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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.
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.
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.
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.....