• 👣 Mohonk HIKE/SCRAMBLE via Ridgewalk w/ New Approach to Humpty Dumpty + More!

    COME JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST SPRING SCRAMBLE TOWARDS THE HOTEL AREA OF THE MOHONK PRESERVE. ALTHOUGH THE LABYRINTH & CREVICE ARE NOT OFFICIALLY OPEN YET, THERE'S STILL PLENTY FOR US TO DO INCLUDING A SPECIAL APPROACH TOWARDS THE HOTEL AREA VIA THE RIDGE BETWEEN UNDERCLIFF AND OVERCLIFF. THIS HIKE WILL INCLUDE AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT TRAILS WITH COOL ROCK SCRAMBLES AND CREVICES AT MOHONK PRESERVE! WE WILL MEET AT: The MOHONK PRESERVE VISITOR CENTER PARKING AREA https://goo.gl/maps/urnfCCdTLNK2 (with overflow just up the hill on the other side of the visitor center) In addition to the ridgewalk, I will also be adding a new approach to the HUMPTY DUMPTY PATH which will be a slightly more intense scramble. Our hike will also include favorites like GIANTS PATH (and Workshop), RED ARCHING ROCKS PATH, CATHEDRAL PATH, EAGLE CLIFF ASCENT and the SKYTOP TOWER. If time allows we will also explore LILY POND and the FLOWER GARDENS. DISTANCE: 8-10 miles HIKING PACE: Slow but physically challenging ESTIMATED HIKE TIME: 7-8 hours DIFFICULTY: Rocky Terrain & Crevices (some with Wooden Ladders & Bridges). You should be fit, have a good sense of balance and not be abnormally afraid of heights. FEE: Please Note Mohonk Preserve charges a $15. fee for day use. SEASON PASSES are also available for $55. or $45. for seniors & students. http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/join If you enjoy Mohonk preserve you can apply your $15. day usage fee towards the purchase of a membership by simply saving and submitting your bracelet (pass) within 2 weeks of purchase at the VISITOR CENTER. http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/visit/visitor-center.html RECOMMENDED GEAR: • GLOVES - Lightweight with good grip (also note rocks will be cold to touch) - Gardening gloves from Home Depot work great! http://www.homedepot.com/p/West-Chester-Latex-Gripper-Knit-Glove-HD30501-SHSP36/100398993?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-100398989-_-100398993-_-N • SHOES WITH GOOD GRIP - preferably with ankle support • A SMALL PACK - Nothing too large that will become a hindrance in the scrambles • RELATED MAPS, a COMPASS or GPS, WATER, SNACKS, LUNCH, HEADLAMP, FIRST AID, etc. RELATED MAPS: New York - New Jersey Trail Conference - Shawangunk Trails Map Set https://www.nynjtc.org/maps/shawangunk-trails-map AFTER THE HIKE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US FOR SOME FOOD AND DRINKS AT ONE OF THE GREAT VENUES IN THE NEW PALTZ AREA **HEAVY RAIN WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT** 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 our Complete Liability Waiver found here: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Princeton NJ (Friday Night)

    Don't miss this great Annual Event of Amazing mountain and adventure sports films! Tickets are Now on Sale at the University Ticket Office at Frist Campus Center: $5 Princeton Students, $15 General Public. https://outdooraction.princeton.edu/events/films-speakers The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival receives approximately 330 films in the film festival competition. An international film festival jury chooses the best films from the finalists and awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film, and Feature-Length Mountain Film. Audience members select the winner of the People's Choice Award. Join the Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Princeton NJ (Saturday Night)

    Don't miss this great Annual Event of Amazing mountain and adventure sports films! Tickets are Now on Sale at the University Ticket Office at Frist Campus Center: $5 Princeton Students, $15 General Public. https://outdooraction.princeton.edu/events/films-speakers The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival receives approximately 330 films in the film festival competition. An international film festival jury chooses the best films from the finalists and awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film, and Feature-Length Mountain Film. Audience members select the winner of the People's Choice Award. Join the Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

  • The Great Saunter: Circumnavigating Manhattan - 32 miles! A Tom Golero original!

    Join us for the 34th Great Saunter on May 4 and walk the entire 32-mile rim of Manhattan. Google map route: http://tinyurl.com/btmfj6w You can register on line at http://shorewalkers.org/the-great-saunter-event or before the event. The Great Saunter officially starts at 7:30 am so I suggest you arrive at least an hour earlier as the lines tend to be lengthy. We will be leaving before 8:00 am from Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY. We will be moving at a moderate, comfortable pace - this is not a race, but you are welcome to go at your own pace. This is a serious & rewarding endeavor that will take up to 12 hours to complete.

  • Norvin Green 8 Mile Spring Hike

    Otter Hole Parking Lot

    Norvin green is one of my favorite hike within the tri state. It's easy to get to, the views are spectacular, and the trails are diverse. Come out and play! Enjoy Norvin Green's beauty this spring! Norvin Green State Forest, NJ Distance: 8 to 10 miles (there are a lot of bail out trails that can be taken) Time: 10am to 6pm hopefully we can finish early depending on our pace. Difficulty: Intermediate PARKING DIRECTIONS: I-287 to exit 53, left on Hamburg Pike, right on Glenwild Avenue to parking on right. (Come early to secure parking. It gets full fast) *** THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED IF IT RAINS (Reschedule date May 12, 2019) **** CLOTHING: You don't need to buy a new wardrobe before you hit the trail, but you'll need a few basics to stay safe and comfortable. While you don't need the most expensive gear, avoid cotton: it's a poor insulator when wet, making you feel colder and increasing your risk of hypothermia. Look for synthetic or wool materials instead. Warm, insulating layer: fleece jacket. Wear insulating layer that provides warmth if it gets chilly. Waterproof/ wind-proof layer: This includes both rain/wind jackets and hiking or rain pants. The jacket will keep you warm and dry on windy ridges and rainy days, and the pants will keep you warm and protected from brush and mud. Optional but the temperature may drop when we get to the peak and body temps drop when not walking. Socks: Hiking-specific socks offer more cushioning and breath-ability than cotton tube socks and protect them from blisters (particularly important on long hikes). Shoes: Comfortable with good grip. What to put inside your backpack: 1. At least 2L of water 2. Snack and Lunch (Fruits, nuts, sandwich) 3. Extra shirt and socks 4. First aid kit (if you have any) 5. Headlamp (just in case we hit night time) optional 6. Camera to take cool shots of nature 7. Map 8. Sunscreen 9. Bug Spray 10. Sunglasses Please use #nyhoagies and #connect2disconnect when posting your awesome pictures on instagram. Let's celebrate our great hike and cinco de mayo afterwards @ Conco De Mayo Restaurant. Yes! There is a Cinco De Mayo Restaurant not too far from the trail head and they are really good. :) 125 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale NJ 07403 Thank you and I will see you at the trail! - Kelly Kate [masked] Orange Subaru Crosstrek 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. We are ALL leaders in and out of the trail! "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." -John Muir

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Harlem valley rail ride & more

    Eddie Collins Field

    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

  • Kilimanjaro- Africa's highest mountain-The Umbwe Route

    John F. Kennedy International Airport

    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