COME JOIN US FOR A SPRING SCRAMBLE TOWARDS THE HOTEL AREA OF THE MOHONK PRESERVE. THE LABYRINTH & CREVICE ARE NOW OPEN AND SOME FLOWERS ARE STARTING TO BLOOM IN THE GARDEN! THIS HIKE WILL INCLUDE AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT TRAILS WITH COOL ROCK SCRAMBLES AND CREVICES AT THE MOHONK PRESERVE!
WE WILL MEET AT: The MOHONK PRESERVE VISITOR CENTER PARKING AREA
(with overflow just up the hill on the other side of the visitor center)
Our hike will include scramble favorites like GIANTS PATH (and Workshop), RED ARCHING ROCKS PATH, CATHEDRAL PATH, EAGLE CLIFF ASCENT, THE LABYRINTH and CREVICE up to the SKYTOP TOWER. After a visit to the tower we will continue on to explore LILY POND and the FLOWER GARDENS before finally returning to the Visitor Center.
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.
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
• 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, SUNSCREEN, BUGSPRAY, etc.
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/