• 👣 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/

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  • Sierra Club's ICO New Volunteer Orientation

    Patagonia meat packing

    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 April 18th. 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: April 18th 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

  • Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike ride in Stamford, CT

    Mianus River State Park

    Mianus is a fun trail and great for beginner/intermeidiate riders. It features rollers, rock gardens, and lots of roots. We will be doing a 2-3 hour ride at Mianus. You will need proper gear and mountain bike.

  • Noon O' Clock Hiking Series - Hook Mountain South

    Landing Road

    Alright guys, it's finally spring time which means it's hiking time again, and the weather looks about perfect, too - 65 degrees and sunny! This is one of my favorites, with great views of the Hudson and a walk along Nyack Beach. It's about 6 miles, with moderate difficultly. Bring a couple of liters of water and good pair of hiking boots (and crampons or microspikes if you have them). Here is a pretty thorough description of the hike and directions to where we're meeting: This is the fire house near the parking lot where we're meeting, at the end of Landing Road. Driving Directions Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Exit 4, and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto US 9W. Continue north on US 9W for about 10 miles (2.8 miles beyond the intersection with NY 59 in Nyack). At the bottom of a hill, turn right and enter Rockland Lake State Park. Continue ahead on the main park road, which curves to the right, and proceed for 1.4 miles to a three-way intersection. Here, the main road bears left, but you should continue ahead onto Landing Road (marked by a “No Outlet” sign). After passing a fire station to the right, park in the spaces provided on the right side of the road, just before a barricade across the road. Oh, for those of you coming from the city, there is a 9a bus from the GW Bridge terminal at 10:40. Here's the schedule: http://web.coachusa.com/CoachUsaAssets/files/97/route09.pdf Description It's not letting me post a description of the hike, but here's the link to it if you want to check out the details: https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/long-pathhook-mountain-bike-path-loop-summit-hook-mountain Oh, and like most of my hikes, we will be getting food somewhere afterwards. If you can't find the spot, or need me to pick you up from the bus stop, shoot me a text. Just keep in mind I only have a four seats. I don't own a clown car unfortunately. :) My number is[masked]. Hope to see you there! 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 our Complete Liability Waiver found here: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

  • 👣 1st Spring ROCK SCRAMBLE / HIKE @ LOST CITY in the Mohonk Preserve

    Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead Parking lot

    COME JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FOR SOME CHALLENGING ROCK SCRAMBLING AND CREVICE EXPLORATION AT MOHONK PRESERVE! Though the mileage is short, this is no average walk in the park! You will get a full body workout while exploring the many crevices, towering rock walls and breakdown of Mohonk's "Lost City". WE WILL MEET AT THE COXING TRAILHEAD @ MOHONK PRESERVE https://goo.gl/maps/NtHHuNU4pkn https://www.mohonkpreserve.org/visit/maps-and-directions/coxing-trailhead.html OUR ADVENTURE AT LOST CITY: The trail in to Lost City is approx 2 miles or less from West Trapps. The majority of our time will be spent at the cliff base in the scrambles and climbs of the "Lost City". There are some small dark crevices to explore for the more adventurous so be sure to bring a headlamp! Please be advised there will likely be residual snow in some of the crevices we explore. (You may want to bring microspikes just in case.) TOTAL DISTANCE: Approximately 4-5 miles SCRAMBLING PACE: Slow but physically challenging (not to be confused with easy) ESTIMATED HIKE/SCRAMBLE TIME: 4-5 hours DIFFICULTY: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate - Rocky Terrain & Crevices with possible loose, slippery or jagged rocks. Must have a good sense of balance and not have an unnatural fear of heights CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST: Cloudy with a high of 59 degrees. FEE: There is a $15. day hiking fee charged by the preserve. If you plan to visit at least 4 times a year I recommend getting the Annual Membership! https://www.mohonkpreserve.org/visit/hours-and-fees.html RECOMMENDED GEAR: • Climbing Helmet (Bicycle helmet will do) Not mandatory but rocks could get kicked loose (especially recommended for people with minimal scrambling experience or those that have lots of money invested in their brains) • "Scrambling" Gloves - Lightweight with good grip - Gardening gloves with rubberized palms 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 • Headlamp with spare batteries - 100 Lumens or more recommended • A Small Pack - nothing too large that will become a hindrance in the scrambles • Related maps, a Compass or GPS, Water, Snacks, First Aid, etc. RELATED MAPS: New York - New Jersey Trail Conference - Shawangunk Trails Map Set http://www.nynjtc.org/product/shawangunk-trails **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 full Disclaimer found at the link below: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

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  • Harriman hike 10 miles or more.

    Town of Ramapo Equestrian center

    Harriman hike to Panther Mountain-Diamond Mountain-Pine Meadow lake -Hawk Cliff. Distance : 10 + miles Time: 6+ hours ( all times are guess work as many factors come into play) Difficulty: Intermediate!This is not a beginners hike so please dont use this hike to begin your new found passion for hiking . Route type: loop Map: http://www.nynjtc.org/product/harrimanbear-mountain-trails Map #118 Southern section. Note: Here is a short list of some basic hiking gear to bring. Please come prepared as you will have a better time if you do! Gear List: Standard day-hiking gear (Hiking boots/shoes/daypack) 2 liters of water at minimum Lunch and or Snacks Bug spray /suntan lotion Trekking poles if desired Most important : Good attitude,smile and willingness to not take all this hiking meetup too serious. If you want to bring a guest please have them join the group first. Town Of Ramapo Equestrian Center This Facility (http://www.usa.com/frs/town-of-ramapo-equestrian-center.html)Pomona (http://www.usa.com/pomona-ny.htm)Rockland County (http://www.usa.com/rockland-county-ny.htm)New York (http://www.usa.com/new-york-state.htm)More Facilities (http://www.usa.com/10970-ny-environmental-watch.htm) 1152 Haverstraw Rd (Us Rte 202) Pomona NY, 10970 Rockland County View Full EPA Profile (http://iaspub.epa.gov/enviro/fii_query_detail.disp_program_facility?p_registry_id=110042399963) Any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to contact me via meetup messaging. Thanks Tom G. After hike food and drink at :http://theshannonrose.com 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 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 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 eventsAT 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.

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  • Palisades hike

    Palisades Interstate Park Commission

    Moderate paced 6 mile hike. Hey guys, so I couldn't really find a proper description of this hike. There's a trail that starts down the hills of where we meet, and meanders along the shore until we hit the 'stairs' that go back up to where the Women's Federation Monument is and we'll head back from there. It's basically the Giant Stairs hike without the scrambling. After that, we'll hit wayback for burgers and shakes (or whatever you're craving. They have everything.) Hope to see you there!

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  • 👣 Revised Gertrude's Nose Hike (Due to Weather) with option for Bonticou After!

    Minnewaska State Park (Upper Parking Area)

    LOST CITY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY 4/13 DUE TO THE WEATHER. COME JOIN US INSTEAD THIS SATURDAY FOR A CASUAL BEGINNER FRIENDLY HIKE TO GERTRUDE'S NOSE AT MINNEWASKA STATE PARK. AFTER THE HIKE THERE WILL BE THE OPTION TO HEAD OVER TO BONTICOU CRAG FOR AN AFTERNOON ROCK SCRAMBLE ONCE THE SUN COMES OUT AND THE TEMPERATURES RISE! WE WILL MEET AT THE UPPER LOT AT MINNEWASKA STATE PARK https://goo.gl/maps/Rk4XVFAR9H82 TOTAL DISTANCE: Approximately 7 miles HIKING PACE: 1-2 MPH ESTIMATED HIKE TIME: 4-5 hours DIFFICULTY: Beginner / Intermediate FEE: There is a $10. park entrance fee (per carload) unless you have an empire passport RELATED MAPS: New York - New Jersey Trail Conference - Shawangunk Trails Map Set http://www.nynjtc.org/product/shawangunk-trails **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 full Disclaimer found at the link below: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/

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  • 🚴 THURSDAY Evening SingleTrack MOUNTAIN BIKING @ 909 - Relaxed Pace

    909 Taconic Hereford Multiple Use Area (Tyrrel Rd Parking Area)

    COME JOIN US AFTER WORK FOR SOME AWESOME SINGLETRACK MOUNTAIN BIKING AT "909" (Taconic-Hereford Multiple Use Area). THIS RIDE WILL BE AT A RELAXED PACE. WE WILL WAIT AT EACH INTERSECTION UNTIL ALL RIDERS CAN BE SEEN. WHERE TO MEET? Parking area on Tyrrel Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY https://goo.gl/maps/ZoWJHcBrAsQ2 DIRECTIONS: From the north: Take the Taconic State Pkwy south to Pleasant Valley. 909 is found at the end of Tyrell Rd., a left off of the Taconic. Parking is at the end of the road. From the south: Take the Taconic State Pkwy north to Pleasant Valley. Turn right onto Tyrell Rd. Parking is at the end of the road. Please arrive by 6:00Pm at the Tyrrel Road Parking Area https://goo.gl/maps/ZoWJHcBrAsQ2 to allow time to prep your bike and gear so that we may depart promptly by 6:15Pm. Taconic Hereford MUA is affectionately known as "909" by the locals for the number of acres in the park. The terrain consists mostly of rolling hills with moderately steep slopes interspersed throughout. Almost 4 miles of hard-packed dirt roads circle through dense hardwood forests over hilly terrain. Branching off these dirt roads are more challenging single-track loops and connectors that provide a variety of trail experiences from fast and smooth to technical, with roots, grass and loose rocks. Depending on your mood, you can ride from 3 miles to 20 miles. To minimize riding double track, it's easy to link consecutive single track trails together. Usually the start of the next trail is right across the road from the one you're finishing. DISTANCE: approximately 10+ miles ESTIMATED BIKE TIME: 2 hours DIFFICULTY: Intermediate - rolling hills with moderately steep slopes interspersed throughout. Rocky terrain with some logs to cross over. Paces may vary. The group will wait at each intersection until all riders can be seen. CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST: Cloudy with a high of 63 degrees MANDATORY GEAR: • Mountain Bike • Bicycle Helmet • Headlamp w/spare batteries RECOMMENDED GEAR: • Clear eye Protection (safety glasses - for bugs, dirt, etc.) • Related maps, a compass or GPS, Water, Snacks, First Aid, 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. RELATED MAPS: http://vizettes.com/kt/bikemaps/909/ RELATED APP: https://www.trailforks.com/apps/map/ AFTER THE RIDE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US FOR SOME GREEK FOOD AT Athena Gyro - Authentic Greek Cuisine 1167 Route 55 LAGRANGEVILLE, NY[masked].GYRO (4976) http://www.athenagyrolagrange.com/ **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 our Complete Liability Waiver found here: https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/pages/20812664/HOAGies_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/