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NOTE: Hudson Valley Hikers Events are by RSVP only on events posted to the calendar. Any other activity with members that is organized offline, in Meetup Discussions, or private messages; is not sanctioned by Hudson Valley Hikers and participation is at your own risk. Please contact Meetup directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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We are the largest and most active outdoors Meetup group in the world!

Outdoors enthusiasts!!! The purpose of this group is to bring people together. People who like being outside, hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, cycling, mountaineering, skiing/riding, rock/ice climbing, caving, etc. This is an extremely active group with a full calendar and over 34,000 members!

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Upcoming events (5)

Bear Mountain Monday - Sunset Hike

Bear Mountain Inn

Come celebrate the warm weather and the later sunset time with a hike at Bear Mountain. *This is not a beginner hike, as it is a quick-paced and steep climb with no sweep.*

We will meet outside the Bear Mountain Inn. We'll ascend on the Major Welch trail (red circle). Turn right at the elevation peak and follow the AT South (white rectangle) to Moon Rocks for sunset. After a break for sunset, we will descend to the inn on the AT North (white rectangle).

Faster hikers are not obligated to wait for slower hikers. You must feel comfortable completing the hike on your own should you fall behind or separate from the group. Feel free to begin the hike earlier or later based on your pacing preferences.

Sunset time is at 7:31pm.

TO BRING:

1) the Bear Mountain (or Harriman #119) map. **Avenza phone app recommended if you are unfamiliar with the route** - it's a free app and the Bear Mountain map download is free as well
2) a working/charged headlamp
3) 1-2 liters of water

Distance: ~4 miles
Elevation Gain: ~1200'
Hike time: ~2 hours
Sunset Time: 7:31PM

HUDSON VALLEY HIKER LEGAL DISCLAIMER & WAIVER OF LIABILITY
You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. The Hudson Valley Hikers Club does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers. This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events at your own risk.

Stonestown circular trail run!

Stonetown Recreation center

We will be doing the short 5 mile fast loop, 1 hours 45 minutes lots of long steep climbing, tha pace will be a fast! 3+ mph pace. This is how you can tell if this particular hike is for you if you. If you haven't hiked an advanced level fast hike in a few weeks. If you get winded an Can't maintain an advanced level climbing pace, climb sporadically when climbing for an extended period of time, and or have to take a break when you get to the top then this event is likley not for you, this is not for beginners. For this one you need to be able to climb without becoming breathless & must be capable of maintaining a steady consistent fast pace while on long seamingly endless climbs, this is not an intermediate hike. There are a many very long Steep ups and downs; If you climb them all slowly & sporadically taking breaks At the top of each it can take over 2.5 hrs. This is an (Advanced level hike). Since there is no sweep you should be comfortable hiking on your own should you happen to fall behind as there is no sweep. On another note; although you my love your dog some folks have had bad experiences or are allergic to animals so please (humans only) thanks After the hike we can shoot the ssnitt, at a local place while practicing social distancing Humans only please NOTE: Please text before 7AM the day of to conferm[masked]

NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

Bonticou Crag & Table Rocks at Mohonk - rock scrambles, crevice exploration

Contact: Mike Clancy[masked]

Mohonk Preserve: This is not a state park - it's a non-profit preserve. (This is not the Mohonk Mountain House property.) There is a $15 per person day hiking fee. Passes can be purchased at the parking lot. If you really enjoy the Preserve, 12-month passes are available. Check the Mohonk Preserve web site for further info.

The Hike: We will start hiking at 10am. Please arrive early to get your pass and check gear. This is a fun event with great viewpoints but it's not recommended as a "first-ever" hike. We'll meet in the Spring Farms lot which is off Mohonk Road, about one mile west of the Mohonk Mountain House main entrance. From the parking lot, we'll take the Red Trail to the great rock scrambles and boulder fields of the Bonticue Crag. After a nice break on the cliffs and taking in the views, we'll head north via the Yellow Trail to the Blue Trail and on to the Table Rocks area for lunch. We'll then explore the interesting crevices and cave-like features. We'll then take Table Rocks Trail back to the parking lot stopping at the "Million Dollar View" along the way.

Distance: Approx 6 - 6.5 miles (we'll spent lots of time scrambling and exploring)

Difficulty: Moderate. When off-trail you must be OK with heights, crevices, dark spaces and rock scrambling. The footpaths are relatively easy. This is not for first-time hikers.

Gear: headlamp, appropriate footwear, clothing for changing temps, snacks/lunch, water, gardening gloves can be helpful

Duration: Approx 5 hours

Elevation gain: Approx. 1,000'

Map: NY-NJ Trail Conference Map #105 and 106; Avenza phone app; similar maps or systems

Gear: headlamp/flashlight; appropriate footwear; garden gloves with rubber grip strongly recommended; clothing for changing temps; water; snacks/lunch

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HUDSON VALLEY HIKER LEGAL DISCLAIMER
Waiver of liability

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

The Hudson Valley Hikers Club does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers.

This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability.

Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers and Assistant Organizers of this group are just that, we organize the events and hike together as friends. There are no leaders on these hikes, you are your own leader- This is YOUR hike.

Fahnestock Series: Appalachian Trail South from Route 301

Appalachian Trail Southbound Entrance, Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Fahnestock Series: Appalachian Trail South from Route 301
Tuesday 4/13 - 5:30 pm

Distance: ~4 miles, Time: ~2 hours, Elevation gain: Around 700 feet

Gear: Water, snacks if you wish, hiking boots, warm-weather wicking clothing, headlamp as we may finish as it is getting dark

Limiting this event to 10 people so we can maintain social distancing.

On Route 301, you will see a wooden kiosk on the side of the road which marks the entrance to the Appalachian Trail. It is on the north side of Route 301 (on your right if you are coming from the east; on your left if you are coming from the west). There is space to park along the shoulder near the kiosk, but there is also space to park along the shoulder on the other side of the road.

Our route will take us southbound along the Appalachian Trail. After about 2 miles, we will arrive at a waterfall and pond. If we have time we will continue the last bit to Sunken Mine Road. Either way, we will then return the way we came.

NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

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