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#13139 - 10/04/04 01:25 PM Re: Hiking Giant's Workshop, and LC
MurphysLaw Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 2308
Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
One option for spicing up (and speeding up) the access to Giant's Workshop is to ride a bike there on the carriage road, rather than hiking.
(the hike is not bad tho, and there are several ways you can get there, but each is probably 2-3 miles each way of "boring" hiking)

Park at the W. Trapps lot, ride Overcliff or Undercliff to Giant's Workshop, chain up yer bikes to a tree there, hike it, then ride back the opposite way you came (for variety's sake)

Just some additional food for thought...



the Coxing Trailhead we'll see the blue trail and we just have to follow it to the yellow and then it's follow our noses right?

That's pretty much it. Blue trail departs from near the kiosk at the back of the lot.
Be prepared for some epic talus scrambling as you get closer. The M-dog had to resort to a few points of aid to get thru some of the dicier sections.


Oh, and I checked, the 'A Rock with A View' booklet is $7.95 - cheap at twice the price.
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#13140 - 10/04/04 01:34 PM Re: Hiking Giant's Workshop, and LC [Re: MurphysLaw]
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One option for spicing up (and speeding up) the access to Giant's Workshop is to ride a bike there on the carriage road, rather than hiking. (the hike is not bad tho, and there are several ways you can get there, but each is probably 2-3 miles each way of "boring" hiking)

Funny, I just sent off an email to my GF that biking the boring parts might just be the way to go! We can cover alot more ground with alot less whining that way. Great minds think alike


Park at the W. Trapps lot, ride Overcliff or Undercliff to Giant's Workshop, chain up yer bikes to a tree there, hike it, then ride back the opposite way you came (for variety's sake)

Overcliff and Undercliff sound like they'd be fun to bike on and then stop to see the climbers. Although, that could open a whole nother can of worms when my son asks if we can climb next!


Oh, and I checked, the 'A Rock with A View' booklet is $7.95 - cheap at twice the price.

I also noticed the edit, and have written down the name of the book. Not sure we'll be able to get it before we get started on Sat. as I'm paranoid about getting a parking spot, but on the way home a stop to buy it is already planned!

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#13141 - 10/15/04 06:03 PM Re: Hiking Giant's Workshop, and LC
Smike Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: in your backyard
To further ML (as if to almost say he’s right ) Lost City is the defacto on cool scrambles on the Ridge. I've been in there at least a dozen times, and still find new places to explore. Just be careful of the dirt and leaf bridges that cover crevasses that can sometimes be over 100' deep (kinda like training for glacier travel)

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#13142 - 10/25/04 06:32 PM Re: Hiking the Labyrinth
quanto_the_mad Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/14/02
Posts: 2628
Loc: brooklyn
Did you get a map from the MMH? I got a large, paper map that shows the entire MMH area; the main map shows the location of Giants Workshop, northwest of the MMH land. On the reverse side it has a map of the eastern portion of MMH land, just about to the edge of Bonticou.

The NYNJ Trail Conference map 10A shows the same area but includes the Bonticou crag.
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