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Pine Bush Great Dune Section - Beginner evening hike
OK FOR BEGINNERS Hike is about 3-4 miles with mostly level to rolling topography . Plan on 1.5 to 2 hours in the woods. Pace will be on the slow side however you should be doing regular aerobic exercise and be in good physical condition to participate. OK for beginners as long as you do not mind hiking in the dark . Dress for the weather in non cotton layers and wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring water, snacks, , traction devices,headlamp/flashlight, bugspray (ticks). No dogs please. Meet at 615pm at trailhead. HIKE STARTS 630pm from the Great Dune trailhead located at the end of Willow Street. Willow Street is off Western Avenue in Guilderland about a mile west of the Rte 155 intersection. Coming from the Rte 155 intersection you would be turning right onto Willow, immediately after the firehouse. Follow all the way until road dead ends at trailhead. I would ask that other experienced hikers/organizers be prepared to assist/sweep if needed. All participants should be aware of Hiking Mates Meetup Policies/Terms of Service (See Terms of Service Tab for details) You are responsible for yourself and are hiking at your own risk.Rain/snow postpones the outing. My cell[masked] if needed.

Pine Bush Willow Street

Willow Street · Guilderland, NY

Respond by: 11/15/2018

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Welcome to Hiking Mates, the most popular group in the Capital Region!

We're a low-key, high spirited group whose core members strive to create the most enjoyable outdoor events on this part of the planet. Our destinations and schedules are varied to meet peoples' goals and concerns -- and the fun out on the trail is just plain phenomenal.

The essential way to get the value of this group is to come out and share the trail with others -- all you need is an upbeat approach and a sense of camaraderie -- and leave your worries and cares behind. Hiking Mates a very inclusive and welcoming group -- you'll have a lot of fun out on the trail with us.

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A+=13 Miles or More 1=Fast A=Very Difficult

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C=Under 5 Miles D=Easy

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