Saturday, 1/2       Bare Rock Via The Fire Tower        B 7 B

9:00 AM                                                           CEG 900 ft

Ross Linegar                                               917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Leave from Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper lot. Start with a climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower, take in the view, and continue to the Bare Rock Vista for lunch overlooking Greenwood Lake. After lunch, we’ll return by “strolling” back down the Bare Rock trail.  Call 917-319-3166 before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable. Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Thursday 1/7         Lake Sebago in the Winter     B 5.0 B-

9:30 AM

Paul Margiotta                                           201-693-6705

pjmm1177@gmail.com               (cell, morning of hike only)

Hike starts from Johnsontown Circle, at the end of Johnsontown Road, in Harriman State Park.  We will hike on the White Bar and Triangle trails and an unblazed trail to reach Lake Sebago, where we will stop for lunch.  Our return will be via a woods road and the White Bar trail.  Icy and/or snow covered trails could be expected.  Therefore, all participants will be required to have proper traction devices, as determined at time of registration.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 1/9  Dunderberg Spiral Railway,          B+ 8 B+

9:00 AM           The Timp & Bald Mountain     CEG 2047 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Start at trailhead parking 4 miles south of the Bear Mt. Traffic Circle on Route 9W, GPS 41.281137,-73.962838.  Climb Dunderberg, head over to the Timp, then continue around the Spiral Railway Loop.  Beautiful expansive views of the Hudson and a rewarding, tough climb.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Sunday, 1/10             Ringwood State Park           B 7.5 B

9:30 AM

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7635

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at the Shepherd Lake parking area off Sloatsburg Rd. for a hike on the Ringwood Ramapo, Blue, and Hoeferlin Trails returning on the Crossover Trail. We will pass by Ilgenstein Rock.  There is about a half mile roadway walk at the end of the hike back to the parking area. Rain cancels hike.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Thursday, 1/14            Long Path-AT Loop               B 6 B

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1280 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                          646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

Leave from Lake Tiorati parking.  We will do a loop on the Long Path, returning on the AT.  This is the hike described in Chapter 16 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 1/16                In The Woods               B+ 10 A

9:00 AM

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Contact leader for details.

 

Thursday, 1/21     Tallman Mountain State Park    B 4/5 C

11:00 AM

John Jurasek                                          (c) 845-519-4247

jurasek@optonline.net

Meet at the main parking lot in Tallman State Park in Sparkill, NY (Northern lot off Rockland Road).  We will explore most of the park atop the Palisades using the Long Path, unmarked trails, and woods roads.  Ground conditions will modify the hike.  TC Palisades Map 109.

 

Saturday, 1/23              The Osborn Loop              B 6.8 B

9:00 AM                                                           CEG 750 ft

Ross Linegar                                               917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Leave from the Castle Rock Unique Area hiker parking (type 29-31 Wing and Wing, Garrison, NY into your GPS) to hike the Osborn Loop in Hudson Highlands State Park.  From the Bear Mt. Bridge east side, drive about 4 miles north on Rt. 9D.  Look for the Castle Rock Unique Area sign on your right after a stone wall.  Turn in on a farm road following it to the hiker parking area surrounded by open fields.  Call 917-319-3166 before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 101.

Tuesday, 1/26      Lunch on Diamond Mountain       B 6 B

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1000 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                            845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at Lake Sebago Boat Launch off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman.  We will hike the Seven Hills, Buck, and T-M-I trails to Diamond Mountain.  We return on the Seven Hills trail.  Rain cancels.  Traction devices may be required.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Thursday, 1/28   Black Rock Forest Northern Loop B 6.5 B+

10:00 AM

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at Mine Hill Road parking area off Angola Rd in Cornwall, NY.  Hike starts uphill on Sackett Trail and climbs to Black Rock Mt.  Return on White Oak and Stillman Trails to parking area.  Rain cancels hike.  TC West Hudson Trails Map 113.

 

Saturday, 1/30   Fahnestock Canopus Lake              B 8 B

9:00 AM              to Shenandoah Mountain    CEG 1000 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Leave from AT crossing on Route 301, 1.4 miles west of Taconic State Parkway (GPS coordinates 41.4526580, -73.8378470).  From Bear Mt. Bridge drive north on Rt. 9D to the light in Cold Spring, NY.  Then drive east on Rt. 301 to a light at Rt. 9.  Continue for about 4.5 mi. to AT crossing parking on either side of 301.  We will hike the AT up to Shenandoah Mt. with beautiful views of Canopus Lake, and return the same way with a detour to the shores of Canopus.  Severe, inclement weather cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 103.

 

Tuesday, 2/2                    In The Woods                B 6/8 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Active hikers will receive a group email from leader by previous Saturday for location, time and other details of the hike.  Others can contact the leader (by email) by 6 PM on Monday.

Saturday, 2/6            Long Pond Iron Works             B 6 B

9:00 AM                                                           CEG 921 ft

Ross Linegar                                               917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from 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 Hassenclever Trail and then circle around the Monksville Reservoir on the Monks Trail.  Call before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Sunday, 2/7                Breakneck Pond and       B 10.4 B+

9:00 AM                           Reservoir Loop        CEG 2638 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Leave from Call Hollow Rd (0.5 miles south of turn from Willow Grove Rd, GPS coordinates 41.2165511, -74.0511574).  Hike up Long Path from Call Hollow Rd, take SBT to cutoff to loop around Breakneck Pond, back to SBT to Woodtown Rd across to Second Reservoir up to Big Hill Shelter and back down Long Path to cars.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Tuesday, 2/9           Pound Mountain Circular        B 7.5 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the parking lot called “Skatepark, Tuxedo, NY” behind the Tuxedo Train Station on E. Village Road in Tuxedo.  I will send the details when you register.  This hike is a variation of Hike 9 from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”.  This hike is a moderate to strenuous hike.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Thursday, 2/11             Goshen Mountain                B 7 B

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1425 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                          646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

Leave from Lake Tiorati parking.  We will do a loop north on the RD/AT, the RD, the AT and the Long Path.  This is the hike described in Chapter 17 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Tuesday, 2/16                  In The Woods                B 6/8 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Active hikers will receive a group email from leader by previous Saturday for location, time and other details of the hike.  Others can contact the leader (by email) by 6 PM on Monday.

 

Tuesday, 2/16      Tallman Mountain State Park    B 4/5 C

11:00 AM

John Jurasek                                          (c) 845-519-4247

jurasek@optonline.net

Meet at the main parking lot in Tallman State Park in Sparkill, NY (Northern lot off Rockland Road).  We will explore most of the park atop the Palisades using the Long Path, unmarked trails, and woods roads.  Ground conditions will modify the hike.  TC Palisades Map 109.

 

Thursday, 2/18            Johnsontown Loop             B 7 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1400 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                            845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at the parking circle at the end of Johnsontown Road off Seven Lakes Drive in Sloatsburg (GPS 41.179887, -74.163916).  We hike the Blue Disc and Victory Trails for an early lunch at Lake Skenonto.  We return on the Triangle Trail and the White Bar Trail.  Rain or snow cancels.  Traction devices may be required.  TC Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 2/20              Black Rock Forest         B+ 9.5 B+

9:00 AM                                                          CEG 2100ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Meet at parking lot on 9W (NOT the main parking lot).  Type “Black Rock Forest Consortium Rt. 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.  Severe weather cancels.  TC West Hudson Trails Map 113.

 

Tuesday, 2/23        Goshen Mountain Circular       B 6.9 B

9:15 AM sharp

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the parking lot for Lake Tiorati Circle on Seven Lakes Drive.  I will send the details when you register.  Please look at the hike’s description from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 107.  This hike is the reverse of Don Weise’s.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Wednesday, 2/24                                                                    Chapter Membership Meeting

6:30 -8:00PM      Photographic Tour of Governor’s Island

Mario Medici

Meeting will be held via Zoom.  See page 5 for more information.  To register, email your full name and telephone number to membership@adknjr.org.

 

Thursday, 2/25     Tallman Mountain State Park     B 3.5 C

10:00 AM

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Start at the main parking lot to hike on bike path and Long Path.  Lunch at the shelter and return to the parking area.  Beautiful views of the Piermont Marsh and the Hudson River.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109.

 

Saturday, 2/27                 Tuxedo Loop               B 6.5 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1500 ft

Ross Linegar                                               917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Meet at the Skate Park, 54 E Village Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY (GPS 41.193228, -74.182439).  We hike on the R-D and Triangle Trails to Parker Cabin Mountain for an early lunch.  Return on the RD.  Call cell before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Tuesday, 3/2        Tallman Mountain State Park    B 4/5 C

11:00 AM

John Jurasek                                          (c) 845-519-4247

jurasek@optonline.net

Meet at the main parking lot in Tallman State Park in Sparkill, NY (Northern lot off Rockland Road).  We will explore most of the park atop the Palisades using the Long Path, unmarked trails, and woods roads.  Ground conditions will modify the hike.  TC Palisades Map 109.

 

Thursday, 3/4         Breakneck Mountain Hike       B 7.1 B

9:15 AM sharp

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the parking lot on Diltz Road (or Diltzes Lane) off Route 202 in Pomona.  I will send the details when you register.  Please look at the hike’s description from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 3/6     Silvermine Lake/Lake Nawahunta B 8 B+

9:00 AM

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Meet at Silvermine Lake Picnic Area parking (Old Silver Mine Ski Center).  Hike south on Menomine to Letterrock, west on AT to RD, to Long Path across Stockbridge Mt., and back to Menomine by Hippo Rock.  Severe weather cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Tuesday, 3/9                    In The Woods                B 6/8 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Active hikers will receive a group email from leader by previous Saturday for location, time and other details of the hike.  Others can contact the leader (by email) by 6 PM on Monday.

 

Thursday, 3/11           Ramapo State Forest           B 6 B+

9:30 AM

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at parking area located at 174 Skyline Drive, Wanaque.  Hike will cover the Tamarack, Yellow, Millstone and Schuber Trails, with great views of the county and, maybe, NYC.  We will stop at the millstones left on site and have lunch at Lake Vreeland.  Rain or snow cancels hike.  Bring traction devices for this hike.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Saturday, 3/13             Wildcat Mountain              B 9 B+

9:00 AM                          and Indian Loop       CEG 2110 ft

Ross Linegar                                               917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from 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 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC Sterling Forest Map 100 (P5 parking).

 

Sunday, 3/14       Daylight Savings Time Begins

 

Tuesday, 3/16    Sterling Forest's New Trails Hike  B 7.7 B

9:30AM sharp

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the Sterling Forest parking area located at the intersection of South Gate Road and Buttonwood Road (P16), Tuxedo Park, NY.  I will send the details when you register.  TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Thursday, 3/18              Stockbridge Mt.               B 6.0 B

9:30 AM                       & Lake Nawahunta

Paul Margiotta                                           201-693-6705

pjmm1177@gmail.com               (cell, morning of hike only)

Hike starts from the Long Path parking area located off the north side of Rt. 6, Long Mountain Parkway, in Harriman State Park.  We will hike up Stockbridge Mt. and to Lake Nawahunta utilizing the Long Path, Menomine Trail and Nawahunta Fire Road.  Icy and/or snow covered trails could be expected.  Therefore, all participants will be required to have proper traction devices, as determined at time of registration.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 3/20                   Mt. Taurus              B+ 7.6 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 2077 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                                    (before 9PM)

Leave from the Washburn Trailhead located along Rt. 9D about .8 mi. north of Rt. 301, Cold Spring, NY (GPS 41.42659,73.96534).  Expect a long, steep climb, awesome sweeping views, an abandoned quarry, and some ruins.  We will hike the Washburn, Notch, and Brook Trails, returning on the Undercliff Trail to rejoin the Washburn and back to the parking lot.  Severe weather cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.

 

Sunday, 3/21           Sterling Forest McKeags           C 4 B

9:30 AM                           Meadow Loop          CEG 400 ft

Mario Medici                                        (c) 201-396- 9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

This hike is intended to provide an opportunity for individuals who have limited hiking experience and/or want an easier hike.  Meet at the Sterling Forest Visitors Center upper parking lot.  Hike will start and end at the McKeags Meadow connector trail.  Rain cancels hike.  Must contact hike leader to register via email with phone number.  Wear bright colorspossibly a hunting area.  Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Tuesday, 3/23      Fingerboard, Goshen,              B 8.4 B+

9:00 AM              & Letterrock Mountains    CEG 1600+ ft

Geoff Fonseca                                            845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Leave from Tiorati Circle parking lot.  We will hike the Blue Connector, AT, and RD Trails to the Brien Memorial Shelter for lunch.  We return on the AT and Blue Connector Trails.  Rain or snow cancels.  Traction devices may be required.  TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 3/25           Ringwood State Park              B 7 B

9:15 AM sharp              Shepherd Lake Hike

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the parking lot of Shepherd Lake Recreation Area, at the end of Shepherd Lake Road, Ringwood, NJ  (GPS coordinates 135696, -74.232233).  I will send the details when you register.  This hike is part of “Hike of the Week” Hike 9 by Daniel Chazin.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Saturday, 3/27            Out Of The Elk Pen               B 6 B

8:00 AM                                                         CEG 1655 ft

Ross Linegar                                               917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from the Elk Pen.  We’ll hike the AT, Arden Surebridge, White Bar, Ramapo Dunderberg, Nurian (see the Valley of Boulders) and back to the car park via Stahahe Brook.  Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.