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Bear Mountain Bridge to Dennytown Road in Fahnestock S.P. along the AT
***** 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 from the Bear Mountain Bridge (Anthony's Nose trailhead) to Dennytown Road in Fahnestock State Park. Along the way, we will pass the Appalachian Deli on Route 9, walk through the Graymoor Spiritual Center and enjoy some of the wooded sections of the Hudson Highlands. Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. Several ups and downs including a few longer, sustained climbs and one fairly steep climb along rocky terrain. Distance: 13 - 14 miles Estimated Time: 6 - 7 hours Meeting spot- Appalachian Trail parking area on Dennytown Road in Putnam Valley, NY. There should be ample parking here:[masked], [masked]. From there we will car shuttle to the hike starting point on Route 9D near the eastern end of the Bear Mountain Bridge- about 20 minutes drive. starting area:[masked], [masked]. Homework: We will be travelling along the Appalachian Trail from approximately mile[masked] to mile[masked], according to the site below, which also shows landmarks and elevations along the way. We will be travelling north on the Appalachian Trail: Weather: Heavy rain/snow or extreme weather cancels. Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMG. Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes/boots. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles- if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Appropriate clothing. Sunscreen. Bug spray. Food/snacks. Please make sure you have enough water (and maybe a Gatorade as well). Please see the attached REI site for suggested things to bring on a day hike: Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on a 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. 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. If you join this event you are responsible for yourself in all regards; including but not limited to the following- You must be prepared to navigate yourself to your goal and/or back to your vehicle, which means being familiar with the route prior to arrival, and bringing navigation aids to accomplish that, including a map and a GPS. You must know the mileage / elevation gain / terrain / planned pace, and be familiar with your ability to traverse them, and have the gear needed given the conditions. It is your responsibility to gauge your ability to keep up with the group and get to the vehicles within a time-frame so as to not cause alarm. There will be no gear-check, but extra food, extra water, rain layers, headlamp, lighter, compass, and whistle, should be things that you carry as a matter of course.

Dennytown AT Parking

291-295 Dennytown Rd · Putnam Valley, NY

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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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