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Hike and Swim at Shepard Lake! (swim or just sit pretty by the water)

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                                                                      (pic from last hike)

    We had so much fun on our last hike, I just had to schedule another one right away. Since I hate the gym, I decided these hikes will serve as my sole source of exercise. Obviously that doesn't make sense, but I feel compelled to put it to the test.

    Big ups to Robyn and her kick-ass navigation skills. If it weren't for her, we'd still be circling around a small lake. Lol. 

    Details

    Time : 3.5 hours (doesn't account for the numerous breaks, lunch, swimming, and possibly getting lost, lol) - expect to be out the whole day

    Difficulty:  Moderate

    Length: 5.5 miles - not as long as you'd think. Trust me :)

    Route Type: Circuit

    Features: Views, Cliffs, Swimming, Historic feature

    We will be able to swim in this gorgeous lake shown below (looks more like a mini beach.) We'll be hiking to this area, so admission is free!

    Time:

    We will be meeting at  Port Authority Bus Terminal (Near the NJ Transit ticket booth) at 9:10am. We'll then take the 197 towards 197 Warwick Via Willowbrook. It is a 1.5 hr bus ride. Please arrive at the station at precisely 9:10am.  Trust me, the bus will leave without you if you're late. Not even my great sweet talking skills can hold it up :) Since NYC does construction on the tracks on weekends, you have to leave your apartment early in order to make it to Port Authority on time.

    Fees: 

    Port Authority round trip ticket is $25.50. Short 5 min cab ride: $4 .50 round trip

    What to wear:

    • Lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing (3Ls)

    • CROSS TRAINER - with NEW soles/ TRAIL RUNNING SHOES or hiking boots. If wearing sneakers, please make sure they are sturdy with good traction.

    • Bathing suit

    • Sunglasses - optional

    • A hat

    What to bring:

    • BACKPACK with at least 2 liters of water per person,  
    lunch, snacks, and drinks for 4 hours on the trail.  You MUST bring a substantial lunch. The hikes are long so proper nutrition and hydration is vital.

    • Food- e.g. sandwich/ fruits/nuts/ pita/hummus/pretzels etc.

    Toilet paper

    • Bug spray (either bring or wear before hike)

    Sunscreen (either bring or wear before hike)

    • Camera - optional

    •  You should bring breakfast for the 1.5 hr train ride up. If not, you should eat a GOOD breakfast at home before you leave. 

    If you have any questions at all, please, please TEXT! Don't be Shy. I Love questions- bring em on :)



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  • Esosa

    It's cancelled!!!! There was a problem with the sit end had to be shut down due to maintenance. Sorry guys!

    August 23, 2014

  • Kathryn F

    I got called into work :( hope to catch the next hike!

    August 21, 2014

  • Catherine C.

    Darn guys! I wish I could make this but its my friends birthday! Hope to catch another soon!

    August 15, 2014

  • Esosa

    Sorry ladies, this hike has to be rescheduled. The weather is going to be awful. I'll set next week as a tentative date :)

    August 1, 2014

    • YJ

      I can't make this coming Saturday. So sad! I hope to join you on the next hike. Or if this one gets rescheduled again...

      August 6, 2014

    • YJ

      I can make the 23rd now...

      August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also can't make the 23rd, would love to do this again after Labor Day!

    August 12, 2014

  • Robyn

    I can't make it on the 23rd :(

    August 11, 2014

  • Esosa

    So yesterday was super beautiful. Am I the only one pissed?!

    lol

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Naliaka W.

    What an awesome idea! Wish I was available!

    August 1, 2014

  • Catherine C.

    Sorry I wont be able to make it this time ladies due to work! But I hope you all have an amazing time! I cant wait for another meet up!

    July 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have to work
    :( but I would love to do something like this in the future!

    July 24, 2014

  • Kara

    This sounds great! Unfortunately I'm away that weekend, but would love to do something like this another time.

    July 11, 2014

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