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+)

♻️ Leave No Trace/REI Black Friday Beach Cleanup

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

If you have no plan for Black Friday, or just want to burn some calories from Thanksgiving dinner, come to join us! You will register your volunteer spot and we will volunteer as a group of HOAGies. Please bring your own heavy duty gloves just in case. >>> Event description: In the fall of 2019, Leave No Trace and REI are teaming with local partners to create large-scale cleanup events. Each of the eight featured events will host 100 volunteers — we’ll work together to remove litter, restore natural qualities and learn essential skills for protecting the environment. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be on hand at these events, teaching Leave No Trace skills and conducting free raffles for attendees with great outdoor gear provided by REI. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is excited to host Leave No Trace and REI for an #OptOutside Black Friday Beach Cleanup. The National Park Service with our partners Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy and the American Littoral Society look forward to providing a valuable experience for volunteers. Event details: https://www.rei.com/opt-outside https://lnt.org/event/fall-cleanups-new-york/ Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lntrei-black-friday-beach-cleanup-tickets-74848737589?ref=estw >>>

🥾NYC Train-Accessible Hike: Mt. Beacon fire tower & more

Mount Beacon Parking Lot

NYC Train-Accessible Hike: Mt. Beacon fire tower & more ***Encourage to bring something to share with our group, a piece of candy or a story during lunch break!***​ This is one of go-to local hikes. You get a bit taste of everything in hiking world. Great workout and a place to start for bigger adventure. I will debrief our day before and after event.​ ​ Foot traction: shoes with good traction and possible micro spikes. Will advise the need of micro spikes one week before event.​ ​ Other things to know: general store and potty mostly available nearby trailhead. I don't plan to hike in the dark or wait hours for train. Let's not spend lot of time regrouping if we want to hike as a group, so please be quick. Sun sets appx 4:30pm. If it's raining, we will reschedule another day.​ ​ Trail map: East Hudson Trials map#102​ Go www.nynjtc.org​ Or take map picture at trailhead.​ ​ Length: appx 6 miles​ Regular pace with two major breaks.​ ​ Elevation gain: appx 1600 feet​ You will experience one mile quick incline, minimal downhill rock scrambling, and mainly walk with caution. Nice view of Hudson River.​ ​ Route type: out & back/loop​ We will take Casino trail(Red) up to overlook for a short break, then Breakneck Ridge trail(white) to fire tower for lunch break. After lunch, we will take Breakneck Ridge trail(white) south to Wilkinson Memorial trail(yellow) and loop back Casino trail(Red) all the way down to parking lot. If time allows, we will check extra viewpoints on yellow trail.​ ​ Transportation:​ 1) carpool: arrange by yourself through event post.​ 2) Metro North train + cab: meet in front of track gate before boarding and will post gate# on event date. Take Metro North 8:45am train from Grand Central to Beacon arriving at 10:22am. Then take local cab to trailhead parking lot arriving about 10:50am. Plan 4:57pm train back to Grand Central arriving at 6:38pm. Train ticket round trip $35 per person. Local cab one way $6 per person, cash only.​ ​ >>>​ NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group Legal Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability 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.​ >>>

HOAGIES Holiday Party

The Gutter Bar LIC

Lets get together and celebrate all things Hoagie at our annual Holiday Party. This bar is huge and it has a great selection of beer and cocktails. I have reserved two lanes of open bowling with all included for 2 hours starting at 8 pm but I'm going to need $10.00 from everyone who wants to bowl in advance as I had to leave a deposit to hold the lanes. We will adjust prices depending on how many people rsvp that they want to bowl.Future Hoagie members are welcome. The bar has a very limited food menu but there are quite a few choices in the neighborhood to grab a bite before you get there. There is also a brewery next door for the beer enthusiasts called he Fifth Hammer to pregame. I hope to see you all there and please send your bowling fees to to me either by paypal [masked] or by venmo @ Thomas-Golero I will also have a very limited supply of HOAGIE patches for sale at $5.00 a piece with all proceeds going to pay for our page on the meetup site.Im sure you will want to show your hoagie pride to all.

Bring it on - first day of winter hike.

Lake Minnewaska

Lets start winter with a 10 mile hike at lake minnewanka . Hike Description: can be found by visiting: https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/mossy-glenlong-pathcastle-pointhamilton-point-loop know thy limits and do your own research to see if this hike is right for you We will meet at the lower parking lot , first right turn after the admission booth - Near the porta potties .It's $10.00 per car parking fee if you arrive after 9:00 am Appropriate winter hiking clothes and foot wear Lunch /trail food 2 liters of water at minimum Hiking poles with snow baskets if you have them Micro spikes or other foot traction devices are a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Headlamps and spare batteries should be part of all winter hike kits., Good attitude necessary! My cell[masked] 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. 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. There are no leaders on these events, you are your own leader- This is YOUR event.

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