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Pine Bush-Truax and Kings Rd Pine Barrens-Moonlight Beginner Hike
We will start at the the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center and work our way over to the Truax Pine Barrens and King Rd Pine Barrens off Kings Rd. Level to rolling terrain, 6+-miles. You should be doing regular aerobic exercise to participate. Dress for weather in non cotton layers and wear hiking boots. Bring /headlamp or flashlight , water, snacks and bugspray (ticks). No dogs please. MEET TIME AT DISCOVERY CENTER IS 615pm, HIKE STARTS AT 630pm. Plan to be in the woods for about 2.5 hours. Rain postpones. All participants should be aware of Hiking Mates Policies / Meetup Terms of Service. You are responsible for yourself and are hiking at your own risk.My cell[masked] if needed. I would ask those experienced hikers/organizers in attendance to be prepared to assist/sweep if needed.Thank You. HIKE WILL START IN LIGHT AND FINISH IN DARKNESS. HEADLAMP/LIGHT REQUIRED, AND PLEASE WEAR LIGHT COLORED OR REFLECTIVE OUTERWEAR AS WE CROSS OLD STATE ROAD DURING THE HIKE. OK FOR BEGINNERS IF YOU DO NOT MIND HIKING IN DARKNESS.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

195 New Karner Rd · Albany, NY

Respond by: 10/25/2018

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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.

Visit our website often and join us on our hiking and social events. If you are interested in being an organizer of an event, a hike leader, or just have an idea; please let me know.

Use the following adventure scale rating to see what adventures are right for you!

Distance Leader's Pace Terrain

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

A=8 to 12 Miles 2=Moderate B=Strenuous

B=5 to 8 Miles 3=Slow C=Average

C=Under 5 Miles D=Easy

SOCIAL: Social event only... not a hiking activity.

Example Rating
A+1A (13+ Miles, Fast Pace, Very Difficult Terrain)
B2C (5-8 Miles, Moderate Pace, Average Terrain)

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