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Westchester Hike: Butler Sanctuary

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Join us for a fun, intermediate local Westchester hike. Moderate pace with some steep climbs. We will hike most of the perimeter of Butler Sanctuary, about 3 miles/ 1.5 hours total. Plan to meet up at the Butler parking lot by 10:15 am. Heavy rain cancels.

Participation is at your own risk.

***This is not a hike for beginners. Please make sure your fitness level is up to the many sustained climbs on this hike.

Bring plenty of water.

Please don't be a no show.

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: intermediate hike

Distance: Approximately 3 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 -> Orange (R)-> Red (R)-> Yellow (L)

Weather: Heavy rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Plenty of water. Hiking poles if needed. Insect repellent.

Guests: Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Hey, it's free to join!

Dog policy: Well behaved dogs and ill behaved owners are most welcome.