4/26/15 Harriman - Cats Elbow Hike


We will be going to the Harriman State Park for a moderate to strenuous hike of 5 to 6 miles in the Anthony Wayne area of the park.

This loop hike has some of the best viewpoints of the Hudson River and New York City in the park and features 1400 feet of elevation with some steep climbs. You can see one of the viewpoints above.

Weather looks to be in the high 50s to low 60s, perfect hiking weather!

Hope to see you at the event! See below for all of the details


DIFFICULTY AND LENGTH OF THE HIKE

The hike is solid moderate to strenuous hike of 5 to 6 miles long. It has some elevation changes and steep climbs, a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, and you should bring HIKING SNEAKERS OR BOOTS IF POSSIBLE - IT HAS SOME ROCKY PORTIONS. This is able to be hiked by a beginner but only if you can easily walk 6 miles. We will be hiking and exploring for about 4 hrs on the trail, so plan your clothing and food accordingly. BRING LUNCH.

To see a description of a portion of this hike, visit the link below - we may vary our hike from the one described here, hence the 5 to 6 mile designation.

http://nynjtc.org/hike/hudson-river-and-hills-views-west-mountain-harriman-state-park

here is the actual version, on page 8 of the PDF, with a picture

WEATHER AND RAIN

The weather is too soon to be sure, but will likely be in the high 50s to low 60s, excellent weather for hiking as long as there is no rain in the forecast. I will update those coming on weather - bad weather will cancel, or any significant chance of rain may cancel the event.

RIDES

We hope to offer rides to those who need. If we don't have enough rides for all, preference for rides goes to those who sign up first, so please RSVP ASAP! The cost for rides is $10 per person.

DRIVERS - Please let us know if you can give rides to people. I assume full reimbursement occurs for people who take 2 passengers.

RSVP NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT Wednesday - April 22 - those who register sooner have a better chance for a ride...

EVENT DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

TIME: 10:00 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area Parking Lot, just off the Palisades Interstate Parkway,. exit 17. Proceed past the first parking lot, then turn left at a sign for the “Far South Parking Lot,” continue through this very large parking lot, and park at the southern end of the lot,near a kiosk and picnic benches. We will leave for the hike close to 10:15 AM –don’t be late as we will leave without you!

Leave Time – it should take an hour from most places except Long Island

8:45 AM - Long Island
9:00 AM - Manhattan, Riverdale Brooklyn, Queens, LI, Passaic, Central NJ
9:15 AM – Monsey, NY & Northern NJ ( Teaneck, etc)


Return Time - We should finish the hike no later than 4PM PM. You should expect to be back home by 5:30 - 6pm, depending on traffic.


COST:

$5 per person ( events fee) + $10 ride fee


RIDE FEE - the ride fee is for those getting a ride, paid directly to your driver (we do ask the driver, so please pay when you enter the car)

EVENT FEE - The $5 events fee is charged or included in the cost of most events, and covers things such as maps and books, hiking supplies and other things used for planning these events. The $10 ride fee is paid to your driver.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

A MINIMUM OF 2 LITERS OF WATER (this means at the start of the hike, as it will be hot – if you plan to drink along the way, bring more than 2 liters so you will still have 2 liters when we start),
LUNCH - we will supply a light dinner at the end of the hike.
HIKING SNEAKERS OR BOOTS PREFERRED/ COMFORTABLE SOLID SHOES FOR HIKING,
SNACKS FOR THE HIKE, A HAT,
A back pack or other bag for your water and stuff, and
WARM CLOTHING IN LAYERS ( you want to have the ability to add and drop layers,like a sweater or fleece, winter coat, warm hat, gloves, given the temps in the 30s).

I will be supplying some snacks before and after the hike.

DIRECTIONS

Here is a link to location, using google maps - Anthony Wayne is 3 miles before the Bear Mountain Bridge, near the end of the Palisades.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Anthony+Wayne+Recreation+Area/@41.296789,-74.027659,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c2daccfc45f007:0xb6af68249316c6f3


Trailhead GPS Coordinates 41.297598, -74.027274


RSVP NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, 4/22/15

    View From Cats Elbow

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