• Mt. Beacon Fire Tower Sunrise hike ~ 4 miles

    Mt. Beacon Trail Head

    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

  • Bear Mountain Monday

    Bear Mountain Inn

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  • Blue Mountain Fire Tower-Winter

    Blue Mountain Fire Tower/Hiking Trail

    We will be hiking Blue Mountain Fire Tower, 4 miles in total! Two miles to the summit and 2 miles back to the car! A large parking area for the Blue Mountain Trail and the Tirrell Pond Trail is located on the east side of NY 30/28N one tenth of a mile north of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. The GPS coordinates of the parking area is N[masked] W[masked]. The two mile trail to the 3759 foot summit of Blue Mountain heads east from the trailhead starting along a woods road on Finch, Pruyn and Company Inc. lands. The trail climbs 1523 feet in elevation with moderate to steep grades, ending at the fire tower. Good views are possible from the flat topped summit. Blue Mountain is part of the "ADK Fire Tower Challenge". Please dress for winter conditions and bring snow shoes and a snack.

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  • Catskills Winter 3500: Vly & Bearpen holiday hike

    U.S. Post Office

    ** BE SURE TO READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS HIKE ** Total Mileage: 6.5 miles Estimated Hike Time: approximately 4 hours Moderate/average pace (averaging ~1.5 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, snowshoes, microspikes/trail crampons, comfortable hiking clothing; Enough food/water for the hike; trekking poles; first aid; Insulating shirt & winter layers; Catskill Trails Conference map # 145. Meetup Times and Locations: 9:30a.m. - U.S. Post Office at 8 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, NY 12441. From there we'll carpool over to the start at the end of Johnson Hollow / CR 3 (~15 mins) (parking could be limited due to snow plowing). Route description: AllTrails route: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/new-york/vly-mountain-and-bearpen-trail PACE AND TIME: We'll be keeping a moderate/average pace. Best estimate of total hike time is about 4 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.

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  • NH 48 WINTER: Mount Moriah [10.7mi]

    Rattle River Trailhead

    Information This is part of the NH 48 WINTER series! We will hike one of the NH 48 peaks - Mount Moriah (4049ft). (Everyone is placed on the waitlist until I am able to determine their abilities - these hikes are not for beginners.) Detailed Information This hike is scheduled for 7AM in an effort to both (a) stage vehicles, (b) secure parking and (c) ensure we are finished before darkness. The following paths will be utilized for this traverse hike: • Stony Brook Trail (3.6mi) • Carter-Moriah Trail (Appalachian Trail) (1.4mi) • Kenduskeag Trail (1.4mi) • Rattle River Trail (Appalachian Trail) (4.3mi) Resources • White Mountain National Forest Map & Guide, 3rd Edition: https://amcstore.outdoors.org/map-white-mountain-national-forest-map • New England Trail Conditions: https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/listsnh4k.php There will be no sweep and you are expected to have adequate equipment to manage and survive on your own in winter conditions! The following is recommended at a minimum: • Snowshoes and other traction devices such as crampons or microspikes (required). • Headlamp w/ extra batteries (required). • Base layer clothing (no cotton!) with spare socks, shirt, etc as you require. This means do not bring heavy jackets as you will sweat as you climb and then you will freeze. • Warm hat, glove/mittens, shell jacket, down jacket, etc. Also bring duct tape to make repairs should you start losing feathers from your down jacket! (Duct tape has other uses as well, including medical, lol.) • Face mask or balaclava and goggles. Wind freezes and kills. If you like your skin and your life - protect it! • Enough food (its important to keep eating while hiking in winter) and water (at least 3 liters) to stave off hypothermia and keep energy levels high. • Copy of trail maps and compass and/or GPS w/ extra batteries. Lodging Not available - Please ensure to make your own arrangements and utilize the meetup.com comment discussion to facilitate both shared lodging and transportation. Parking Locations Rattle River Trailhead US-2 Shelburne, NH 03581 GPS Coordinates: N[masked] W[masked] (This is where we will meet to spot cars. Anyone who is not here, does not hike.) Stony Brook Trailhead White Mountain Road (NH Route 16) Gorham, NH 03581 GPS Coordinates: N[masked] W[masked] (This is where we will drive and start the hike.) 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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  • Stillwater and Bald Mountain Firetowers- Winter

    Big Moose Road

    We will start the day with Stillwater Fire Tower, a 2 mile hike with 534 in Elevation Gain. GPS Coordinates: N[masked] W[masked]. Our second hike will be Bald Mountain in Old Forge, NY with great views! This will be a 4 miles round trip hike with 514 Elevation Gain. Trailhead Coordinates: Bald Mountain (Rondaxe Fire Tower)[masked], [masked] Bald Mountain is one of three peaks that can be done to fulfill the requirements for the Fulton Chain Trifecta. Please see link below. Time permitting, we can hike Rocky Mountain, total of 1 mile and Elevation Gain of 448. Black Bear Mountain can either be done using the steeper 1.8 mile route or the longer 3.1 mile route. either train, the elevation gain is 702. http://www.fultonchaintrifecta.com Please be prepared for winter conditions with snow shoes.

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  • Winter Super Sunday Finale 2 peaks to claim the W35ers and SSW35ers

    Meet at frost valley road parking area, about 1 mile past YMCA, we will follow the blue blazed pine hill west branch trail cross a few rivers then turn sharply to the right and look for the short herd path to the big Indian summit. After we finish this hike we will head over to the Hunter-Rusk trailhead and hike up to the Rusk Summit for John Phillips SSW finale!!

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