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*** If getting a ride, don't forget to help the driver with gas and tolls: $10 is customary***
This is Yet Another Breakneck Ridge (YAB) hike - 12 mile - intermediate pace, few breaks.
About the Hike:
This is not a hike for beginners, nor for people who like to take their time on the trail. We'll be moving at a brisk pace.
We will meet at 9:00AM by the parking lot on Route 9D and head out shortly after the train riders arrive at the parking lot.
The Train from Grand Central to the Breakneck Ridge stop leaves at 7:50 am and arrives at 9:05. walk south east to the parking lot.
From parking lot, we will hike up on Breakneck Ridge trail (white) to Sunset point, and continue north to South Beacon Tower. Then back via Sugarloaf Mountain on yellow trail to parking lot. Link to the trailhead/trailend parking lot: parking lot (http://maps.google.com/maps?num=20&hl=en&safe=off&q=41.445575,+-73.979394&ie=UTF8&ll=41.445573,-73.979396&spn=0.002051,0.003787&t=k&z=18&iwloc=addr&om=1) (that's[masked], [masked] -- In case the link doesn't work, just go to Google maps and enter the coordinates).
Terrain: Steep scrambling and several hills Elevation Gain: 3k+ feet Distance: 9-12 miles Hiking Pace: intermediate, ~2mph once we are done with scrambling and are on the ridge. Getting a Spot:
Please write in your RSVP with your mode of transportation, and if you can offer a ride. Update your RSVP if you can't make it. Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time:
Metro North Railroad: Take the 7:44 train from Grand Central to Breakneck Ridge, arriving around 9:00am. At the end of the day, drivers can shuttle you to Cold Spring, where trains run to NYC every hour.
Car Drivers and Riders:
People who are coming by car and are willing to give rides, please write in your RSVP from where and when you are leaving. If you'd like a ride, please contact a driver (and bring $10 to chip in for gas and tolls).
Car drivers should get to this parking lot (http://maps.google.com/maps?num=20&hl=en&safe=off&q=41.445575,+-73.979394&ie=UTF8&ll=41.445573,-73.979396&spn=0.002051,0.003787&t=k&z=18&iwloc=addr&om=1) (That's[masked], [masked] in case the link doesn't work. Just go to Google maps and enter the coordinates) by 10:00AM. This is the larger parking lot about 0.2mi north of the tunnel.
Day Hiking Gear:
Standard gear: hiking boots, non-cotton clothes, warm layers, hat/gloves, etc. *** no cotton, no jeans, no sneakers! 2 liters of water minimum. More if you get thirsty easily. Lunch, Snacks and extra food. East Hudson Trails hiking map and compass Headlamp (a must) Hiking poles (strongly suggested) The Ten Essentials (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Essentials) *** All the maps we use are available through the H&N Amazon.com store. (http://astore.amazon.com/hikiandnatume-20)
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