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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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Upcoming events (5)

ADK 46 - Couchsachraga Peak Hike!

Santanoni Range Trailhead

No need for a description...the photo says it all. You're welcome to hit Santanoni and Panther if you'd like, but I will not be doing so. Distance: ~ 15 mi Elevation gain: ~ 4,000 ft *** NOT A BEGINNER HIKE! *** Do not RSVP "Yes" unless you will actually be attending. I will be staying in the the Lake Placid area Friday-Sunday evening (I'll be doing this on Saturday: https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/274005492/). Once you RSVP "Yes", private message me if you'd like to discuss lodging details. REQUIRED GEAR (MINIMUM) Hiking boots; non-cotton wicking clothing; enough food/water for the duration of the hike; insulating top and rain jacket (just in case); first aid supplies; GPS with appropriate trail junctions, turn-off points, summit locations, etc.; headlamp with extra batteries LEGAL DISCLAIMER & WAIVER OF LIABILITY You agree when you sign up for this group or any of its events that you have read and understand the following: If you join us for a hike or any other event, 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(s), Assistant Organizer(s), Event Organizer(s), Host(s), or any other member(s) responsible for any and all injuries, mishaps, or consequences arising therefrom, that may occur at a planned event. It is your responsibility to read the full event description, research the event, know the area and weather, and bring the proper gear and supplies. Hudson Valley Hikers does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer(s), Assistant Organizer(s), Event Organizer(s), or Host(s). This release extends and applies to all injuries, losses, damages, and liability, whether to person, property, or otherwise, and whether known, anticipated, foreseeable, or otherwise, occurring at any time either prior to, during, or following the planned event. Your attendance at any planned event signifies that you have read, and that you understand and unconditionally accept, the terms of this disclaimer and waiver of liability. By signing up for this group or any of its planned events, you understand that any and all participation in planned events is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers, Assistant Organizers, Event Organizers, and Hosts of this group are just that; there are no leaders on hikes or at any other planned events. You are your own leader.

Catskill 3500 Bushwhack - North Dome & Sherrill

Shaft Road Parking

CATSKILL 3500 BUSHWHACK NORTH DOME & SHERRILL - be early! 6.5 miles / 2500 gain / 4-5 hours Map (http://www.natgeomaps.com/ti_755), Compass The DEC limits group sizes in the Catskills to 20 Leave no trace WARNING REGARDING BUSHWHACKS: "Bushwhacks" are hikes that go off of maintained trails and through pure wilderness. Please make sure you are very confident in your ability to navigate through the woods without trails since it is very easy to get lost in these forests, especially in the summer. Map & Compass REQUIRED. GPS is also recommended, but it is not a substitute for a map & compass and the skills to use them effectively. --- 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.

Minnewaska 5 Waterfall hike - Approx. 6 miles - Peak Fall foliage

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Contact: Mike Clancy[masked] READ HIKE DESCRIPTION!!! **Please do not sign up unless you are committed to showing up!!!!! ** ARRIVE EARLY!! Arrive at main park gate 8:30-8:45 and wait in line. Park gates open at 9am . $10 parking fee or use Empire Pass. We start hiking at 9:15am. The hike: We will start hiking at 9:15am. Pace will be moderate - about 2.0 mph average. From Minnewaska's Lower Awosting parking lot (700' from entrance booth), we'll cross Rt. 44/55 and enter the woods taking a right on the blue SRT Trail. Continue on the SRT and hike along the cliff tops overlooking the Peter's Kill. Cross the Peter's Kill via footbridge and stay on blue SRT. Head uphill and take in the views from Compass Rock (slightly off-trail). Continue on the SRT and turn right onto the white Bull Wheel Trail. Hike through the former Ski Minne ski area (closed early 80's). At the end of the white trail, turn right onto Red and go back downhill to the Peter's Kill stream. Once at the stream, we'll head upstream and take in several small waterfalls and two larger ones before crossing Rt. 44/55. We'll then take the Awosting Carriage Road up to the 80' Awosting Falls. Then it's a short uphill hike back to the parking lot. Distance: approx. 6-6.5 miles Elevation Gain: Approx 1,200 feet Duration: Approx 4 hours including breaks. Difficulty: Newer hikers should not overestimate his/her abilities. Slippery trails and rocks. Gear: proper footwear; moisture-wicking clothing ; water; lunch/snacks. Poles may be helpful Map: NY-NJ Trail Conference Map #104 and #105; Avenza mapping app; or, similar maps or app ++++++++++++ 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.

Bear Mountain - LAST Monday Sunset hike BEFORE CLOCK CHANGE!

Bear Mountain Inn

Join us for a faster paced workout 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). At the elevation peak, we will make a sharp right turn at the blue trail markers and then follow the AT trail South (white rectangle) to moon rocks for sunset. After spending a short break watching sunset, we will continue going on the AT South until we will make a left turn onto a paved road. After walking on the road for a short distance, we will then turn right to 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. 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. MUST HAVES: 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 Please arrive by 4:50PM, as we will start the hike at 4:55PM, sharp. Distance: ~4 miles Elevation Gain: ~1200' Hike time: ~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.

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