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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.

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.

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 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.


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!

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