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MOUNT BEACON - SOLAR ECLIPSE ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜HIKE

HVH Solar Eclipse viewing from South Mount Beacon Tower.

Also Bring a HEADLAMP, just in case there's not enough light to walk down.

The parking lot will be busy, I suggest arriving early and going to Bob's

Visit this link for safety & history
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse-history.html

I also suggest grabbing a sandwich or snacks at Bob's Country Store at trailhead

Mt. Beacon Fire ~Tower Hike ~ Solar Eclipse 1:30-4 (should be about 70%) A fast pace all the way to the tower so we can eat lunch and watch the eclipse. Not good for a first time hiker .

4 miles

Hiking Poles are helpful.

Trail info- We will be taking the steps from the Gateway park to the Red trail. The trail is 6 or 7 switchbacks up to the old casino with a very rewarding look out point where you can see sweeping views of the Hudson river and surrounding area. From there we continue to the Firetower.

Distance: 4 miles round trip

The First 0.8 miles of this hike is hard, and very steep with 1000ft. elevation gain.
Mount Beacon is the second highest point in the Hudson Highlands. Depending on the map, it may be called Mount Beacon or Beacon Mountain. The mountain consists of two peaks. The northern peak is 1531ft and has a series of radio antennas on its summit. The higher southern peak is 1610ft and has a lookout tower on its summit.
On a clear day we will see the NYC skyline from the summit as well as views of the town of Beacon and the majority of the Highlands (including Storm King, Breakneck Ridge, and little Sugarloaf).

We leave right at 12:15 PM. Don't be late we will not wait.

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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

HOST: CHRISTOPHER P.

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  • Christopher P.

    Only 62 pics...come on Ness & Galya... You can put us over 100!!

    1 · August 22

    • Christopher P.

      i like it... nice pic! THANKS! I love the Dry Erase Board Idea Too!!!

      August 22

    • Galya ๐Ÿพ

      I know you waited with great patience, sorry i couldn't put us over 100! I'll do better next time. Thanks for a fantastic hike!

      1 · August 22

  • Sharon

    Thanks for a great first hike with HVH!

    1 · August 22

  • Willie M.

    Excellent afternoon! Thank you Chris.

    1 · August 22

    • Christopher P.

      Good to see you Willie, glad you finally conquered mount beacon

      August 22

  • Denise B

    Satellite Image of the Eclipse

    Check out this cool time lapse video, courtesy of the scientists at the University of Wisconsin. This is satellite imagery of the eclipse passing over the United States on Monday.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1567589303303836&id=131370496925731

    2 · August 22

  • Gail

    Thank You
    Chris for a truly
    cosmic event !!!!

    2 · August 22

  • Lourdes ๐Ÿ’š

    Colleen thank you for your generosity and taking care some many of us with glasses. Chris thank you for the Eclipse Cookies and congratulations on another successful speacial event hike. Our energy was contagious and We gain a few more new HVHers.

    4 · August 21

  • Colleen

    Thanks so much, Chris, for organizing. It was so good to see everyone!

    3 · August 21

  • Fred

    Thank you guys for organizing such event. Very enjoyable day and after hike gathering. Good to see everyone

    1 · August 21

  • Christopher P.

    Thanks for coming everyone...post those pics

    4 · August 21

  • Steven Y. L.

    Great event! Everyone had a great time! Good job Chris!

    3 · August 21

  • A.(Toni)Aurora

    Bernice,Josie,Gail they are now spoken for !!!

    1 · August 15

    • Bernice

      Thankyou for the glasses Toni!!

      1 · August 21

  • Mike C.

    Nice event! It was great seeing everyone!

    1 · August 21

  • Gabe

    Great hike, nice to see familiar facesโ€‹
    and meet new people. Thank you again for the glasses Colleen !!!

    3 · August 21

  • Timothy

    I'm heading to Peekskill brewery for a pint if anybody wants to join. Else see you guys on the next event!

    August 21

  • Steven Y. L.

    Bringing Sage

    3 · August 21

  • Christopher P.

    A lot of folks headed up already.... Red Trail to tower... We can gather at top ..hike your own hike

    August 21

  • Dev B.

    I have a few pair of glasses that I will bring.....

    August 21

  • Denise B

    Parking lot is a little more than 1/2 full right now

    August 21

    • Gabe

      Thanks for the info, in that case I'm heading there right now

      August 21

  • Galya ๐Ÿพ

    I can offer a ride from the city. Got room for 3. If someone has an extra pair of shades I'd really appreciate it, joined in last minute. :)

    1 · August 20

    • Steven

      Sorry Galya. I'll be on a call. Won't be able to get to you in time. Thanks!

      August 21

    • Galya ๐Ÿพ

      Passing the city around 10:30.

      August 21

  • Nicole

    Anyone going from Bergen County? Let's car pool!
    Ps. I've searched far and wide (7 elevens, hardware stores, libraries) for glasses but nada. If you have an extra pair / are willing to share, please let me know! :) x

    August 20

    • Galya ๐Ÿพ

      I may pass Bergen on my way up there from Staten Island. Let me know if you'd like to join me by pm.

      1 · August 21

  • Mike C.

    OK. Now the hike has been in the news. Great!! Parking is limited.

    August 20

    • Ness

      Exactly my thought when I read it!

      August 20

  • Christopher P.

    2:44pm optimal viewing time

    August 20

  • Gail

    Thanks Toni !!!

    1 · August 15

    • Gail

      Hi Toni !

      August 20

    • Gail

      Josie & I might start up the Mt earlier for a leisurely stroll up the Mt....if u could please bring our glasses to the top if they aren't tooo heavy

      1 · August 20

  • Rob M.

    I can offer a ride from the Bronx.
    If anyone would like to take the 1 or 4 subway to the end of the line I can pick them up there as well.

    August 20

  • Christopher P.

    Remember to bring yourself plenty of water, snacks and lunch as we'll spend more time at the top observing the eclipse.
    Not looking like I can secure Glasses, so make sure you get some of figure out how to make something to view the eclipse.

    August 16

    • Denise B

      Colleen - my son can't make it so I'll only need one air of glasses. Thanks!

      1 · August 20

    • Colleen

      Ok, Steven Y can use that pair. Toni and I plan early start, so will take glasses to fire tower.

      August 20

  • Al C.

    Just an FYI for anyone still looking - Lowes at Ridge Hill in Yonkers in selling the glasses for about $2. There's a display at the entrance.

    August 20

  • Christopher P.

    Please update your RSVP today if you cannot attend. We have a waiting list right now.

    August 18

  • Gabe

    Thanks Toni!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    August 15

  • Josie

    Thank you, Toni.

    1 · August 15

  • janine s

    Sorry first time on this side of the river for a hike. How is parking?

    August 15

  • Gail

    Hi Toni
    Would love a pair !

    1 · August 15

  • Josie

    I'll take one as well.

    August 15

  • A.(Toni)Aurora

    Ok so I have a total of 3 extra !
    First to respond gets them !!! GO

    August 15

    • Bernice

      haaa I'll take a pair! why not

      1 · August 15

  • Denise B

    Poughkeepsie library is out of glasses.

    August 15

  • Christopher P.

    I am working to secure 15 pair of the sunglasses, fingers crossed

    1 · August 14

  • Christopher P.

    Side bet!!! Per Adam

    1 · August 12

  • A.(Toni)Aurora

    Fingers crossed for good weather !
    Got my shades today ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Narrator any bets ?

    August 12

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