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Hike Bald Rocks Shelter from Lake Kanawauke
May 22 @ 9:35 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 22, 2021 – Bald Rocks Shelter from Lake Kanawauke
Starting from the parking area off the former Route 106 at Lake Kanawauke, we take a short road walk and then enter the forest, following a woods road as it gently climbs up to meet the Dunning Trail. The ascent up Black Rock Mountain is steady, but not strenuous. After crossing a stream, we come to the bare, rocky area of Bald Rocks. At 1,382 feet in elevation, Bald Rocks is the highest point in the park. (The boulders that dot the bare rock gave rise to the name “Bowling Rocks.”) We traverse across the open rock surface (known as the Whaleback) and make our way to Bald Rock Shelter for a lunch break. The area around the shelter is interesting for the crossing of other trails nearby and for the many, well-used camp sites scattered around the area. We retrace our steps back down to the parking area. It will probably be possible to arrange a ride from Sloatsburg for those without a car. Please call leader to check. Bring lunch, rain gear, water, extra layers, and appropriate hiking shoes. Limited to six hikers plus the leader/co-leader. Masks required. Meet at the Parking area at 9:45AM. Qualifying (5-6 miles). Please register by 9PM Thursday May 13th.
Leader: Ray Kozma. Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-406-3782.