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Take a Thanksgiving Hike to Bear Mountain
Celebrate Thanksgiving morning with a rock scramble up the Major Welch Trail to Perkins Tower and back down the Appalachian Trail. Be prepared to use both hands and feet as we climb at a leisurely pace, for this fun holiday hike with beautiful overlooks of the Hudson Valley. Group size is limited by the AT and the nature of the trail. Bring plenty of water and snacks to enjoy, while soaking up the view at the top of the mountain, before coming back down, in plenty of time to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner (with less guilt! ;-) with your family or friends. Hike Rating: A- because of elevation and rock scrambling Leader: Katherine Becker (914)[masked] 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.

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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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