This 6.5 mile moderate out and back hike to Panther (3,720 ft) is rewarded with outstanding views at the several ledges that we encounter. The ascent is gradual with a few short steep areas. After the first 0.75 miles, we’ll reach Giant Ledge, one of several ledges. In the next 0.9 miles, we’ll arrive at the summit of Panther where the view of the valleys below is limited. We’ll continue a little more to a viewpoint after the summit of Panther to break for lunch.
Event Duration: 7 miles, 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Leader(s): Siu Samantha Yuen
Bring: at least 2 liters of water, lunch/snacks, rain gear, bug spray, sunscreen, sturdy hiking boots
Registration required by 7/7/2022 date. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Rain Date, Sunday, 7/10/2022
Covid-19 Guidelines: Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites. Hike single file, following social distancing protocols. Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer. Note: As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions: From Exit 19 in Kingston, take RT 28W for 30.80 miles, bear left onto Oliverea Rd / County Hwy-92 / County Hwy-47 for 7.3 miles to arrive at the Giant Ledge trailhead on your right
GPS coordinates: N42.0266 W74.4037