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Entfernung

6,6 km

Höhengewinn

487 m

Schwierigkeitsgrad

Mäßig

Höhenverlust

487 m

Max. Höhe

562 m

Trailrank

55 5

Min. Höhe

96 m

Trail Typ

Einfach

Koordinaten

731

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9. Juli 2014

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Juli 2014
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Really fun hike with lots to see and do.

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Note: You must have a permit to do this hike. I believe if you're caught you will get fined. I have been on this hike twice and have never seen a sole, so if you do this without a permit it is at your own risk.

Contact for a permit
Victoria Latini, Guest Services Assistant
845-647-7989 Ext. 100 or vlatini@tnc.org
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You can park at a parking lot up the hill (you'll see a sign that says something about hiking trails)

Enter the forest. At the first T intersection, turn right. You'll see a rocky area, climb on top of it and you'll see a trail.

At some point you'll see a "DO NOT ENTER" sign... this is for cars... so ignore it.

Some 800-1000 feet afterwards, the ground will level off from being uphill and the path will bend around like a horseshoe. Shortly afterwards, keep an eye for a path on the left marked red trail.

This is called "the knee breaker", but I call it the "the get the branches out of my face while my calves are burning"

Eventually the path will clear up and you'll be facing a large pit. Remember where you came from (you'll be coming back this way).

Enter the large pit on the left side. You can walk down the valley towards the ice cave. If you look at what appears to be the main entrance on the right, it looks too dangerous to enter... BECAUSE IT IS!!! Look around towards the left (and down) and you can wiggle your body into the cave.

As a side note, keep in mind this is a delicate place. Please try not to destroy the moss in the ice cave.

Inside the cave is a wooden ladder... take caution as it is quite slippery. After this, I wouldn't go any further forwards, but look behind you... it's dry under the ladder. If you have gear, you may try and go deeper into the cave ( away from the ladder).

Leaving the ice caves (if you are facing the large pit as you first approached it) stay to the right side to follow the path.

From here on out, watch where you step!!! Don't step on dark stuff (cause it's probably a pit of darkness). Carefully traverse through the foresty area filled with crevices.

Once you get to the Shingle Gully, keep taking the path keeping sure the gully is to your right. Some of the path is overgrown. Do not step in a place if you cannot see the ground. Use a stick if you are unsure.

There's a great photo op spot here. You'll see a platform overlooking the gully.

At the end of the gully, you can climb down into it and walk along the valley. I believe you can keep going and leave through the gully, but I wasn't sure so we backtracked the trail.

Be careful backtracking... sometimes the trails all look the same and it's easy to go off-trail. Keep an eye on your GPS.
Wegpunkt

Descend to explore Gully

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At the end of the gully, you can descend down.
Höhle

Ice Cave

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The entrance is to the lower left of what appears to be the main entrance
Parkplatz

ICE CAVE PARKING

Look out for a sign that says hiking trails. The parking is on top of a small hill.
Aussichtspunkt

Shingle Gully (Top)

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Shingle Gully
Straßenkreuzung

Stay on trail

The trail is sometimes difficult to follow. Keep an eye on the gps
Straßenkreuzung

Turn left here (red trail)

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After going uphill for a bit and then leveling off around a bend, there will be a path off to the left. Turn left to stay on the red trail. This following path is called the "knee breaker"

2 Kommentare

  • krg9729 26.05.2020

    Fun hike with the family.

  • krg9729 26.05.2020

    Ich bin diesem Trail gefolgt  verifiziert  Mehr anzeigen

    Easy to follow.

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