Two Lakes, Two Mountains

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Come with us on an adventure along lesser-known trails just an hour away from the city. Climb two mountains, then explore two lakes! From the very beginning of the day, we’ll be in an area steeped in history. We’ll climb a mountain named after a member of the infamous Claudius Smith Gang. A band of guerilla Loyalists, known as the ‘cowboys,’ they terrorized the New York countryside during the American Revolutionary War. We’ll spend the rest of the day navigating the rocky scrambles and the vast network of trails that will take us up another mountain and to two lakes. We’ll take our time to check out the views and look for local wildlife!

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 7.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:30 am

Departure Time: 7:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:00 pm


Limited spots remaining

This trip has a $20 limited-capacity charge.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)