Get back to nature in blissful tranquility as you discover one of the most picturesque vistas in the Shawangunk region. This is the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you enjoy magnificent views of Minnewaska State Park, in the company of an expert guide. Get a unique perspective on Gertrude's Nose, an amazing natural formation that's testimony to the destructive natural forces that are slowly ripping apart the Shawangunk conglomerate.
You'll enjoy six miles of stunning views and fascinating geological formations - with the highlight of the day being Gertrude's Nose itself, a great wedge-like mass of comglomerate cliff. From the peak, you'll have incredible views of The Catskill Mountains to the north and the Hudson Valley to the east. To complete your experience, you'll hike through dense hemlock forest and over streams, providing a different and unique perspective on the Shawangunk Ridge on the return journey home.
This tour is designed to give you a real taste of what hiking is all about. You'll tackle intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending peaks. The trip is designed to invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your hiking skills.
A truly memorable and unique adventure suitable for most people of moderate fitness.
Upcoming 2015 dates: May 30th & July 4th.
Weather conditions are closely monitored before each trip. Unsuitable conditions may lead to the event being postponed to a later date.
This tour departs from the corner of Newark Street and Hudson Street, Hoboken, New York. It also departs from Paramus at 820, Route 17 North and Union Square.