- Harriman -Sloatsburg to Claudius Smith's DenPennsylvania Station, New York, NY
Let's hike Harriman. We'll do approximately 9 miles over some hills and rocky outcrops. We'll hike to Claudius Smith Den and back to Sloatsburg.
Newbies are welcome but YOU NEED TO BE AEROBICALLY FIT. The trails in Harriman are rocky and steep and it's a long day of hiking.
GEAR: Wear warm layers. If you have a t-shirt that wicks sweat away it will be warmer than a cotton t-shirt. Sturdy hiking boots/shoes as the trails will be rocky. Wool socks keep your feet a lot warmer than cotton. A winter hat is good too. Bring a waterproof shell in case it rains.
TRAINS 2 OPTIONS:
NYC GUYS -PENN STATION: Arrive at Penn Station around 8:30am. Meet near the NJTransit ticket booths, near the 7th Ave entrance to Penn Station. We're catching the 8:53 NJCL train #7229. We get out at Secaucus and transfer to the 9:30 MNBNP #71 train toward Port Jervis. Arrive in Sloatsburg at 10:24am. Return trains are 4:25pm & 6:50pm.
HOBOKEN or NEW JERSEY GUYS: At NJTransit Hoboken Terminal catch the 9:20am MNBNP train #71 toward Port Jervis. The NYC guys coming from Penn Station will transfer to this train in Secaucus. We'll meet you on the train. We all get off in Sloatsburg.
DRIVERS: 2 OPTIONS:
This hike begins and ends in the same place.
1. We'll meet you at Sloatsburg train station at 10:24am. There's parking lot near the station at 32 Mill St, Sloatsburg, New York. Parking is free on the weekends. Here's the Google pin for the lot https://goo.gl/maps/ngHcRz5ezaZoQpRV8
2. To save some walking you can park at the trailhead, it’s about 1.4 miles from the train station. After we get off the train we'll walk up there and meet you around at 10:55am. Here's the Google map link https://goo.gl/maps/pbMpfC8k78KLiLHN9 I’ll post an image in the photos section so you can see the spot. It's small.
FOOD: Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.
ALLTRAILS: Here's a link to the AllTrails map. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/sloatsburg-to-claudius-smith-den-4500e40 It's a very useful hiking app. I suggest you download it, will be a big help if you ever get lost or want to hike at your own pace.
Can't wait to see you!
- Holiday Party at Uncle Charlie's!Uncle Charlie’s Piano Lounge, New York, NY
We're getting together for Holiday Cocktails! Come by, say hi and have a drink with your fellow hikers. It's been a great year, we've done a lot of hikes and the group has grown a lot. Come meet the regulars and new faces too. Feel free to bring friends. If you haven't hiked with us yet, this is the good time to meet the group.
Please RSVP so I can let the bar know how many people to expect.
Where: Uncle Charlie's Bar 139 East 45th Street, Manhattan. It's close to Grand Central Station
When: Saturday Dec. 16th 6PM til whenever
Hope to see you all there!