**Super Scramble Day**
Join Morris County/North NJ Singles as we take on Bonticou Crag and the Labyrinth / Lemon Squeeze.
GREAT FALL HIKE!
Followed by dinner at the Otter!
The stunning splendor of rocky cliffs. A mountaintop of unsurpassed beauty. A crystal-clear lake surrounded by lush forest, top that off with great fall foliage as a back drop!
Get ready —for a day that you will leave you feeling great in both body, mind and spirit! The beautiful Shawangunk Ridge is the setting of our newest great hike. This challenging hike/rock scramble will get you using your arms, legs and mind to climb over giant boulders, squeeze through narrow crevices and wiggle your way through a few rock caves. Along the way you there will be beautiful places to rest and enjoy the views of Mohonk and the Shawangunks Mountains.
Before reaching the Labyrinth trailhead we will hike on a gentle carriage path up to the breathtaking Mohonk House. Then we start climbing! We’ll work together to encourage each other to move through this unique–and tight!– scramble. The end of the hike is appropriately named the Lemon Squeeze and you will understand why as we squeeze our bodies up through this crevice using sturdy wooden ladder grips up to the top where we will rest and enjoy beautiful views. We will then climb just a few more hundred yards to the very top where you can have panoramic view of the area from SkyTop Tower.
Total Mileage: 8+ miles
Total Elevation Gain: 1100 feet
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours
Meetup Times and Locations:
9:am - Trail head (Spring Farm Parking area)
Google map link to the trail head: (Click the link below and type your address into box "A")
Web links for additional information:
1) http://www.summitpost... (http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/202075/bonticou-crag.html)
2) http://www.mohonk.com... (http://www.mohonk.com/)
Some of the most spectacular scenery in New York is located in the Gunks, people travel from all over the country to climb its famous cliffs and make an attempt at the Rock Labyrinth. Bonticou Crag is located in the Mohonk Perserve section of the Shawnangunk mountains . The ridge of Bonticou Crag dominates the northers section of the Gunks and the scramble up the west face is the most challengening trail in the Gunks. The Mohonok Perserve is privately owned and a fee is charged to enter. It is $10 for a day pass.
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.
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