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NOTE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGE, CLOCKS MOVE UP AN HOUR SUNDAY MORNING. WE'RE MEETING AT 10AM (BUT IT'LL FEEL LIKE 9)
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******************* MICROSPIKES MANDATORY ******************
*** If getting a ride, don't forget to help the driver with gas and tolls: $10 is customary***
Basics: This will be an Intermediate hike of 8-12 miles, trying for 2mph average pace, several ups and downs and scrambles. Not suitable for beginners, and a bit faster than my past few hikes. We will climb up Mt. Taurus, and play it by ear from there.
We will gather at the end of Main Street in Cold Spring (in front of the Depot Restaurant), then drive/hike to the trail head.
• Hike Length: 8-12 miles, ~6 hours, looping trails
• Difficulty: Intermediate
• Pace: 2 mph
Getting a Spot: RSVP with Yes or Maybe, depending on your level of certainty. Please write in your RSVP if you are driving and can offer rides. And update your RSVP if you can't make it.
Cars: Driving from GW Bridge, take Palisades Parkway (north) til Bear Mountain Bridge – cross bridge and make left onto rte 9D, keep going until village of Cold Spring. Make left on to rte 301 (Main St) and follow it to the end, by the Depot Restaurant. We will meet train people here and shuttle to the trail head. Approximate GPS coordinates are 41.417202,-73.959532. Please aim for 9:45 so we could start as soon as the train gets there.
Train: Take the 8:50AM East Harlem Line Metro North from Grand Central to arrive by 10AM, get off at Cold Spring and walk under the tracks to Main Street.
-- MICROSPIKES (no Yaktrax) are MANDATORY. You will be turned away without them.
-- Trekking poles!! (STRONGLY suggested)
-- Hat/ gloves, warm layers/jacket. Hand and foot warmers if you get cold easily
-- Standard day-hiking gear
-- 2 liters of water at minimum
-- Lunch and Snacks
-- Hiking map of Cold Spring / Breakneck area (East Hudson trailset)
-- Headlamp if you have one
A more detailed description of proper day hiking equipment can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-NYC/pages/Proper_Equipment_for_a_Day_Hike/).
All the maps we use are available through the H&N Amazon.com store. (http://astore.amazon.com/hikiandnatume-20) The East Hudson map set covers this hike.
high 40s - low 50s, much colder with wind chill, Dress Appropriately
Meeting Location & Return Time:
Location: End of Main Street in Cold Spring.
Time: 10:00 am, planning to finish around 4-5pm depends on the group composition. Trains run from Cold Spring every hour.