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+)

NH 48 Series: Moriah-Carters-Wildcats Traverse Camping

Needs a location

Details NEW HAMPSHIRE 48 SERIES: TRAVERSE the entire Carter-Moriah Range in a day! Spend the official beginning of summer traversing one of the great ranges in the White Mountains! This includes six 4K peaks (Moriah, Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat, Wildcat D) Camping at Barnes Field Campground NH will be 16 each per person Cash/Venmo The Stats Total Mileage: 18.2 (opt out spots available) Total Elevation Gain: 7,600 Estimated Hike Time: 11-14 hours Special Gear / Requirements: Water filtration, sunscreen, bug spray

Adirondack SUP Festival + Fish Creek Pond Camping + Hiking + Kayak June 13-16th

ADIRONDACK SUP FESTIVAL + FISH CREEK POND CAMPING + HIKING + SUP + KAYAK. JUNE 13TH - 16TH. We're looking forward to another great event and hope you are too! 1) - June 13th Camping at Fish Creek Pond Campground, New York - Camping & Campgrounds. You are responsible for booking the days you want to spend with the group. You are welcome to spend as many days as you wanted or just show up to the SUP event June 15th 2019. Meet-up times: ARRIVALS Wednesday 6/13/19, After 4:00 PM I'LL BE ON SITE # ⛺ 178 Fish Creek Pond Campground Is considered the finest and most attractive of all the Adirondack campgrounds, Fish Creek Pond Campground offers a natural sand shoreline and water access for most campsites. Pristine rivers and ponds are accessible to both motorized and non-motorized boats. In addition to exceptional boating, the campground offers a variety of other recreational opportunities, including the well-regarded Interpreter Activity Program, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. Campground Reservations: https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/fish-creek-pond-campground/NY/574/overview?arrivalDate=2019-06-13&lengthOfStay=3 http://www.nystateparkstours.com/dec/fishcreekpond/ 2) - June 14th 9: 00 AM Paddle the most amazing natural water canal system in the Adirondacks. **You must bring or rent your own SUP - Kayak. We do not provide SUP/Kayak rentals.** This will be a relaxed paddle with time spent exploring and observing nature. SUP-KAYAK RENTALS: https://www.ramseyoutdoor.com/paddle-sports/rentals Special Gear / Requirements: Kayak/SUP paddle, lifejacket, bug spray, binoculars, camera, sunscreen. Estimated Paddle Time: 2-3 Hrs - June 14th 6:00 PM Drive and Hike to catch the Sunset at White face Mountain, one of the most beautiful views in the whole region. Whiteface veterans' memorial highway FEES Vehicle & Driver: $16 Additional Passenger: $10 For this part we can carpool https://www.whiteface.com/activities/whiteface-veterans-memorial-highway 3) - June 15th Kick off the 2019 summer season at the 8th Annual Adirondack SUP Festival in Saranac Lake with a great weekend of SUP (stand up paddleboard) ​inspired activities for the entire family. On-water SUP Demos - 11am-4pm With so many boards on the market, it's hard to choose the right one. The Adirondack SUP Festival offers a great opportunity to try before you buy along with a special Adirondack SUP Festival sale price. Company representatives from BIC SUP, SIC SUP, NRS, Werner Paddles, Thule Car-top Carriers, & Darn Tough Socks will be on the beach all day Saturday. ​$5.00 gets you a weekend of on-water demos and dry-land clinics. After the Demo Ride we can go to a local bar/restaurant for lunch. GO ONLINE FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION. http://www.adirondacksupfestival.com/ 4) - June 16th. Drive back home or a short hike up to the group. 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.

Metropolitan Opera comes to Queens

Socrates Sculpture Park

I will get there early to save a spot for the group. Please bring some goodies to share with the group. Monday June 17th • 7 – 8:30 PM Enjoy an evening of sunset opera on the waterfront! The Met’s Summer Recital Series returns to Socrates for its eighth season, featuring three talented young Met singers performing arias and duets from a variety of operas. Produced annually in association with SummerStage and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. FREE.

The Third Annual Triple Tower Challenge (42~ Miles).

Mt. Tremper Parking area

Welcome to the Catskills Triple Tower Challenge This event is geared towards the extreme advanced, self-reliant endurance athlete who strives to challenge their innermost self. The prospective participant should be a seasoned hiker/trail-runner with dedicated weeks, months and years of combined long distance with elevation experience COURSE OVERVIEW The course will span across 42 miles of the most aggressive mountainous terrain the Catskills has to offer. There will be four trails in which The Devils Path (21+ miles) and The Warner Creek Trail (13.6 miles) present the bulk of the challenge. The challenge will not be successfully met until the participant has reached the following three historic Fire Towers within a 22 hour period: Mt. Tremper Fire Tower Hunter Mountain Fire Tower Overlook Mountain Fire Tower COURSE DESCRIPTION The course will originate at the Mt. Tremper Trailhead off of Route 40 (Old Rt. 28) in Phoenicia. This first segment spans 13.6 miles and consists mainly of the Warner Creek Trail. The Warner Creek Trail will bisect the Devil’s Path atop Plateau Mountain. The next segment will be to head west on the Devil’s Path to the Hunter Mt. Fire Tower. Interestingly enough, this out and back will tally 13.6 miles. The Route 214 crossing at Stony Clove Notch will provide an excellent opportunity for a drop bag and to quickly rest and replenish. The next portion of the course will be to traverse the eastern section of the Devil’s Path. This will be a painstakingly difficult task as we traverse the four major summits: Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin and Indian Head- respectively. Following the descent of Indian Head Mt., the Devil's Path will bisect the Overlook trail, which will lead to the Overlook Fire Tower. The last portion of the challenge is the Overlook Spur, which will take us to the terminus at Meads Mountain Rd., Woodstock, NY. FINISHERS: 2017 Saily 19h12min 2017 David 19h12min IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Catskills Trail Map #141 Car shuttles will be determined and arranged at the later date. There will be multiple bailout opportunities. In the event this becomes a reality, you are responsible for your own transportation. There will be a drop bag opportunity at the Rt. 214 crossing. Rain may cancel this event. ****All prospective attendees will remain on the waitlist until approval by an organizer. HOAGies LEGAL DISCLAIMER https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/about/ 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.

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