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We'll meet at the public parking area just past the Wurtsboro VFW on VFW Road in Wurtsboro and take as few cars as possible to shuttle to the starting point.
This is an exploratory hike (meaning I haven't done it before) and will be about 10.25 miles with 2000' of elevation gain. I intend to limit this hike to about 6 people. After carpooling to a parking area on Route 52, we'll take a short spur trail to connect to the Long Path. We'll follow the Long Path south to a short spur trail that will take us back to the VFW.
After the hike (either before or after collecting the cars from the starting point), we'll head to a nearby restaurant for food, drinks and to celebrate our accomplishment.
We will be hiking at a relatively relaxed pace, but there are several serious ups and downs along the route. Since I don't know this trail, I will be requiring the entire group to stay behind me on the hike. If you aren't willing to do that, please skip this one and join me on another hike. As a result, I'll be placing everyone on the Waitlist initially to insure that I'm comfortable they are capable of doing the hike before I move them to the Going list. I will be limiting this hike to a few experienced hikers who I am comfortable will be able to do this hike.
If I haven't hiked with you (or I don't recognize you because of the name you joined under or because of your failure to post a recognizable photo), I am unlikdely to add you to this hike. If I am considering adding you, I may have some questions about your recent hiking experience before I make that call. If I contact you by message through the Meetup site (or by an alternative way to reach you that you provide to me when you sign up) and I do not get a prompt reply, you will not make it onto the Going list. Please look for that contact periodically once you are on the Waitlist. In case I need to reach you prior to the hike, please provide the preferred way I can reach you (phone, text or email) when you sign up. You can reach me by email at [masked] or by text or phone at[masked] or simply message me through the Meetup site.
By signing up for or attending this event, you certify that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions of the Shawangunk Hikers Liability Waiver: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144026/LIABILITY_WAIVER/
You also agree that you have read and understand the Basic Hiking Information: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144019/BASIC_HIKING_INFORMATION/
Suggested Donation: $2/person