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Northern Virginia Hiking Club
This Springtime urban hike through midtown Manhattan includes hiking past NY icons such as Central Park, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, U. N. Building, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, and so on. The hike is about 8-9 miles of walking through Manhattan's streets and parks. The hike will start early in the morning in NY (about 5 a.m.) and end in the afternoon. (about 2 p.m.). Meeting spot in Manhattan will be announced to hikers who register for this hike.
We will stop at restaurants and cafes for breakfast, lunch, coffee and restroom breaks.
We will try to minimize shopping and potty stops by doing group stops so we do more hiking than shopping and potty stops.
Bring money for breakfast, lunch, subway rides and personal needs.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to New York. Early arrangements are recommended for reduced cost.
Those wishing to travel with the hike leaders will be provided with the leaders' itinerary upon request.
SAFETY MESSAGE: We recommend that you DO NOT HIKE if you answer NO to any of the following questions: • MEDICAL FITNESS: Are you medically fit to participate in this event? FOOTWEAR: Have you proper footwear (hiking boots recommended on trails)? • EXPERIENCE: Have you done a hike of similar difficulty in recent past (same hike rating or one lower)? FOOD AND WATER: Have you enough food and water (two quarts; more in hot weather)? • CLOTHING: Have you proper clothing, especially for cold weather (layered clothing, warm wool sweater or jacket, gloves or mittens, ear muffs, hat, rain gear, and so on)?
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: I the undersigned do hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all Club functions. I will not hold any of the Club’s leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to my own person or any members of my family, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence of a Club hike or other activity.
It is not necessary to be a member of the Northern Virginia Hiking Club to participate in this event. Non club members will pay a $2.00 per person hike fee at the hike. Non members may join the Club for $5 individual membership or an $8 family membership. Memberships are active for a calendar year from January 1 to December 31 of the year purchased.