Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Hiking from Manhattan to Weekhawken
This week's Ramblers hike was an urban hike, starting at 145th St. in Manhattan, and visiting several sites related to Alexander Hamilton. We started off slow, as we stopped frequently. We picked up speed as we headed uptown, going over Highbridge and then Washington Bridge, then over the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey. We then followed the water south, eventually coming a bit inland for a more direct route, before taking the Weehawken ferry back to Manhattan.
Some of the group went on to walk south to Trinity Church for a total of 20 miles, but we had already done about 15, so I went home at that point.
We had great weather, although it was a little warm because we weren't in the shade very much. Most of the New Jersey portion of the hike was new to me, so it was interesting to see.