PUBLIC TRANSIT SERIES #10
Hook Mountain, Nyack, New York
GIRL GOTTA HIKE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERIES #10
The Girl Gotta Hike Public Transit Series is a free, once-monthly guided hike that is easily accessed by train or by bus from NYC. Get out of the city and into the woods without needing a car!
***Please note, this hike was originally scheduled for March 2nd, but due to wacky winter weather, it was pushed back a week.***
Where: Hook Mountain State Park, Upper Nyack, New York
When: Saturday, March 9th, 8:00 AM (to meet @ The Port Authority Bust Terminal)
Distance: 6 miles
Rating: 1/2 of hike is a Moderate uphill climb; 1/2 of hike is Easy-Peasy
Estimated Hiking Time: 4 hours (including breaks) + optional post-hike celebration time
Cost: Free to hike; $22.20 round-trip on the Rockland Coaches bus + $ for optional snacks or drinks post-hike
**please see specific transportation details below**
For March’s Public Transit series hike, we head back to heights high above the Hudson, but this time we’ll be over on the west side of the river in beautiful Nyack, New York. We’ll start off by catching some sweet views as we travel uphill on a small section of the 358-mile long Long Path, (which leads from the George Washington Bridge to near Albany), to the summit of Hook Mountain, the second highest mountain on the Palisades Ridge. In addition to the spectacular cliffy views that will reward our climb, we’ll get to take it easy on the second half, returning toward town via the flat, riverside bike path. Time-pending, we’ll celebrate our day with a quick drink (&/or some snacks) in cutie downtown Nyack before catching the bus back to the big city.
Hike is limited to 15 participants. Please sign up below. Girl Gotta Hike is a women’s group. While we appreciate all encouraging and supportive souls as friends and partners, this hike is just for the ladies.
Transportation Details: We’ll be meeting at the Rockland Coaches departure gate at Port Authority Bus Terminal. The bus departs for Nyack at 8:15 AM sharp, so you’ll want to arrive on the earlier side in order to guarantee a seat. For some unknown and antiquated reason, most Coach USA bus lines do not have online ticket purchasing available. This means you must purchase your tickets from windows 11 through 15 in the Main Concourse at the The Port Authority 41st Street Bus Terminal in person. Due to long lines that I’ve experienced in the past, I highly recommend visiting the ticket counter early on Saturday morning, or even better — a day or two ahead of time — just to ensure you’re not stuck in line or sweating and feeling frantic from running to the gate when the bus is about to pull away… (true story…) But don’t worry! I’ll send a reminder and more detailed trip information the week of the hike.
Winter/Bad Weather Policy: I’ll be checking on specific trail conditions the week of the hike, but please keep in mind that winter hiking can be cold and a bit slippery. The use of trekking poles and/or extra grip on your boots with something like yak tracks is highly recommended. Also be sure to wear enough layers to keep you and your toes toasty!
Most hikes will go on rain, snow or shine. However, in the case of extreme weather such as blizzards, lightning or high winds, I promise to keep you safe and re-schedule the hike for a later date.
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