Sunday, 1/1 Happy Harriman New Year B 6 B
Chris Connolly c.connolly7@verizon.net 201-321-6605 Celebrate 2017 with a winter walk in a place full of wonders. Meet 10 AM at Reeves Meadow parking area. Come prepared for winter weather conditions. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. South map 118.

Thursday, 1/5 Winter Walk in the Woods B 3-6 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 If you received snowshoes for Christmas and haven't used them yet, this will probably be a great chance to try them. This is a literal "Walk in the Woods" in Wawayanda with very little ascent. Actual distance will depend on the conditions. Meet at 9:30 in the Park Office parking lot. Registration by email is preferred. Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. Proper footgear required (stabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) as appropriate for the conditions ("think snow"). TC North Jersey map 116.

Saturday, 1/7 Ramapo Romp B 7
Chris Connolly c.connolly7@verizon.net 201-321-6605 We'll visit a panoply of panoramas via Pond, Vista, Reservoir, Marsh, Yellow/Silver, Schuber and Ridge Trails. Meet 9:30 am at Ramapo Reservation parking lot off Rte 202. Come prepared for winter weather conditions. TC North Jersey map 115.

Sunday, 1/8 Bombay Hook B 7 B+
Peter Reiner psr7777@gmail.com 845-323-7697 Meet 9:30 AM at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin. About 7 mi. over moderate trails with some challenging slopes. Learn the history of the people who lived in the Undercliff area. Traction devices may be necessary. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC Hudson Palisades map 108.

Thursday, 1/12 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Georgette Fazzari grfhiker@gmail.com (pref.) 551-265-2369 (NCA 9pm) Contact leader the week of the hike for details and to register.

Saturday, 1/14 Jockey Hollow - Leader's Choice B 6 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, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet at the visitors' center at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (stabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. Optional lunch at a local eatery if we get done in time. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 1/15 Fahnestock Loop B 7 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 A favorite hike in Fahnestock. It includes a nice section of the AT. Meet at 9:30 AM at first parking area on the right (where the AT crosses) at Canopus Lake (take Rt. 301 from Cold Spring). Come appropriately prepared (i.e., traction devices as needed) for winter hiking. Foul weather will cancel. Call before 8:00 AM if uncertain. TC East Hudson map 103.

Thursday, 1/19 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.) 201-693-6705 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, 1/21 Goshen Mountain Circular B 7 B
P.Tilgner/S.Gordon petertilgner@icloud.com (h) 201-871-3531 (c) 201-681-0592 This is a "Circuit Hikes In Harriman" by Don Weise hike. Meet 9:30 AM at the Tiorati Circle Parking Area off Seven Lakes Drive. We will have winter views from Goshen and Stevens Mountains. Please register for this hike. Traction devices may be required. Rain or treacherous driving conditions cancels. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails North map 119.

Sunday, 1/22 Winter Hike in Harriman B 5/6 B
Karen Rose kkarose@aol.com 201-962-8546 (must e-mail or call to register) Meet 10 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking Lot on Seven Lakes Drive. Get out to enjoy winter. Route determined by weather conditions. Must have traction devices or snowshoes if ice or snow. Bad driving conditions cancel hike. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 118.

Thursday, 1/26 Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) B 5.5/6 B
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396-9391 A leisurely 5-6 mile hike to picturesque Pine Meadow Lake. Plan on stopping at the lake for lunch. Be sure to bring a snack and plenty of water. Meet 10 AM Reeves Meadow Visitor's Center. Call before 9 AM if weather is questionable. Traction devices may be necessary. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register.

Saturday,1/28 Silvermine Lake & Black Mountain B 5 B
Mike Prestia prestia.michael@gmail.com 917 841 0120 Start time 9:30AM Meet at Silvermine Picnic Area (off Seven Lakes Drive) GPS 41.29531,-74-05958. We will hike the Menomine trail, Appalachian/Ramapo Dunderberg trails and Silvermine Road. Views of Silvermine Lake, Hudson River, surrounding mountains, and a mine. Traction devices may be necessary. See "Circuit Hikes in Harriman" Don Weise Ch15. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Sunday 1/29 Long Meadow Road Loop B 7 B
Roy Wooters rfwoot@gmail.com (c) 845-304-0867 Meet at 9:30 AM in Sterling Forest, for a very short shuttle. Hike the Lake to Lake Trail, Sterling Ridge Trail, and Fire Tower Trail. Traction devices will be required. Must contact leader to register via e-mail with phone number for specific details. Bad driving conditions will cancel hike. TC Sterling Forest Map 100.

Thursday, 2/2 New Trails In Ramapo B 6 B
Valley Reservation P. Tilgner/S. Gordon petertilgner@icloud.com (best) (h) 201-871-3531 (c) 201-681-0592 Meet 9:30 AM on the east side of the Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot off Rt. 202, Mahwah. We will do a circular hike which includes new trail sections put in by our own Chris Connolly. An up-to-date paper map can be printed from the Trail Conference web site ( http://www.nynjtc.org/files/2016RamapoReservation_CurrentTrailMap-August.jpg) Traction devices may be necessary. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Saturday, 2/4 The 1777 Trail B 6 B
Peter Reiner psr7777@gmail.com 845-323-7697 Meet at 9:30 AM at the parking area off the right side of Route 9W in Tomkins Cove for a hike along the historical 1777 Trail. Car shuttle to the Bear Mountain Inn for the start of the hike. Traction devices may be necessary. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Sunday, 2/5 Wyanokie High Points B 6/8 B
Chris Connolly c.connolly7@verizon.net 201-321-6605 We'll enjoy riveting reservoir views along the way. Meet 9:30 AM at end of Snake Den Road East next to New Weiss Center. Come prepared for winter weather conditions. TC North Jersey map 115.

Thursday, 2/9 In the Woods B 6/8 B
Debbie Bell deb2@columbia.edu 845-358-8386 (NCA 9 PM) Varied terrain in Harriman or nearby parks. Contact leader for hike details.

Saturday, 2/11 Patriots Path Stroll C 5 C
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com Come take an easy stroll on Patriots Path in Morristown. This 3 - 5 mile stroll will start out from the Speedwell Lake parking lot at 10 AM across the street from Historic Speedwell. The path is wide, partly paved, partly crushed stabilized gravel with very little in the way of elevation gains. We will be strolling at a very moderate pace. Please bring plenty of water and a light snack. Great for beginners. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (stabilicers, crampons or snow shoes) if appropriate for the conditions. Optional lunch afterwards. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.
Directions: Look for the Speedwell Park sign at the entrance. Put 300 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ into your GPS or on the Web. THE TRAILHEAD IS AT SPEEDWELL LAKE PARK. IT IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM HISTORIC SPEEDWELL. IF YOU ARE IN THE PARKING LOT AT HISTORIC SPEEDWELL YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF SPEEDWELL AVENUE. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.811523,-74.4828753,17z

Sunday, 2/12 Skyline Lakes B 7 B
Chris Connolly c.connolly7@verizon.net 201-321-6605 Figure eight hike visits Lakes Tamarack (via new Tamarack Trail), Todd and Ramapo. Meet 9:30 AM Upper Skyline Drive Parking Area. Come prepared for winter weather conditions. TC North Jersey map 115.

Thursday, 2/16 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Georgette Fazzari grfhiker@gmail.com (pref.) 551-265-2369 (NCA 9pm) Contact leader the week of the hike for details and to register.

Saturday, 2/18 South Harriman B 8 B
(on regular and off-path trails) Dean Gletsos cgletsos@yahoo.com (h) 845-354-0738 An easy pace hike to check some trails, along with old unmarked ones. Nice views, now that the leaves are gone. Visit three man-made lakes and a shelter. Be prepared for weather conditions and verify hike. Bring some food and plenty of water. Meet 9:30 AM at the Kanawauke parking lot on Rt. 106. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. map 118.

Sunday, 2/19 Lake Sebago Boat Launch B 6/7 B
Geoff Fonseca geofffonseca@yahoo.com 845-357-9366 Meet at 10 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking Lot. We will hike on trails appropriate for the weather. Snowshoes and/or traction devices may be required. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC map 118.

Thursday, 2/23 Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) B 5.5/6 B
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 A leisurely 5-6 mile hike to picturesque Pine Meadow Lake. Plan on stopping at the lake for lunch. Be sure to bring a snack and plenty of water. Meet 10 AM Reeves Meadow Visitor's Center. Call before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Traction devices may be necessary. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register.

Saturday, 2/25 Long Mountain & Turkey Hill Lake B 6 B
Mike Prestia prestia.michael@gmail.com 917-841-0120 Start time 9:30AM. Meet at the Kiosk where the Long Path crosses Rt. 6, GPS Coordinates 41.31638,-74-05053. We will hike the Long Path, Deep Hollow Road, Popolopen Gorge Trail, 1779 trail, and Anthony Wayne Trail. Traction devices may be necessary. See "Circuit Hikes in Harriman" ¡V Don Weise Ch 20. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Sunday 2/26 East Shore Road Loop B 6.5 B
Roy Wooters rfwoot@gmail.com (c) 845-304-0867 Meet at 10 AM on East Shore Road by Greenwood Lake. Hike the Lake to Lake Trail, Sterling Ridge Trail and Fire Tower Trail. Traction devices will be required. Must contact leader to register via e-mail with phone number for details. Bad driving conditions will cancel hike. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 3/2 High Tor In/Out B 5 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 This is a nice walk with views of the Hudson. Meet 9:30 AM in the parking lot at the intersection of the Long Path and Route 33 Come appropriately prepared (i.e., traction devices as needed) for winter hiking. Registration by e-mail preferred. Foul weather will cancel. Call before 8:00 AM if the weather is uncertain. TC Hudson Palisades map 112.

Saturday, 3/4 AT Piece East of Bear Mountain B+ 10 B+
Peg Wissler/Mike Prestia Pwissler115@gmail.com Meet at 8 AM: 156 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ. for car shuttle to hike. We will begin our hike at the Bear Mountain Bridge and explore the scenic woods along the Appalachian Trail as it proceeds north from the Hudson River. The trail includes good climbs with rewards of excellent views. E-mail leader to register and discuss equipment needs depending on weather conditions. TC East Hudson Trails map 101.

Sunday, 3/5 Winter In Ramapo Reservation B 5/6 B
Karen Rose kkarose@aol.com 201-962-8546 (must e-mail or call to register) Meet 10AM at Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot on Rt 202. Get out to enjoy winter. Route determined by weather conditions. Must have traction devices or snowshoes if ice or snow. Bad driving conditions cancel hike. TC North Jersey map 115.

Thursday, 3/9 Pine Meadow Lake and B 6 B
the Ramapo Escarpment Henry Barkhorn hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com 646-853-0824 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 Pine Meadow Lake and return via Conklin's Crossing and the SBM. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Saturday, 3/11 Ramapo Reservation B 6 B
New And Old Trails Dean Gletsos cgletsos@yahoo.com (h) 845-354-0738 An easy-going hike to check some new trails, along with old ones. Nice views, now that the leaves are gone. Be prepared for weather conditions and verify hike. Bring some food and plenty of water. Meet 9:30 AM at the Ramapo Reservation parking lot, off Rt. 202, just south of the Ramapo College. TC map North Jersey Trails 115.

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Sunday, 3/12 Johnsontown Circle B 6/7 B
Geoff Fonseca geofffonseca@yahoo.com 845-357-9366 Meet at the end of Johnsontown Road, off Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman at 10 AM (Daylight Savings Time changes today). Conditions will determine exact route and distance. Inclement weather will cancel. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Map 118.

Thursday, 3/16 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.) 201-693-6705 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, 3/18 Lewis Morris Park B 7 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com We will start at Sunrise Lake, then hike to the parking upper lot and back down to the lake using a combination of the Yellow and Red trails. The pace will be a moderate to slow one. See the Morris County Parks Commission website http://m66.siteground.biz/~morrispa/index.php/parks/lewis-morris-county-park for directions. Bring lots of water, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (stabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday 3/19 Panther Mountain Loop B 7 B
Roy Wooters rfwoot@gmail.com (c) 845-304-0867 Meet at 10 AM to hike the Pine Meadow Trail, Suffern Bear Mountain Trail, and various woods roads. Weather will determine exact route. Traction devices may be required. Must contact leader to register via e-mail with phone number for details. Bad driving conditions will cancel hike. TC Harriman Bear-Mountain Southern map 118.

Thursday, 3/23 In the Woods C 5 C
Debbie Bell deb2@columbia.edu 845-358-8386 (NCA 9 PM) Varied terrain in Harriman or nearby parks. Contact leader for hike details.

Saturday, 3/25 Palisades Circular B 7/8 B
Margo Moss acephoto@verizon.net 201-568-5325 (landline) Meet at State Line Lookout 10 AM, Palisades Parkway North, just south of Exit 3. We will do a scenic loop with about 500' of ascent, descent and enjoy some wonderful Hudson River views. Registration by e-mail preferred. Please register after March 15 as leader will be out of town. Severe inclement weather cancels.

Sunday, 3/26 Sterling Forest Surprise B 6 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 Meet at the upper parking lot for the Sterling Forest Visitor's Center at 9:30 AM. I haven't a clue what March's weather will be, that's the Surprise. The route will be dependent on trail conditions. The goal will be climbing to the Fire Tower or Bare Rock Vista (both if the weather cooperates). Come appropriately prepared (i.e., traction devices as needed) for winter hiking. Registration by e-mail is preferred. Call 973- 722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 3/30 Sterling Lake Loop B 4 B
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 A leisurely 4-mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. Plan on stopping at the "beach" for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and water. Park car in Visitor Parking lot and meet at Visitor Center (across the road) at 10 AM. Call before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Traction devices may be necessary. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register.