• Storm King Mtn -4.2 mi hike - nice river views - from the Stowell parking area

    Esty and Hellie Stowell Trailhead

    Host: George[masked]

    Pace will be moderate with brief stops at the various viewpoints. No sweeper.

    The Hike: Please arrive early. We will start hiking at 10am from the Etsie & Hellie Stowell trailhead (an old farm), 42 Bayview Avenue (Rt. 218), in the Village of Cornwall. We will head uphill on the Teal-blazed Highland Trail. After about 7/10th miles, turn left on Yellow/teal. Stay on yellow/teal
    for the next 2 miles, passing several great viewpoints. Turn Right on Blue/red at the cairn ( go under the tree) for 1/2mile then right on unmarked Carriage Road just down the stairs and past the ruins. At The Hairpin turn go left on teal and return to parking lot.

    Pace: average 1.5 mph

    Duration: Approx 2.5 - 3 hours

    Elevation Gain: approx 1,200 feet

    Difficulty: - We will encounter a couple short, steep uphills and rocky terrain. Not recommended for people doing their "first-ever" hike. You should have previously hiked similar distances with similar terrain.

    Map: NY-NJ Trail Conference Map #113; Avenza mapping app; or similar maps/apps

    Gear: water, snacks, etc. Appropriate footwear, ; moisture-wicking clothing. Poles may be helpful.

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    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.

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  • Catskill 3500 Bushwhack - Vly & Bearpen

    Bearpen & Vly

    CATSKILL 3500 BUSHWHACK (kinda)
    Vly and Bearpen Mountains
    Saturday 23 October - 8:45am - BE EARLY

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    10.5 km, 600m rise
    4ish hours - Map 145
    (6.5 miles, 2000 feet of gain)

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    Respect trail head neighbors by not speeding on the access road and being careful where you park - BE EARLY

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    8:45 meetup time - BE EARLY, I may not have signal and will assume anyone missing is a no show - people who made the effort to be on time shouldn't have to wait around for late-comers.

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    RSVP Notes: No +1s on DEC lands - if you have a guest please have them join Meetup/HVH even if only for this event. I may contact you a few days before the event for more information and I reserve the right to exclude anyone for any reason.

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    The DEC limits group size in this area to 20.

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    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.

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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.

    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.

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  • Beacon Fire 🔥 Tower Beat The Crowds

    Location visible to members

    Please be considerate upon making your RSVP. If you cannot make this event after signing up please message the host through meetup. Note that the host reserves the right to bar you from future events if you no show and fail to contact the host.

    PLEASE NOTE A RECOGNIZABLE PHOTO IS REQUIRED.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Come and join HVH the best outdoor meetup club often imitated but never duplicated for a jaunt up to Mt Beacon. This is NOT a beginner hike. We will not be taking the normal trail up . The plan will be explained at the start of the hike.

    The start time for the hike is 800 AM meaning one should arrive at 755 AMto ensure a proper start time. Please read the entire description before signing up. Not recommended as a "first-ever" hike. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS 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 "sweep" following the last hiker(s).

    Distance: 4 miles
    Duration: 2 hour
    Difficulty: Moderate; first mile is all uphill and can be very strenuous for some; the final approach to the fire tower can also be very strenuous

    Elevation gain: Approx 1,600 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.

    Host Gary
    CoHost Melody .

    ********** 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

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  • Minnewaska - Millbrook to Gertrude's Nose

    Minnewaska State Park

    Park in the upper parking lot. TMinnewaska State Park also has a $10 per vehicle or use a NYS Empire pass. Carpool if possible!

    The Hike - We will start hiking at 9:15am. Gates open at 9am. Arrive by 8:45am and line up for the gates to open. After the park entrance booth, turn LEFT at the stop sign and follow the road uphill to top parking lot. We will meet at the lawn by top parking lot and start from there.

    This hike will be about 7.5 miles with about 2 miles of it being on easy carriage roads. From the parking lot, we'll get on the red trail that goes to the very scenic cliffs on the east side of Lake Minnewaska. After taking in the views, we'll take Red trail to the far end of the lake and then the woods trail that will take us to the cliff tops of Millbrook Mtn. for great views of the Hudson Valley. We'll then stay on Red and follow the ridgeline about 1.3 miles to Gertrude's Nose for more great views. That will be a great lunch spot!! Then we'll follow the cliffs on the Red Trail and eventually intersect the Yellow carriage road. Take a left on Yellow and continue to the Red carriage road.

    Distance: approx. 7.5 miles

    Elevation gain: Approx. 1,100 feet

    Difficulty: moderate;

    Gear: appropriate footwear; moisture-wicking clothing; water; snacks/lunch; sunscreen

    Map: NY-NJ Trail Conf. Map #104; Avenza mapping app; similar mapping systems

    Guest: Members only.

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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.

    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.

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  • Northern Harriman/Bear Mtn - 7 "Peak" Challenge (Fall edition)

    This is an advanced, strenuous hike covering 21 miles and 5,500 ft elevation gain.

    This should only be attempted by experienced hikers who are comfortable hiking alone if necessary. Faster hikers are not obligated to wait for slower hikers. There will be NO SWEEP! Please bring a copy of the map so you can navigate back down on your own, if necessary.

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    The Plan:
    Bear Mtn Lot > walk to Traffic Circle > Popolopen > over the bridge > Anthony's Nose > back over the bridge > Bear Mtn Lot >Bear Mtn > West Mtn > The Timp > Bald Mtn > Dunderberg > back to Bear Mtn Lot

    This is a loop hike, we will start and end at the Bear Mountain Parking Lot.

    Distance: About 21 miles, 5,500K elevation gain

    Duration: Approx 10-12 hours.

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

    GPX here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hh1vgqgwfxn60iz/bear-mountain-7-peaks-loop.gpx?dl=0

    Gaia: https://www.gaiagps.com/public/uI9fqzj9NAMgLWc2mszW14DT

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    Bring:
    3 liters water/hydrating fluids; lunch/snacks to suit your individual needs. There are water/filtering options along the way.

    Hiking poles may be helpful....especially for the descent.

    No guests, please. If you would like to bring someone along, have them join HVH and signup for the event.

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    The exact route:
    - From Bear Mountain Parking lot, hike into the Bear Mtn Traffic Circle towards ft montgomery
    - Make a left on the red trail (you'll have to search for the trail marker painted on a rock).
    - Make a right on blue over the bridge, climb popolopen and then down the other side of Popolopen on Blue
    - Continue on blue to Fort Montgomery where we'll go over the pedestrian bridge and that'll lead us right on the edge of the bridge.
    - Walk across bear mtn and go up the face of anthony's nose right at the edge of the bridge (this is technically not on the map, but its well marked)
    - We will descend Anthony's Nose via A.T., then cross the bridge back to the Bear Mountain Parking Lot
    - From the Bear Mtn Inn we'll ascend the appalachian Trail to the summit of Bear
    - Continue south on the AT and ascend West Mountain
    - Make a left on on the blue trail, pass the shelter and continue on the blue trail while we ascend the Timp.
    - Make a left on the red Ramapo Dunderberg trail and ascend Bald Mountain.
    - Once we hit the intersection of the cornell mine (blue trail) we'll do a quick and up back "climb" on dunderberg.
    - Then we'll descend the blue Cornell Mine Trail to the 1777 Trail back to the Bear Mtn Lot where are cars are.

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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.

    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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  • ADIRONDACK CLASSIC "HaBaSa": Haystack, Basin & Saddleback BACKPACKING

    This Adirondack classic hike will reward you with stunning views and fun rock scrambles!! In addition, bag 3 peaks for ADK46.

    We will meet in the Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley, NY. The Garden parking lot costs $10 per day.

    This trail begins at the Garden parking lot in Keene Valley and traverses 3 High Peaks: Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback (often referred to as HaBaSa).

    Distance: 17.3 miles
    Elevation Gain: 4300 feet
    Friday 3.5 miles (~2.5 hours) Saturday 10 miles (~8 hours with time on summits) Sunday 3.5 miles (~2 hours)
    Trailhead: Garden Parking Lot, Johns Brook Rd, Keene Valley, NY 12943

    We will leave the Garden Parking area and head up the Phelps trail to the Crandall Leanto. We will pass John’s Brook Lodge in the first 3 miles. Saturday morning we will head up to Haystack first to start the HaBaSa. Also, we can stop at Bushnell Falls, about 5 miles in.
    The trail is rather gradual leading up to Haystack with the notoriously steep “Devil’s Half Mile” located shortly after you take a left away from Marcy and approach Little Haystack. Overall, this is a rather difficult hike up to Haystack, but eased up a bit after that. From the col between Little Haystack and Basin there is a steep and sustained climb to the summit then a very steep descent heading to Saddleback. The Saddleback cliffs are the steepest portion of trail but clearly marked to show the right way to ascend. The Saddleback Cliffs are a rock scramble keeping three points of contact, maintaining forward momentum moving up the mountain and not ever looking back down!

    Must have foot traction Microspikes or Trail Crampons depending on trail condition reports.

    Hike Plan:

    FRIDAY: Meet at the Garden parking lot at 3:00 Hike to the the Crandall leanto & set up camp (3.5 miles) CAMPING GEAR REQUIRED

    SATURDAY: Hike the HaBaSa and loop back to leanto (10.5 miles)

    SUNDAY: Hike back to the Garden parking lot (3.5 miles) grab lunch at Sticks & Stones Wood Fired Bistro & Bar in Schroon Lake

    PEAKS ON HIKE ELEVATION PROMINENCE
    1 Basin Mountain[masked] Saddleback Mountain[masked] Mount Haystack[masked]

    Everyone will start on the waitlist and will be moved to going once we determine your backcountry experience.

    The Adirondack mountains can present winter conditions at this time of year.

    THIS IS AN ADVANCED HIKE!!!! you should be getting regular cardio and recently hiked a 15-20 mile hike. Know the 10 essentials of hiking, if you do not, this hike is not for you. Know the terrain and topography, have a map and compass and know how to use them, you should know your gear, calorie burn, and electrolyte requirements necessary for this hike, if you do not this hike is not for you.

    Signing up for this event means you read the liability waiver on the HVH about page and will hold harmless all organizers and hosts for any unforeseen mishaps.
    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.

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  • Granite Mountain Preserve - Putnam Valley

    Granite Mountain Preseve

    George[masked]

    The hike is approximately 3.8 miles and 950 feet of elevation gain. The first half mile is steep and includes the majority of the elevation gain. Once we get to the intersections we will take the Red Trail doing the red Loop and then return and do the yellow Trail Loop (figure 8). After completing both Loops we will descend the way we came up back to the parking lot.

    Signing up for this event means you read the liability waiver on the HVH about page and will hold harmless all organizers and hosts for any unforeseen mishaps.
    See comment section for explanation and visit HVH webpage for all clarifications

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  • Breakneck Wednesday Hike! (Full Moon)

    Breakneck Ridge

    Flexible Start Time! We do not start in a group at the same time. ***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. Masks & Face Coverings: Individuals must wear face coverings when they are in a public and are: within six feet of distance from other individuals; or in a situation or setting where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance from other individuals; or in a public or private transportation carrier or for-hire vehicle. 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

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  • Moderate to fast-paced walk through Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls 4.5 miles

    at Bowdoin Park. 85 Sheafe Rd Wappingers Falls 12590. Drive all the way down to last pavilion at bottom of hill(until you can go no more). Join in for a moderate to fast paced 5 mile walk through beautiful Bowdoin Park. The first mile is a steep incline and then a mix flat trails with shorter inclines. There will be no sweep at the end but trails are well marked. There is also plenty of opportunity to shorten your hike, easily returning to your car

    This will be a very fast-paced hike close to 3 miles an hour and the rangers will lock the gate at 6:00pm so once you get back to your car you have to leave the site, future events will start a little earlier as the sunset time changes

    Pets Welcome
    Bring plenty of water or beverages
    *****Waiver******

    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.

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  • Catskills : West Kill/ St.Anne’s Peak traverse

    Devil's Path trail end

    West Kill mountain to St.Anne’sPeak traverse.
    We meet at the end of Devils Path Trail on Spruceton Road ( see the map, the pin is approximate) . We use one or two or more cars to get to the end of Spruceton where we start the hike.
    Up following Blue to Diamond Notch Falls , then turn on Red ( Devils path ) all the way to St.Anne’s Peak and to the parking lot we have met at first.
    8 miles
    2500 gain ( didn’t check precisely)

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