Hudson Highlands to Cold Spring Hike
dim. 3 mars à 14:45
Let's get hiking season started with a hike of the Hudson Highlands ending in Cold Spring, NY. We'll take a train from Grand Central and get off at the Breakneck Ridge stop. The hike starts on the Wilkinson Memorial Trail then we'll take the Washburn Trail over Mount Taurus. There will be some great views of the Hudson. THIS IS A HARD HIKE and you should be ready for a INTENSE AEROBIC WORKOUT. It's about a 1000 foot climb up in the first mile. GUYS TAKING THE TRAIN: We'll be catching the 8:45am Metro North-Hudson Line train out of Grand Central to Breakneck Ridge stop. It's between Cold Spring and Beacon NY. Meet near the clock/info booth in Grand Central around 8:15am. Buy your ticket before.
Return trains in Cold Spring at 4:06pm, 4:18pm and 5:16pm. DRIVERS: The train arrives at Breakneck around 10:10am. Parking is about a 1/4 mile south from the train stop, walk up to meet us. The hike starts at the train stop and ends at Little Stony Point parking lot. Maybe you want to arrange to have one car at Little Stony Point to take the drivers back to the Breakneck parking lot at the end of the day? If you message me with your phone numbers I'll help you coordinate this, otherwise you'll need an Uber to get back to your cars, or walk. Bring plenty of water, at least 2 liters is recommended, and a hearty lunch as there are no stores near the trailhead. Wear sturdy hiking boots, sneakers will get wet. It can be cold or rainy in March so bring a warm sweater and a rain jacket. Long pants and bug spray are recommended to prevent ticks. There's plenty of places in Cold Spring to grab a bite or drink after the hike. Bad weather cancels this trip. Light rain is ok though. Can't wait to see everybody!