Swimmin' Snorin' & Sittin' Around - Backpacker

Swimmin' Snorin' & Sittin' Around

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Group: Appalachian Mountain Club

When: Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27

Where: Harriman State Park, NY

Cost: $16–$90


Enjoy a relaxing and fun camping weekend getaway at the AMC Harriman Outdoor Center with a couple of hikes, some refreshing swims, canoe/kayak paddling around the lake along with social happy hours and bonfires.

Whether you want to enjoy an active weekend in the sun, water and woods, playing cards against humanity with new friends or just spend your days napping in a hammock, the choice is yours. We will have up to three afternoons of lakeside fun at the Harriman Outdoor Center, two hikes, an afternoon social happy hour, a bonfires with s'mores. You have the option of coming up on Friday night or Saturday morning. If you come Saturday, you can choose to come just for the day or stay overnight.

The itinerary: Subject to change at the leader's discretion.

Friday Night Arrivals: Check-in is at 3 pm. Optional dinner starts at 6 pm. After Saturday breakfast, we meet up with the Saturday arrivals.

Saturday Arrivals: We will meet Day trippers arriving by bus. All participants meet at 10 am in camp for the hike. Saturday's hike will be leader's choice. It will be a moderate pace and beginner friendly for approximately 6-8 miles. After the hike everyone can enjoy some swimming, paddling, socializing, napping (I'll bring a hammock or two)., and Happy Hour. I'll bring a blender to mix up some frozen drinks to beat the heat. Then we'll have dinner followed by an after-dinner bonfire and s'mores. For folks staying just for the day, you'll probably want to stay for dinner, so remember to buy the dinner at check-out.

Sunday Morning: Breakfast & Camp Breakdown. There will be a shorter hike after breakfast on Sunday. If it rains we get wet. We aren't going to cancel the event.

Accommodations: We will be camping on tent platforms. If you don't have your own gear, you can borrow a tent and sleeping pad.

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