Saturday 7/1 In Skannatati We Start B 7 B
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com A hike in a moderate pace, not for runners! Lunch at a newly renovated shelter. Visit several man-made lakes and mines. Meet 9 AM at the Sloatsburg Municipal parking lot, east side of Rt. 17 in Sloatsburg, where we will wait for the bus people. Then we will car-pool to the starting point. Be prepared to adjust for conditions and have enough food and water. Joint with AMC. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday 7/2 No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Yahoo group pages for last minute additions and changes to the schedule.

Thursday, 7/6 Hasenclever Mine B 6 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati. We will hike the ASB, Red Cross, and Hasenclever road and return on the Beech and Long Path. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Northern map 119.

Saturday, 7/8 Hike the AT For Ice Cream B 9 B+
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com Meet at 10 AM at the parking area on the Appalachian Trail head located at Continental Rd. Warwick, NY. We will be traveling about 9 miles, 1200 feet vertical in many small ups and downs. Several great views including Greenwood Lake and Cat Rock. At the end we will go to the famous Bellvale Creamery ice cream shop. No beginners please. This is a car shuttle, to start the hike at the NY Rt. 17A by the Allis Trail. Contact leader to register. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails 100.

Sunday, 7/9 AM Hike in Ramapo Reservation B 4 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546 kkarose@aol.com To beat the heat we will meet early at 9 AM and be out by noon. A loop using the Ridge Trail. Okay for beginners who can hike at a steady pace. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Meet at Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot on Rt. 202. Please e-mail or call to register. Rain cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Thursday, 7/13 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, 7/15 Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice B 5 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. See http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm for directions and information. Bring lots of water, a snack, and wear hiking boots. Meet at the visitors' center at 10 AM. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday 7/16 No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Yahoo group pages for last minute additions and changes to the schedule.

Thursday, 7/20 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, 7/22 Ramapo Torne B 5.1 B
Roland Autran (h)201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Parking off Seven Lakes Drive. Hike south on the Pine Meadow to the Seven Hills to the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago, then north back on the Seven Hills, then west on the Reeves Brook to the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Parking. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Sunday, 7/23 Orak and The Three Reservoirs B 6 B
Despina Metaxatos dmetaxatos@hotmail.com 201-952-4151 (NCA 9PM). Meet 9:30AM at 2nd hiker parking along Call Hollow Road (Willow Grove Road Exit 14 on PIP). Take Long Path and woods roads to Jackie Jones Mt. Fire Tower, then continue on the SBM to the Third Reservoir for lunch. Return via Second and First Reservoirs along woods roads. Please register with leader. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. map 118.

Tuesday, 7/25 Bare Rock Overlook (Out and Back) B 7 B
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 Hike to the spectacular Bare Rock Overlook featuring views of Greenwood Lake. First couple of miles are mostly uphill over some rocky terrain. Be sure to wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring a lunch and at least two quarts of water. Park in Sterling Forest Visitor Parking lot (upper lot) and meet at the Visitor’s Center (across the road) at 10 AM. 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, 7/27 Panther Mountain Loop B 7 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com Meet at 9:30 AM Ramapo Equestrian Center on Route 202 to hike the Pine Meadow Trail, Suffern Bear Mountain Trail, and various woods roads. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Must contact leader to register via e-mail with phone number. Moderate/heavy rain cancels. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Southern Trails map 118.

Saturday, 7/29 Bare Rock Vista B 7 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223 Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824 We’ll meet at the upper parking lot for the Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM. We’ll start with a climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower. After taking in the view, we’ll hike to the Bare Rock Vista where we’ll enjoy lunch After lunch, we’ll return to the Visitor’s Center by “strolling” back down the Bare Rock trail. Registration by e-mail is preferred. Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Sunday 7/30
Thursday 8/3
Saturday 8/5
Sunday 8/6
Thursday 8/10
No hikes are currently scheduled for these dates. Please check the Facebook and/or Yahoo group pages for last minute additions and changes to the schedule.

Friday, 8/11 NJR Board Meeting
The North Jersey Ramapo Board will meet at 3 PM at the headquarters building of the NYNJ Trail Conference at 300 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rt 202). If you plan to attend, please e-mail chair@hudsonhikers.org or call 201-962-8546.

Saturday 8/12 Tranquility Mine Hike B 7.5/8 B
Roy Wooters rfwoot@gmail.com (c) 845-304-0867 Meet at 9am at the intersection of Greenwood TPKE and East Shore Rd west of Monksville Reservoir, Hewitt New Jersey. Hike the Sterling Ridge Trail with a short detour to the Tranquility Mine., Lake to Lake, Jennings Hollow trails. Must contact leader to register via email with phone number. Moderate/Heavy rain cancels. TC Map 100, Sterling Forest. Meet at 9am at the intersection of Greenwood TPKE and East Shore Rd west of Monksville Reservoir, Hewitt New Jersey. Hike the Sterling Ridge Trail with a short detour to the Tranquility Mine., Lake to Lake, Jennings Hollow trails. Must contact leader to register via email with phone number. Moderate/Heavy rain cancels. TC Map 100, Sterling Forest.

Sunday, 8/13 Jackie Jones Mountain B 5 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com Meet at 9:30 AM at the parking area on the left of Route 106 just before crossing a bridge. Visit the ruins of ORAK and hike along the SBM trail to the third reservoir, crossing Jackie Jones Mountain and Big Hill to the shelter. Return on the Long Path and back on the SBM trail. Rain cancels. Contact hike leader to register. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 8/17 Silvermine Lake & Black Mountain B 6 B+
Henry Barkhorn hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com 646-853-0824 Start at 9:30 AM from the Silvermine parking area off Seven Lakes Drive. We will hike the Menomine, Red Cross, Owl Lake Rd., 1779 and AT/RD, returning on Silvermine Road. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain map 119.

Saturday, 8/19 Raccoon Brook Hills B 5.7 B
Roland Autran (h)201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Parking off Seven Lakes Drive. Hike the Pine Meadow to the Stony Brook to the Kakiat, north on the Raccoon Brook Hills back to the Kakiat and back on the Pine Meadow to the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Sunday, 8/20 AM Hike in Harriman B 4 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546 kkarose@aol.com To beat the heat we will meet early at 9 AM and be out by noon. Hike to Pine Meadow Lake. Okay for beginners who can hike at a steady pace. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Meet at Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking. Rain cancels. Please e-mail or call to register .TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 8/24 Sterling Lake Loop B- 4.2 B-
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 A four+ mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. Plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and at least two quarts of water. Park in Visitor Parking lot (upper lot) and meet at the Visitor’s Center (across the road) at 10 AM. Leader may 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. TC Sterling Forest Trails map100. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register.

Saturday, 8/26 Pine Meadow Lake & B 6.5 B
Ramapo Escarpment Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com Start at 9:30 AM from the Town of Ramapo Equestrian Center off Rte. 202 south of Pomona. We will hike the Pine Meadow Trail to the SBM and Conklin's Crossing and return via the Pine Meadow Trail. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Sunday, 8/27 Out Of The Elk Pen B 6 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223 Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824 Meet at the Elk Pen at 9:30 AM. We’ll hike the Stahahe Brook, Nurian (see the Valley of Boulders), Dunning, White Bar, ASB and AT trails. Registration by e-mail is preferred. Call cell before 8:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Monday 8/28 Deadline for payment of $65 per person for Mohonk Day. See the newsletter article for details.

Thursday, 8/31 Sterling Ridge Trail To The Fire B 6.6 B
Tower And Return P.Tilgner/S.Gordon petertilgner@icloud.com (c)201-681-0592 Meet 10 AM at the Sterling Ridge/Allis Trail/Sterling Valley Trailhead off Rt. 17 A. The short, rough woods road entrance to parking area (P8 on map), is 5.7 miles west of the traffic light at ramp leading from Rt. 17 to Rt. 17 A. Look for the hiker crossing sign on right. Road to parking will be a short distance on your left. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. Please register by e-mail. Steady rain cancels.

Saturday, 9/2 Almost Perpendicular B 5.5 B
& Claudius Smith Den Roland Autran (h)201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at Tuxedo railroad station parking lot on Village Road. Hike south on the Ramapo-Dunderberg to the Kakiat, south to the Blue Disc, west on the Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail and back to the parking lot on the Ramapo-Dunderberg. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Trails Southern map 118.

Sunday, 9/3 Skannatati East Side Loop B 8.5 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223 Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824 Meet at the Lake Skannatati Parking Area at 9:30 AM. The planned route will use the ASB, Red Cross, Beech and Long Path Trails. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 9/7 Popolopen Torne and Gorge B 6 B+
Henry Barkhorn hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com 646-853-0824 We will start at 10 AM from the parking lot at Fort Montgomery on Route 9W north of the Bear Mountain Bridge. We will hike the Timp-Torne trail to the summit of Popolopen Torne. After enjoying lunch and the views, we will head down the Popolopen Gorge trail along Popolopen Creek, ending with a walk over the suspension footbridge between Forts Clinton and Montgomery. This hike is rated B+ due to short rock scrambles as we approach and descend the summit, but the views are worth it. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 9/9 Mohonk Mountain House Day
Must register for this event with Daphne Downes: daphner974@gmail.com or 201-424-9360 A carriage road walk of 4-5 miles, a 6-7 mile hike in the woods, and a rock scramble are planned. Meet by 10AM on the Mountain House lower porch facing the lake. Shower, tea and dinner to follow. See the article in this newsletter. Payment of $65 per person must be received by August 28. For driving directions go to www.mohonk.com/location. Car pooling arrangements will be made prior to the event.

Sunday, 9/10 Rain Date Mohonk Mountain House Day

Thursday, 9/14 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, 9/16 Boston Mine & Stahahe High Peak B 6.5 B
Roland Autran (h)201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 106 at intersection with the White Bar Trail. Hike north on the White Bar to the Nurian then north on the Ramapo-Dunderberg to the Lichen, then west on the ASB, then south on the White Bar and west on the Dunning Trail around Green Pond, then south on the Island Pond Road, and back to the White Bar and our start on Route 106. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday 9/17 Pothole Hike B 7 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati on Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman State Park. Hike the Long Path, RD (examine the pothole), AT, Surebridge Mine Road and ASB trails. Must contact leader to register via e-mail with phone number. Moderate/heavy rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 9/21 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, 9/23 Turtleback Rock B 6 B
South Mountain Reservation Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com We will start at Turtleback Rock trailhead at 10 AM. See the Essex County Parks Commission website http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation for directions or Google "turtle back rock picnic area". 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, 9/24 Lake Sebago Boat Launch B 7 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking Lot. We will hike on the Seven Hills, Buck and East Conklin Trails. Lunch at Lake Wanoksink. We will return on Pine Meadow Trail, woods road & Seven Hills Trail. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 9/28 Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) B- 5 B-
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 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. Meet 10 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center. Call cell before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register.

Saturday 9/30 No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Yahoo group pages for last minute additions and changes to the schedule.