Group J – Day Hike: West Mountain
This hike, in one of the most beautiful sections of the park, follows the 1777, Timp Torn, and Appalachian Trails through all types of terrain. Rock outcrops, brooks, Mountain Laurels, and blueberries are highlighted with sweeping views of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain, and points west.
During hikes we learn proper hiking techniques, safety, natural and human history, Leave No Trace Principles, tick awareness, trail etiquette and more.
Campers will wear their face masks on the bus to get to and from the hike. On the trail, they will be able to hike in the open fresh air without their masks, putting them on if they pass another hiker outside of our group.
We will cancel a hike if the weather is too hot, it’s raining heavily, or there is a serious threat of thunderstorms. If possible, all canceled hikes are rescheduled. If a hike is canceled, your camper will be scheduled for a full day of activities at camp, so be sure they bring a swimsuit to camp every day, even on hike days.