HIKE SCHEDULE FALL 2017
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER

Sterling Forest Hunting 2017
November 18 - December 10 (Gun)
October 1 - 19 (Bow and Cross Bow)

Black Rock Forest Hunting 2017
November 19 - December 11 (Closed to hiking)
New Jersey does not allow hunting on Sunday.

Stay on trails. Wear bright ORANGE hat and vest.

Sunday, 10/1 West Valley/Bare Rock Trail Lollipop B 7 B
P.Tilgner/S.Gordon (h) 201-871-3531
petertilgner@icloud.com (c) 201-681-0592
9:30 AM at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center building. Using the Sterling Lake Loop and Bare Rock Trails, we hike the West Valley Trail to the southern trail-head of the Bare Rock Trail where we head north to Bare Rock for lunch and then return to the Visitor Center. Steady rain cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 10/5 Indian Hill from Elk Pen B 6/7 B+
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Elk Pen parking. Trails: AT via Agony Grind to Sapphire trail to Indian Hill trail. Complete 2 or 3 loops using various trails depending on weather and conditions. Lunch to be determined. Please register via e-mail with phone number. Severe weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Saturday, 10/7 Jessup Trail to the Megaliths B 8 A
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697
psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the parking area of Schunemunk Mountain State Park off Rt. 32. Hike on the Jessup, Sweet Clover and Highlands trails, with a climb to the top of Schunemunk Mountain. Lunch on the Megaliths with views of the Catskills before we return to the parking area. Rain cancels hike. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. No beginners please. TC West Hudson Trails map 114.

Sunday, 10/8 RD Trail Maintenance Hike C 5 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546
kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Silvermine Parking Lot for shuttle to Tiorati Circle. Starting from Tiorati Circle we hike and inspect the RD to the Wm. Brien Memorial Shelter and exit on the Menomine Trail back to the cars at Silvermine Parking. We will be stopping to throw off blowdowns, clip back brush, pick up trash, check blazes, etc. Bring work gloves, clippers if you have them, and lunch. Heavy rain will cancel. Please e-mail or call to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 10/12 Surprise Lake Loop B 6 B+
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c )973-722-7824
9:30 AM at the A&P/Sears parking lot in the Hewitt section of West Milford (Rt. 511). We’ll hike to the Surprise Lake area on Bearfort Ridge going up via the Bearfort Ridge Trail and returning via the Quail Trail. Not for beginners. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

Friday, 10/13 Palisades Variations #1 B 8 B
Englewood Boat Basin, Huyler Trail Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325
acephoto@verizon.net (landline)
10:00 AM at Englewood Boat Basin ( www.njpalisades.org for directions). This is the first hike in a series of four designed to show off the Palisades with its iconic scenery and views of this area. Our route is the Dyckman Trail to the Huyler Trail, doing a lovely loop, and time permitting, a stop at a nature preserve. This hike follows the Long Path and Shore Path with lovely views of the Hudson and hopefully we will see some eagles who have a nest in this area. Please let leader know by Oct 12, 3 PM if you are coming. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

Saturday, 10/14 Johnsontown Road Parking Circle B 7 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366
geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Johnsontown Road Parking Circle off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman. We will hike to Lake Skenonto via the Blue Disc and Victory and return on the yellow Triangle and White Bar. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118. 

Sunday, 10/15 Four Mt. Circular B 6 B+
P.Tilgner/S.Gordon (h) 201-871-3531
petertilgner@icloud.com (c) 201-681-0592
9:30 AM at the White Bar Trail crossing parking on Kanawauke Rd. (Rt. 106). Using a variety of trails we will top Car Pond, Parker Cabin, Tom Jones and Black Rock Mountains. Steady rain cancels. Please use e-mail to register for this hike. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 10/19 In the Woods C 4/5 C
Debbie Bell 845-358-8386
deb2@columbia.edu (NCA 9 PM)
Varied terrain in Harriman or nearby parks. Contact leader for hike details.

Saturday, 10/ 21 Turtleback Rock B 6 B
South Mountain Reservation
Jeffrey Sovelove
Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at Turtleback Rock trailhead. For directions see the Essex County Parks Commission website . Bring lots of water, and wear hiking boots. We will take the orange trail down to Hemlock Falls and also see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 10/22 Black Mountain Loop B 8 B
Mike Prestia 917-841-0120
prestia.michael@gmail.com
9:00 AM at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, GPS 41.288905, -74.02333. We will hike over Black and Letterrock Mountains, excellent views. Total vertical ascent will be approximately 800 feet. Severe inclement weather will cancel; check with leader morning of hike if uncertain. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Tuesday,10/24 Palisades Variations #2 B 8 B
State Line Lookout, Alpine Picnic Area Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325
acephoto@verizon.net (landline)
10AM at State Line Lookout ( www.njpalisades.org for directions). This is an iconic Palisades loop, encompassing lovely trails and views with lunch on the beach! Please let leader know by Oct. 23, 3 PM if you will attend. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

Thursday, 10/26 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta 201-693-6705
pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group e.mail from leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 10/28 Black Rock Forest B 7.5 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the Black Rock Forest Main Parking lot on Reservoir Road off Route 9W in Cornwall, NY. Hike south on Duggan to Reservoir to the Stillman to the Scenic then to Tower Vue , the White Oak west, north on Continental Road back to the Stillman, north to the Black Rock Hollow, then east to the Reservoir and back to the Duggan and the parking lot. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

Sunday, 10/29 Orak and the Three Reservoirs B 6 B
Despina Metaxatos 201-952-4151
dmetaxatos@hotmail.com (NCA 9 PM)
9:30AM at 2nd hiker parking area along Call Hollow Rd. (Willow Grove Rd. Exit 14 on PIP). Shuttle to hike start, where SBM crosses Route 106 West. Take SBM trail to Jackie Jones Mt. Fire Tower, Big Hill Shelter and to Third Reservoir for lunch, then Second and First Reservoirs via woods roads. Please register with leader. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 11/2 Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) B- 5 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center. A 5 mile hike to picturesque Pine Meadow Lake. Plan on stopping at the lake for lunch. Be sure to bring a snack or lunch and at least two quarts of water. Call cell before 9 AM if weather is questionable. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails Map 118.

Saturday, 11/4 Hook Mountain and Eagles B 4 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697
psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the gravel parking area on west side of Rt. 9W in Valley Cottage at the intersection of Christian Herald Rd. Hike on the Long Path to the top of Hook Mountain for some (hopefully) views of flying eagles. Continue north on the LP to Landing Rd. in Rockland Lake State Park. Shuttle is required. Rain cancels hike. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC Hudson Palisades map 112.

Sunday, 11/5 Daylight Savings Time Ends

Sunday, 11/5 Silvermine Circular B 6 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c )973-722-7824
9:30 AM at Silvermine Parking Lot off Seven Lakes Drive. We’ll do a circular hike starting with the Menomine past Lake Nawahunta, followed by the Long Path and AT and return to the starting point via the Menomine. Registration by e-mail is preferred. Call 973-722-7824 before 8:20 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. map 119.

Wednesday, 11/8 Palisades Variations #3 B 6 B
Englewood Boat Basin, Edgewater Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325
acephoto@verizon.net (landline)
10:00 AM at Englewood Boat Basin ( www.njpalisades.org). On this hike we will have the opportunity to get some aerobic exercise as we will have the option to hike the Carpenter Trail and the Dyckman Trails twice (optional). These trails are short and fairly steep with elevation gains and descents of approximately 400 feet. Great views of the GWB and the Little Red Lighthouse on this hike. Please let leader know by Nov.7, 3 PM if you are joining. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

Thursday, 11/9 Black Rock Mountain B 6.5 B+
and Boston Mine
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824
hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at the parking area on Rt. 106 where the White Bar crosses. We will hike various trails up Black Rock Mountain to the Long Path and return on the White Bar, Dunning and

Island Pond Road. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 11/11 Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice B 5 B
Jeffrey Sovelove
Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at Jockey Hollow Visitor’s Center. Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. For directions go to the National Park Service website. Bring lots of water, a snack, and wear hiking boots. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 11/12 Silvermine Circular B 6 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546
kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Silvermine Parking Lot on Seven Lakes Drive. Circular hike using Menomine, Long Path and AT. Bad driving conditions will cancel. Please e-mail or call to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 11/16 Sterling Lake Loop B- 4.2 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center. Park in upper lot. A four+ mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. Plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break. Be sure to bring a snack and at least two quarts of water. Leader might stop at the Sterling Lake Iron Works Mine for a few minutes to point out where ore was processed for the “Great Chain" before bringing it to the forge. Call hike leader before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

Thursday, 11/16 Halifax Ruins B 6.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Ramapo Reservation parking. Hike a variety of trails going past the Nickel Mine and the Halifax Ruins. Lunch when we get hungry. Please register via e-mail with phone number. Severe weather cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Friday, 11/17 NJR Board Meeting
2 PM at the headquarters building of the NY-NJ Trail Conference, 600 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rt 202), Mahwah. If you plan to attend, please e-mail chair@hudsonhikers.org or call 201-962-8546.

Saturday, 11/18 Lunch at Black Rock B 7 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366
geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking. We will hike the ASB and RD to Black Rock for lunch. We will return on the RD, Dunning and Long Path. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday, 11/19 Ringwood State Park B 7.5 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697
psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Shepherd Lake parking area off Sloatsburg Rd. Hike on the Ringwood, Ramapo, Blue, and Hoeferlin Trails and back on the Crossover Trail. We will pass by Ilgenstein Rock. About a half mile roadway walk at the end of the hike back to the parking area. Rain cancels hike. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC North Jersey Trails map115.

Saturday, 11/25 Ramapo Reservation Vista Loop B 6 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546
kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot on Rt. 202 in Mahwah. Hike the Vista Loop and various trails depending on weather conditions. May need traction devices. Bad driving conditions cancels. Please e-mail or call to register. TC North Jersey Trails map115.

Sunday, 11/26 Lake Skannatati Loop B 6 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c )973-722-7824
10:00 AM at the Lake Skannatati Parking Area. The planned route will use the Long Path, Dunning, RD and ASB Trails. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 11/30 Ramapo Torne B 5 B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824
hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM from the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. We will hike to Ramapo Torne on the Seven Hills and HTS trails, returning on the Reeves Brook Trail. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Friday, 12/1 Palisades Variations #4 B10 B
State Line Lookout, Piermont Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325
acephoto@verizon.net (landline)
10:00 AM at State Line Lookout (www.njpalisades.org). This hike takes us through a beautiful part of the Long Path and is mostly flat with beautiful views. We have a chance to see the Tallman pool and surrounds on our way to Piermont, where we will have time to enjoy this unique town with its wonderful pier. Please let leader know by November 30, 3 PM if you are coming. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

Saturday, 12/2 Deadline for holiday party reservations.

Saturday, 12/2 Ledges and Lakes B 8.5 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at Tuxedo railroad station’s parking lot on Village Road. Hike on the Ramapo-Dunderberg to the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy east to north on the Triangle, then west on the Victory, north on the White Bar and back south on the Ramapo-Dunderberg, the Blue Disc, west on the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy and back south on the R-D to the parking lot. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Sunday, 12/3 Norvin Green Circular B 7.5 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605
c.connolly@verizon.net
9:30 AM at the Manaticut trail-head on Crescent Drive. We’ll visit the less explored Manaticut Point and Overlook Rock Loop Trails. Precipitation cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Thursday, 12/7 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta 201-693-6705
pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group e.mail from leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 12/9 Ramapo Torne B 5.1 B+
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366
geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off Seven Lakes Drive. We will hike the Pine Meadow, Seven Hills and Reeves Brook Trails. This hike is rated moderate to strenuous with a few rock scrambles. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Sunday, 12/10 Holiday Party, 4 PM
Marcello's Restaurant
21 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY

Thursday, 12/14 Hasenclever Mine B 8 B
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824
hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati. We will do a loop on the Red Cross and Beech Trails, returning on the Long Path. Hike may be shortened to 6 miles, depending on conditions. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 12/16 The Allis/Doris Duke Loop B 8.85 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the P8 parking (41.22698, -74.26067) on NY Rt 17A. Hike the Allis Trail to the Doris Duke Trail and complete the loop returning on the Allis Trail. Traction devices may be required. Please register via e-mail with phone number. Severe weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Sunday, 12/17 Johnsontown Circular B 6.5 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c )973-722-7824
9:30 AM at the Johnsontown Circle. The planned route will be on the Blue Disc, Victory and White Bar Trails. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 12/21 In the Woods B 6/7 B
Debbie Bell 845-358-8386
deb2@columbia.edu (NCA 9 PM)
Varied terrain in Harriman or nearby parks. Contact leader for hike details.

Saturday, 12/23 Breakneck Mountain B 7.1 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at parking lot on Diltzes Lane coming from Route 202 in Ramapo. Hike west on the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy to north on the Breakneck Mountain and then return to the parking lot via the Suffern-Bear Mountain and the Tuxedo Mt. Ivy Trails. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TCHarriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 12/28 Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) B- 5 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center. A 5 mile hike to picturesque Pine Meadow Lake. Plan on stopping at the lake for lunch. Be sure to bring a snack or lunch and at least two quarts of water. Call cell before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails Map 118.

Saturday, 12/30 Popolopen Circular B 5.5 B+
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605
c.connolly@verizon.net
9:30 AM at Fort Montgomery Historic Site Parking Lot. We visit Brooks Lake and ascend the Torne on our tour of the splendid Popolopen Gorge. Precipitation cancels. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday, 12/31 Ramapo Loops B 6 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605
c.connolly@verizon.net
9:30 AM at Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot off Rt. 202. Enjoy a last 2017 ramble before New Year festivities. We traverse Pond, Vista Ridge, Brookside, Reservoir, and Marsh Loop Trails. Out by 2 PM. Precipitation cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.