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I needed some snowshoes, every step I took, I sank into the snow. I'm sure there are many ways of doing this, however this is what I came up with using the materials in hand. While researching diy snowshoes, alot of the options out there involved street signs, or twigs. I needed to be able to make a set of shoes without going to the home center, and using only materials I already had on hand.For this instructable you will need:2 x pieces of 3/4 plywood cut to a 12" x 24" (I only had 3/4" plywood, you could use something thinner).Drill 3/8" bitSaw: reciprocal, jig, circular, or DremelString basic nylon, so long as it is strong (2 x 4' pieces)Simple knot abilityFirst, I needed a template, I went with a modified rectangle. I had a sheet of foam board from one of my sons last projects, but one could easily use a sheet of newspaper or wing it. I choose a template size of 12" x 24" that seemed large enough for me. 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All in all this is a strenuous hike with rewarding views which are worth it! I'm pretty sure I made the first leg of this hike harder than it should have been. My pay off was mind blowing views of the Hudson River and West Point. Once I reached the top of the ridge I made my way down through the woods (losing the trail at one point and ending up on a small creek). All in all a great and challenging hike just a quick train ride from NYC, I look forward to doing it again in the near future. This trail is just the right amont of strenuous for the intermediate hiker. The steep ascent at the beginning can be tackled either by planning or force, depending on whether you prefer a rounded out path or to go straight up the boulders. Beautiful views of the river and surrounding Bear Mountain. Not for one who is afraid of heights. Unfortunately the trail guide is too vague and the map unhelpful. At the beginning of the Breakneck trail head (at the north end of the tunnel on the Hudson river side) you will see a box nailed onto the side of a tree. It also provides blaze colors for each of the mapped trails; extremely helpful. Starting on the white trail at the north of end the tunnel, the first intersecting trail will be yellow heading right. This trail does switchbacks down to the base of the mountain, where it intersects with the red trail on the right. The red trail ends at the south end of the tunnel. For perspective, the intersection of the yellow and white trails from the start of the white trail to is about twice the distance from the start of the whtie trail to the American flag/POW flag (this flag will be obvious if you are walking/driving to the tunnel). I intended to loop back through the Breakneck Bypass trail but in talking with some other hikers on the trail it is apparently a lot farther than heading back on yellow. If you are using this trail guide, let me add some much needed information for MetroNorth users to Breakneck Ridge Station stop. The trail lists two trail heads. We looked for the yellow trail, since we wanted an easier ascent up. The directions in this guide are so vague and inaccurate to that trail head. When you get off the train, walk towards the tunnel til you see the parking lot on the left. Continue to walk through the tunnel from the road, and it is supposedly much further up the road. We never found it even asking an organized trail leader who told us it was "just on the other side of the tunnel". Later, when he saw us on the white blazed trail ascent and I told him I couldn't find the trail head he said, "Oh, you have to go way past the tunnel, to the hotel". I consider myself an intermediate hiker. I would say the ascent up would be at the very advanced end of intermediate advanced. There were two times when it bordered on being more like rock climbing. But it was a great hike to Cold Spring and I would highly recommend it! However, unless you are an intermediate level hiker with good hiking boots, do not attempt the rocky ascent. Great trail with excellent views of the Hudsen River, the "Gunks", with the prominant Tower, and Catskills. A challenge with the plastic trail markers, particularly the Yellow, as they have been washed out by the sun and appear white. Not such a great thing when there are white marked trails in the area. The trail may be difficult for beginners and those not used to winter hiking, as some of the descents are tricky. The wind twisted trunk of a now dead tree is rather beautiful on the prominace of Sugarloaf overlooking the Ridge behind it and Storm King across the Hudsen. This is ONE OF THE BEST hikes I have ever taken. The rock scrambles are something I enjoy immensely! For a while it seems that you will never reach the top. The views of the Hudson in both directions and across to Storm King are most rewarding! We stopped at Sunset Point and returned by the Wilkinson Trail. I will return to complete the trek to the fire tower. The Wilkinson Trail from Sugarloaf down to the parking area is STEEP at times and makes an interesting descent. This trail is VERY popular. Trying to hike on a weekday might be a good idea. As you head north on Rt. 9D and go through the tunnel there will be two parking areas on your left. One right after the tunnel is small, a larger one is up ahead. There are two trailheads. The Wilkenson Trail (yellow blaze) is to the north and the Breakneck Trail (white blaze) is to the south. Cross the street to get to the Wilkenson Trail. Stay on the same side of the road as the parking areas to get to the Breakneck Trail. You will cross over the train and road tunnel as you hike up this trail. The Wilkenson Trail acsends steeply through forest on a dirt and rocky trail but views along the way are limited due to the canopy. The Breackneck Trail ascends much more rapidly to the point of hand over hand rock scrambling. Views of the Hudson come quicker along this trail. Me and my wife have done this trail twice, on 7/1/07 and 7/15/07, plan on doing it again tomorrow 7/22. We love this trail, especially the intial rock scramble which is a challenging, but doable climb up. We have yet to cover the whole trail as outlined in this guide. We got to withing 1 mile of the Beacon Tower the first time out, but turned back due to the fact that it was getting late and we figured it would take time to get back. Second time out we just decedided to do the intitial rock scramble and hike back down the Breakneck Bypass Trail. That in itself is a great hike. We will do the full hike by the end of fall. Amazing Hike! Took the scramble up (White blaze trail)! It is as advertised steep be prepared to use all fours/rock climb in parts. Definitely a great work out and the views are definitely worth it! Be careful to wear appropriate shoes and watch where you're going! There were a few drop offs that could freak out the faint hearted (we actually had to go around a woman sprawled on a very steep part of the trail who refused to move due to fear)! Also, definitely bring plenty of water! I went through almost 2 liters of water and a Gatorade bottle. And wear sunblock it's very easy to burn the backs of your shoulders going up. Definitely recommend continuing on the white trail on to the blue trail but be aware that there's a bit of overgrowth and the white trail isn't as well marked in parts. It eventually gets better, but there is that moment of confusion! Also, watch for the split to the blue trail it could be easily missed. Due to time constraints, we followed the more direct blue trail (which turns red at one point, and then back to blue) down to Cold Spring where we stopped in for a bit of food and drink! Nice afternoon hike we were two people, making good time on a crowded trail took us about 4.5 hours with a few stops in between. Just be careful if you are taking the red trail to the end one of the later markers is not as visible as others, and if you miss it, you will continue along a path that looks very much like the trail but is, in fact, not! Make sure to wear good bug spray and take lots of water! If you head north after the hike, make sure to stop at the little ice cream store in Beacon a well deserved reward after you finish! The first mile of this trail with without a doubt one of the best trails anywhere. It's fun, with outstanding views and beautiful open air. I have now hiked this trail three times and have taken different routes down each time. It is possible to make Breakneck into an all day 10 mile hike with multiple inclines and declines, or to make it into a quick 2 hour tour by heading down at one of several cutoffs. Unfortunately both side and back routes are relatively poorly marked. Still, I would recommend this trail to anyone seeking a fabulous outdoors experience especially so in that it is within an hours drive of Central Park! Did not have time to complete entire trail, but managed to complete about 1/3 of hike. There is parking along the highway and a lot which is beside the Hudson and railroad tracks. The trail begins with steep climbing over rocks. You quickly encounter pretty views over the Hudson valley. The initial portions of the trail reveal signs of its popularity and traffic, with graffiti and miscellaneous pieces of litter. The deeper one travels into the forest along the ridge, the better the natural experience. It is diifcult to believe civilization is nearby on either side of the ridge (Beacon to the north and Cold Spring in the south). I would advise taking a different return trail (Breakneck Loop trail if I recall correctly)) in order to avoid steep downward climbs. The ease of visit from NYC combined with excellent views of the Hudson and variety of flora (including sweet blueberries) make it a very satisfying hike. as always Breakneck is a thrilling hike/ scramble. it's the most exciting ascent in the Hudson Highlands has some of the excitement of an Adirondack High Peak or White Mtn climb. you can [ i do] make it evn more exciting by taking the more exposed routes doing some short rock scrambles. i do this one 10 15 times a year in all seasons except when it's very icy. the round trip up the ridge NW [left]down the red trail or further along down through an old woods road, short bushwack to the same trail is a great 1/2 day experience. bob meyer What I find most attractive about this trail is that one can get to it by Metro North from Grand Central Station. On Saturday and Sunday the first two trains leaving the station stop at a whistle stop called Breakneck. The trail begins on the other side of the road next to the tracks. The trail is marked. Actually there are two ways to hike Breakneck Ridge. The Red Breakneck Trail markers and the Yellow Wilkilson Trail. The Yellow trail is easyer and less crowded. One can hang out on Breakneck and from where you got off catch the late trains back to NYc or if you are really up to it hike back to Cold Spring. Good energetic trail. Excellent ability to get there from Grand Central for a day trip. 1st part steep and rocky (couple of bits may give those without a head for heights a brief moment of doubt). Once past the first rise it turns into a good ramble. The trail is in good condition and easy to follow. The fall views, even on a windy overcast day, were great. All in all a good workout for the thighs and rewarding views. A couple of mile hike to Cold Spring gives a better timetable for a return to GCS and some random shops and a couple of bars. If you keep up a fair pace the trail is about 5 hours Great day hike, especially for easy access from NYC. You can take Metro North right to the "Breakneck Ridge" stop (there are, I believe, about two trains that stop there in the morning and two returning trains in the evening on the weekends). One trail head is just south of the train stop though the train makes for a very crowded trail because everyone debarks the train at once. Also, be far warned that the trail involves scrambling up rocks it is infamous for skinning people's knees. If you are uncomfortable with heights, don't bother with Breakneck. Other than being far too crowded, the trail offers sumptuous views of Storm King and the Hudson (including a mysterious decrepit castle on an island in the river). The hawks made a nice showing when I was there, riding rising thermals up and around the hills. If you scrambled up the white blazed trail south of the train stop, an easier red blazed trail will take you down to the bottom, instead of scrambling back down the boulders (the red trail can easily be found without map, just by continuing along the white blazed trail). Go there in peak fall foilage, fill your nalgene with wine, and find a ledge to chill out on. Air Jordan 5 3Lab5 Despite the mild weather Madison experienced earlier this winter, it looks like there will be plenty of ice on Lake Mendota off the Memorial Union Terrace for the Kites on Ice festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 8. As many as 80,000 people are expected to visit campus to see top kite fliers exhibit their skills. on both days, will include team kite flying, kite skiing, ground displays, a wind garden, giant kites, a skating rink and more. The Hoofers will hold their winter carnival on the lake as well; the event includes a student broomball tournament, ice golf and ice diving demonstrations. Kite making workshops, displays, kite flying, programs and exhibits will be held inside the Union. Zoology professor emeritus John Magnuson will present "The Physics of Ice." C. Allen Wortley, professor emeritus of engineering professional development, will present "Ice is Nice." Food service will be available indoors and in the hospitality tent on the lake. UW Transportation Services will provide free public parking on both days in campus lots 3, 4, 9, 10, 20, 25, 26, 32, 34, 36 39, 40, 47, 51, 57 60, 62, 64 and 85. Lot 1 at Memorial Union will not be open to the public. The Helen C. White Hall, Grainger Hall and Fluno Center ramps (areas 6, 7 and 83) will sell parking on a space available basis. Area 46 (Southeast ramp) will have metered parking on Saturday; parking is free in the ramp on Sunday. Lake Street north of Langdon Street will be closed to traffic. Because Kites on Ice is run by a nonprofit organization, Madison Festivals Inc., those attending will be asked for suggested donations of $2 per adult and $1 per child. Donation boxes will be located at building entrances and on the ice.
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