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Hike the Shaupeneak Ridge (near Esopus)

  • Jan 30, 2014 · 9:30 AM
  • See link below for directions to trail head

This hike is in the vicinity of Esopus (Ulster County), which is itself south of Kingston on Rte 9W.  The attractions are Louisa Pond, a viewpoint towards the Catskills and another towards the Hudson River, and a waterfall.  We will hike about 4.5 miles, part of which is relatively level and some of which involves a descent and then an ascent on the return.  The hilly piece takes us to the waterfall.  Information about the hike area and a map of the trails can be found at these two links:
(1) http://www.nynjtc.org/park/shaupeneak-ridge-cooperative-recreation-area
(2) http://www.scenichudson.org/sites/default/files/u2/Shaupeneak_webmap.jpg

Suggested donation: $2 to help offset the subscription fee that meetup charges to organizers

What to bring: water, lunch, layered non-cotton clothing, traction devices for boots such as Microspikes or Stabilicers are MANDATORY

Directions to trailhead:
http://www.meetup.com/MHV-Mid-Week-Outdoors-for-Age-55/messages/boards/thread/31959962
Look for a green Honda Civic with roof rack - plate# BED9871

Liability Waiver: By signing up for and participating in this event you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the liability waiver at this address:
http://files.meetup.com/4354912/Liability_Waiver.pdf

Cancellation info: If I need to cancel, I'll email the "Yes" folks the evening before the hike.

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  • Joy

    I'm disappointed to have to cancel for tomorrow. Enjoy the hike.

    January 29, 2014

  • Deborah S.

    Sorry Jeff would live to do some if these with you but have BNI nth at a Daily planet 7-8:30am and have to change there Debb

    January 29, 2014

  • Cindy S.

    Hey Jeff, I'm so disappointed...I have to cancel because I have a nasty cold. Looking forward to the next hike! Would love to go for a hike to Jacob's Ladder if you ever have the urge to check that out. Not good for a winter hike, lots of ice.

    January 29, 2014

  • Bill

    Soooo sorry to miss this one, but I have to work Thurs.

    January 25, 2014

  • TJ

    Jeff,
    I only have Yaktrax Walks for my boots. Would those be sufficient for the Shaupeneah Ridge hike on January 30th ?
    TJ

    January 22, 2014

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  • Jeff S
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member

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