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Tuesday, 1/3                                                                B  5.2  B CEG 820 ft

Wawayanda State Park

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at the parking lot on Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ at “Hiking Terrace Pond Parking”. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp on the loop Terrace Pond south and Terrace Pond north. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC North Jersey Highlands Trails map 152.

 

Saturday, 1/7                                                        B+  11.2  A- CEG 2247 ft

Appalachian Trail: Fitzgerald Falls to Little Dam Lake

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

8:45AM at intersection of Appalachian Trail and Lakes Rd, Monroe, NY, 10950 (GPS 41.273690,-74.254170). Out and back on the AT. Beautiful waterfall, some rock scrambles, and rewarding, tough climb. Trip back enables a whole new perspective on the trail. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Sunday, 1/8                                                                  B  8  B CEG 1500 ft

Hasenclever Mine Loop

Geoff Fonseca                                            geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366

9:00 AM at Lake Skannatati. We will do a loop on the SB, Red Cross and Beech Trails, returning on the Long Path. Traction devices/snowshoes may be required. Registration by email required. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 1/10                                                           B  6.9  B CEG 1533 ft

Goshen Mountain Circular

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at the parking lot at Lake Tiorati Circle on Seven Lakes Drive. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp going west on the Blue Trail to the R-D/Appalachian, R-D, Appalachian, woods road going to the Long Path, back to the parking lot on the Arden Valley Road. See hike description in Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is easy to moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain North map 119.

 

Thursday, 1/12                                                         B  5.5  B.CEG 1300 ft

Almost Perpendicular & Claudius Smith Den

Rich Scala                                                   jerseysilver393@gmail.com

9 AM at East Village Road Skatepark, Tuxedo, NY. We will traverse the Kakiat, BlueDisc, Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy, and Ramapo-Dunderberg as described in Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. Lunch and views at the top of Almost Perpendicular (2.4 miles). This shorter hike is rated moderate with one relatively steep climb. Email registration is required. Heavy rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 1/14                                            B  5  B- CEG 1440 ft (moderate)

Cat’s Elbow

Mike Prestia                                              prestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120

Hike starts at the far south parking lot (2nd lot) at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area. Meet at 9:15 at the kiosk. Hike begins at 9:30. (GPS 41.28866,-74.02306).  From the parking lot we will hike along the Horn Hill Bike Path, then hike a loop using the Ramapo Dunderberg, Timp Torne and Appalachian Trails. This hike offers some of the Park’s best panoramic views. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail with release required. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday,1/17                                                              B  7  B CEG 1633 ft

Ringwood State Park Shepherd Lake

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area, Ringwood, NJ on Shepherd Lake Road, Ringwood NJ (end of Shepherd Lake Road in the picnic area). Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp going east and south on the R-R all the way to the Crossover. We will take the Crossover going east around the Gatum Pond and the Weyble Pond using the bike trail north to the Halifax to the west side of the Glasmere Ponds, another bike trail to the R-R to return to the parking area. This moderate hike is a variation of “Hike 9” in Chazin’s “Hike of the Week”. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC North Jersey Highlands Trails map 150.

 

Thursday, 1/19                                                                  B/C  4-9  B/C

Winter Wonderland?

Paul Margiotta                                        pjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike).

Location, length and difficulty of the hike will be dependent on trail conditions - snow, ice, etc, and the mood of the leader. Suitable traction devices could be required. Details will be announced within a few days of the date, via the usual group email. New hikers can contact the leader directly by email. Precipitation of any kind on the day of the hike cancels.

 

Saturday, 1/21                                                      B +  10.5  A CEG 2600 ft

Stonetown Circular

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

8:30 AM at the Stonetown Rec. Center lot (GPS 41.080280,-74.307330) to hike the complete Red Triangle on White loop. Extreme weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highlands Trails map 151.

 

Tuesday, 1/24                                                           B  7.2  B CEG 1200 ft

Silvermine Lake & Big Bog Mountain

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at the parking lot of Silvermine Lake. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp.  We will hike the Menomine Trail to the Red Cross Trail to the 1779 Trail, to the AT to the Silvermine Road back to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. This hike is a version of the hike described in chapter 15 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain North map 119.

 

Thursday, 1/26                                                           B  8  B CEG 1500 ft

Hasenclever Mine

Henry Barkhorn                                         hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824

9:30 AM from Lake Skannatati. We will do a loop on the Red Cross and Beech Trails, returning on the Long Path. Hike may be shortened to 6 miles, depending on conditions. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email required. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 1/28                                                       B+  10  B+ CEG 1148 ft

Black Rock Forest

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

8:45 AM at parking lot on 9W (NOT the main parking lot). Type “Black Rock Forest Consortium 9W South Parking Area” into your GPS. Hike some of the lesser known trails of Black Rock Forest as we head into the western area of the forest and have lunch at the lovely Moretti Outpost. Exact trails to be determined depending on weather. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

 

Tuesday, 1/31                                                           B  7.5  B CEG 1440 ft

Pond Mountain Circular

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00AM at the “DEC Parking, Tuxedo Park, NY” on E Village Road. Hike starts at 9:15AM sharp going to the RD trail which follows E Village Road, to Thruway underpass to Grove Drive North, to the head of the RD trail. Then, we hike on the RD (passing by the Black Ash Mine) to the Victory and White Bar, then on to the Kakiat taking us back to the parking lot via the RD. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register by email for this hike. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain South map 118.

 

Saturday, 2/4                                                             B  9  B+ CEG 1600 ft

Silvermine/Bradley Mine Combo

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

8:45 AM at Silvermine Parking Lot (GPS 41.295360,-74.059600). Hike Menomine to AT/RD to unmarked trail to Long Path and walk along Arden Valley Rd to Bradley Mine. Retrace steps to Long Path to Menomine to parking lot. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Northern Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 2/7                                                              B  7  B+ CEG 1400 ft

Johnsontown Loop

Geoff Fonseca                                            geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366

9:00 AM 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 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.

 

Tuesday, 2/7                                                                B  6.7  B CEG 590 ft

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at parking lot at Saffin Pond parking area, 157 Weldon Road, Jefferson, NJ. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp going on the Highland to the Pine Swamp Trail, then west on the Blue Blaze trail, then back on the Pine Swamp, to the Orange Trail, south on the Ogden Mine Trail and back to the Parking area. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 126.

 

Thursday, 2/9                                                            B  6.6  B CEG 1600 ft

Island Pond and Lemon Squeezer

Rich Scala                                                   jerseysilver393@gmail.com

9:00 AM at Elk Pen parking lot off Arden Valley Road, Southfields, NY. We will hike the Arden-Surebridge to the Appalachian Trail with lunch at Island Pond. This hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. Email registration is required. Heavy rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Northern Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 2/11                                                           B  8  A- CEG 1600 ft

Bearfort Ridge

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

8:45 AM at Trailhead Warwick Turnpike (GPS 41.154849,-74.360453). Bearfort Ridge Trail to Ernest Walter Trail to AT to Prospect Rock, then back on AT to State Line to Surprise Lake, and return to cars on Quail Trail. Beautiful views and varied terrain, including rock scrambles. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC North Jersey Highlands Trails map 152.

 

Tuesday, 2/14                                                           B  7.1  B CEG 1455 ft

Breakneck Mountain

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at the parking lot on Diltz Road (or Diltzes Lane) off Route 202 in Pomona (GPS 41.185142,-74.073979). Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp. We will hike the T-MI trail crossing the S-BM going west to Breakneck Mountain trail, north passing the West Pointing Rock. At the intersection of the S-BM, we go back east to the parking lot on the S-BM then the Red Arrow trail and the T-MI trail. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain South Trails map 118.

 

Wednesday, 2/15                                      Chapter Membership Meeting

6:30-8:30                                                          Outdoor Leadership

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.

 

Saturday, 2/18                                                           B  7  B- CEG 1425 ft

Goshen Mountain

Mike Prestia                                              prestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120

Meet at the Tiorati Circle parking lot (off Seven Lakes drive) at 9:15. Hike starts at 9:30 AM. (GPS 41.27510, 74.08925). Hike will depart from the Lake Tiorati trail, then follow the Appalachian and Ramapo- Dunderberg trails. This moderate hike offers winter views while traversing over Stevens and Goshen mountains. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail with release required. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 2/21                                                             B  5.5  B CEG 865 ft

Dater Mountain

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at parking lot at the Circle at the end of Johnsontown Road in Sloatsburg, NY, off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman Park or “Trail Parking, Johnsontown Road, Sloatsburg, NY”. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp going west on the Blue Disc trail to the Kakiat trail, south to the Orange Trail, to the Blue Trail south all the way to Sleater Hill. We continue north to the Orange Trail and then turn right on the Kakiat trail to the White Bar trail south to return to the parking lot. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain South Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 2/23                                                           B  6  B CEG 1000 ft

Ramapo Mt State Forest and Camp Glen Gray

Henry Barkhorn                                         hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824

9:30 AM from upper parking on Skyline Drive._ We will hike a loop on the Tamarack Loop, Todd Hill Loop, Yellow and Schuber trails. Expansive view over Bergen county toward the NYC skyline. Hike is described in Chapter 33 of Daniel Chazin’s “Hike of the Week”. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail required. TC Northern Jersey Highlands Trails map 150.

 

Saturday, 2/25                                                        B+  9  B+ CEG 2100 ft

Dunderberg Spiral Railway/The Timp/Bald Mountain

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

9:00 AM Trailhead parking 4 miles south of the Bear Mt Traffic Circle on Route 9W (GPS 41.281137,-73.962838). Timp Torne Trail up Dunderberg and over to the Timp, then loop back on RD to Bald Mt and back to cars. Beautiful expansive views of the Hudson, and a rewarding, tough climb. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Northern Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 2/28                                                             B  8  B CEG 1500 ft

Sterling Forest's New Trails

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

Meet at 9:00 AM at the parking lot located at the intersection of South Gate Road and Buttonwood Road, south of Tuxedo Lake coming from Route 17 and Sterling Mine Road (GPS 41.176111,-74.226889). Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp going west on Red Back Trail to the new Hutchinson Trail going north. The Hutchinson intersects the new Munsee Eagle Trail. We then go east on the Munsee Eagle, then south, all the way to the Red Back and back to the parking lot. The loop is about 6.5 miles. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register by email. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Saturday, 3/4                                                        B+  10.7  A CEG 3350 ft.

Mt. Beacon/Scofield & Fishkill Ridges

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

Meet at Mount Beacon Park (GPS 41.493547,-73.959854). Casino and Breakneck Ridge Trails to the fire tower, then along the ridges on the Wilkinson and Fishkill Ridge Trails, to return on the Yellow and Casino Trails. TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.

 

Tuesday, 3/7                                                              B  6.5  B CEG 1810 ft

West Mountain

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

Meet at 9:00 AM at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (1st parking lot from the Palisade Parkway Exit 17). Hike starts at 9:15AM sharp going north to the Anthony Wayne (W) and the start of the Fawn (R) trail to catch the Appalachian Trail after .6 mile. We stay on the A.T. for .7 mile. We make a right at the merge of the A.T. and the 1777 W and proceed on the A.T./77 for 0.1 mile. Then we continue on the 77 for 0.1 mile and make a right on the unmarked woods road, the Doodletown Bridle Path to the Fawn trail for .55 mile. Then we make a right on the Suffern-Bear Mountain trail all the way to the Timp-Torne trail on the right and back to Fawn and the parking lot. This hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain North Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 3/9                                                            B  6.4  B CEG 1200 ft

Hogencamp Mountain

Rich Scala                                                   jerseysilver393@gmail.com

9 AM at Lake Skannatati parking lot off Seven Lakes Drive. We will hike the Arden-Surebridge, Dunning, Ramapo-Dunderberg, and Long Path trails. This hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. Email registration is required. Heavy rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Northern Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 3/11                                                         B+  6 B-  CEG 1750 ft

West Mountain

Mike Prestia                                              prestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120

Meet at 8:45 AM at the first (north) parking lot at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (GPS 41.29779,-74.02710). Hike begins at 9:00 AM. We will start on the Anthony Wayne trail, then follow the Fawn, Suffern Bear Mnt, and Timp Torne trails. This hike offers views of the Hudson River, Bear Mnt, as well as views of the Timp, Bald Mtn, and Dunderberg Mtn. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email with release required. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 3/14                                                             B  6  B CEG 1480 ft

Hibernia Mines Green Pond Rd

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00AM in the parking lot at the intersection of Green Pond Rd & Lower Hibernia Rd. Hike starts at 9:15AM sharp.  We will hike Four Birds to Saint Patrick Cemetery, Hawk Watch peak and Beaver Pond. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Please register by email. TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 125.

 

Thursday, 3/16                                                                  B/C  4-9  B/C

Spring is in the air?

Paul Margiotta                                        pjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)

Location, length and difficulty of the hike will be dependent on trail conditions (snow, ice) and the mood of the leader. Suitable traction devices may be required. Details will be announced within a few days of the date, via the usual group email. New hikers can contact the leader directly by email. Precipitation of any kind on the day of the hike cancels.

 

Saturday, 3/18                                                      B+  10.3  A CEG 1900 ft

Fort Montgomery, The Torne, Popolopen Creek, Turkey Hill Pond

Mary Gelber                                                midgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203

8:15 AM at the overflow hikers’ parking area 0.5 miles north of the Fort Montgomery Museum on Route 9W (0.6 miles north of the Bear Mtn Traffic Circle). (GPS 41.328380,-73.987300) Note that hikers are NOT permitted to leave cars in the museum lot. We will hike Popolopen Gorge Trail to Queensboro Lake to Turkey Hill Pond, then backtrack to pick up T-T. Challenging scramble on T-T up to the Torne, and then down steep, rocky descent to loop around Brook Lake to 1777/79 back to cars. Optional trip over to Bear Mtn Zoo and cross the Bear Mtn Bridge for more views and more mileage. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Northern Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 3/19                                                            B  8.4  B+ CEG 1600 ft

Tiorati Lake-Brien Shelter Loop

Geoff Fonseca                                            geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366

9:00 AM at Tiorati Circle parking. We will hike the Blue Connector, AT, and RD Trails to the Brien Memorial Shelter for lunch. We return on the RD, AT and Blue Connector Trails. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices/snowshoes may be required. Please email the leader to register. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 3/21                                                           B  5.7  B CEG 1140 ft

Raccoon Brook Hills

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at the Reeves Center parking lot on Seven Lakes Road. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp from Pine Meadow to Kakiat, continuing on Raccoon Brook Hills, Kakiat, and Stony Brook to the Parking lot via Pine Meadow. Please see hike description in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain South Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 3/23                                                       B  6.5  B+ CEG 1500 ft

Bear Mountain from Anthony Wayne

Henry Barkhorn                                         hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824

9:30 AM from north parking lot at Anthony Wayne. We will hike the Fawn to the AT and up the southwest side of Bear Mountain. Lunch at Perkins Tower. Return down newly rerouted NB AT to woods road and back to SB AT. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email required. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 3/28                                                           B  5.1  B CEG 1480 ft

Ramapo Torne

Roland Autran                                              autran@msn.com (pref)

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

9:00 AM at the Reeves Center parking on Seven Lakes Road. Hike starts at 9:15 AM sharp from Pine Meadow, continuing to Seven Hills, Hillburn-Torne-Sebago, back on Seven Hills, Reeves Brook to the Parking lot via Pine Meadow. Please see hike description in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain South Trails map 118.