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Full Moon Summer Hike II w. Long Lake Stop

  • Sep 1, 2012 · 2:30 PM
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RSVPs NOW CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE HIKED WITH ME BEFORE AND ARE DYING TO COME, EMAIL ME DIRECTLY. ROB

OK...it's on. Apologies for not opening this up until now. Quite a few folks have contacted me off-line this week about going on this, so hopefully we can get a good group together.

The plan: We hit the trail mid-afternoon, enjoy sunset at a lake for 1-1.5 hrs.,(so yes, prepare to get wet if that's what you like to do) and proceed with our moonlit hike into the night! Total mileage covered for the day will be in the 5-8 mile range, but be prepared for more, if needed. The majority of the hike will be during daylight. I expect we'll get between 10 and 11 or a bit later.

Transportation: Meet at the same place we did last time: the Park and Ride at the intersection of Route 17 and 17A, about 2 miles north of the town of Tuxedo.

You can also take the bus from Port Authority.

http://www.coachusa.com/shortline/ss.details.asp?action=Lookup&c1=New+York&s1=NY&c2=Tuxedo&s2=NY&resultId=0957&order=&dayFilter=Sa&scheduleChoice=&sitePageName=%2Fshortline%2Fss%2Edetails%2Easp&cbid=715451894341

Be sure to tell the driver where you want to get off. It's the first stop after the town of Tuxedo.

PLEASE INDICATE HOW YOU ARE COMING WHEN YOU RSVP.

If you are willing to offer rides or need a ride, feel free to use the comments section or your RSVP.

If we have enough cars, we may set up a short shuttle.

Pace: Before dark: moderate with stops to enjoy the scenery and company. After dark: a bit slower. No non-stop hikers, please.

Light: You need at least one source of light, preferably two. A headlamp is best. Bring a flashlight as backup or bring two flashlights. Garrity makes a sturdy disposable light, under $5, which you can often find at your local hardware store, CVS, Staples, etc. or order from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Innovative-Concepts-LL10GST06N-Disposable-Flashlight/dp/B00176RR7U

Notes:

1. Bring snacks, dinner, and more water than you think you need!

2. Bad weather will cancel; a bit of rain, won't. Please check email before you head out on the day of the hike.

3. Hike is DOG FRIENDLY. Please mention if you are bringing a dog, and read our dog-policy.

4. There is no charge for this hike. We do NOT run it in a professional manner. You are responsible for your own safety. Nevertheless, everyone (including the organizer) will have to sign a rather daunting and complete liability release and provide an emergency contact phone number! Read our release and emergency contact form:

http://www.meetup.com/adventurers-134/pages/Sample_Release_and_Emergency_Contact_Form/

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  • Adrienne

    My favorite parts of the hike were chilling by the lake (so peaceful!) and sitting on the last ridge looking at the moon and listening to the sounds of the night. Thanks to all of you for waiting for Marsha and me; it was much appreciated!

    September 4, 2012

  • Rob

    @Rafael...thanks for posting those pics. I'll get mine up soon. Anyone else have pics? Select the best few and put them up.

    September 4, 2012

  • Rafael K.

    Awesome!!! Perfect summer full moon night!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2012

  • Kristin

    Great hike and a great group of people. All around a beautiful day!

    September 3, 2012

  • Rob

    @Natasha...these night hikes are fun, thanks to you for getting the ball rollling. Will have to do another one soon.

    1 · September 3, 2012

  • nick

    Good hike with great people!

    September 3, 2012

  • Natasha

    I hate that I had to miss this! Looks like it was another great trip, Rob.

    September 2, 2012

  • Marsha

    I really also enjoyed the amount of time we spent just chilaxing and absorbing the peaceful sanctuary of the pond and the ridge. Patient group thanks

    September 2, 2012

  • jennifer

    beautiful hike with stunning lake and full moon viewing and swim with a very friendly group. thanks rob for deciding to lead this hike last minute, it was a great way to startnthe wkend.

    September 2, 2012

  • Rob

    Wonderful hike, wonderful goup, perfect weather, no bugs! The Lake and the Full Moon were the icing on the cake. Kudos to Marsha's eagle eyes for showing us the way back.

    September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fine evening! Everyone seemed to gel well in pace and personality, fine weather, lovely sunset swim and snacking, and a serene introduction to night hiking for many, including me. Thanks again for making it happen, Rob

    September 2, 2012

  • Smita

    Totally awesome organizer and group! This is one for the books! It was SO GOOD to meet you all and hike with you. Sorry we scrambled to make it to the train on time. Until next time! Thank you Rob! You are the absolute best!

    September 2, 2012

  • Jessica

    This hike put all other hikes to shame

    September 2, 2012

  • Marsha

    Rob I am with Adrienne we are in heavy traffic but will be there really looking forward to start with the group

    September 1, 2012

  • Rob

    email sent with final info....please read.

    September 1, 2012

  • Rob

    Will send out an email late tonight with final info...please look for it and read.

    August 31, 2012

  • Marsha

    Adrienne I just responded if you didn't get it pls call me on the number from the original email. My service is intermittent here

    August 31, 2012

  • Adrienne

    Marsha, I just sent you an e-mail.

    August 31, 2012

  • Marsha

    If I have no ride in two hours I will change my RSVP sorry

    August 31, 2012

  • Marsha

    So does anyone have a spot if they are driving from manhattan or Brooklyn? My ride is no longer coming. Adrienne I sent you a text to see if you have space. If not I can't make :( I was so longing to go!

    August 31, 2012

  • Rob

    Weather underground has max temp on Saturday for Harriman and/or Greenwood Lake as 84. The forest sections are often cooler. Anyway, hot weather makes the lake that much sweeter.

    August 31, 2012

  • Vad.I.(a)M.

    Hmmm 2:30 start time in almost 90 degree heat? I kinda like 5 better :(

    August 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I want to go on this and leave from NYC...anyone carpooling? Or still have room in their car from anywhere I can get to on the subway? I have no great trust for stops on coach!

    August 30, 2012

  • Rob

    Bus Riders: Adrienne and Rafael are driving and offered to carpool.
    Bing and Cherry S. also may drive. Contact them directly to see about carpooling. If you get a ride, please update your RSVP with that info so I know how you are coming.

    August 30, 2012

  • Svetlana D.

    Is there a way to bring a friend? I didn't see +1 option on RSVP

    August 30, 2012

  • Rob

    @Bing...Not sure what happened. RSVPs should be open now.

    August 30, 2012

  • Rob

    @Vad..yes, as you can see, its on!

    August 30, 2012

  • Vad.I.(a)M.

    Rob - this still on?

    August 29, 2012

  • Kristin

    I realize it's short notice and the RSVP is closed, but any way to attend if there are still spots left? My Labor Day plans changed and I'd love to attend if possible. Thanks.

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, is anyone driving from NYC? Or somewhere accessible?

    August 29, 2012

  • Rob

    @ Virginia. It's more than a walk in the park but it's not that diffiult. Check the details when they get posted next week. I'd consider it a decent hike for a novice.

    August 14, 2012

  • Virginia

    Can a novice go?

    August 14, 2012

  • A. J.

    Thinking of doing a day hike beforehand if anyone would like to join.

    August 3, 2012

  • Rob

    Moving this to Labor Day weekend. Will open RSVP's approx 2 weeks before.

    July 29, 2012

  • Raja

    Darn I will be most likely doing a Presidential Range Traverse that weekend in NH, can't believe I'll miss round 2 :/

    July 16, 2012

  • Gemma

    Geez, you guys are fast to schedule. Yay!

    July 12, 2012

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