Join us for a briskly paced moderate local Westchester evening hike. We will hike most of the perimeter of Butler Sanctuary, about 2 hours total. Plan to meet up at the Butler parking lot by 6:00pm and we will commence hiking promptly at 6:15pm. Please plan to bring something delicious to share, and we'll have a quick picnic at the hike's conclusion.
About Butler: Many rolling hills with a wide selection of well-maintained trails. Many interesting rock outcroppings. Multitude of deer, squirrels, chipmunks and various raptor species. An occasional fox sighting as well.
Difficulty: Beginner hiker level: strenuous / intermediate hiker level: moderate
Distance: Approximately 3 -4 miles.
Butler Sanctuary map: http://files.meetup.com/654743/ArthurButler_map.pdf
Google Map directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.182433,-73.686529&hl=en&sll=41.180398,-73.682771&sspn=0.013889,0.033023&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&z=16
Best navigation bet: From the north: Take 684 to Rte 172 west. Go one-half mile, make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to the Lake Bridge Road junction. Turn right on Lake Bridge Road and follow to end. From the south: Take 684 to Rte 22 north. Make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to the Lake Bridge Road junction. on Lake Bridge Road and follow to end.
Probable hike route: Parking Lot -> Red -> Yellow (L) -> Red (R) -> Orange (L) -> White (R) -> Red (L) -> Blue (R) -> Red (R) -> Parking Lot
Weather: Rain cancels.
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Plenty of water. Hiking poles if needed. Insect repellent. Headlamp.
Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Hey, it's free to join!
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.