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#TrashyTuesdays – Breakneck Ridge Hike and Trash Cleanup!
June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
****Due to the NY PAUSE Executive Order, we will be limiting the group size to 25 as we are still in Phase 3, and practicing social distancing throughout the hike****
****The main parking area is now closed for the foreseeable future. Be sure to legally park in the available spaces. We will now meet at the trailhead as opposed to the big lot as we had done in the past.****
***FAST AFTER WORK HIKE! CURE FOR THE COMMON WORK WEEK! FLEXIBLE START TIME! *** ***READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE ATTENDING! Note to first-timers, if you have never attended this hike before please sit this one out and join us on one of the times we do it on a weekend.*** Use this link for directions to the trailhead: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.445686,-73.979446&num=1&t=h&z=17 Make sure you have a copy of the map, a headlamp, a charged cellphone, and 1 liter of water, minimum. Going up the white trail (BR), then left on red (BB) and left on yellow (WM). https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/HudsonHighlandsTrailMapNorth.pdf
Regarding the trash cleanup, I will bring trash grabbers (I have 12 to share) and plastic bags for everyone to use, but you should bring your own work gloves and hand sanitizer. Don’t bother cleaning below the scramble or along the road as those areas are more suited for a weekend event. Leave all trash bags by any of the trash cans near the parking area. One group will ascend yellow to red while the other will do the white trail scramble.
Regarding the hike, we will spend some time socializing at a lookout point just before the junction of the Red trail before our descent. Please start earlier if you think you will take longer. Note that the park closes at sunset so our goal is to get back to our cars well before it becomes dark. That said, you MUST bring a headlamp just in case. If you run into any trouble, call me immediately on my cell which is listed in the description. Total distance is 3.1 miles approx. and we expect to finish in around 1.5-2 hours. The elevation gain is almost 1400′ so be prepared to climb, especially in the steep beginning. Though a short hike, this is widely considered to be one of the most strenuous hikes in the lower Hudson valley, hence why it takes so long to complete. Park in the large lot 0.2 miles NORTH of the tunnel.
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