Backpacking

Backpacking




Backpacking Weekend (Easy/Mod): Bald Rock, Harriman State Park

Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

We will meet around 9am on Saturday at a place to be determined. We will hike approximately 2 miles to the shelter, set up camp, and day hike in the area with empty packs. Depending on the number of participants, we may offer two options – an easy hike and a moderate hike. On Sunday, we will relax in the early morning, do another short day hike in the area, then have lunch, break camp and hike back to the cars. We suggest that beginners do not buy equipment. Let us know immediately what you need and we should be able to outfit you on a first-come/first-served basis.

LOCATION: Bald Rock in Harriman State Park
FEE: $40 (members $30)
DATES: Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
TRIP LEADERS: Jackie and Mary-Ann

PLEASE NOTE: We suggest you DO NOT buy equipment, especially if it is your first backpack, with the exception of a sleeping bag if you want your own. We have gear to lend on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do decide to buy, please check with the leaders before you buy. We’ll be able to give you some do and don’t suggestions. We will go over various gear choices, pros and cons, etc. during the Beginner Weekend.

More details will be sent to those who sign up.

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Backpacking Weekend (Mod-Stren/Mod): Harriman State Park, NY

Saturday, November 3 – Sunday, November 4, 2018

Our last backpack for 2018 will be more challenging than earlier in the year. Although the mileage is relatively low (3.5 miles to the shelter), the trail involves significant hills and scrambles. Exact meeting time and place TBD but we will be staying at the West Mountain Shelter. This trip is open to participants with backpacking and hiking experience.

LOCATION: Harriman State Park, NY
FEE: $40 (members $30)
DATE: November 3-4, 2018
TRIP LEADERS: Mary-Ann and Jackie

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Backpacking Weekend (Mod/Mod): Harriman State Park, NY

Winter 2019 (Date TBD)

We usually try to have a winter backpack. This is open to experienced backpackers only with proper winter gear. If we plan such a weekend it will be posted on the website and information sent to backpackers with experience.

LOCATION: Harriman State Park, NY
FEE: $40 (members $30)
DATE: Winter 2019 (Date TBD)
TRIP LEADERS: Mary-Ann and Jackie

More details will be sent to those who sign up.

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