23rd RAMAPO CHAPTER MEETING
Nanuet Public Library, 7
PM Pot Luck
Supper, sale/swap of gently used hiking items, and VOTE on the merger
of the Ramapo and North Jersey chapters. You may bring a dessert,
entree or salad (RSVP by April 15th to Suzan Gordon). Beverages, plates
and utensils will be provided. And clean out your closet of hiking gear
you no longer need and bring it to sell, swap or donate!
18th NORTH JERSEY RAMAPO CHAPTER MEETING
On Thursday evening,
June 18th our
new chapter will have its first program and meeting at 7 PM in the Holy
Cross Lutheran. Church, 125 Glasgow Terrace, Mahwah, NJ.
This convenient NJ
location is on
Route 202 (Ramapo Valley Road), just a bit west of Route 17, the Mason
Jar Restaurant, and the Trail Conference Office. Our speaker will be
Rick Cech, natural history author, photographer, and field observer of
butterflies. Rick is the author of a magnificent 234 page field guide,
Butterflies of the East Coast. We will learn many interesting and
surprising facts about the hidden lives of butterflies as well as see
his beautiful butterfly photographs during his presentation,
"Lifestyles of East Coast Butterflies." Rick will have copies of his
books to be autographed when you purchase one for your library.
Questions and refreshments will follow his presentation. Plan on
attending this informative, interesting meeting and please bring
friends and family with you. Visit www.butterfliesarestillfree.com
12th MOHONK DAY
We will meet at Mohonk
for a day of hiking. Two levels of hikes as well as a rock scramble
will be offered. After our day's adventures we will meet at 4 PM on the
veranda for tea, shower and change in the spa and go to a delicious
four course dinner at 6 PM in the main dining room. The cost per person
is $50 for the day. Please RSVP to Suzan Gordon by August 20th. Our
rain date is Sunday, Sept. 13th. Please clear both days just in case.
30- Nov. 1 FALL FOLIAGE HIKING WEEKEND
weekend package at the Shawnee Inn and Resort in Shawnee on the
Delaware, Pennsylvania. We will be guests at this beautiful and
historic hotel, which is situated overlooking the Delaware River and
adjacent to National Park lands, for two days of planned hikes in the
Delaware Water Gap National Park. The Appalachian Trail, Bushkills
Falls Trails, and many others are just minutes away. Included in the
two day package are many amenities for non-hikers, such as a
spectacular indoor pool and a nine hole approach golf course. For an
additional fee, you can play their famousl8 hole, River Island course.
In addi-tion, fishing and canoeing arc options along with shopping at
nearby, brand name outlet stores. Other options include strolling
around the Hotel's magnificent property or treating yourself to a
massage at thc hotel Spa.
Plan to arrive on
Friday, October 30.
Arrive early for an afternoon hike or in time to enjoy dinner together.
The next day after breakfast, take a pack lunch, and hike or engage in
other activities, and have dinner on Saturday evening. Check-out is
after breakfast on Sunday, November 1. We then have the option of
participating in one more hike before heading home. The trip is only 75
minutes by car from the Trail Conference Office in Mahwah. Please look
at the Hotel's web site, www.shawneeinn.com
Call or e-mail Suzan Gordon for more details. 201-871-3531 or firstname.lastname@example.org