• Kayaking/SUP Weekend - Delaware Water Gap - Rentals Available

    Bushkill Access Delaware Water Gap

    This event is part of the July 4th Camping and Kayaking/SUP Weekend - Delaware Water Gap. For Camping, see this link: https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/271651001/?isFirstPublish=true For Saturday kayaking (no rental available), see this link: https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/271651476/ For Sunday, we will be kayaking from Bushkill Access to Smithfield Beach. This is about 7 river miles. The pace will be slow. The water should be very calm and slow moving. This is intended to be a relaxing kayak trip. There is rental available through Adventure Sports. This includes a shuttle from their parking lot to the beginning of the trip, and a shuttle back to their parking lot. Please go straight to the Outfitter and tell them you want to do 10 AM from Bushkill to Smithfield Beach. There is no shuttle running, so for those with their own kayaks, I will ask for help in spotting cars at Smithfield Beach.

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  • AT-Prospect Rock-Bearfort Ridge Loop from Cascade Lake.

    *Read the Entire Description* *Required: Bring a face mask to wear in the lot and whenever we encounter other hikers. You don’t have to hike with it on but have it with you. Maintain social distancing protocols. Step off the trail to allow others to pass.* *I am capping this at at 15 for COVID safety. Do not sign up unless you absolutely intend to participate. Dropping off at the last minute is unfair to those on the waitlist.* Approximate distance: 10 miles, 1300 feet of gain Come join me for a 10 mile hike overlooking Greenwood Lake on Bellvale Mountain/Bearfort Ridge. We will meet at Cascade Lake in the town of Warwick, NY. Bellvale Creamery is only minutes away so we can go for ice cream afterward, if it’s not too crowded. Meetup coordinates: [masked], [masked]) Bring sufficient water for this distance and summer temperatures. If you have to ask how much that is, don’t come on this hike. This hike will be at an average to above average pace. Not slow. You must know the route and be prepared to hike on your own if you become separated from the main group. We will stop at several viewpoints for pictures and snacks. We will start on the blue connector trail to the white AT. Turn right to Prospect Rock and on to State Line Rock. After entering NJ we will turn left on blue and descend to right on yellow (easy to miss, pay attention). After Surprise Lake turn left on orange to right on white just before Warwick turnpike. Follow white back to yellow and turn left, then right onto the white AT back to the blue connector. Maps: NYNJTC Map 116. If you have Avenza, install the free Wawayanda State Park & Abram S. Hewitt State Forest map from the map store. If you have Gaia, copy this route into the app- https://www.gaiagps.com/public/wQBPfh02wwXO6kVXi6AQJ5td I can also send a gpx file if you want that. NOTE: You should be able to follow a map, understand possible bailouts, and must be realistic in your assessment of your own abilities and be prepared to hike alone. 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. 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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  • Phelps Mt With Tabletop Option ADK Series ,

    South Meadow Trailhead

    Come and join HVH for a July 5th hike in the Adirondacks. Please note that you are responsible for your own accomidations Mileage and distance will vary depending upon the option. Your organizer will message you his phone number closer to the event date and upon making a firm commitment Also the lot may be full. I hope that this is not the case but in that event please call your organizer to make alternative plans. Again please make a firm commitment and your organizer will provide a telephone number Please note this is not a beginner hike. Trailhead is the South meadows road Trail Head NOTE: Hudson Valley Hikers Events are by RSVP only on events posted to the calendar. Any other activity with members that is organized offline, in Meetup Discussions, or private messages; is not sanctioned by Hudson Valley Hikers and participation is at your own risk. Please contact Meetup directly if you have any questions or concerns

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  • Breakneck-Mt. Taurus -Scrambles - 7.5 mi - see passing WWII Navy Destroyer

    ***WWII Naval Destroyer USS Slater is scheduled to sail south down the Hudson on Sunday morning. Timing of this hike is to coincide with the approximate time that the ship will pass Breakneck ***This hike is not recommended for first-time hikers or anyone not familiar with Breakneck scrambles.. Pace will be quick. No "sweeper". You must familiarize yourself with the trails/route. Please read the full description. The Hike: This is a fun, but strenuous, hike up scenic Breakneck Ridge and Mt. Taurus and along the trails through the ruins of the old Cornish Estate and farm. Great viewpoints looking both north and south on the Hudson. The first .8 mile includes several steep rock scrambles that can be very challenging for some. We will move at a moderate (not slow) pace but make very brief stops at the main viewpoints. From the Breakneck Trailhead on Rt. 9D , we will take the white trail up the rock scramble. We'll climb the 4 Breakneck "humps" and stay on white to the Blue trail. We will turn right on Blue and go into the valley between the Breakneck Ridge and Mt. Taurus. We'll pass through the former farm site and see the old stone barn before heading up Mt. Taurus on Blue. Before the top, we'll turn right onto another white trail. From Mt. Taurus there will be nice views of Cold Spring and the US Military Academy. We we then descend on the White (Washburn Trail) then right on Yellow (Undercliff Trail) to the Red Trail. We will then turn left on Red and head back to Rt. 9D and to the parking lot. This is NOT a beginners hike and one should not overestimate his/her abilities. Hikers who move faster or slower than the main group must be able to hike on his/her own. Distance: Approx 7.5 miles Duration: Approx 4.5 hrs (includes very short breaks) Gear: clothing for changing temps; water; snacks/lunch, appropriate footwear Elevation Gain: Approx 2,000 feet Map: NY-NJ Trail Conf. Map #102, Avenza App, or similar mapping system. NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, etc. 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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  • Catskill 3500 Series - Peekamoose and Table Mountains

    Peekamoose-Table Trail Head

    Not for beginners | Not a guided tour Be respectful of 6 feet social distancing and have a mask with you. ------------------------------------------------------- Faster hikers are not obligated to wait for slower hikers. You must feel comfortable hiking out on your own should you fall behind. There is no sweep. ——————————————— Hike to the tops of Peekamoose and Table Mountains! Ascend approximately 2,800' on the blue marked trail up Peekamoose Mountain (3,843 ft.) into a mossy spruce-fir forest with views to the East. Continue on another mile to Table Mountain (3,847 ft.) with views to the West. We will then turn around and follow the trail back to our cars. Distance: Approx. 9 miles Vertical Gain: 2800'+ Challenge level: STRENUOUS! Positive attitude and smiling face mandatory! ------------------------------------- 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. 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 PAGES link above.

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  • Kayaking/SUP - Delaware Water Gap - No Rentals Available

    Dingman's Ferry Boat Access

    This event is part of the July 4th Camping and Kayaking/SUP Weekend - Delaware Water Gap. If you want to camp with us, see this link: https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/271651001/?isFirstPublish=true For Sunday kayaking (rental available), see this link: https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/271651650/ For Saturday, we will be kayaking from Dingman's Ferry to Bushkill Access. This is about 12 river miles. The pace will be slow. For those who do not want to do 12 miles, you can stop at Eshbach Access, which is about 7 miles. The water should be very calm and slow moving. This is intended to be a relaxing kayak trip. There is no shuttle running, so I will ask for help in spotting cars at Bushkill. There is no rental company I found that is running a shuttle for this route. If you want to rent, you will need to be able to transport the kayak on your car. I may try to secure some rental kayaks, but am unsure at the moment. More info to come. Check back later.

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  • E- Bike Mountain Biking

    Sterling Forest State Park

    This is a mountain bike riding and mountain biking trails. If you are an A racer then an E bike is not needed Otherwise an E mountain bike will be needed. If you are curious about the trails YouTube should answer all your questions. Let's go to the new Sterling Forest Trail there are about 20 miles of trails built so far and other trails that have already been there I plan on riding for about 3 hours doing about 20 miles This place is not like Ringwood jungle or way way it a cross between Stewart and Lewis Morris Allair; fast and flowing. ..so let's go do a hammer ride! Please Text by noon the day of the event to confirm your attendance[masked] As I'm a change the time And/or starting location if I don't get any confirmation 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

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  • Ramapo Dunderberg / The Timp exploratory hike

    Ramapo-Dunderberg Timp Torne Trail

    Join us for a faster paced hike exploring the unmarked trails/old tunnels of Dunderberg Mtn. About 7-8 miles, 4 hrs or so. Faster hikers are not obligated to wait for slower hikers. You must feel comfortable hiking out on your own should you fall behind. There is no sweep. If you are unsure whether or not this is for you, please email me with any questions prior to the day of the hike. Make sure you have a copy of the map, a working headlamp, spare batteries and minimum 2 liter of water. T-Storms or hazardous driving conditions cancel. This would be determined that day if necessary. There are no guests. Please have your friends join HVH - its free. Map: NYNJTC #119 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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  • Rocky Ridge Giant ADK Series , Zander Scott Trail Head

    Giant Ridge Trail Parking Area

    Come and join HVH for a July 4th hike in the Adirondacks. Please note that you are responsible for your own accomidations APPROXIMTE MILEAGE. 8.5 APPROXIMATE ELAVATION. 4500 Your organizer will message you his phone number closer to the event date and upon making a firm commitment. Please note this is not a beginner hike. Trailhead is off Rt. 73 a few miles south of Keene Valley. The trailhead is almost directly opposite of Chapel Pond. Limited parking at the trailhead but additional parking at Chapel Pond across the street. Best to park at Chapel Pond so as to avoid parking on or near the road. NOTE: Hudson Valley Hikers Events are by RSVP only on events posted to the calendar. Any other activity with members that is organized offline, in Meetup Discussions, or private messages; is not sanctioned by Hudson Valley Hikers and participation is at your own risk. Please contact Meetup directly if you have any questions or concerns

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  • July 4th Weekend Camping - Kayaking and Hiking Options

    Woodland Trails

    Let's escape the Covid craziness and have a fun time camping. I chose this campground because it has a reputation as being quiet and serene, something we can all use rather than being jammed in like sardines next to noisy RVs. It is about 45 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which I thought was a good trade-off. We will be staying at Woodland Trails located at 7 Babtown Road, Vernon NJ. Check the Yelp reviews here. https://www.yelp.com/biz/woodland-trails-camp-sussex To make reservations, call Lucia at (973)[masked]. Tell her you are with David's Group. Cost is $20pp per night. This is part of the Camping/Kayaking/SUP Weekend - Delaware Water Gap. We will be kayaking different sections of the Delaware Water Gap on Saturday and Sunday. The links are below: https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/271651476/ https://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/271651650/ Organizer: David Klein Contact:[masked] We should have close to 10 tent sites available in the Group Area. I think we can get another 5 in another nearby Group Area. And there are random tent sites available around the campground. Looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend.

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