The Joys of Hiking

Peter Reiner is an avid hike leader of the Adirondack Mountain Club Ramapo Chapter of ADK. His informative presentation, “The Joys of Hiking” features an in-depth discussion about how to get started in hiking and the trails in the lower Hudson valley and northern New Jersey areas. He describes hiking trails in such parks as Sterling Forest Park, Harriman Park, Bear Mountain Park, Black Rock Forest, and the Ramapo Reservation. He brings along his hiking equipment to show and discuss the ins and outs of back packs, hiking boots, hiking poles, ice crampons, water containers and appropriate outdoor clothing.

The The presentation covers details about a typical hike, how hikes are rated in terms of length and difficulty, what to bring along and how to use New York-New Jersey Trail Conference hiking maps. He also discusses the use of GPS devices to locate your position and how to relate these coordinates to the trail maps. The presentation highlights the beauty of the woods and the tranquility that day hiking offers to those of us who lead busy lives.

The presentation will also include a photo show of some of the beautiful mountain peaks in the area, the rivers and valleys and views from all four seasons of hiking. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. Overall, this will be a lively, interesting topic to get you thinking about spring hiking and enjoying the wonderful woods that surround our area.

Thrall Library Monday April 18 at 6:30 pm
11 Depot St., Middletown, NY (845) 341-5454

Tenafly Library Thursday April 21 at 7 PM
100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ (201) 568-8680

Glen Rock Public Library Wednesday April 27 at 7 pm
315 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452 (201) 670-3970
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