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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
- John Muir

We are a group of hiking friends who enjoy exploring the mountains. We hike and backpack the many beautiful trails in the Northeast - the Harriman, Hudson, Kittanies, Gunks, Taconics, Catskills, Adirondacks and beyond.

We also have the passion for photography. We love taking pictures and sharing our experiences through our photos as much as we enjoy hiking the high peaks.

This meetup is primarily open to our network of hiking friends and acquaintances. One can initially join as guest of, and/or by invitation from regular members. Guest members will become full members once they have done two major day hikes with us and have shown great interest with the group, or will be taken out if inactive after a certain period.

Bear in mind that our major hikes are moderate to strenuous, with a rise of 1,000ft or more, and a total distance of at least 6miles. You must have good hiking experience or are working to promote your skills so you can enjoy our hikes and get rewarded with those amazing sights.

We believe that a more connected membership generates more goodwill and fun for all. And we would like to grow that way. We will limit the group size to promote group cohesiveness. Our core team will set the guidelines for the best way to move the group forward.

So, if you are fun, friendly and have set yourself goals to explore the mountains, then you are in. Put on your hiking shoes, grab your camera, and join us as we discover nature's beauty around us and at the high peaks!

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    Patrizia Patrizia commented on Hunter & SW Hunter
    February 19

    "So good to see all of you on Hunter and SW Hunter!! It was truly a perfect day for the Cats and we had our share of laughs and fun! But...moder­ate...? and 6 miles....??­? Come on, Rollo.... in our dreams.....­."

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    Rollo Rollo commented on Bearpen & Vly
    February 10

    "The weather seems iffy - snow whole day, even rain in the afternoon. So we might cancel this... Keep ready for a last minute post."

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    Shoshanna Shoshanna commented on Bearpen & Vly
    February 9

    "Are you taking guests on this?? I couldn'­t sign up"

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    Rollo Rollo commented on North Dome & Sherill (Bushwhack)
    February 6

    "The forecast for flurries, wind and single digit wind chill was wrong! On the contrary, the hike turned out to be a lot better than the previous weeks - zero wind, occasional sun and mid 20 temps. We started the hike at 9:15am...."

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    Danny C. Danny C. joined
    February 4
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    Michael S

    "You will start and end on Spruceton?"

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    Peter Peter commented on North Dome & Sherill (Bushwhack)
    January 29

    "We did these peaks last week. I recommend exiting Sherrill via the Shaft Road PA -- there is a nice logging road on the south side of Angle Creek that makes the descent much easier."

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    Rollo Rollo commented on Seager Super Whack
    January 29

    "With cold temps, flurries and chilly winds, we braved the weather and did what we came to do. We decided to hike with spikes to keep us moving faster. Hike started at 9:20am. After 3mi and 2,000ft ascent, we summited Doubletop at 11:20am....­"

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    ovral ovral commented on Seager Super Whack
    January 27

    "How about Tarry Town? Please let me know what time. Thnx"

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    Rollo Rollo commented on Seager Super Whack
    January 27

    "Menq/Jojo, please don't forget to bring your GPS and maps. This way we can double check our path during the hike. Here's­ the hike plan... https://dri­­om/file/d/0­B6YTxih7JCO­BUENhNWxZeG­U5VkU/view"

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