Fri, Jul 26 | South Mountain Parking

High Tor

[EASY] High Tor offers outstanding views of the Hudson River, the Hudson Highlands to the north, and the town of Haverstraw below; a great payoff for the effort.
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Time & Location

Jul 26, 2019, 4:00 PM
South Mountain Parking, Co Rd 33, New City, NY, USA

About the Event

Difficulty: EASY

Distance: Approx. 5 miles

Time: 2.5 hours

High Tor offers outstanding views of the Hudson River, the Hudson Highlands to the north, and the town of Haverstraw below. Its vantage point made it an ideal location for Revolutionary War-era beacons, meant to alert the Colonists of approaching British troops. It also served as an air raid watch during World War II. High Tor itself is composed of diabase or “trap rock” -- named for swedish word trappa meaning “stairway”. This is responsible for the perpendicular nature of the Palisades and its cliffs. High Tor is the highest peak of this formation, while Little Tor represents its most northern extent.

Sturdy footwear and appropriate outdoor attire required. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. We will hike rain or shine barring extraordinarily dangerous conditions such as lightning, hurricane, blizzard etc. 

Please register for this event through the website and accept the terms of the waiver on the EVENTS page. Registrants will receive detailed hike information prior to the event via email. Please refer to the most recent email (sent within 24 hours of the hike) for most current details. Email contact@proactiveahw.com or DM @proactiveahw if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Registering for this hike requires accepting the terms of the waiver on our events page.*

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