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Bear Mountain: Vernal Equinox -- Full Moon hike

Date and Time

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Location

Bear Mountain,
New York, Hudson River Valley,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

Celebrate the vernal equinox atop icon Bear Mountain as the sunsets and the full moon rises. Bring a sit pad and blanket as we recline for the sunset and meditations. We shall ascend via the rigorous SBM and old AT. A headlamp and flashlight (both!) required for the descent via the Appalachian Trail staircase. 4 miles; 1,300' elevation gain. While 4 miles seems short, the steep 1,300' elevation gain is straight up and taken all at once.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Past participants say...

"A Goldie Locks hike: an oven ascent straight up that is too hot, a chilly summit that is too cold, and a descent that is just right and will make you want to stay out all night."

Related Link(s):

Bear Mountain State Park

Driving Directions

Bear Mountain Inn parking lot (Meet inside the Inn at the main floor bathrooms.)

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Difficulty

2D4

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




AMC: 15 years; Leader: Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Walks & Outings, Kayaking, Climbing, Young Members, Chapter Youth Program; Chair: Conservation; Bicycling; Publicity; Certifications: NY licensed guide, ACA Level 2 Kayak Instructor, US Sailing instructor, WFA, CPR, Water Safety; Trips led: 200+; Safety record: no injuries, no incident reports; Nature writer: poughkeepsiejournal.com; Teacher: Bard College; Fordham University; Instructor-Guide: REI, LL Bean; Web: OutdoorSkipper.com.