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Backpack the Hudson Highlands on Earth Day

Date and Time

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021


Hudson Highlands,
New York, Highlands Region,


Registration is required for this activity.


Celebrate Earth Day by hiking the Hudson Highlands. Total mileage will be about 15 mi., with about 6 mi. on Day 1 and 8-9 mi. on Day 2. We'll summit So. Beacon Mtn., Sugarloaf North & Mt. Taurus for their exceptional views. No camp fires will be allowed. You must be physically fit and have all necessary gear. Consult the 3-season gear list at on the Backpacking pages. Rental sources are listed at the bottom of the lists. Contact leader if you have questions. Club Covid-19 policy will be followed. That includes, but is not limited to, facemasks, maintaining appropriate social distance, no sharing of gear or food unless you are in the same household and carrying hand sanitizer. Ride sharing is NOT recommended by AMC.

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Hudson Highlands



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA 9:30 PM)

I've led outings since the late 1970s for a variety of clubs. I'm currently leading for the Adirondack Mtn. Club, the Appalachian Mtn. Club and Mohonk Preserve. These outings have included day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, x-c skiing, cabin trips, day paddles and paddling/camping trips in canoe or kayak. I particularly enjoy leading overnights.


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I am a recently retired educator who always made learning about nature and interacting with the natural world a priority for my students. I am beginning my leadership role with AMC where I have been a member since 2017. I enjoy backpacking/hiking because it gives me an excuse to eat handfuls of roasted nuts and peanut M&Ms.