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Fahnestock: Appalachian Trail Hike -- Rte 301 to Rte 52
***** Please read the complete write-up details before committing ***** Please join us for a moderate-to-strenuous point-to-point hike along the Appalachian Trail in the stupendously beautiful Fahnestock State Park. Beautiful woodlands and many scenic overlooks. Rocky trails and several steep hill climbs with rock scrambling along the way. Microspikes and/or snowshoes are required, depending on conditions. Difficulty: Moderate-to-strenuous. Several steep hill climbs along rocky terrain. Due to limited sunlight hours, you must be able to maintain a 1.5 - 2 mph pace for this hike. Distance: Two options: 7 or 12 miles Estimated Time: 5 - 8 hours Google Map link to hike meeting spot (Rte 52, Stormville, NY): From there we will car shuttle to hike starting point: (Rte 301, Fahnestock State Park): For the 7 mile option, we will plan to spot one or more cars here: Homework: Weather: Rain, heavy snow, or extreme cold cancels. Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Fully charged cell phone. Warm clothing. Microspikes and/or snowshoes are required, depending on conditions. Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times. Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations. Important general notes about my hikes: Liability Waiver: Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.

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Meet other local hiking enthusiasts. Make a new friend or three. Burn a few calories. Enjoy nature in our fabulously beautiful Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and beyond!!

G.M.Trevelyan once said:

"We are literally children of the earth, and removed from her our spirits wither or run to various forms of insanity. Unless we can refresh ourselves at least by intermittent contact with nature, we grow awry."

This is a hiking group with a wide range of hikes, with some that include rock scrambles. You hike at your own risk. Please wear hiking shoes/boots (this is an absolute must). Always bring at least two liters of water and snacks depending on length of hike.

Dogs are welcome to come with us when the event writeup says a dog friendly hike.

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