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Bear Mountain 4-miles - * perfect warm-up for the 10am Lisa Cohen support hike


Contact:  Mike Clancy      [masked]  

The Hike:  This hike is perfect for those who just want an early workout OR use it as a perfect warm-up to the Lisa Cohen support hike that starts at 10am. (sign up for that as well).   We will start at the parking lot located at the south side of the ice rink.  We'll start hiking at 8am so please arrive a few minutes early. We'll head over the the AT (behind the Inn) and take the AT up to Perkin's Memorial Tower. After taking in the views, we'll head back down by the same trail.   If you've signed up for 10am Lisa Cohen hike, we can meet those hikers in the same lot. 


The hike to the tower is a continuous uphill and can be strenuous for some. 


Distance:   Approx.  4 mile up and back

Elevation gain:  Approx. 1,200 feet.

Duration:   Approx  1.75 hours

Gear:          Microspikes may be needed;  Water/snacks.  Poles may be helpful

Map:          NY-NJ Trail Conf. Map #119 or similar

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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.

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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. 

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  • Maggie S.

    Hey Mike -- thanks for the early morning wake up hike.. nice seeing you all

    2 days ago

  • Henry R

    Very enjoyable day out, thank you all.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Mike C.

    It was great seeing everyone today and nice meeting the newer members of the group!!

    1 · 2 days ago

  • john p.

    I actually got my ass out of bed running a little late I'll catch up with you guys on the mountain

    2 days ago

  • john p.

    See you guys at 10 am

    3 days ago

  • Laura C.

    Has anyone seen Greg (Frugal Gardener)? I am a concerned friend and I'm asking each group that he is a member of. Thank you! Laura

    3 days ago

    • Laura C.

      Does anyone know Greg's last name?

      3 days ago

    • Maggie S.

      I sent him a message i'll let u know when he responds

      3 days ago

  • Josephine B.

    I hurt my knee at the gym. I'm going to miss hiking.

    3 days ago

    • Mike C.

      Not good! Take care of it and get back out. Feel better!!

      3 days ago

  • Mike C.

    Forecast for Hike: mostly sunny; 43-48 degrees. Snow has turned mushy but microspikes would still be helpful. Please arrive a few minutes early. We start hiking at 8. This should ensure we're back in time for those who are also doing the 10am hike from the same starting point.. We are meeting at the parking lot that is at the south end of the skating rink.

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Christopher P.

    Ugh! Gotta bail.. dropped 50lb C's. Of chicken on my foot.... It's a little bruised

    3 days ago

  • Shiva R I.

    Hello! I signed up for the 10 am hike, and I am interested in this one too. I don't have a vehicle though. Can I get a ride from someone? I live in Jersey City. I can meet at any reasonable place. And of course, happy to chip in! Thanks and looking forward!

    5 days ago

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