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Join us for a kind of new hike at Illinois Mountain Park

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

The group did this hike once, let’s check it out again.

I have selected a 5ish miles route, with an elevation gain of 700 feet, and is rated moderate by Alltrails.
(https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/mt-illinois-yellow-f068232).
The plan is to walk up the service road, to the yellow trail, loop around, and back down the service road.

Description from Scenic Hudson site:
https://www.scenichudson.org/explore-the-valley/scenic-hudson-parks/illinois-mountain/

There is a $3 meetup fee for this adventure, to offset organizer’s site expenses. Venmo is preferred.
Thank you.

If you decide to come with us, please be at the parking lot on time; some of your fellow hikers show up 10-15 min early to be ready and show them the respect they deserve AND PLAN AHEAD.

Due to COVID-19, this event is limit to 12 hikers.
This organizer reserves the right to add from the wait-list as I see fit. Besides the first 5, everyone will initially be placed on the wait-list for this event. Frequent attendees with a good record of attending events they sign up will be prioritized. Pay attention to your RSVP; no shows may not be included in this or future events. In many instances, late cancellation is considered the same as a no show. Please cancel at least 48 hours in advance. This organizer invests a lot of time and effort into planning these events. We ask that you be courteous and respectful to the organizers and those on the wait-list when signing up for an event.

Don’t forget your spikes! If you don’t have spikes yet, now is an excellent time to get a pair. I recommend micro-spikes, but it’s ultimately your choice. https://www.greenbelly.co/pages/best-crampons-and-microspikes

Here are some winter hiking tips: https://www.meetup.com/Hudson-Valley-active-dogs/pages/25024660/Winter_care_tips_for_your_dog/ https://www.meetup.com/Hudson-Valley-active-dogs/pages/28202450/Tips_for_Enjoying_Winter_Hiking%2C_from_NYNJTC

By signing up for this event, you acknowledge reading, understanding, and agreeing to the content of our Liability Waiver: (https://www.meetup.com/Hudson-Valley-active-dogs/pages/22584329/liability_waiver/)

Hiking essentials… FYI (https://www.meetup.com/Hudson-Valley-active-dogs/pages/24466578/Hiking_Checklist%2C_the_essentials)

Leave no trace (https://www.meetup.com/Hudson-Valley-active-dogs/pages/24466713/Leave_no_trace/)

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/hudson-valley-active-dogs/events/289138526

Venue

Reservoir Road
Reservoir Rd
Highland, NY 12528 us

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