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: Brian and Mike
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2014
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.
$20 at the door
$20 online and at the door.
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!
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.
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.
All sales are final. No need to print tickets; your name will be at the door.
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.
Park across from the park headquarters building in lot on the right side of the road.
58 Magruder Road, Highlands NJ 07732
* Credit - http://weirdnj.com/stories/abandoned/bizarre-art-inside-abandoned-sandy-hook-bunker/