HIKING Multi-day Backpacking -- for 21-24 miles on 10/01/2022 - 10/02/2022 @ All Day -- Last year, we had planned to complete the southern section of Harriman, we instead opted for a shorter route through the park on day 2, so we still have the original loop to do. It has a lunch stop to die for. We can combine that with a hike through Sterling Forest State Park. The parks are in the Palisades region of New York. Mileages are ~11 miles on Saturday and ~12 on Sunday. Elevation changes are moderate throughout the backpacker. We’ll be using the Sterling Ridge Trailhead at 797 Minturn Bridge Rd. (NY 17A), Monroe NY 10950; 41.230565, -74.260811. Contact Paul for details and to sign up.
HIKING Saturday Long Hiking -- for 8, 13 or 5 miles miles on 10/01/2022 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm -- Meet by 9 am, or come at noon for shorter afternoon loop. We will come back to cars for lunch, and early out is available then. Well-traveled trails, with hills, some rocks, roots, stream crossings. Bring water lunch, snacks.
HIKING Saturday Short Hiking -- for 4-5 miles on 10/01/2022 @ 9:00am - 11:30am -- Hike along the Red Clay Creek and up thru the Marshall Bridge Preserve where we will enter a beautiful woods trail along the Red Clay Creek and then continue thru the meadows of the preserve. A beautiful varied hike with lots of birds and wildlife. There will be some hills, rocks and roots so poles and hiking footwear is suggested. We will maintain a casual pace and take breaks so most everyone should be able to do this hike. Bring water.
HIKING Saturday Medium Hiking -- for 7-8 miles on 10/01/2022 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm -- Meet at the front entrance by 10:00 a.m. for a hike in the meadow, around the grounds, and in the conservatory. Normal cost is $25 for adults up to age 62 and $22 for those 62 and over, but I will have some free passes available. Lunch in the cafeteria afterwards. Bring water and a snack.