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This is the 21st PA / Poconos TRIP!!! Lets Snow Tube - Ski - Hike - Reboot our Mind - Enjoy Nature - Mingle - Bonfire - Party IN The Mountains of PA !!! questions??? Please email or meetup message your cell to [masked]. Will call/text to answer questions. This is the 21st TRIP & all of them were Fully Booked!!! ... Here is are links to some of the PICs from our past Few Trips ... https://www.meetup.com/HangOutInQueensAndNassau/events/245736308/ http://www.meetup.com/HangOutInQueensAndNassau/events/229290448/ http://www.meetup.com/HangOutInQueensAndNassau/photos/26280067/ http://www.meetup.com/new-york-brainiacs/events/220625428/ http://www.meetup.com/new-york-brainiacs/photos/25843664/ http://www.meetup.com/5BoroEXPLORATION/photos/25783623/ http://www.meetup.com/5BoroEXPLORATION/photos/25132142/ http://www.meetup.com/LongIslandTrailEnthusiasts/photos/21129322/ http://www.meetup.com/5BoroEXPLORATION/photos/22901702/ Newly Built, fully furnished, roomy, Full Kitchen, FirePlace and other amenities. ==>>> THE PLANNED ITINERARY: Snow Tubing... Ski... HIKE... Relax... Mingle... Meditate... Bonfire Party ... • Friday: Get there as early as you can. Orientation party. Then optional Night Walk. Enjoy an evening walk in the hills of PA. See the stars/moon on a dark night. Music, talk, mingle. • Sat Morning: Breakfast get together. We have a full kitchen. Please bring/pack your breakfast (so we are not wasting valuable daylight waiting to get served at a restaurant). You can surely go to town (10 min away) for breakfast as long as you can meet the rest of the day's schedule. • After Breakfast: Rejuvenate, Relax & Center your mind with Optional Guided Meditation (approx. 20-25 min). • Sat Afternoon: Snow Tubing or Ski, enjoy the beautiful surroundings in the Mtns of PA. • Picnic Lunch:. (sandwiches etc - Could be purchased from the town before the start of the hike - or you can bring it from home). • Sat Evening - FIREPLACE: Return from the hike, relax, Coffee/Tea/Wine/Beer break. WARM UP by the indoor FIREPLACE. • Sat Dinner: Depending on popular opinion, in the past, we mostly ordered pizza, or BBQ'd. If you wish, you can surely pickup what ever you desire to eat from the town. • Sat Night - BONFIRE: House Party!!! Games, Party, Dance, Music, Sing or play your musical instrument. • Sun Morning: Breakfast get together • Sun Afternoon: Hike / Explore nearby area • Lunch: Optional Lunch at nearby Diner or Picnic spot. • Return Sun evening. ==>>> The above Itinerary worked well in the past few trips, so we plan to keep it similar... all activities are optional... COST: $58 per night = TOTAL $116 (for Two nights) - House Shared Rent. Paypal (or VENMO) $116 to: [masked] Please ensure that the Friends / Family Box (on paypal) is be checked. Please ensure there are no paypal fees for this payment! Sorry, the landlord doesnt issue last minute refunds. We need to receive full amount ($116) to confirm your spot, which will be filled on a first come first serve basis. An RSVP on the meetup site does not hold the spot. Car-Pool (gathering spot): Please post if you will need a ride or are driving ... we will finalize car-pools closer to the event. FOOD: We have full kitchen. So you can bring/pack food or buy from nearby grogery stores (PA is not expensive at all!). We also might cook communally or BBQ Fri or Sat evenings and you are welcome to join. The Hikes are a Sierra Club Event posted on multiple meetup groups. Please understand that Space is Limited, all past trips were fully booked quickly, and this meetup is listed on multiple groups!!! RSVPs on this Group are not the complete Attendee list.
NEEDS SNOW! As many of you may or may not know. Tuxedo ridge ski area has been closed for 2 years. If we get enough snow. Would anyone be interested in back country skiing it? In addition to the area, there are also some nice utility cuts. Please note, it would be at own risk, I would be requiring ski helmets, and possibly elbow/knee pads....Have to see what the coverage is. We are talking slalom skiing, NOT cross country. THIS IS HIKE UP SKI DOWN! You might need some stamina as well. Snow Bowl is an old ski area up in Mahlon Dickerson preserve that closed up in the 50's. It's pretty accessible by car, and the old cuts are still very clear. The old Beacon NY ski area could be another potential. Another possibility would be driving up to Adams Massachusetts and doing the thunderbolt trail. Let me know your interest. Thunderbolt was an Olympic venue at one time. It is famous because of the hairpin turn it has close to the bottom! A group called New England Lost Ski Areas Project (NELSAP), actually documents ski areas that have closed. Many are very suitable for backcountry fun! ALL WE NEED IS SNOW! This year I'm praying for snow! BTW.... Hunter, Windham, Belleayre and Catamount are opening this weekend! Get your tickets on Liftopia! If backcountry skiing is something you are interested in. RSVP to this event, then once I feel there is enough snow, I will schedule this event. Last Updated: 12/15/2016