• Monksville Reservoir Morning Paddle

    Monksville Reservoir, North Boat Launch

    Let's get together for a short paddle around Monksville Reservoir. Monksville features an easy launching site, beautiful surroundings, and descent fishing. You must bring your own boat or arrange to share with someone else on the event. Previous paddling experience is strongly encouraged. Canoes or kayaks are welcome. Social distancing enforced. You cannot share a boat with someone you don't live with. No carpools. Required Equipment: PFD, Wistle. Park at[masked], [masked]. If you're coming from the EAST on Greenwood Lake Turnpike, make a RIGHT onto Beech Road. If you're coming from the WEST, make a LEFT. 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.

  • Denning's Point - Post Quarantine Phase 1 ( Madame Brett State Park )

    Host: Gary So due to the Corona Virus I feel the need to explain rules of the hike 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 10 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. We will start walking from Madame Brett Park at 5:35PM. 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. We will ascend on the Major Welch trail, go to the moon rocks, and back down on the AT. Although we should descend before dark, bring a headlamp to be safe. Faster hikers are not obligated to wait for slower hikers. You must feel comfortable hiking out on your own should you fall behind. There is no sweep. If you are unsure whether or not this is for you, please email 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 and minimum 2 liter of water. T-Storms or hazardous driving conditions cancel. This would be determined that day if necessary. There are no guests. Please have your friends join HVH - its free. Distance: about 4.5 miles Gain: 1200' on the ascent Hike time: 2 hours Map: NYNJTC #119 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 Evening Hike: Chimney Top

    Parking

    Fahnestock Evening Hike: Chimney Top Tuesday 6/9 - 5:30 pm This is the first in a series of Fahnestock hikes I will be posting! Distance: 4.4 miles, Time: ~2 hours, Elevation gain: Less than 500 feet Gear: Water, snacks if you wish, hiking boots, warm-weather wicking clothing, headlamp just in case Limiting this event to 6 people so we can maintain social distancing. Chimney Top is my favorite spot in Fahnestock State Park. It offers ruins of a old chimney and great views. For a better photo, click here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_siPMpgH4A/ (Meetup wouldn't let me upload a vertical photo!) From Route 301, turn onto Dennytown Road. You will pass a parking lot on the left. Continue down the road and we will be parking in the second parking lot you pass, which is also on the left. This parking lot has an old small stone building next to it. Our route will take us briefly on the red Catfish Loop trail, then we will turn left onto the yellow trail. We take the yellow trail 1.25 miles to the white blazed Chimney Top trail, where we will turn left. We follow that trail to the Chimney Top summit. We will 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.

  • Storm King North Point After Work Hike Smaller lot 9w

    Storm King Mt South

    Come join HVH for 4.7 mile loop @ Storm King Mt South. This will be a fast pace hike. I will plan at stopping at trail junctions. Please note this is not a beginner hike. Social distance rules on effect. Lets have fun, get a great workout, and enjoy some beautiful views ! Hike on !

  • Harriman: Tuxedo-Pound Mtn-Dutch Doctor-Lake Skemonto-Parker Cabin-Black Ash

    This is a loop hike that will start and end at the DEC parking lot just a few steps north of the Tuxedo Train Station. This will be a moderately paced hike with a few breaks for snacks and views. If you are a slower hiker, please study the route and be prepared in case you wind up getting left behind. There are quite a few tricky turns on this route - it's very easy to get mixed up without a GPS or without a familiarity of the trails. It is recommended that you download the GPX or KML file below and import it into an app. Total Distance: 12 miles Total Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft Notable landmarks, in order: 1. Pound Mountain 2. Claudius Smith Den 3. Dutch Doctor Shelter 4. Lake Skemonto 5. Parker Cabin Mtn 6. Black Ash Mountain 7. Back to Tuxedo Lot GPX File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E-4gv-I3XVSKokYGFU1hyRTDK3t8EHBU/view?usp=sharing Map & Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uvcs2ZJgODkI9elMPXrsUU30Lv5W4EIz/view?usp=sharing KML File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uqJxwSt2GsbnNMlJMNGdsJsyxERcx0Kl/view?usp=sharing Directions to Tuxedo Train Station DEC Lot: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//41.1956667,-74.18405/@41.1960898,-74.1841939,255m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0 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. 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.

  • Catskill 3500 Series - Peekamoose and Table Mountains

    Peekamoose-Table Trail Head

    Not for the beginners | Not a guided tour Please be respectful of 6 feet social distancing and have a mask with you. Hike to the tops of Peekamoose and Table Mountains! Ascend approximately 2,800' on the blue marked trail up Peekamoose Mountain (3,843 ft.) into a mossy spruce-fir forest with views to the East. Continue on another mile to Table Mountain (3,847 ft.) with views to the West. We will then turn around and follow the trail back to our cars. Distance: 10 miles Vertical Gain: 2800'+ Challenge level: STRENUOUS! Pace: 2.0 mph average. Expect to be on the trail 5.5 - 6 hours and plan accordingly. Positive attitude and smiling face mandatory! ------------------------------------- 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. 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 PAGES link above.

  • Kayak the Bashakill in Wurtsboro

    Bashakill Boat Launch

    Paddle the Bashakill! Sunday, June 28th at 12 pm We will visit the Bashakill Winery across the street after the paddle. One of the greatest marsh lands in the Northeast! **You must bring or rent your own kayak. We do not provide kayak rentals.** This will be a leisurely paddle with time spent exploring and observing nature. Bring your camera and binoculars. The 2,400-acre Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is a bird conservatory, and overflows with flora and fauna and wildlife. It is home to eagles, herons, moorhens, osprey, bowfins, bass, damselflies, butterflies, muskrats, turtles, and beavers. Over 200 birds have been documented here. A thriving wetland in the summer and fall and a six mile shallow lake in the springtime, the Bashakill is a nature lover's paradise. The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is located on the Orange County-Sullivan County border, nestled between the Shawangunk Ridge and the Mongaup Hills, about three miles south of Wurtsboro. Estimated Paddle Time: 2-3 hours Special Gear / Requirements: Kayak, paddle, lifejacket, bug spray, binoculars, camera, sunscreen. Who's Organizing? Kim & Chris Meetup Times and Locations: Arrive no later than 12 pm for a launch shortly thereafter. Directions: Take Route 17 to Exit 113. Go south on Route 209 (toward Port Jervis). Go 1.9 miles; turn left immediately after the Moose Lodge (large light-blue building). That's Haven Road. Haven takes you to South Road; turn right and the first of two parking/boat launch areas is 1.8 miles on the right. We will start at the boat launch on the right, the winery is on the left directly across from the boat launch. Just look for the vines. 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro, NY 12790 Google Link: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1131+South+Road,+Wurtsboro,+NY+12790&hl=en&ll=41.51494,-74.535542&spn=0.036055,0.084543&sll=42.746632,-75.770041&sspn=4.525624,10.821533&hnear=1131+... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 paddling trip (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.

  • ME Appalachian Trail - Southern Maine

    Old Spec Trailhead

    We will hike 34 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Southern Maine. What's it like to hike in Maine? To quote Starchild, "Its like New Hampshire with the safeties turned off." Don't let the shorter daily mileage fool you, this hike will be tough. Friday night we'll meet near the Old Spec Trailhead, likely at this campground http://www.campgrafton.com/ where we will stay for a fee of $10/person. In the morning we will drop of some cars at the Old Spec Trailhead and meet a shuttle to take us our starting point. This trek will include great views of the rugged mountains of southern Maine and eastern New Hampshire. It will be tough. Start hitting the gym! This is not a beginner event. There will be no sweep. Hikers may have to navigate on their own and should be prepared to do so. ***Itinerary subject to change due to weather.*** ***Please Read the Entire Description before you RSVP.*** RSVP Policy This event is waiting list only. Everyone will be placed on the waiting list until we have had a chance to communicate. Once we have established that you have appropriate gear and understand what is involved in our trip, I will add you to the going list. The group size limit for camping on the Appalachian Trail is 10. Logistics: Meet- up: Old Spec Trailhead Start Hiking: ME 17 Saturday Night: South Arm Road Campsite Sunday Night: Frye Notch Lean-To End Hiking: Old Spec Trailhead Hike Details: Day 1: 13.3 Miles / 3589 Feet (about 8.4 hours) Day 2: 14.5 Miles / 5100 Feet (about 9.8 hours) Day 3: 5.9 Miles / 1841 Feet (about 3.9 hours)* Total: 33.7 Miles / 10530 Feet Daylight: ~5:04 to 20:19 **We will be waking up early every day of this trip.** Weather Advisement: Hike your Own Hike: While we will do our best to stay together, not everyone will be comfortable walking the same speed while carrying a full pack. We will most likely break up into small teams. During the day, we will attempt to stay in touch with each other using cell phones at fixed intervals, but service is expected to be spotty. We will camp together at night. Please be prepared with your own map. Please study the map ahead of time and know the route. and bailout points in case you need to get off the trail. Maps & Guides: Guthook App (iPhone) (https://appsto.re/us/SvMfK.i) Guthook App (Android) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.highsierraattitude.atcomplete&hl=en) AWOL Guide (Northbound) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997049316/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i7pazbWV15J6Y) Official ATC Guide & Map (https://www.amazon.com/Appalachian-Trail-Guide-Hampshire-Vermont-Guides/dp/1889386812/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493237780&sr=8-1&keywords=appalachian+trail+new+hampshire) Required Gear All participants must be prepared with their own minimum equipment for backpacking. You must either bring your own gear or plan ahead to share with someone. Although we will be camping at a shelter site with a privy, please do not plan on having access to these facilities. BE PREPARED. • Warm Clothing and Rain Gear • Sleeping Bag rated to 30 Degrees or Cooler • Sleeping Pad with an R value over 2.5 • Tent, Tarp or Ultralight Shelter • 2-3 Liters of Water • Water Filter or Purification System • 2 Days worth of food (about 6000 calories) • Bear Bag or Bear Canister • Lightweight Stove (if you plan to cook) • Map and Compass YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR EQUIPMENT ON YOUR OWN AND BE SELF SUFFICIENT. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER EVENT. 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.

  • NH48ers - Tripyramids, Whiteface & Passaconaway Backpacking

    We will climb four New Hampshire 4000 footers over 2 days of backpacking: The Tripyramids, Whiteface, and Passaconoway. $$$ Some Shelters and Campsites have an $8 per night fee. You may also want to purchase snacks at the huts. Please carry cash. $$$ ***Itinerary subject to change due to weather.*** ***Please Read the Entire Description before you RSVP.*** RSVP Policy This event is waiting list only. Everyone will be placed on the waiting list until we have had a chance to communicate. Once we have established that you have appropriate gear and understand what is involved in our trip, I will add you to the going list. The max capacity for this hike is 10. Logistics: Meet- up: Oliverian Brook Trailhead [masked], [masked]) Start Hiking: Sabbaday Falls Picnic Area [masked], [masked]) Saturday Night: Camp Rich Tentsite End Hiking: Oliverian Brook Trailhead [masked], [masked]) Hike Details: Day 1: 11.7 Miles / 4539 Feet (~8 Hours) Day 2: 5.3 Miles / 654.5 Feet(~3 Hours) Total: 17 Miles / 5193 Feet (2 Days) **We will be waking up early every day of this trip.** Maps & Guides: AMC White Mountain Guide and Map Set Route: Sabbaday Falls Trail – 0.5 miles Sabbaday Brook Trail – 4.4 Miles Mt Tripyramid Loop – 1.9 miles Kate Sleeper Trail – 3.4 miles East Sleeper Spur Trail – 0.1 miles Rollins Trail – 2.4 miles Dicey’s Mill Tr 0.9 miles Walden Tr – 0.7 miles Square Ledge Tr 0.7 miles Passaconaway cutoff 1.7 miles Oliverian Brook Tr – 1.9 miles Hike your Own Hike: While we will do our best to stay together, not everyone will be comfortable walking the same speed while carrying a full pack. We will most likely break up into small teams. During the day, we will attempt to stay in touch with each other using cell phones at fixed intervals, but service is expected to be spotty. We will camp together at night. Please be prepared with your own map. Please study the map ahead of time and know the route. and bailout points in case you need to get off the trail. Required Gear All participants must be prepared with their own minimum equipment for backpacking. You must either bring your own gear or plan ahead to share with someone. Although we will be camping at a shelter site with a privy, please do not plan on having access to these facilities. BE PREPARED. • Warm Clothing and Rain Gear • Sleeping Bag rated to 30 Degrees or Cooler • Sleeping Pad with an R value over 2.5 • Tent, Tarp or Ultralight Shelter • 2-3 Liters of Water • Water Filter or Purification System • 3 Days worth of food (about 9000 calories) • Bear Bag or Bear Canister • Lightweight Stove (if you plan to cook) • Map and Compass YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR EQUIPMENT ON YOUR OWN AND BE SELF SUFFICIENT. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER EVENT. 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.