OUTINGS SCHEDULE SPRING 2021 APRIL MAY JUNE

Tuesday, 4/6               B 6.7 B

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

10:00 AM at Saffin Pond parking area at 157 Weldon Road, Jefferson, NJ. This is a moderate circular hike using the Pine Swamp, Blue, Orange, and Ogden Mine Trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Jersey Highlands Trails Map 126.

 

Thursday, 4/8              B 7.5 B+

Silvermine Lake and Black Mountain     CEG 1200 ft

Henry Barkhorn            hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824

9:30 AM at Silvermine Lake parking. We will do a lollipop on the Menomine, Red Cross, Owl Lake Road, 1779 and AT, returning down the Menomine as we came. Rated B+ due to steep ascent up Black Mountain and 7.5 mile length.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 4/10             B 6 B

Long Path South

Peter Reiner      psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:30 AM at the Long Path hikers parking lot off Rt. 6 about 1 mile from the traffic circle for a hike on the Long Path south passing the Stockbridge Shelter. Connect with the Menomine Trail to the Nawahunta fire road and LP back to the parking area. TC Harriman North Map 119.

 

Saturday, 4/10             B+ 8/12 A-

Hubbard Lodge, Fahnestock     CEG 2000 ft

Mary Gelber     mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203 (NCA 9pm) 

8:30 AM at Hubbard Lodge (GPS 41.442292,-73.915487, 2880 Campbell Rd, Cold Spring Rd), 300 feet north of Rt 301 intersection on Rt 9. School Mountain Rd up Round Hill to Fahnestock Trail, and then west on Perkins to East Mountain Loop back to School Mountain Rd. Enjoy ruins, cascading streams, wooden bridges, many good climbs and beautiful forest. Mileage will be adjusted based on participants and trail conditions. TC East Hudson Trails Map 103.

 

Tuesday, 4 /13             B 6.5 B

Sterling Forest’s New Trails

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the Sterling Forest parking area (P16) located at the intersection of South Gate Road and Buttonwood Road (GPS 41.176111, -74.226889). Coming from Rt 17 take Sterling Mine Road (Co. 72) to Eagle Valley Rd. and South Gate Rd. to trailhead. Hike the Red Back, Hutchinson, and Munsee Eagle Trails for our loop back to the parking lot. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Saturday, 4/17             B 7.5 B

Bare Rock – the Long Way with Scramble         CEG 1240 ft

Ross Linegar     linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

8:30 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper lot. We’ll start by hiking the Bare Rock Trail to the Bare Rock vista. After a short break we will continue on the Bare Rock Trail to the West Valley Trail to view an abandoned beaver dam. From there we continue on the Fire Tower Trail to a rock scramble and then lunch enjoying a view of the valley. Next is an easy walk to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower. After a short break we return to the car park via the Fire Tower Trail and Fire Tower Connection Trail. Call 917-319-3166 before 7:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Monday, 4/19

Oakland Bike Ride

Allen and Diane Grunthal runbikeskihike@gmail.com 

(c)862-324-3138 (day of ride only)

9:45 AM at Oakland Recreation Complex on Oak Street parking lot near tennis courts. We will go on a moderate bike ride from Oakland to Lincoln Park and back. This is a relatively (but not completely) flat 25-mile ride at an estimated 11 to 13 mph. Bring a snack for a stop at midpoint of the ride. MUST carry a spare tube in the event you get a flat. Experienced bike riders only. No beginners please. Must provide phone number when registering.

 

Tuesday, 4/20             B 6.5 B+

Jackie Jones and Big Hill Mountains     CEG 1500 ft

Geoff Fonseca geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-390-1937 

9:00 AM at the parking lot on Rt. 106 in Harriman Park (GPS 41.22978, -74.06042) where the S-BM crosses Rt. 106 at the Big Hill and Jackie Jones trailhead parking. We hike on the S-BM south to Jackie Jones Hill, the Big Hill Shelter, Third and Second Reservoirs for lunch. We return on a woods road, Long Path and S-BM. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices may be required. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 119.

 

Wednesday, 4/21       B 8.4 B

Hasenclever Mine

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the Lake Skannatati parking area. We will start the hike going north on the A-SB Trail to the Red Cross to the Beech to the Long Path back to the parking lot. This moderate hike is described in Chapter 19 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” Longer Hike. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 4/22            B 7 B+

Bombay Hook CEG 1000 ft

Peter Reiner      psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:30 AM at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin for a hike over moderate trails including the Shore Trail with a challenging slope, the Forest View, and the Long Path Trails.  TC Hudson Palisades Map 108.

 

Saturday, 4/24             B+ 9.5 A-

Bear Mountain to West Mountain         CEG 2260 ft

Mary Gelber     mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203 (NCA 9pm) 

8:00 AM on Rt 9W 1.4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Traffic Circle or type “Doodletown Trailhead, Dunderberg Turnpike, Tomkins Cove” into Google Maps. The small parking area is on the east side of 9W. Walk to Bear Mountain, climb Major Welch (long rock scramble) up to Perkins Memorial Tower, and then AT south to West Mountain, across West Mountain to the shelter, then north on S-BM back to cars. Tough, long hike with great views and scrambles. TC Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 119.

 

Tuesday, 4/27             B 5 B

Fahnestock State Park

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot on Dennytown Road. From the east side of Bear Mt. Bridge take Rt. 9D north for about 8.5 miles to junction with Rt 301 (Cold Spring, NY). Drive east following Rt 301 (crossing Rt 9) for about 5 miles to Dennytown Rd, on right. Follow it south for 1.1 mi. to grass parking area on left side of road where the AT crosses (GPS 41.420759, -73.868793). We start on the Three Lakes Trail and follow it for about 2.5 miles to the Appalachian Trail (AT) for our return to the parking area. This moderate to strenuous hike is hike 19 of “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC East Hudson Trails Map 103.

 

Wednesday, 4/28       C 2 C

Croton Reservoir & Dam Walk/Hike      CEG 150 ft

Mario Medici    marioamedici@gmail.com

(c)201-396-9391

Karen Rose       kkarose@AOL.com

(c)551-804-0358

Meet 10:00 AM at Croton Gorge Park on Rt.129, Cortlandt, NY (GPS: Croton Gorge Park). Back in 1842, New York City received its first supply of fresh water and it all began here. Hear a brief history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and hike up to the top of the dam, once the second tallest man-made structure in the world. This is a great opportunity to learn a little history, take some great photos, and see something no other hike can provide. Picnic tables and rest room facilities are available. Free parking before May 1. Learn how you can become a “26er”. Must provide phone number when registering. TC Westchester Trails Map 132.

 

Thursday, 4/29            B 5 B

Dater Mt. County Park

Paul Margiotta pjmm1177@gmail.com

(c)201-693-6705 (day of hike only)

9:30 AM at Johnsontown Circle, at the end of Johnsontown Road, in Harriman State Park. We will hike to and loop around the seldom visited Dater Mountain County Park. Among the vistas will be the sights and sounds of the beautiful NYS Thruway. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 5/1              B+ 10.5 A

Stonetown Circular       CEG 2600

Bob Fiscina       fis6973@tutamail.com

Meet at the Stonetown Rec. Center lot (41.080280, -74.307330) to hike the complete Red Triangle and White loop. Rain cancels. Start time given upon registration. TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Tuesday, 5/4               B 6.5 B+

Jackie Jones Mountain and Big Hill

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot on Rt 106 where the S-BM crosses. From there we hike south on the S-BM trail, to the Third Reservoir on a woods road,  back to the Big Hill on the S-BM and Long Path, finally crossing the Old Turnpike and returning on the S-BM to the parking lot. See the hike’s description in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” p. 33. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 118.

 

Thursday, 5/6              B 6 B+

West Mountain             CEG 1800 ft 

Henry Barkhorn            hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824 

9:30 AM at parking on Seven Lakes Drive .75 mi. east of PIP Exit 19.  We will do a loop on the AT, Fawn, SBM, Timp-Torne and AT Trails.  Lunch at West Mountain shelter.  Rated B+ due to rock scrambles as we go up the east side of West Mountain.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 5/8              B 8 B+

Schunnemunk Challenge          CEG 2221ft

Ross Linegar     linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

8:00 AM at Otterkill Road parking lot. We’ll ascend by Trestle to Western Ridge then down Sweet Clover to Barton Swamp Trail up the Ridge to Ridge Trail to join the Jessup, and take the White Trail to view one of the park’s attractions, ‘The Megaliths’. Then we continue along the Jessup to the Otterkill and back to the car park. Not for beginners. Call cell before 7:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC West Hudson Trails Map 114.

 

Tuesday, 5/11             B 7 B

Breakneck Mountain, Harriman            CEG 1500 ft

Geoff Fonseca geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-390-1937 

9:00 AM at the parking lot at Diltzes Lane, Pomona, NY (GPS 41.18512, -74.07453). Hike the T-MI, S-BM, T-MI, and Breakneck Mountain Trails to the Third Reservoir. Return on the S-BM, Red Arrow and T-MI.  Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118. 

 

Wednesday, 5/12       B 5.2 B

Wawayanda State Park Terrace Pond Circular

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-911, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot on Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ (GPS 41.146711, -74.403384, P7 on Map 116). We hike the Terrace Pond West Loop, and Terrace Pond North Trails. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC North Jersey Trails Map 116.

 

Thursday 5/13             B 7.5 B+

Harriman Exploration   CEG 1100 ft

Peter Reiner      psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati off Seven Lakes Dr. We will take the Long Path to the Dunning Trail and onto the R-D Trail. We will climb Hogencamp Mountain, one of the highest spots in Harriman and go to “Times Square.” After lunch, we will take the A-SB Trail, passing Pine Swamp and descending back to the parking lot. TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 5/15             B 8.1 A

Storm King Mountain   CEG 3000 ft

Richard Lautenslager    rlauten44@gmail.com

(c)201-988-4218

8:00 AM on Rt 9W exactly 7.8 miles north of the Bear Mountain Traffic Circle. This small parking cutout with a right angle turn is on the east side of 9W at the trailhead for the Bobcat Trail (GPS 41.414925, -73.993714). Hike the Bobcat and Howell Trails down to the Stillman Spring Trail and then up and over to the Butter Hill Trail for a challenging climb to the summit of Storm King Mountain and then return on the Stillman, Bypass, Howell and Bobcat Trails. This strenuous hike is for experienced hikers. Good climbs, rock scrambles, stream crossings, and great views. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC West Hudson Trails Map 113.

 

Tuesday, 5/18             B 6 B+

Abram S. Hewitt State Forest

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at pull-off on Warwick Tpke (GPS 41.157552, -74.367456). From Union Valley Rd, it is on the right about 0.1 mile after the house at 119 Warwick Tpke. This spot holds only about 6 cars but there are 2 more pull-outs going east on Warwick Tpke, on the left, just before the house at 119 Warwick Tpke. The trail head is at the main parking lot. We will start on the Terrace Pond North then catch the Bearfort Ridge Trail going west and then north to the Ernest Walter Trail. We go east on the Ernest Walter Trail to the Quail Trail back to the parking lot. This hike is a moderate to strenuous hike. Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

 

Thursday, 5/20            B 6.5 A

Seven Hills Loop           CEG 1500 ft

Peter Reiner      psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:30 AM at Sebago Boat Launch off Seven Lakes Dr. We will hike the Seven Hills Trail past Monitor Rock, HST, Stony Brook, Tuxedo Mt Ivy and back on the Seven Hills Trail to the Sebago boat launch. Great views crossing Diamond Mountain. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. Map 118.

 

Saturday, 5/22             B+ 10.4 A-

Black Rock Forest         CEG 2615 ft

Mary Gelber     mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203 (NCA 9pm)

8:00 AM at parking lot on 9W (NOT the main parking lot). Type “Black Rock Forest Consortium 9W South parking area” into GPS. Hike Black Rock Hollow Trail, cross Ben’s Bridge, head up Mt. Misery, Hill of Pines, and Rattlesnake Hill to Tower View to Stillman Trail to Black Rock, and then return via Black Rock Hollow. Tough hike but beautiful. TC West Hudson Trails Map 113.

 

Tuesday, 5/25             B 6.5 B

Black Rock Forest Hike

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the Black Rock Forest main parking lot off Reservoir Road, Cornwall, NY. We hike the Duggan to the Ben’s Bridge, then the Reservoir, Black Rock Hollow, Stillman, Black Rock (altitude 1410’) Trails. After enjoying the view, we proceed on the Stillman to White Oak Road taking us to the Swamp, and Stillman Trails and Mt Misery (altitude 1268’). We pose at the summit to enjoy the view then find our way back via Reservoir and Duggan Trails. This hike is slightly strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC West Hudson Trails Map 113.

 

Wednesday, 5/26       C 4 C+

Rockefeller Preserve-    CEG 150 ft

Old Croton Aqueduct and Sleepy Hollow

Mario Medici    marioamedici@gmail.com

(c)201-396-9391

Karen Rose       kkarose@AOL.com

(c)551-804-0358

Meet at 10:00 AM. Hike will start on the 179-year-old Old Croton Aqueduct which brought the first clean water to NYC. Meet at the the intersection of Gory Brook Road and Ridge Street in Sleepy Hollow (free on-street parking on Gory Brook Road). We will head north on the Aqueduct and view a weir, a 90-foot embankment carrying the aqueduct over the Pocantico River, remains of an old Keeper’s House, and possibly other attractions. Afterwards, you may wish to visit nearby Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and take a self-guided tour (free maps available at main entrance). A great opportunity to take photos that will be the envy of your friends. (GPS: Gory Brook Road & Ridge Road) Must provide phone number when registering.  TC Westchester Trails Map 130.

 

Thursday 5/27             B 7.2 C

Walk Over the Hudson

Paul Margiotta pjmm1177@gmail.com

(c)201-693-6705 (day of hike only)

Meet at 9:00 AM. Walk over the majestic Hudson River on the beautiful Mario Cuomo Bridge. We will walk from the Rockland Landing to the Westchester Landing and return. Further information will be provided to each participant upon registration. For directions to Rockland Landing and information on the 2 landings, 6 overlooks, public art on display, design of the bridge, and history of the old Tappan Zee Bridge see: https://mariomcuomobridge.ny.gov/visit-visitor-info

 

Saturday, 5/29             B 9 B+

Wildcat Mountain and Indian Loop      CEG 2110 ft

Ross Linegar     linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

7:30 AM at the commuter's parking lot at intersection of Rt. 17A and Rt. 17 (GPS 41.2296200 - 74.1842800). We will hike the Wildcat Mountain Trail, Furnace Loop, and Indian Hill Loop, enjoying lunch in the shaded glen. We then rejoin the Furnace Loop and return to the car park by retracing our steps on the Wildcat Mountain Trail. Call cell before 7:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Map 100 (P5 parking).

 

Tuesday, 6/1               B 7 B+

Lunch at Pine Meadow Lake     CEG 1400 ft 

Geoff Fonseca geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-390-1937 

9:00 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman.  We will hike the Seven Hills, Buck, T-M-I, Yellow and Pine Meadow Trails over Conklin and Diamond Mountains to the Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. We return on the Pine Meadow Woods Road West and Seven Hills Trail via Wanasink Lake and Conklin Mountain. Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Wednesday, 6/2         B 6.5 B+

Boston Mine And Stahahe High Peak

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot on Rt. 106 (1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY). Hike north on the White Bar, Nurian, Ramapo-Dunderberg, Lichen, A-SB, White Bar, and  Dunning Trails, around Green Pond, then on Island Pond Rd with a side track to Stahahe High Peak. and  back on the White Bar to the parking lot. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. Map 119.

 

Thursday, 6/3              B 5.4 C+

Teatown Reservation and Lake

Peter Reiner      psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

Meet at 10:00 AM. Enjoy a new hiking area in Teatown Reservation exploring Teatown Hill, Teatown Lake and a nature center. Meet at "1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining, NY. Teatown Nature Preserve”. Afterward, we'll travel to Croton Gorge Park to see the magnificent Croton Falls and Dam. TC Westchester Trails Map 132.

 

Saturday, 6/5              B+ 9 B+

West Mtn. via Cornell Mine Trail           CEG 2349 ft

Mary Gelber     mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203 (NCA 9pm)

7:30 AM on Rt 9W 1.4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Traffic Circle or type “Doodletown Trailhead, Dunderberg Turnpike, Tomkins Cove” into Google Maps. The small parking area is on the east side of 9W.  This hike follows the 1777 trail to the southbound SBT up to the West Mtn. shelter, north across the ridge of West Mtn., over to the Fawn Trail, and then 1777 back to the cars. Beautiful views and strenuous climbs. TC Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 119.

 

Sunday, 6/6                B+ 10.7 A

Scofield & Fishkill Ridges          CEG 3350 ft

Bob Fiscina       fis6973@tutamail.com

Meet at Mount Beacon Park (GPS 41.493547, -73.959854). We will hike the Casino and Breakneck Ridge Trails to the fire tower then go along the ridges on the Wilkinson and Fishkill Ridge Trails and return on the Yellow and Casino Trails.  Rain cancels.  Start time given upon registration. TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.

 

Tuesday, 6/8               B 7.1 B

Breakneck Mountain

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at parking lot on Diltzes Lane coming from Rt 202 in Ramapo.  Hike west on the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy and Breakneck Mountain Trails. Return to the parking lot via the Suffern-Bear Mountain and Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trails. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 118.

 

Thursday, 6/10            B 7.5 B+

North Beacon Mountain and Lambs Hill           CEG 2200 ft 

Henry Barkhorn            hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824 

9:30 AM at the Mt. Beacon Trailhead on Rt 9D at Howland Ave. We will hike the Casino, Wilkinson Memorial and Fishkill Ridge Trails. 13 scenic view stars on the map.  Rated B+ due to a steep ascent near the start and the 7.5 mile length.  Steady rain cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.

 

Saturday, 6/12             B 8 A

Bearfort Ridge Loop and Surprise Lake             CEG 2654 ft

Ross Linegar     linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

7:30 AM at the car park just past Union Valley Rd. on Warwick Turnpike. (GPS 41.155715, 74.362748). We’ll hike to Surprise Lake via the Bearfort Ridge Loop and Ernest Walter Trails. We will enjoy lunch overlooking Surprise Lake then continue on the Bearfort Ridge Loop for our return. Not for beginners. Call cell before 7:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC North Jersey Trails Map 116.

 

Sunday, 6/13             C+ 5 B

Over Monksville           CEG 700 ft

P. Tilgner, S. Gordon      petertilgner@icloud.com

(c)201-364-9719

10:00 AM at parking area along Rt. 511 opposite East Shore Rd., Hewitt, NJ. Hike the Highlands and Burnt Meadow Trails with a climb to lunch on Horse Pond Mountain and views of Monksville Reservoir. Inclement weather cancels. TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Tuesday, 6/15             B 6 B+

Pine Swamp Mountain

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the Lake Skannatati parking lot on Seven Lake Drive. Hike on the Long Path, A-SB, and Bottle Cap Trails, then east to the RD and Times Square. Return to the parking lot via the A-SB. See Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 113. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 6/17            B 7.1 B+

Breakneck Mountain

Nick Loudon     nickloudon@comcast.net

973-619-5913

9:30 AM at the parking lot off Diltzes Lane just off Rt 202. The hike starts with a relatively strenuous climb, hence the rating of B+. We will take the T-MI, S-BM, and Red Arrow Trails. This takes us to the T-MI and back to the car park. Severe weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 6/19             B 6.5 B+

Popolopen Torne and Gorge     CEG 1400 ft

Mary Gelber     mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203 (NCA 9pm)

7:30 AM at the parking area 0.5 miles north of the Fort Montgomery Museum on Rt 9W (0.7 miles north of the Bear Mtn Traffic Circle). (Hikers are NOT allowed to leave cars in the museum lot.) Type 9W Parking, 708 Rt 9W, Highland Falls, NY 10928 into GPS. Look for orange Subaru. Hike along the Popolopen Gorge Trail with stream below, and then follow a challenging scrambling climb up exposed rock faces. The descent is steep and rocky and leads to a walk around Brook Lake before heading back to the parking lot. Optional additional mileage by walking over to  Bear Mountain Zoo (depending on Covid) with spectacular views of the Hudson and a walk through the grounds of the Fort Montgomery museum. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 6/22            B 7.8 A

Lake Sebago, Diamond Mountain, Cascade of Slid

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the circle at the end of Johnsontown Road in Sloatsburg, NY off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman Park.  Hike a variety of trails using the White Bar, T-MI, Diamond Mountain, Pine Meadow, and Kakiat passing the Cascade of Slid on our return to Johnsontown Circle. If the bridge to cross the Stony Brook is out, I will find an alternate option. See the hike’s description in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 19. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 6/24            B 6 B

Five Ponds Loop           CEG 800 ft

Paul Margiotta pjmm1177@gmail.com

(c)201-693-6705 (day of hike only)

9:00 AM at Skylands Manor/NJ Botanical Gardens, parking lot “A”, in Ringwood State Park. We will hike the recently established Five Ponds Loop. TC North Jersey Trails Map 115. See: https://www.nynjtc.org/sites/default/files/documents/NYNJTC_RingwoodFivePonds_ChangesCompleteMapFall2020.jpg

 

Saturday, 6/26             B 6 B

Long Pond Iron Works and       CEG 964 ft

Monks Mountain Trail

Ross Linegar     linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

9:00 AM at Long Pond Iron Works Visitor Center on Greenwood Lake Tpk. (Rt. 511) in Hewitt, NJ. Hike on the Sterling Ridge Trail, over the bridge to the Hasenclever Trail and then circle around Monksville Reservoir on the Monks Trail. Call before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Tuesday, 6/29             B 5.5 B

Surebridge Mountain Circular

Roland Autran autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot on Rt 106 where the White Bar Trail crosses (GPS 1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY). Hike north on the White Bar to the A-SB Trail then east and south using the Lichen, RD, and Nurian Trails returning to the parking lot. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 119.