Winter Hike & Hound

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
Intensity
3/10
$95

Limited Spaces Remaining
About the trip

We invite hikers with dogs to join us for an easy-to-moderate five-mile winter hike to Pine Meadow Lake. This is perfect for large and medium-sized, socialized dogs or small energetic dogs capable of hiking in possible snow and ice. It will be a barking good time.

There will be plenty to sniff along Pine Meadow and Stony Brooks as we hike up craggy rises and past marshes. As you head upwards, your pooch will have the time of her life frolicking in the fresh air with her new friends. After lunch at the beautiful Pine Meadow Lake, we'll head home and let the pups enjoy a well-earned nap on the ride back to NYC.

Trail conditions may require use of snowshoes or microspikes, which will be provided.

Please indicate preferred pick up in your registration. Departure from Paragon pick up is at 8:00 AM (arrive by 7:45 AM). Departure from The North Face pick up is at 8:30 AM (arrive by 8:15 AM).

Info
Level 3/10
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • A backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Extra wool socks on the trail
  • Water and bowl for your pooch
  • Plenty of clean up bags
  • Long leash and harness
  • Extra treats
  • Towel for your pup in case of mud or dirt
Recommended Gear
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Gaiters
  • Camera
  • A dry set of clothes and shoes for the ride home (can be left in the van)

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

Trip Package

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Snowshoe or microspike rental, depending on conditions
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Intensity

Level 3

Easy Active - Perfect for Active First Timers

Level 3 trips will give you a broad sense of what hiking is all about. Test yourself on intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending multiple peaks. These trips will invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your hiking skills.

Activity

Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for this trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.

Distances

Plan on getting starter miles under your belt. You’ll be hiking three to six miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long basketball game.

Surfaces

You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.

Elevation Change

There could be up to 1,000 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 4,500 feet.

Destination

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the parking lot at Reeves Meadow Information Center at 9:30 AM. Please see the map for directions.

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. Your guide will also make sure you have the necessary gear, such as snowshoes or microspikes, so you can have a great day in the snow. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

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