Contact Brian with any questions about this meetup
Basics: This an
Intermediate hike. Terrain: Rolling Hills Elevation Gain: 2000' total Distance: Depends on trail conditions, 5 to 10 miles Hiking Pace: Depends on trail conditions
An important note about winter hiking: Hikers without cold weather experience should take special care to make sure their gear is adequate. Contact the event organizer if you have any questions.
Hike Route: We'll hike out of the Reeves Brook area. Some trails might be very icy, and some might be unbroken, so the route will be decided when we get there.
Getting a Spot: - Please write in your RSVP if you are driving and from where. - Update your RSVP if you can't make it. - You will see a page of questions after you RSVP. You must answer these questions.
TODAY IS A WEEKDAY TRAIN SCHEDULE
Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time: From Penn Station, take the 8:05 AM NEC Train to Secaucus Junction. Transfer to the 08:31 AM - MNBNP to Sloatsburg. There is an 8:12 if you miss that one, but given the delays this week we'll take the 8:05 so that we're more likely to make the connection. I suggest arriving at Penn at 7:45am so you'll have to time to buy your ticket (there is often a line). Hikers coming from Penn Station sometimes gather informally at the Perfumania outside the NJ-Transit section at 8am. I will be taking the train and will be at the meeting point by 7:55. We will take the 4:10 pm train back (arriving at 5:25 pm at Penn Station).
Car Drivers and Riders Drivers, if you are willing to offer rides to others, please note where you are driving from in your RSVP. Arrive at the Sloatsburg train station by 9:15am.
Winter Gear: See
H&N's Introduction to Winter Hiking for details
- Wicking base-layer top and bottom; Insulating layer (like a heavy fleece); Shell Jacket and pants (Gore-tex or other water/wind proof)
- Heavy wool socks & an extra pair
- Waterproof high-top boots
- Winter hat, gloves, face protector
- Headlamp (Always! It gets dark early)
- 2 liters of water minimum, don't rely solely on a hydration tubes in freezing weaather
- Lunch, Snacks and extra food.
- Hiking map of Harriman park area
Microspikes are required. Other traction devices (YakTraxs, STABILicers) just don't work for hiking.
Snowshoes are strongly suggested Suggested Gear:
- Hiking Poles
- Hand and foot warmers
- Plastic garbage bags to keep your feet dry
All the maps we use are available through the H&N Amazon.com store. The Harriman map set covers with hike.
Forecast for the western side of Harriman
After the Hike: -Upload your pictures and review the hike! -Remember to check yourself for ticks. Deer Ticks are barely the size of a newsprint period and often carry
Lyme Disease, so check yourself carefully.e See you on the trail!