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Hikes through History: Revolutionary Hideouts

2018 Claudius Smith - Den
2018 Claudius Smith - Wanted
March 03, 2018

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

Revolutionary War Hideouts
Two Hikes through History

When:
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10 am: Claudius Smith?s Den (Harriman State Park)
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10 am: Horse Stable Rock (Ramapo)

Where: Meeting place will be provided with confirmed reservation

Price: $15/person (single hike); $25/person (both hikes).?Price?includes guided hike and a book aboutRockland in the Revolutionary War.?Pre-paid reservations are required.?

Claudius Smith, known in local lore as the "Cowboy of the Ramapos,? led a Loyalist gang during the Revolutionary War that stole horses and cattle and sold them to British troops; robbed local Patriots' homes; and ambushed travelers in the "no-man's land" from Tuxedo to Suffern.In this pair of hikes, we visit mountain lairs the gang is believed to have used after raiding and terrorizing the communities in the valleys.

  • On Saturday, March 3, we will hike to Claudius Smith?s Den (Harriman State Park), a large, horizontal rock shelter on the Tuxedo-Rockland border that served as a hideout for Claudius Smith and his gang. This hike will take approximately 3?3.5 hours and has steep sections.
  • On?Saturday, March 10, we will hike to Horse Stable Rock (Ramapo). Atop Horse Stable Mountain, with spectacular views, this site was also a hideout and lookout point. It was given the name because the gang would drive horses and other livestock there after raiding parties on local farms and communities. Legend says that Claudius hid treasure in the area made up of stolen gold and silver. This hike will take approximately 2?2.5 hour; it also has steep sections.

Both hikes are rated ?moderate to strenuous.? Participants should? be in relatively good shape and wear sturdy hiking footwear. Bring water and lunch or snacks.

To register for either or both of these Hikes through History, click on the Brown Paper Tickets logo:


TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY MAIL, DOWNLOAD, FILL OUT, AND RETURN THE PDF FORM BELOW, WITH PAYMENT, BY?FEBRUARY 25, 2018,?TO:

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629
Fax: (845) 634-8690

Cancellation policy:?Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Hikes through History, registration fees are non-refundable unless the program is canceled by the HSRC. Space is limited for safety. A waiting list will be compiled, and spaces that become available will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Only those who have made full payment can be accommodated.



Downloads
2018 Rev War Hideouts Hikes through History Registration PDF

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