OCA Hike: Yonkers to Bryant Park - 19 miles
sam. 10 novembre à 15:00
(☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ Please show respect to our hosts by only RSVPing 'YES' to events if you truly intend to join us. No need to RSVP 'NO'. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ Be prepared! This is a challenge of approximately 19 miles. What’s going on? Old Croton Aqueduct (aka OCA) is a 41-mile pipe that used to supply water from upstate NY all the way down to our wonderful little NYC. We plan to hike over this aqueduct over the span of 4 parts; the 4th part being the longest and unscenic. You’re eligible for a certificate and a badge if you complete parts 1-3 (Westchester) and another certificate and badge if you complete all 1-4 parts. Read more here: http://aqueduct.org/26-and-41-mile-walkerrunner-recognition . This is Part 4! We will hike, what is the longest and not-so-scenic part, the NYC portion of this pipe: YONKERS to BRYANT PARK ~ 19 miles. We arrive in YONKERS by 10:20 AM, and start walking south to NYC. Let’s meet at GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL (GCT) to take the 9:47 AM Metro-North from GCT to YONKERS. One-way trip: $14.00 OFF-PEAK. I plan to be seated at 9:30 AM. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ If you don't see me or the group, just get on the train and meet in YONKERS. Hey, can I get there some other way? If you’re coming from another Metro-North station or a different mode of transportation and plan to meet our group in YONKERS, leave me a message in comments. Be at the station by the time the train arrives at 10:20 AM. Here’s Metro-North train schedule. You have until 10:35 AM to get there before I start moving. What trail are we taking? Old Croton Aqueduct. From the station in YONKERS. We’ll find ventilator shafts and weir chambers along the route. More information can be found here: http://aqueduct.org/ . Total mileage for the day about ~19 miles. How long is this hike? Approximately 19 miles mostly city streets. I pretty much average out the entire day to enjoy the scenery, conversation, and the exercise. If you’re in a hurry to get back to NYC, I wouldn’t try to squeeze this hike in your schedule. Is it hard? Not really. It’s just loooong. Please reflect on your ability to walk ~19 miles. Can I leave early? Or can I go on ahead without the group? If you want to leave, just let me know. On this trail, there are plenty of dropout points along the route because it leads into the city. I can assist with Google Maps for finding the nearest train station: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm . If you want to go ahead without the group, just let me know. Uh oh… Too much water? Bathrooms include YONKERS Public Library, and once we’re in the city, we can find a Starbucks, or McDonald’s. How do I prepare? I’m not an expert at hiking but this is what I do: Bring at least 3 liters of water; depending on your own thirst level. Wear moisture-wicking shirts and hiking boots. Battery pack if you plan to use any navigation apps or fitness trackers. Pack a lunch (sandwiches, fruit, nuts, trail mix, jerky). What’s the weather like? Rain or Shine, we blaze this trail!! Pack an umbrella/poncho/pack cover and/or ziploc bag all your belongings. This is a hike through ANY weather condition! Ending this trail NO MATTER WHAT! (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ Also, join my @CharityMiles team #UnlikelyHikers Miles for charity! Download the app: Charity Miles and choose your charity and donate your miles: https://miles.app.link/NFKEg0FyKG . My favorite charity is Stand Up to Cancer. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ RELEASE OF LIABILITY: In exchange for participating in events, by RSVPing, you agree to follow the rules, any oral instructions or directions of the Organizers. You also recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above-described activity and you assume full responsibility for personal injury to yourself, and further release and discharge Organizers for injury, loss or damage arising from your attendance in the event.
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