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Minnewaska, Gertrude's Nose\Millbrook Mountain Hike + Swim

Join the JOC on Sunday, July 20th for a super scenic summer hike in the beautiful Minnewaska State Park, with an optional post hike, swim in Lake Minnewaska !!

We plan on hiking the Gertrude's Nose\Millbrook Mountain Loop which is about a 6+ hour hike.It's a moderate hike of about 6.5 to 7 miles with some elevation gain(about 1150 ft). We will see beautiful views of Palmaghatt Ravine,hike along bare rock ledges, reach Gertrude's Nose with broad views,and climb Millbrook Mountain!  We will hike along the scenic Lake Minnewaska as well. Please note this is not an easy hike, but we do plan to go at a moderate pace which will also enable us to enjoy the spectacular views along the way.

SCHEDULE: We will meet in the parking lot at 10:40 am to sign in.It is 2 hours from the city. Give yourselves some extra time in case you get stuck in traffic. The hike\activities should take about 6+ hours. We will have lunch somewhere along the trail (bring your own food).


Moshe W [masked]

Chaim Spear [masked]

MINNEWASKA STATE PARK PRESERVE PROFILE: Located in Ulster County, NY Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys,world-class rock climbing and 35 miles of carriageways and 25 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy. And, all this within an hour and a half drive from New York City.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve official website:


Please note that the drivers/passengers emails/numbers will be shared with everyone else who signs up for the hike so that the drivers can be contacted by people needing a ride.

PACKING LIST: 3+ bottles of Water!!Lunch, snacks, hiking boots or sneakers with good support for walking/hiking,comfortable hiking clothing that can get dirty,sun tan lotion, bug spray, camera, binoculars, and a fun attitude!Also a bathing suit and towel for the post hike swim. For passengers, 23 dollars to reimburse your driver, to cover park entrance fee, tolls, gas and wear & tear .

NOTE: We reserve the right to turn away anyone who does not bring enough water or is not equipped with the proper hiking attire .

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  • Alison

    Wish I could make it.. so time.. Enjoy :-)..happy trailing..

    July 19, 2014

  • Chaim W.

    I will be in Poughkeepsie (near the Train/Bridge) for Shabbos. Is there anyone who will be passing there on there way to the hike?

    July 16, 2014

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