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 (5)

Halloween Hike -Costumes Required

Timp Torne Trailhead

Details **PLEASE DON'T ATTEND THIS EVENT IF YOU'VE BEEN SICK IN THE LAST 14 DAYS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.** Face covering are required - suggest bringing a bandanna Its that time again for our annual Halloween hike. This year we will hiking The Dunderberg Spiral Railroad trail in Harriman . This is an intermediate hike so please don't make it your first hike of season!!! You will have two hike route options.: 1st Is a 6.5/7 mile loop 2nd is 9.0 mile loop There are two lots near the trail you can park at either one but remember parking has been crazy on the weekends so please park close to one another. Driving Directions Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Circle and proceed south on U.S. Route 9W for about four miles. At the base of a downhill section of the road, as the road reaches the river level, you'll notice a large parking area on the right side of the road. (A side road, Old Ayers Road to Jones Point, leaves sharply to the left here.) Park in this gravel parking area. GPS Coordinates: [masked],[masked] 807 route 9W Any questions please ask them now. Thanks Give yourself prep time to get a costume together!!! Don't be that guy or gal that shows up with a N95 mask as your costume as costumes and or halloween accessories are required if you want to hike with us ! Also if you have a Magic eight ball , Ouija board or know how to read Tarot cards please bring them. Good ghost stories are always appreciated. Remember to bring the usual hiking gear: Bring a bandanna for a face covering Sturdy foot wear Sufficient water Lunch and or trail snacks headlamp or flashlight with fresh batteries. NYNJ Trail conference map # Hike update 10/28 I have a few items to go over for Saturday's hike: First both loops are solid intermediate hikes so if you haven't done any intermediate hikes in awhile you may want to choose to go on a future hike. If you can't make the hike please update your RSVP so I can move members off the waitlist. We are a large group but we are fortunate to have several hike leaders signed up so we can spread out and you can hike at your pace.I will have several paper copies of the route to give out and I will leave one copy on my windshield for anyone coming late. Temperature forecast as of today is high of 45 degrees for the hike and there are really no sheltered spots for a lunch break so plan accordingly. Please start your carpooling arrangements now. Please try to arrive by 9:45 so we can start on time. Lastly, I look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday. Stay well until then-please NY HIKING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP LEGAL DISCLAIMER Waiver of liability You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand our full Disclaimer found at the link below: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

Table & Peekamoose from Dennings Rd

3346 Denning Rd

This lesser used trail is an uncommonly beautiful way to bag two Catskill High Peaks. Total Distance: about 9.25 miles Total Elevation Gain: 2,250' feet Starting Elevation: 2,136’ High Point: 3,843’ with about 400 feet elevation gain/loss between the two peaks Level: Intermediate **PLEASE DON'T ATTEND THIS EVENT IF YOU'VE BEEN SICK IN THE LAST 14 DAYS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.** Although the trail may be muddy at the start, there probably will be snow on the ground higher up, so please bring some traction device for your footwear (e.g. Microspikes). Expect summit temperatures of 34 F, with 20 F wind chill. Please avoid cotton because it gets cold when wet! HIGHLIGHTS: 2 stream crossings (bridged), passing several cube-shaped huge boulders, a lean to, some easy ledges, and multiple panoramic viewpoints Pace will be moderate, not fast, probably about 1.7 mph uphill, and a little over 2 mph downhill, plus rest stops. RECOMMENDED GEAR: Face covering Sturdy foot wear Warm non-cotton socks Jacket Hat, gloves Traction device Sufficient water Lunch and or trail snacks Headlamp or flashlight with fresh batteries. NYNJ Trail conference map #143 (or Map on AllTrails, etc) Interesting Link: https://mountain-hiking.com/table-peekamoose-denning/ Please try to arrive by 9:35 so we can start on time. There won't be any cell phone reception at the parking lot or even in the surrounding towns, so if you do not show up reasonably on time, we will assume that you decided to not come. Please start your carpooling arrangements now. Post a comment below if you need a ride (splits gas/tolls) or if you are a DRIVER who can pick people up. If you don't get a response, you can contact people who note that they are driving t via their profile page. If you want to bring a guest, please have them join our group and sign up for the hike themselves. Feel free to contact me with questions. After the hike, we will probably grab outdoors food and drink at a nearby place. I look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday! NY HIKING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP LEGAL DISCLAIMER Waiver of liability You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand our full Disclaimer found at the link below: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

Everest Base Camp Expedition

John F. Kennedy International Airport

March 26, 2021 thru April 16, 2021 Itinerary March 26 Kathmandu: Arrival Day March 27 Flight to Lukla (Start Trek) March 28 Phakding To Namche Bazaar March 29 Namche Bazaar: Rest And Acclimatization Day March 30 Namche Bazaar To Phortse April 1 Phortse To Dingboche April 2 Dingboche: Rest And Acclimatization Day April 3 Dingboche To Lobuche April 4 Lobuche To Gorakshep And Everest Base Camp, Ebc To Gorekshep April 5 Gorekshep To Kalapathar And Pheriche April 6 Pheriche To Namche April 7 Namche To Phakding And Lukla (Last Day Of Trekking) April 8 Return to Kathmandu April 9-16 Kathmandu: exploration To Book your expedition contact Raine Gorter www.himalayanwonders.com; WhatsApp:[masked] or email [masked]

4th of July camping trip to Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen State Park

Yes its a long way off but the reservation window is now open for 2021 season and if this year is or was any indication of how quickly parks fill up better early than never. Yes it will be crowded !!!!!!!!! Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,193 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan, and Columbia counties. Ricketts Glen harbors the Glens Natural Area -- a National Natural Landmark. Hike the Falls Trail System to explore the glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the beauty. EVERYONE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESERVING THEIR OWN CAMPSITE ON THE http://www.reserveamerica.com WEBSITE. Each site holds up 5 people. Feel free to share sites to save money. Whoever books the site should be responsible for making sure you don't exceed the numbers above. These will be enforced by the park. BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS In order to book a site, you must go to the Reserve America website and search for Rickettes glen state park, choose the dates and modern non camping sites. Put in 7/2-7/5 I have booked Sites .073,009 and 066 for myself. Other 2 will be available for anyone who doesn't get a site - last minute. Try to book sites 060,068,071,072,070,069,067 and 062 first in the big loop so we can all be together. Post your site #in the comments. Spots are already filling up since they opened reservations early, so do not wait to long to book a site as you can probably find another members to transfer it to or worse case you will be charged $15.00 cancellation fee. Proposed plan: Friday campfire meet and greet Saturday waterfall hike: Sunday : open , beach, relax or can rent kayaks. hopefully see some fireworks Monday check out GEAR Tents, sleeping bags and other camping equipment are required. This is a car camping site, which should make it a little easier to pack food and gear. HIKING I plan to do the waterfall hike around 7.5 miles. NYC HIKING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP LEGAL DISCLAIMER Waiver of liability You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event or during transport to and from a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. The NYC Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers. Your attendance on an event signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers and Assistant Organizers of this group are just that, we organize the events and participate together as friends. There are no leaders on these events, you are your own leader- This is YOUR event.

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