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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. 


    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!


    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.


    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?!


    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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