Why come? The spectacular views just go on and on!!
Intermediate hike because of distance and terrain - not for beginners.
Total distance: 7 miles round trip
Elevation change: 550 feet
Hike will be done at a relaxed pace - no one will be left behind. This does not mean the hike will be easy.
We'll head out from the upper parking area at Lake Minnewaska, using Lake Shore Carriageway, Millbrook Mountain Carriageway, and Gertrude's Nose Trail to reach Gertrude's Nose. Many outstanding views along the way and at Gertrude's Nose! We'll eat lunch at Gertrude's Nose, then return by a different route, probably using a carriageway. Much of the hike is on trails, not carriageways, so hiking boots are highly recommended.
You must read and agree to our liability waiver before signing up and participating in this event:
What to bring: $8 per car park entry fee, plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, bug repellant
Directions to hike (follow link):
The park's website: http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/127/details.aspx
Cancellation info: if the weather looks doubtful, I'll email the Yes and Waiting List people the evening before the hike.