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Hike this Sunday - Bear Mtn/ West Mtn Area - Intermediate

From: Group A.
Sent on: Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Hiking & Nature Meetup!

What: Hiking around Bear Mtn/ West Mtn Area - Intermediate

When: Saturday, July 17,[masked]:30 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This hike is organized by Andre. Please contact him with any questions.






Basics:
The exact route will be decided the day of the hike, but here are the approximate ranges:
This an Intermediate hike.

Terrain and Elevation Gain: Several steep hills, probably 3500+ of total elevation gain

Distance: up to 10 miles

Hiking Pace: Relatively fast so we can take long breaks


Hike Route:
We'll do a large loop around the Bear Mtn area, possibly out to Turkey Hill Lake or south to Dunderberg. Route TBA.


Getting a Spot:
- Please write in your RSVP if you are driving and from where, or if you need a ride and from where
- Note that "maybe" is disabled. If you can't commit to coming, please don't RSVP
- I've enabled the option to RSVP with a guest as an experiment
- Please update your RSVP if your plans change

RSVP deadline:
The RSVP deadline is Saturday evening before the hike.


Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time:
Take the 8:45 shortline bus from the Port Authority Terminal to Bear Mountain. We'll return on the 5:19 PM bus, although hopefully we'll have enough drivers so we can hike a little bit longer. I suggest arriving at the Port Authority at 8:20 because there is often a line and general chaos.


CAR DRIVERS
We'll be meeting at Bear Mountain in front of the lodge. The bus arrives at 10:15am, but please arrive a little easier so we can start hiking promptly.



CAR POOLING
Car pooling is self-arranged for this. Email amongst yourselves and sort it out.

Standard Day Hike Gear:
- Standard day-hiking gear (remember your sunscreen and bug spray)
- 2 liters of water = 2 quarts = half a gallon at minimum. 3 liters are suggested.
- Lunch and Snacks
- Hiking map of Harriman park area if you have
- Poncho or rain gear just in case
- Bug spray

There might be time for a swim, so bring your suit!

A more detailed description of proper day hiking equipment can be found here.



Weather:
Hot!

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.


See you on the trail!
-Andre

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