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Hike: Sandy Hook Ghost Town

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Hike: Sandy Hook Ghost Town

Time: September 6, 2014 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit
Street: 58 Magruder Road
City/Town: Highlands, NJ 07732
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/K6S7D
Event Type: monmouth county, athletic
Organized By: Laura Occhipinti
Latest Activity: Sep 7

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Event Description

In the 1970's Sandy Hook was demilitarized and handed over to the National Park Service. "The once stately houses of Officers’ Row now look like a dilapidated ghost town.  The battlements of the old fort, now merely a labyrinth of concrete ruins, lie crumbling along the shoreline sand dune, bearing silent witness to a battle that was never fought here."*  Join us as gather for an easy hike past many of the historic ruins and INTO one of the bunkers. And as per tradition, the group will go out for local eats and conversation after the hike.

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Member Cost:
$10 online
$20 at the door

Non-Member Cost:
$20 online and at the door.

Specs:
Difficulty level is 2.0, http://www.njyp.org/page/hike-ratings
5 miles covered in 3 hours. 
This hike is good for beginners who are in good athletic shape!

Sweeper:
If the group size is larger than 10, we are going to look for a volunteer to act as a sweeper. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.

Hike Leader:
Maren will be leading this hike.
Maren will not be waiting for late people. In fairness to those who arrive on time, she will be starting the hike on time.

What to bring:
Hiking boots (recommended) and water (required).
Hiking boots will help keep the sand out of your feet when hiking as the trail is a mix of hard surface and sandy surface.
You may want to bring long pants due to some poison ivy close to the trail.
We will stop for a light lunch / snack at the picnic area so we recommend you bring something to eat.

Tickets:
All sales are final. No need to print tickets; your name will be at the door.

Inclement Weather:
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.

Directions:
Park across from the park headquarters building in lot on the right side of the road. 


Dropped Pin:
58 Magruder Road, Highlands NJ 07732
http://goo.gl/maps/K6S7D

* Credit - http://weirdnj.com/stories/abandoned/bizarre-art-inside-abandoned-sandy-hook-bunker/

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Comment by Maren on September 7, 2014 at 4:48pm

Thanks to all for hanging in there. It was a hot one, but a nice day in spite of the heat! Had great fun with everyone.

Comment by Nicole on September 6, 2014 at 10:31am
Hey maren Kevin, ray and I are here... We are not sure where to park none of these buildings are called hq
Comment by Maren on September 6, 2014 at 10:28am
Sorry to hear. Next time!
Comment by Danielle on September 5, 2014 at 3:50pm

Unable to make it I aggravated my hip, no running/hiking a few weeks. Walking on flat surfaces only :(  Can't wait until the next one!! This one was close to me too.

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