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Sunshine Hike @ 1pm

Friday should be sunny and should provide the only sunny pocket in a weekly run of clouds and snow showers. Let's take advantage of it.  We will get out when the sun is strongest and the temperature is the highest for what will be a nice short hike.

Terrain - rolling hills and fields, not difficult

Distance - about 4 miles

Hike time -  2 +  hours

Pace- moderate (slower than Rockerfeller)

Muscoot policy - No Dogs Allowed

Ted's phone number:[masked]

Park Info:

684 - Northbound
Take I-684 to Katonah Exit 6
 up ramp and then turn left onto Route 35 West
Continue west to Route 100, turn left.
Muscoot Farm will be a mile and half on your right.

684 - Southbound
Take I-684 (South) to Exit 6 Route 35
Turn right (35 West) and continue to Route 100
At 100, turn left and Muscoot will be a mile and a half on the right.

Saw Mill River Parkway - Northbound
Take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Route 35
Turn onto Route 35 West
Continue west to Route 100, turn left. Muscoot Farm will be a mile and a half on your right

Taconic State Parkway - Northbound
Take the Taconic State Parkway to Route 100 Briarcliff Manor/Millwood exit
Turn left from the exit ramp towards Route 100
Turn right and proceed north on Route 100
Muscoot is about 7 miles on the left.

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  • Ted

    10 hearty souls came out to face the cold, but the sun gods took us under wing. Hiking conditions had greatly improved and varied from the glitchy to the sublime. Jennifer inspired us to lay on the frozen snow surface and take in the rays - again - thank you Jennifer. As always a great group of people.

    February 28, 2014

  • Raymond R.

    A snow k hike

    February 28, 2014

  • Ted

    Hike Bailout Options: I am doing the hike in reverse, this allows us more options if either trail conditions or temperatures merit early bail out for some or all.

    Trail Conditions: Trails/snow base height have after this past week have experienced considerable meltdown/evaporation. I am not anticipating tough conditions. If we are "very lucky" we might experience that magical surface hiking conditions, where we walk on the frozen crust above the base.

    Temperature/comfort: Temps will be low, wind is low, humidity is low, solar radiation with snow base is very high. This cold hike was selected for it's minimal shade characteristics.

    Temperature/comfort - precautions: I know you people think of Long Johns/a layer of pantyhose, ear protection. Generally a scarf is something we usually do not think of until our cheeks get cold, I am putting mine in the car and will decide in the parking lot.

    February 28, 2014

  • Marion

    Rats, sorry I can't make it after all - stay warm out there!

    February 28, 2014

  • Pam

    Ted, can I have your phone number in case I need it?

    February 25, 2014

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