• Breakneck Ridge Hike!
    ***FAST AFTER WORK HIKE! CURE FOR THE COMMON WORK WEEK! FLEXIBLE START TIME! *** ***READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE ATTENDING! Note to first-timers, if you have never attended this hike before please sit this one out and join us on one of the times we do it on a weekend.*** Use this link for directions to the trailhead: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.445686,-73.979446&num=1&t=h&z=17 Make sure you have a copy of the map, a headlamp, a charged cellphone, and 1 liter of water, minimum. Going up the white trail (BR), then left on red (BB) and left on yellow (WM). https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/HudsonHighlandsTrailMapNorth.pdf We will spend some time socializing at a lookout point just before the junction of the Red trail before our descent. Please start earlier if you think you will take longer. Note that the park closes at sunset so our goal is to get back to our cars well before it becomes dark. That said, you MUST bring a headlamp just in case. If you run into any trouble, call me immediately on my cell which is listed in the description. Total distance is 3.1 miles approx. and we expect to finish in around 1.5-2 hours. The elevation gain is almost 1400' so be prepared to climb, especially in the steep beginning. Though a short hike, this is widely considered to be one of the most strenuous hikes in the lower Hudson valley, hence why it takes so long to complete. Park in the large lot 0.2 miles NORTH of the tunnel.

    Breakneck Ridge

    442 Breakneck Rd · Beacon, NY

  • Book Signing: Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing
    Information Join us at Patagonia Meatpacking on Wednesday, November 14th for an intimate discussion with Laura Waterman and Michael Wejchert - the two who - along with Guy Waterman - wrote the book on rock climbing in the Northeastern United States. We'll have a presentation from the authors and an opportunity to have your book signed afterwards. The American Alpine Club will have a table set up at the event to keep you in the know. The snacks and drinks will be on us, so please make sure to bring your reusable cup with you. First published in 1993 and hailed as a classic, Yankee Rock & Ice is now reissued in a new edition with four new chapters covering the 1990s through today to bring the book up to date. This comprehensive and entertaining history of roped rock and ice climbing in the Northeast traces the growth of this popular sport in New England and New York and covers the first trailblazers of the eighteenth century through today’s events and personalities. Well-known mountaineers and preservationists, Guy and Laura Waterman have explored every corner of the mountains of New England and New York and done solid historical research on first ascents of classic routes and the climbers who have made them legendary. Climber Michael Wejchert joins Laura for the work on the second edition. References • Patagonia Event Registration (https://yankeerockiceahistoryofclimbin.splashthat.com/) 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.

    Patagonia Meatpacking

    414 W 14th St · New York, ny

  • HVH Bowling - Spins Bowl in Wappingers!
    It's time for another HVH bowling night! Wednesday, 11/14/18. Arrive at 7:15 pm so we can start bowling at 7:30 pm. The lanes are rented from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. We've rented 4 lanes. The total cost per person will depend on how many people end up coming. The cost will be between approximately $8.50-$12 per person. (Lane cost is $50 for 2 hours and we've rented 4 lanes.) Please have cash to pay Chris at the alley once we determine the price per person, or else Venmo works also. Shoe rentals are an additional $3.50/person, to be paid directly to the alley. Spins also has arcade games, a gaming lounge with billiards/foosball/air hockey and more, and a decent restaurant & bar. Spins Bowl's website: https://www.spinsbowl.com/wappingers Note: You must bowl looking like this guy to maximize your score! Standard disclaimer below. ++ 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.

    Spins Bowl

    1677 Route 9 · Wappingers Falls, NY

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  • Catskills Redline Series: Dry Brook Ridge traverse 13 miles
    ** BE SURE TO READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS HIKE ** Total Mileage: 13 miles Estimated Hike Time: approximately 5+ hours Moderate/average pace (averaging ~2 mph overall) - You should have previously (and recently) completed hikes of equivalent mileage and elevation gain. Please check the estimated mileage on this before RSVPing - and please read the description IN ITS ENTIRETY. ------------ Special Gear / Requirements: Hiking footwear, comfortable hiking clothing; Enough food/water for the hike; trekking poles; first aid; Insulating shirt & rain jacket (just in case); Catskill Trails conference map # 142, camera. Meetup Times and Locations: 9:30 a.m. - Parking area near 160 Fair St [masked], [masked]) Route description: We will park in the lot off of the S Side Spur, next to Fall St, and then shuttle to the DEC parking area at 7176 Mill Brook Rd, Margaretville, NY 12455 [masked], [masked]) Once at the southern parking spot, we will go north on the Dry Brook Ridge (blue) trail for 7 miles, before turning right for a 3.3 mile out-and-back on the (yellow) German Hollow Trail. Once back at the Dry Brook Ridge Trail, we'll turn right and take it for the last 2.6 miles to the parking lot meetup site. PACE AND TIME: We'll be keeping a moderate/average pace. Best estimate of total hike time is about 5 to 5.5 hours, including breaks. **FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH MAPS OF THE RELEVANT TRAILS/AREA AS WELL AS ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS BEFORE DOING THIS HIKE.** ******************* BE SURE TO READ THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER TO ATTEND THIS 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.

    Dry Brook Ridge Trail Head (north)

    160 Fair St · Margaretville, ny

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  • Film Screening Series: Reel Rock 13 (Option #1) w/ After-Party (BYOB)!
    Introduction This event is part of the HVH Film Screening Series! Reel Rock 13 Film Screening comes to the NJ Rock Gym in Fairfield NJ. This is a must attend event for those Hudson Valley Hikers interested in film festivals, rock climbing, etc. For those that plan to arrive early, we can meet at a local brewery - Magnify Brewing Company! There will be an after-party at Stumpy's Hatchet House (right next door) immediately after the show. Food will be provided and the party is BYOB (so perhaps pick up some beer from Magnify Brewing Company)! Details How far will you go to chase your passions? Reel Rock 13 is a series of 4 films that answers the question and more with their showcase of the best climbing and adventure films of the year. Follow professional athletes as they challenge their fears, the land, and elements in pursuit of their dreams. REEL ROCK features exclusive premieres of short films by REEL ROCK co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical action from the past year. From big walls to big moves, and featuring your favorite & inspiring climbing athletes this year's tour boasts an eclectic program that will get you psyched! A few additional details concerning this event: • This year there are 3 screening options: November 15th (Fairfield, NJ), December 9th (Rosendale, NY), and December 16th (Fairfield, NJ). The short films will be the same at both screenings, so attend the most convenient event! • Doors open at 7:00PM, Film starts at 7:30PM (for this particular screening) • Tickets are $16.52 (w/ service fee) in advance, or $20 day of show (subject to availability). • There will be giveaways throughout the night from such sponsors as Furnace Industries, NJ Rock Gym, Rock & Snow, Stumpy's Hatchet House, and Time to Climb. References • Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3604108 • NJ Rock Gym: https://www.njrockgym.com/ • Stumpy's Hatchet House: https://fairfieldnj.stumpyshh.com/ • Magnify Brewing Company: http://magnifybrewing.com/ 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.

    NJ Rock Gym

    373D Route 46W · Fairfield, NJ

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  • Warren Miller's 'Face of Winter' at Tarrytown Music Hall
    Presented by Volkswagen and Warren Miller Tickets available at: https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=2160 Loving the unadulterated joys of winter is something we all have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, new and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), presented by Volkswagen. In this 69th chapter, WME visits some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world-class athletes such as Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Simon Hillis, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan, Jess McMillan, and others carve the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places.

    Tarrytown Music Hall

    13 Main St · Tarrytown, NY

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  • Mt. Beacon Fire Tower sunrise hike ~ 4 miles
    The Hike: Please read the entire description before signing up. Not recommended as a "first-ever" hike. The first mile is a steady, and somewhat strenuous, uphill that some hikers find difficult. Hikers should not overestimate his/her abilities. There is no "sweeper" following the last hiker(s). This will be a moderately-paced hike (not slow.) Starting at the Mt. Beacon Park on Rte. 9D. We’ll zig-zag up the red Casino Trail for one mile. Then we'll continue east on the red trail and break off to the fire tower. After taking in the 360 degree views from the fire tower, we'll head back down via the same trails. (There are other trail options for the way back if anyone wants to extend his/her hike and add extra miles.) Distance: 4 miles Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours including stops Difficulty: Moderate; first mile is all uphill and can be strenuous for some; the final approach to the fire tower can also be strenuous for some; Elevation gain: Approx 1,500 feet Views: All directions Gear: Headlamp; Clothing for changing temps/wind; water; snacks Map: NY/NJ Trail Conference map for East Hudson trails; Avenza phone app for Hudson Highlands Park trails; or similar maps or apps. ********** 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

    Mt. Beacon Trail Head

    Rte 9D · Beacon, NY

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  • Warren Miller " faces of Winter" Stamford CT
    tickets - https://warrenmiller.com/events/palace-theatre-stamford Tickets are 20.50$ USD Its been known to sell out. Buy tickets in advance... like now lol. As the event gets closer we'll figure out where to meet prior for food / drinks etc. Loving the unadulterated joys of winter is something we all have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, new and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), presented by Volkswagen. In this 69th chapter, WME visits some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world-class athletes such as Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Simon Hillis, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan, Jess McMillan, and others carve the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places. Warren Miller’s Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen, will show at the Palace Theatre on November 16th at 8:00 PM.

    THE PALACE,

    THE PALACE, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901 · Stamford, CT

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  • Castle to River Run - 50k, Half Marathon, 5k & Mile
    The Castle to River Run takes place in the magical Castle Rock Unique Area just north of Anthony’s Nose. This is the third and final run of the Salomon NY Trail Series for 2018. You will climb almost 700 ft. on mostly technical single track from the Hudson to the ridge where the beautiful Osborn castle lies. This will be a cool opportunity to view the normally off limits castle and run on land where George Washington once roamed. From the ridge, we will head back down towards the river, where the course follows Benedict Arnold’s escape route when he evaded capture from George Washington’s army. Here is the link to the race: http://salomonnytrailseries.com/castle-to-river-run/ I will be running the half marathon which starts at 9 a.m. Here is the link to register: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=56787 Your “yes” RSVP does not grant you a spot; you must register through the site. There will be post race food and libations back at the Philipstown rec. We can celebrate with adult beverages if folks are in after unwinding at the rec center.

    Philipstown Recreaction Department

    107 Glenclyffe Dr · United States, NY

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  • Catskill 3500 - Panther Mtn. hike 10 mile
    Contact: Mike Clancy[masked] The hike: Hike starts onto trail at 9:00am so please arrive a little earlier. This will be an out-and-back hike. Heavy snow is predicted mid-week. Have snowshoes available. We'll start from the trailhead for the blue-blazed Giants Ledge-Panther-Fox Hollow Trail. The trail will head steeply uphill in the beginning. We'll gain over 2,000 feet of elevation to reach the summit of Panther Mtn. (elev. 3,720). After a break at the summit, we'll return to the parking lot via the same trail. There will not be a sweeper following the last hiker(s). Although it's great when a group can stay together, people may choose to hike faster or slower than others. Just make sure that you are capable and equipped to hike alone if necessary. Difficulty: Moderate elevation gain and distance. Pace: moderate Distance: approx. 10 miles Elevation Gain: 2,000+ feet Gear: cold-weather clothing; gear for snow conditions; rain gear; water; snacks; headlamp; ********** 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.

    Fox Hollow Trailhead

    289 Fox Hollow Rd, Shandaken, NY 12480 · New York, NY

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