• 🍂 FALL SingleTrack MOUNTAIN BIKING 🚴 @ ELM RIDGE Trail System in Windham
    COME JOIN US FOR SOME SINGLE-TRACK MOUNTAIN BIKING AT THE RECENTLY EXPANDED ELM RIDGE TRAIL SYSTEM IN WINDHAM, NY AND ENJOY SOME OF THE CHANGING FALL FOLIAGE. WE WILL START AT THE WINDHAM HIGH PEAK TRAILHEAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 23 AND CROSS ROAD. https://goo.gl/maps/f4oixT678zx The Elm Ridge trail system is a network of mountain biking and hiking trails located in the town of Windham on the northern boundary of the Catskill Park. The miles and miles of scenic trails offers a little something for everyone with trails for everybody from the seasoned mountain bikers, to the green novices just getting started. The FUN Loops on Elm Ridge, offers a great experience for beginner to intermediate mountain bikers.The Elm Ridge system is expanding all the time, with a new trail just added in the summer of 2014, and another to be added in summer 2015. The Elm Ridge trails are easy to spot, with an easily accessible trail head parking lot located just off Route 23 in Windham right before hitting main street. Stop by for a fun day of mountain biking or hiking in the Great Northern Catskills. For more information please visit the website at: http://windhamarf.org/elm-ridge/ or http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/72784.html DISTANCE: approx 10-15 miles ESTIMATED BIKE TIME: 3-4+ hours DIFFICULTY: Intermediate - Rocky Singletrack trails built on a ridgeline with hill climbing and descents CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST: Partly Sunny with a high of 55 degrees MANDATORY GEAR: • Mountain Bike • Bicycle Helmet RECOMMENDED GEAR: • Clear eye Protection (safety glasses - for bugs, dirt, etc.) • Related maps, a compass or GPS, Water, Snacks, First Aid, etc. • Bike Pump • Tire Patch Kit and/or Spare Tube • Bug spray, Sunscreen PLEASE INSPECT YOUR BIKE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO INSURE THE FOLLOWING: • Proper Tire Inflation • Lubricated chain • Properly Shifting gears • Functional Brakes that don't rub rim or tire when released. RELATED MAPS: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51ec2bd7e4b0a4a7472cbf6b/t/583ccf832e69cf1be5774a25/1480380295509/WARF+Elm+Ridge+Map++.pdf http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/elmridgemap.pdf IF YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOWNLOADING THE FREE TRAILFORKS APP! https://www.trailforks.com/apps/map/ **HEAVY RAIN WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT** 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.

    Windham High Peak Trailhead

    Intersection of Rt 23 and Cross Rd · Windham, NY

  • Autumn Mohonk/Catskills Twofer Weekend
    • What we'll do Combine two great southern NY hiking places in one weekend. Sat. AM 10/13 -- meet at the Mohonk State Preserve Visitors Center. We'll try to meet by 10am, but may extend to 10:30am if necessary. From there we'll hike to and explore the rocks and caverns of the Lost City north of the Visitors Center. Then we'll head back to and past the Visitors Center, take the Undercliff Carriage Road under the Trapps cliff (see top photo), then return via the Overcliff trail later in the day. We'll probably have dinner and drinks in New Pfalz E. of the Preserve, and drive to the Devil's Tombstone State Park campground (NY-214, Hunter, NY 12442) in the Catskills that evening. Sun 10/14 -- Probably have breakfast in Tannersville after packing up tents at the camp, then drive back and hike N. to the Becker Hollow trailhead for Hunter Mountain (see map below). This is the steepest trail in the Catskills, but probably not brutal. We'll go to the top of Hunter, enjoy the view from the fire tower there, then hike S. back to the campground. At the camp, we can then hike up the western side of Plateau Mountain and viewpoints there. We'll drive home after that. Campground reservation link (not currently available -- will probably reserve at Mohonk Preserve Campground if not available in Oct.): https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/devils-tombstone-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=27 • What to bring • Cold AND warm weather clothing -- the weather could be mercurial • Shawangunks/Mohonk and Catskills maps (NY/NJ Trail Conference, National Geographic, or printed from online) • Headlamp! with spare batteries • Rain-resistant coat or jacket • Boots/shoes with good grip - preferably with ankle support • Tent, tarp/ground sheet, air matress, if not sharing with someone else • A backpack • Enough water for entire day, snacks, First Aid, Hand-warmers, etc. A compass or GPS if desired • Gaiters (if muddy) • Food for eating on trail, and for cooking at campground • Important to know 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.

    Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center

    3197 U.S Hwy 4455 · Gardiner, NY

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  • 🍂 Mohonk SCRAMBLEPALOOZA w/Giant's Workshop, New Approach to Humpty Dumpty+More
    COME JOIN US FOR A HIKE THAT INCLUDES AT LEAST 7 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 established routes 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 the LABYRINTH, LEMON SQUEEZE and CREVICE up to the SKYTOP TOWER. Along the way we will also explore ZAIDEE'S BOWER, GIANTS PATH (and Workshop), RED ARCHING ROCKS PATH, CATHEDRAL PATH and EAGLE CLIFF ASCENT. 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. CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST: Cloudy with a high of 53 Degrees. 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 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.

    Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

    3197 Route 44/55 · Gardiner, NY

    31 comments
  • Sierra Club's ICO New Volunteer Orientation
    Love hiking? Want to share that love with kids? Then come to the next New Volunteer meeting for NYC ICO! New York City Inspiring Connections Outdoors (NYC ICO) is the Sierra Club's community outreach program for children and adolescents who face the challenges of growing up in New York's inner city areas. We're a 100 percent volunteer organization working to provide young people with outdoor recreational opportunities, leadership training, positive group experiences and environmental education, while imbuing in them a love of nature and the outdoors. We are having our New Volunteer Orientation on October 10th. If you love kids, the outdoors, and want to volunteer for a great organization come to our New Volunteer Orientation! You can check out the official site at http://www.sierraclub.org/atlantic/nyc-ico Date: October 10th Time: 7:00 Location:414 WEst 14th street Please RSVP by sending an email to [masked] Hope to see you and your friends there! Liz Nevins New Volunteer Coordinator

    Patagonia meat packing

    414 west 14th street · New York, NY

  • Bushwick open studios walk.
    Each year Bushwick artists open up their studios, galleries, work spaces and even their homes to the public. Come join us on a fun day of walking , visiting and experiencing what makes Brooklyn well Brooklyn. This meetup will be loose and fast as we can stay together, break up and meet again at everyone's pace, interest and time constraints. Please note event runs from 11- 7pm but I don't plan on staying for the entire time. Somewhere along the walk we will meet up for food and drinks, the location will be determined by the group. Please visit https://artsinbushwick.org/ for more details on this event. Weather as of today looks great. Hope to see you there.

    Brooklyn cider house

    1100 Flushing Avenue · brooklyn, ny

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  • 🦇 CAVING - Last Trip this Season! - Must have basic gear listed in description
    WHERE TO MEET: Please Park in the rear of the parking area behind Jake Moon's Restaurant and Cafe, 2082 Delaware Turnpike, New Scotland, NY https://goo.gl/maps/B9UXRLAA9SL2 Caves in NY are closing for the season on Oct. 1st so this will be the last posted trip until they reopen again next year on May 1st. Let's get one last trip underground and explore Clarksville cave located just southwest of Albany, NY. This will be an introductory caving trip to orient new cavers but any seasoned cavers are also welcome to join! Clarksville cave offers a good variety of larger beginner passages as well as some optional more advanced challenges and tight passageways for the thrill seekers in the group. I expect a full tour of the cave could take approx 4-5 hours. Feel free to show up early and take advantage of the great Breakfast served at the Jake Moon Restaurant just in front of the cave parking lot. As a courtesy to restaurant patrons it is asked that cavers use the rear parking lots designated for caving. It is also requested that cavers don't enter the restaurant in there caving gear and that only paying customers use the bathrooms in the restaurant. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Good relations with our neighbors will insure continued access to this cave for years to come! REQUIREMENTS: -Minimum group size is 3; maximum group size is 15. -All cavers are expected to abide by the normally accepted rules of safe and conservation minded caving as outlined by the National Speleological Society, 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, Alabama 35810. http://www.caves.org/ -Clarksville Cave must be treated as a unique natural resource, and nothing should be taken out of the cave except trash. MANDATORY GEAR: - Helmet with a chin strap (a bicycle helmet can work if you don't have a climbing helmet) - Three (3) sources of light, one of which must be helmet mounted - Knee pads (from a sporting goods or hardware store is OK) If you can find something that covers your shin & knee that would be even better! - NO COTTON CLOTHING! Wear something you don't mind getting ruined that will keep you warm even when wet. (If you tend to get really cold you might consider a farmer john style wetsuit under your coveralls - you might overheat though in the dry passages.) You can expect to get wet at least up to your knees and possibly up to your neck if you choose to do the sump passage! Expect this cave to be about 48-55 degrees F. (Cotton coveralls are ok as long as you have a synthetic underlayer against your skin - Polyester or a 50/50 blend will be warmer though) - Footwear with good grip and ankle support that you don't mind getting soaked and muddy - A Clean Change of clothes for when you get out! Also bring a garbage bag or plastic bin for your wet muddy gear after the trip and be sure to launder any cave gear before re-entering another cave to prevent any possible cross-contamination that could effect the bat population OTHER RECOMMENDED GEAR: - Neoprene Socks - feet are usually the first part of the body to get wet and cold - Gloves (cheap gardening gloves with the rubber coated palms work well) If you tend to get really cold you might consider neoprene gloves that will keep you warm when wet. - Coveralls with synthetic undergarments worn underneath works best for protection, warmth and maneuverability - Elbow pads - A small pack for basic supplies like water, snacks, extra batteries, first aid, duct tape, etc. Clarksville and many other caves in the Northeastern Region of the US are owned / managed by the NCC (Northeastern Cave Conservancy). The Northeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) is a not-for-profit corporation committed to the conservation, study, management, and acquisition of caves and karst areas having significant geological, hydrological, biological, recreational, historical or aesthetic features. To find out more about the NCC and its other great cave preserves please visit them at http://www.necaveconservancy.org **STEADY 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 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.

    Parking Lot BEHIND Jake Moon's Restaurant and Cafe‎

    2082 Delaware Turnpike · New Scotland, NY

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  • Unofficial opening of new AT (Appalachian Trail) section on Bear Mountain
    Come see the new rerouted section of the Appalachian Trail on Bear Mountain, Backpacker Magazine called "Kings of Rock" https://www.backpacker.com/trips/masterpiece-trails-kings-of-rock, and assist in the closing of the old trails. Please fill-out the Volunteer Service Agreement (https://www.nynjtc.org/document/volunteer-service-agreement-oprhp) before the event. What To Bring Wear pants and hiking boots or sneakers, 2 liters of water minimum, lunch, and good vibes. Hardhat, gloves, and safety glasses will be provided. 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.

    Perkins Memorial Tower

    Perkins Memorial Drive · Bear Mountain, NY

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  • Fall and Oktoberfest celebration at the Bohemian Beer Garden
    Hoagies! Join me and New York Backpackers in celebrating the fall and Oktoberfest at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. I am cross-posting this event from my NYB meetup so that more people can come. It will be a big celebration. Bohemian will have special Oktoberfest beer on tap for this occasion. Everyone is welcome to come especially those of you who are new to the group. Come anytime between 7pm and 11pm. Bring friends. Bohemian has a nice outdoor space. We will be sitting outside in the beer garden unless it rains that day in which case we will move indoors. I will post here the table number at which we are at in the comments section plus I will add my phone number that day just in case you can't find us using that. So make sure you check the comments before you head over to the beer garden.

    Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

    29-19 24th Avenue · Long Island City, NY

    5 comments
  • 🚴 ROAD BIKING around the ASHOKAN RESERVOIR from WOODSTOCK - Eat & Swim? After!
    COME JOIN US FOR A 40+ MILE ROAD BIKE RIDE STARTING IN WOODSTOCK, NY AND CIRCLING THE ASHOKAN RESERVOIR WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE CATSKILLS! Our route will start and end in Woodstock, NY and will take us around the Ashokan Reservoir on "mostly" low traveled country back roads and a 2+ mile segment of pedestrian foot/bike path pictured above. Our ride will be at a casual pace. I'm estimating the ride to be about 40 miles but it could run slightly over? When we return to Woodstock we can grab some food and drinks at one of the great local eateries (including vegan options). There will also be the opportunity to cool off in a local swimming hole if this heatwave carries into the weekend? DISTANCE: Approximately 40+ miles ESTIMATED BIKE TIME: 4-5 hours? PACE: Casual MANDATORY GEAR: • Road Bike or Hybrid • Bicycle Helmet RECOMMENDED GEAR: • Clear eye Protection (safety glasses - for bugs, dirt, etc.) • Related maps, a compass or GPS, Water, Snacks, First Aid, Sunscreen, bug spray, etc. • Bike Pump • Tire Patch Kit and/or Spare Tube PLEASE INSPECT YOUR BIKE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO INSURE THE FOLLOWING: • Proper Tire Inflation • Lubricated chain • Properly Shifting gears • Functional Brakes that don't rub rim or tire when released. **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 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.

    Municipal Parking off Left Side of Rock City Rd before Lotus Fine Art

    Between 15 & 33 Rock City Rd · Woodstock, ny

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