9am to 5pm, 10-12 miles, streets, Times Square, Central Park, St Johns the Devine, Columbia University
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We meet at Hamilton Station of NJ Transit at 9am to take the 924am train arriving 1043 at Penn Station NYC. (There is a 905 train too) If you get on at Trenton, the first stop, or another stop, meet us in the back car of the train, upstairs if its a double decker. You can meet us in NY outside the bathrooms of the separate NJ Transit part of the station at 1045am.
Our Route: We'll head uptown past Times Square towards Central Park. At Columbus Circle we'll eat lunch at Whole Foods or the food market below the Park Hotel. Then we head uptown through Central Park usually to the end near 110th St. We then head over to St Johns the Devine for a short visit. Maybe the coolest place in NYC. We continue uptown to Columbia University where we catch metro back to Penn Station. We usually try for the 454pm train from Penn Station to Hamilton. There are trains about every 20 minutes.
Caution: You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break.
You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above.
To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) meet 1 hour 15 minutes before the event. Carpool time changes if hike time changes. Each carpooler chips in $10 at the start for carpool and parking ($7-10). Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.