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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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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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Stonetown Circular

Stonetown Recreation Center Parking

***Read the entire description!*** Please join me this Sunday for one of the tougher hikes in New Jersey. Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//41.08028,-74.30733/@41.08028,-74.30733,17z Distance: 10.6 miles Map: NYNJTC #115, or copy this route into the free Gaia app: https://www.gaiagps.com/public/7QzDn6r6PMhJdv48jpq77IWy ***Required: Bring a mask to wear in the lot and whenever we encounter others. You don’t have to wear it hiking, but please have it with you and maintain social distancing. New Jersey has a new mask requirement for outdoors. I am capping this event at 15 for COVID safety. Do not sign up unless you are committed to attending. Dropping off at the last minute (or not showing up) is unfair to those on the waitlist. Temps will be near 90 so please bring sufficient water for the planned distance. This hike will be at an average to above average pace. Not slow. You must know the route and be prepared to hike on your own if you become separated from the main group. Here is a description of our route: https://www.njhiking.com/stonetown-circular/ NOTE: You should be able to follow a map, understand possible bailouts, and must be realistic in your assessment of your own abilities and be prepared to hike alone. 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. 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.

Denning's Point - Beginner Hike Optional Dinner After

Long Dock Park

Host: Gary Corona Virus suggested reccomendation 1) No carpooling 2) Social distancing meaning that if this is not your partner you should keep distance between each 6ft. 3) There is a limit of 12 people on this event. 4) We are going to have a good time as this a necessary postive distraction in these crazy times 5) No congregating @ jcts or viewpoint. 6) Masks are suggested PLEASE be considered to others. PLEASE UPDATE you RSVPS accordingly. We will start walking from Long Dock Park next to the Beacon Metro North train stop at 5:54PM. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to find parking. We'll take the trails to the Beacon Riverfront Park and then back. Only about 5 miles.

Bear Mountain Monday - Sunset hike

Bear Mountain Inn

Join us for a faster paced workout at Bear Mountain. *This is not a beginner hike.* We will ascend on the Major Welch trail (red circle), go to the moon rocks for a beautiful sunset (sharp right turn at the elevation peak following blue trail markers and then white rectangle AT trail towards "south mountain"), and back down to the inn on the AT (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. There is no sweep. If you are unsure whether or not this is for you, please message me with any questions prior to the day of the hike. Make sure you have a copy of the map, a working headlamp, spare batteries (if necessary), and 1-2 liters of water. We will start the hike at 6:50PM, sharp. If you aren't sure about the location or want to review the route beforehand, please come a few minutes earlier - as the group leaves on time. There are no guests. Please have your friends join HVH - its free. Distance: about 4.25 miles Gain: 1200' on the ascent Hike time: About 2 hours 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.

Gothics via Cable route ( Adirondacks)

keene

Cable route out and back 13-14 miles[masked] elevation gain Experienced hikers only Not Beginner Hike Steep and Exposed in some areas Weather permitting (will be ok to switch to Wednesday if necessary) The descent would be preferably via cables down but weather might dictate other route. Please be ready to be flexible. Other descent routes mean a bit more mileage and elevation gain. This is a 7.1 mile hike, one way with a mixture of terrain. From the Garden parking area, the trail is mostly flat with gentle climbs past an intersection with the Southside Trial at 0.5 miles. Continuing straight you will be hiking along a portion of rolling hills till you drop steeply into Johns Brook Valley with a trail register at the junction. Johns Brook Lodge is to the right, but the most direct route to Gothics goes left past the DEC Interior Outpost to a bridge over Johns Brook. Turn right immediately after the bridge and begin a steady ascent along Orebed Brook. Going straight through a five-way intersection, the Ore Bed Trail continues at a moderate grade for another mile, but steepens after a second brook crossing. One soon encounters new slides on the right due to Hurricane Irene and then a long series of wooden stairs. The top of the Ore Bed Trail leaves you between Gothics (left) and Saddleback (right). Head left up the Cable Route. The Cable Route is a very steep and exposed climb where a coated cable has been run aid ones ascent. If you have issues with exposure, you might want to choose an alternate route. This route will bring you first to the west summit of Gothics and then to the true summit slightly further away. Weather https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Gothics/forecasts/1443 Bring With you: Map, compass, boots, wicking clothing, jacket, hat, headlamp, extra batteries, hiking poles. Water for a minimum 12 hours of hiking. A filter and or purifying tablets are a great idea. Sunscreen and bugspray. 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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