What we're about

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME ADVENTURE AND VARIETY IN YOUR LIFE, WANT TO BE MORE ACTIVE, MEET NEW FRIENDS, CONQUER YOUR FEARS OR JUST TRY THINGS YOU'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.... THEN YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

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.

LEAVE NO TRACE

- 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!

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

WE ARE NOT PAID PROFESSIONAL GUIDES AND LEADERS.

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+)

Long Path - Old Erie Railroad Bed Loop

Gair Street

10 miles loop hike between Piermont and Nyack with exploration of pre-WWI rifle range and tunnels (bring head lamp or flash light for tunnels if you have it) in Blauvelt State Park. (https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/long-pathold-erie-railroad-bed-loop-piermont-nyack) Map: Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109 Coach USA (https://web.coachusa.com/CoachUsaAssets/files/97/route09.pdf) bus stops in front of police station on Piermont Ave in Piermont, a short distance from the municipal parking lot on Gair St and Roundhouse Rd.

HOAGies 9th ANNIVERSARY HIKE @ Storm King State Park Trailhead off N Rt 9W

Storm King State Park parking lot

Since January of 2010 New York Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group "HOAGies" has built long-lasting friendships across the US and abroad. Adventures have included caving, rock climbing, cycling, sailing, camping, community service projects, social events and much much more. Leaders have come and gone but the HOAGies remain one of the most diverse, fun and social groups out there. Welcoming a multitude of nations, cultures, and background is what makes this group special. Whether you have never hike a day in your life or if you've climbed the highest mountains it doesn't matter everyone is welcome. Let us celebrate the HOAGies 9th year anniversary and all its accomplishments with a hike up Storm King Mountain and some cheer afterwards at Painters in the town of Cornwall. WHERE TO MEET: At the Storm King State Park parking lot off N Rt 9W in Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY https://goo.gl/maps/ewA6QAYpPHx TRAILS OVERVIEW: We will be covering around 4 miles Via the Blue-Red trail for 1.5 miles then to the Aqua-Yellow trail for .6 miles then White trail for .6 miles back to Aqua-Yellow for .4 miles and back again to Blue-Yellow for 1.5 miles to the end Mileage around 4 miles. HIKING TIME: 3-4 hours It's WINTER, make sure to bring: - Proper footwear (no sneakers or other non hiking boots please) - Microspikes or other foot traction devices are highly recommended for all winter hikes. - 2 liters of water (in insulated bottle if below freezing), trail food, snacks, map, headlamp (just in case!) 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 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 of the NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group 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. When applicable, you should review topographic maps and trail features carefully. Understanding the topography of a hike is key to knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. - The NY 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. - This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. - 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. We are not licensed guides and there are no leaders on these events. You are your own leader - This is YOUR event.

Intermediate 8 - 10 mile hike and Lunar New Year Feast at Mistuwa

Time and date: 10:30 am, Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 Meet: PIP Police headquarter parking lot Driving Directions: Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to Exit 2 (Alpine) and follow signs to the Police Headquarters. Park in the parking lot for the park Administration Building, just east of the underpass. Meet everyone in the parking lot by the administration building at 10:30 AM. Drivers, please post with your RSVP if you have room for passengers and where you are driving from or can pick up passengers. I do not coordinate rides, so be proactive about offering carpool and contacting drivers. Post on the Meetup page. Bus: Rockland Coach’s Number 9 bus, which departs from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street, Gate 220 - double-check) or Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge Terminal (175th Street, A express subway line), stops at Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee, and then travels up U.S. Route 9W. Get off in ALPINE, at Closter Dock Rd & 9W (ask/tell the driver when you board the bus). The pedestrian tunnel beneath the Palisades Interstate Parkway is the trailhead for the Closter Dock Trail (orange blaze); the Closter Dock Trail intersects the Long Path (aqua blaze) on the other side of this tunnel. Turn left (north) at the fork onto Long Path (aqua blaze) and walk .5 miles to Park Headquarters. Meet everyone in the parking lot by the administration building at 10:30 AM. (I just cut and pasted the bus ride info from an old post. Not sure about the accuracy.) Basic Plan: Plan to spend about 4 to 5 hours on the trail. We will keep an average 2+ miles per hour average pace. There will be short 5 minute break every 2-3 miles and a 20 minute lunch. Specific route will be decided on site. There will be two options, an 8 and a 11 mile. There will be no sweep or other support. We will NOT wait for slow hikers. Everyone hikes at his/her own pace. In another word, you participate at your own risk. You need to find your own way out if you got lost or separated from the group. There is a chance that we will hike in the dark. Remember to bring map, navigation device, water, lunch, change clothes, and headlamps, plus other hiking essentials. DON'T COME WITHOUT A HEADLAMP. The sun sets early. No minors, no whiners, and no dogs please. We will go to Mistuwa for some hot noddle soup after the hike. Here is the link - http://www.mitsuwa.com/ Bad weather cancels. Standard group disclaimer applies.

7 DAY ALASKAN CRUISE 2019....June 16th 2019

The Port of Seattle

HOAGIE's are going on a cruise to ALASKA..................This will be the first ever HOAGIE's cruise to Alaska's inside passage in 2019........This is a 7 day cruise from Seattle, Washington thru the inside passage of CANADA and the US...Cruise capital of the world.....There will be stops in Alaska's capital Juneau....Skagway...Glacier Bay....Ketchikan....Victoria, B.C. Canada...Then back to Seattle.... I had the cruise line agent hold 7 cabins for the HOAGIE's.....double occupancy....All rooms are Interier rooms...No windows....I kept it cheap....If you need to upgrade your room , you can talk the agent.... As a group of 14+ we are giving 2 choices out of 7 offers.... * Free Open Bar * Free Specialty Dining * $50.00 off shore excursions x 4 * Free WIFI 250 mintutes .......Ask agent for other's. Please note that we will have to get "AIR FARE" on or own..... For all other ship info you need...Please go Norwegian Cruise Line.........Ship name is Bliss.........Sailing June 16th to the 23rd of 2019...... To RSVP for this trip....Please contact Paula @[masked].......Group name is "HOAGIES"........ The price I was giving as a group was $1279 pp/ double occupancy...plus protection $135...and tax $222.79.........$[masked] pp........If you book by February 14th...you can leave a deposit of $50.00 pp ($100) per room....after the 14th it will be $250.00 deposit pp...........Price of this trip must be paid in full by February 16th 2019.......You can pay as you want...until next February. ............PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR THIS TRIP IS "JUNE 16TH 2019 TO JUNE 23RD...........Meet Up will not let post more then a year in advance....So I put the date of Feb 12th.....

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Dunderburg Parking Trail Head

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