, and take me an hour and a half tops most of the time, but I'm sure it'll take us a little longer since we'll spend a little time eating down by the Ross Dock picnic area. I park across from the Kuba Restaurant, so that's why I used that address. There's meters but they don't check them after 6pm. So we'll start across the street from there by the steps., and start on the Long Path and go about .9 miles to the stairs that go down to the Ross Dock Picnic Area, where there's swings and even a small rock wall where we can chill for a bit and take in the views of the Hudson. The Econo Lodge address is 2143 Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee. They used to let hikers park there, but it's looks they're closed now unfortunately. There should be a ton of street parking though. If you're not interested in the sushi part, meet us there at 7:30pm. After that, we'll walk along the water for about a mile until we reach the Englewood Cliffs Boat Basin, then start on the steps back up, passing a waterfall on our left, where we'll take the Allison Park Trail(yellow) back to the cars, which is pretty much all flat. Like the Ringwood Hike, this is great for beginners. Bring a couple liters of water and a headlamp or flash light(although I do have one extra headlamp to spare). Hope to see you there!

Harlem valley rail ride & more

Eddie Collins Field

Join the Hoagies for a weekend of camping and a great bike ride on Sunday. If anyone wants to hike on Saturday we will be close to bash bish falls and other hiking destinations. I would suggest early registration to save some $ please use this link: https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventReg%2FEventReg_SelectType.aspx%3FfEID%3D71449%26fNew%3D1%26fsource%3DimASearch Also visit :http://www.harlemvalleyrailride.com/home2.html for complete details The actual ride is on Sunday the 28th however your campsite is included in your registration fee staring Friday 26th noon and running up to Monday the 29th until noon if you want it. HVRR July 28th, 2019 - MOTHER NATURE'S GYM A horse farm, a dairy farm, an abandoned railroad track, a bicycle and You! The Summer's Most Beautiful Ride. July 28th, 2019 Start/Finish at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton, NY. ​Millerton was recently ranked as one of America's top 10 coolest small towns in Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. Choose from 23, 33, 45, 57,72, 80 and 2-different century routes along beautiful, low-traffic country roads, Within each route, there will be a 6 mile stretch of the car-free Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Rides are fully supported . Included in your fee : ​• Country ​Festival: • Breakfast: • BBQ: • Massage: • Beer Garden ( beer is an extra cost) • Bag check: • Tee-Shirts! Shower truck! Take a hot Shower after your ride. The Town of Millerton has generously given us a permit for Friday camping and a shower truck! Not only will our campers enjoy the showers, but riders will too! Bring your swimsuits and towels! Enjoy a post-ride swim at the Rudd Pond, only two miles away from the finish line. Shuttles will be provided. Free Camping: Camping from Friday thru Monday at Noon - the whole weekend! Spend the weekend: Pitch your tent at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton, NY. All the routes after 33 miles connect with one another so if have more steam or run out of steam you can modify your routes. In your RSVP comments please post which ride you are interested in . I am going to register for the 45 with option to go longer . 100 Mile Routes: 7:00-8:[masked] Mile Routes: 8:00-9:[masked] Mile Routes: 9:00-10:[masked] Mile Routes: 10:00-10:30 Rider Checklist: Helmet : mandatory !!!!!!!!!!!! ID Gloves Sunglasses or other protective eyewear Spare tubes and/or a patch kit, tire irons CO2 or mini-pump Sunscreen and lip balm Cycling Shoes, if you have them Emergency cash Water Bottles

Sierra Club's ICO New Volunteer Orientation

Patagonia meat packing

Love hiking? Want to share that love with kids? Then come to the next New Volunteer meeting for NYC ICO! New York City Inspiring Connections Outdoors (NYC ICO) is the Sierra Club's community outreach program for children and adolescents who face the challenges of growing up in New York's inner city areas. We're a 100 percent volunteer organization working to provide young people with outdoor recreational opportunities, leadership training, positive group experiences and environmental education, while imbuing in them a love of nature and the outdoors. We are having our New Volunteer Orientation on August 5th. If you love kids, the outdoors, and want to volunteer for a great organization come to our New Volunteer Orientation! You can check out the official site at http://www.sierraclub.org/atlantic/nyc-ico Date: August 5th. Time: 7:00 Location: 414 West 14th street Please RSVP by sending an email to [masked] Hope to see you and your friends there! Megan and Liz New Volunteer Coordinators

Kilimanjaro- Africa's highest mountain-The Umbwe Route

John F. Kennedy International Airport

The Umbwe route is not a technical route, but it is a very direct, very steep, very tough, and in parts very exposed route. To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have to do some planning and some preparation. Planning and preparation are crucial to the success of a Kilimanjaro climb! Planning and preparation will determine how much you enjoy, or not, the whole trek, from start to finish. Five days is the absolute minimum duration for a Kilimanjaro trek, six is better. For the popular Machame route six days is the minimum, seven days is recommended. Taking an extra day for acclimatization will greatly improve your chances to reach the summit. There are longer treks available for those who can afford them Selecting your trekking agency/climb operator Mount Kilimanjaro is protected by the Kilimanjaro National Park. Access is restricted and the steep Kilimanjaro park fees make a Kilimanjaro climb rather expensive. How to Prepare for you Kilimanjaro Adventure You need to do some preparation before you can climb Kilimanjaro: •You need to book your flights. •You need to organize your visa. •You need to get the required vaccinations. •You need to buy or rent the necessary equipment. •You need to get yourself into shape. Booking your flights The closest airport to Mt. Kilimanjaro is, yep, Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Kilimanjaro Airport is situated half way between Arusha and Moshi, and most people land there. Mt. Kilimanjaro itself is closer to Moshi. Many trekking agencies are located there, though you also find a good number in Arusha. (Arusha is also the "safari capital" of Tanzania and the gateway to Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire etc.) If you are planning an extended Tanzania trip you may also want to fly to/from one of the other main airports in the area: Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar or even Nairobi. Organizing your visa You need a visa to enter Tanzania and a passport that's valid for at least another 6 months. If your country of residence does have a Tanzanian embassy, phone them or check their website to find out how to obtain your visa. If your country does not have a Tanzanian embassy, you can buy a visa upon arrival in Tanzania. Getting your vaccinations You may need a yellow fever certificate and there are a number of other vaccinations recommended. Some of them need to be started months in advance, so talk to your doctor soon. Depending on your travel plans you may also want to take anti-malaria medication. Talk to your doctor about it. Organizing the necessary equipment If you booked with a quality operator then quality camping equipment is included in the price. Many Kilimanjaro tour operators also offer other gear for rent, gear that you may not want to purchase for one time use only or may not want to lug around Tanzania on an extended trip. Equipment you can often rent includes down sleeping bags, insulation pads and down jackets. Beyond that you will also need very good quality, thermal under and upper layers of clothing, gloves, warm hat, good sunglasses, sunscreen (for the lips, too!), a day pack, rain protection for everything, water bottles/camel back and more. Most importantly you need high quality hiking boots and they need to be well broken in! Here is a link to list of essential Kilimanjaro equipment https://www.mountkilimanjaroguide.com/kilimanjaro-equipment.html Packing List Link https://www.mountkilimanjaroguide.com/kilimanjaro-packing.html Getting yourself into shape No special expertise or mountaineering equipment. That sounds easy but isn't! Read about training for Kilimanjaro and beating altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro. TO BOOK YOUR TRIP-Mention my name to do the hike as a group. Contact information Himalayan Wonders Nick Fabbri T:[masked] E: [masked] W: www.trekkinghero.com

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