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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!
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
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
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