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Storm King 5 mi hike from Stowell parking lot on Rt. 218 -Beat the Heat!!
July 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:45 am
Host: Mike Clancy[masked]
** Pace will be fairly brisk with several brief stops at key viewpoints. Just know the route if you hike at a more leisurely pace.
The Hike: We will start hiking at 7:30am from the Etsie Stowell parking area (old farm) on Rt. 218 (Bayview Avenue) in the Village of Cornwall. We will head uphill on the Teal-blazed Highland Trail. After about .7 miles, turn left on Yellow. We will stay on Yellow for a couple miles as we circle the top of Storm King and check out the great river views. We will reach the dome-shaped rock of the Butter Hill viewpoint. We’ll then retrace our steps downhill for a short way until we reach the Bluebird Trail (Blue/Red) by a stone cairn. Go left onto blue/red and continue to Yellow again. Go left onto Yellow and then right onto Teal and back to parking lot.
Pace: Moderate. average 2 – 2.5 mph (not slow)
Duration: Approx 2.5 hours
Elevation Gain: approx 1,100 feet
Difficulty: – We will encounter some steep hills and rocky terrain. Not recommended for people doing their “first-ever” hike. You should have previously hiked similar distances and terrain.
Map: NY-NJ Trail Conference Map #113; Avenza mapping app; or similar maps/apps
Gear: water, lunch/snacks, etc. Appropriate footwear, microspikes/traction; Clothing for changing temps.
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