What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in hiking (most of our members are 50 years old and older). All skills levels are welcome. We started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody.

Every weekend we offer hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. Hike are free for members (membership only $10) and $2 per hike for non-members. Sometimes we stop at a restaurant for supper after the hike.

"C" hikes are the easiest with minimal elevation and duration (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours). "B" hikes are more challenging in terms of elevation & duration (2 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours). "A" hikes are the most challenging (4 to 6 1/2 hours).

Hiking boots or sturdy footwear & a backpack are strongly recommended. Bring liquids and a trail lunch. Children are welcome. It's up to the hike leader if dogs are allowed.

Please give yourself plenty of time, to find us, since we only wait an extra 10 minutes, before starting an event, to be fair to everyone. You are responsible, for your own safety and we cannot be held liable.

The leader normally goes to the "meet" rather than the "carpool" site. People are expected to "self-assemble" and leave the "carpool" site to arrive at the "Meet" site on time.

All questions concerning a particular hike can and should be addressed with the leader for that hike.

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Take a hike to Upper Paugussett State Forest

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This will be approximately 6 miles and we will follow the blue blazed trail counterclockwise.

This is NOT a beginner event and is rated B+ for some steep sections of the trails. If this is your first time hiking with us, please consider taking another hike on easier terrain.

Come prepared with plenty of water, snacks, hiking poles, hiking boots, bug spray and dress in layers.

Bellow is the link for the trail map:
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/stateparks/maps/Pagussettpdf.pdf

We do ask for a contribution of $2 per hike or $10 per year to cover [meetup.com] fees and our annual social events, picnics, parties, etc...

Take A Hike to Devil's Den, Weston, CT

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Devil's Den Preserve in Weston and Redding, Connecticut, encompassing 1,746 acres, is the largest preserve in Fairfield County. The preserve's name derives from local lore: charcoal makers in the hilly, rocky area would say that a hoof-like mark made in a boulder was the footprint of the Devil.

Hike Rating: B
Leader: Dennis Callahan (845)[masked]

We do ask for a contribution of $2 per hike or $10 per year to cover [meetup.com] fees and our annual social events, picnics, parties, etc...

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BENT OF THE RIVER OUTER LOOP, SOUTH BRITAIN, CT

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PLEASE READ ALL!!!
MISSION:
To hike as a group from start to finish, to admire, to appreciate and to enjoy the beautiful forest and scenery that Mother- Nature has created and have some fun!!!
ABOUT THE HIKE:
Join us for loop hike, easy 6.4 mile with great views, 971 feet elevation gain from trailhead, we will do a big loop, some up and down as usual, pace is intermediate, not Speedy Gonzales pace, andale, arriba, arriba:]
RULES:
There will be some breaks for baño and to admire mother nature. We will stick together like a bunch of sardines, we won't leave anyone behind even if you are republican:]
No pets are allow on this park.
BE AWARE:
El Jefe hikes "by the seat of his pants", most of them are exploratory, does not pre-hike, he uses GPS, the sun, and lots of prayers therefore bring adventurous attitude, energy, map, and passport:]
We take pictures and post it on meetup,
RECOMMENDED:
Hiking poles, hiking boot, and at least 1 liter of your favorite drink on your big baby bottle and lots of high protein and snacks.
For those who desire, we will have a mini potluck where we can bring something to share like chesse, cookie, fruit or whatever your heart desire.
Please arrive on time, we take off punctual. We wont wait for late hikers, if you need help finding the trailhead call the day before the hike.
Please text Dennis Callahan thru meetup, the founder of "The hiking group CT & NY" with a "Thank you sir" or even better make a donation to him, he is incurring all the cost on meetup.
If your plan changes for whatever reason, please change/edit your RSVP ASAP so others can sign up. Meetup records hikers that are late and no-shows.
TRIP TO PERU:
This will be a hike or bus ride to the majestic citadel Machu Picchu in the land of the Incas for the first two weeks in January 2023. Traveling to Peru is relatively safe as safe we want to make it to be. Decent hotels and food, transportation, round trip airline ticket and dependent to exchange rate, inflation in January 2023 and other factors, the total cost is about $[masked] dollars per traveler. To sign up text your cellphone number, we will plan the meetings, converse about the trip, and ask any questions or concerns etc, etc in group chat.
Contact El Jefe[masked]
Legal Stuff:
Simply put, every single soul that participates in this lovely and risky hike with the great Jefe is legally liable for his/her own safety:]

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Take a Hike to Hook Mountain

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Celebrate the Spring with us on this 6-mile loop hike climbing to the summit of Hook Mountain on the Long Path, with outstanding views over the Hudson River. Elevation 728 ft, 2nd highest mountain on the Palisades. Please bring snacks, plenty of water, and a light lunch... aprés hike meal TBD.

Driving Directions
Take U.S. Route 9W north to Nyack, New York. Two blocks north of its intersection with N.Y. Route 59 (Main Street), turn right onto High Avenue. Continue for one block and turn left onto North Midland Avenue. After about a mile, continue straight ahead as the main road curves to the left. Follow Midland Avenue through the village of Upper Nyack until the road ends at the entrance to the Marydell Faith and Life Center, then turn right onto Larchdale Road. At the next intersection, turn left onto Broadway and follow it into Nyack Beach State Park (a parking fee is charged on weekends; daily during the summer). Continue ahead to the parking area.

Hike Rating: B
Leader: Dennis Callahan

We do ask for a contribution of $2 per hike or $10 per year to cover meetup.com fees and our annual social events, picnics, parties, etc...

Liability Waiver: This is a social group of like-minded individuals that enjoy hiking -- it is not organized by a professional hiker. Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and could result in serious injury, and/or medical emergency. By signing up for this event, you agree to participate completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Thank you.

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Take A Hike to Tarrywile Park

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