HIKE SCHEDULE - SPRING 2018 - APRIL - MAY - JUNE

Sunday, 4/1 Looking for the Easter Bunny B- 5 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546 kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Ramapo Reservation, Rt 202 in Mahwah. We will take various trails depending on trail conditions searching for that mysterious bunny. Out by 1:30PM. Rain cancels. Please email to register. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Sunday, 4/1 Palisades Variations #1 B 8 B
Englewood Boat Basin, Huyler Trail Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325 acephoto@verizon.net
10:00 AM at Englewood Boat Basin (www.njpalisades.org for directions). This is the first hike in a series of 4 showcasing the Palisades with its iconic scenery and lovely views. We will hike the Dyckman and Huyler trails plus the Long Path and Shore Path, enjoy Hudson views, stop at a nature preserve (time permitting), and look for the eagles nesting in this area. Please register by 3PM on 3/29. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

Thursday, 4/5 North Beacon Mountain & Lambs Hill B 7.5 B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:45 AM at the Mt. Beacon Trailhead on Rte. 9D at Howland Ave. We will hike the Casino, Wilkinson Memorial and Fishkill Ridge Trails. 13 scenic view stars on the map! Register by email. Steady rain cancels. TC East Hudson Trails map 102.

Saturday, 4/7 McKeag's Meadow Look (Loop) C 4 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor Center. This hike is for individuals with limited hiking experience and/or wanting an easy hike. Terrain is relatively level with some inclines. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Bring lunch and at least two quarts of water. Please register by email. Call leader before 9 AM if weather is bad. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Sunday, 4/8 Greenbrook Sanctuary Trails B 5 B-
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
10:00 AM at the gate into Greenbrook Sanctuary, Tenafly, NJ. Entrance is 3 miles south of exit 2 off the PIP on Route 9W. We will hike several trails in this private sanctuary with great Hudson River views. Lunch will be overlooking Greenbrook Falls. Please arrive at gate by 9:50 AM so we can start on time. Must register with hike leader. TC Map Hudson Palisades 108.

Thursday, 4/12 Palisades Variations #2 B 8 B
State Line Lookout, Alpine Picnic Area Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325 acephoto@verizon.net
10:00 AM at State Line Lookout (www.njpalisades.org for directions). This is an iconic Palisades loop, encompassing lovely trails and views with lunch on the beach! Please register by 3PM 4/10. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

Saturday, 4/14 Hike To A Remote Pond B5B
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the small parking lot where the S-BM crosses Rt. 106 in Harriman Park, about 2 miles west of PIP Exit 14. We will hike south to the ORAK ruin, visit the Fire Tower, down to Lake Welch, over the Irish Potato to the mysterious Upper Pond. We will lunch near a tycoon's estate ruins and return via S-BM. Bring plenty of fluids, lunch and a smile! Bad weather may cancel. Register for this hike. Cancellation notification by 8 AM day of hike. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 4/15 Out Of The Elk Pen B 6 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
9:30 AM at the Elk Pen. We’ll hike the Stahahe Brook, Nurian (see the Valley of Boulders), Dunning, White Bar, ASB and AT trails. Register by email. Call cell before 8:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Thursday, 4/19 Mahlon Dickerson Reservation B 6.7 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
10:00 AM at Saffin Pond parking area at 157 Weldon Road, Jefferson, NJ. Hike Highland to Pine Swamp, then west on Blue blaze, then back on Pine Swamp, to Orange, to south on Ogden Mine and back to the parking area. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 126.

Saturday, 4/21 Lunch at Surebridge Mountain (Lichen Trail) B 6 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati. We will hike the Long Path, Dunning and RD to the Lichen for lunch. We will return on the RD and ASB. Register by email. Precipitation of any kind cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Sunday, 4/22 Splitrock Reservoir B 6/8 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
10:00 AM at 362-398 Split Rock Road, Boonton NJ, Farny State Park. Hike route to be determined. Register by email with phone number for specific details. Heavy rain cancels. TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 125.

Thursday, 4/26 In The Woods B/C 5/7 B
Richard Sumner 845-362-8470 rls@rsumner.com
Harriman or nearby parks. Call or email for details the week of the hike. Pace may be B or C depending on the group and the weather. Details will also be posted on Facebook and the Yahoo Group.

Saturday, 4/28 Sterling Forest’s New Trails B 6.5 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the Sterling Forest parking area at the intersection of South Gate Road and Buttonwood Road, south of Tuxedo Lake coming from Route 17 and Sterling Mine Road (coordinates 41.176111, -74.226889). We will hike on the Red Back, Hutchinson (new), and Munsee Eagle (new) trails. This hike is probably moderate; the loop is about 6.5 miles. Severe inclement weather cancels. Register by email. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Sunday, 4/29 Harriman Exploration B 7.5 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 at Lake Skannatati. We will take the Long Path to the Dunning Trail, onto the R-D Trail. We will climb Hogencamp Mountain, one of the highest spots in Harriman going to “Times Square.” After lunch, we will take the A-SB Trail, passing Pine Swamp and descending back to the parking lot. Must register. TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

Thursday, 5/3 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta 201-693-6705 pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 5/5 Seven Hills End-to-End B 7 A
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:00 AM at Sebago boat launch. Short car shuttle to Reeves Visitor Center. Hike the Pine Meadow and Seven Hills trails back to Sebago boat launch. This hike is rated strenuous with a few rock scrambles. Please register via email. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Saturday, 5/5 RD Trail Maintenance Hike C5B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546 kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Silvermine Parking. Shuttle to start hike at Tiorati Circle. Hike and inspect RD to Brien Shelter and take Menomine back to cars. Stop to clear blowdowns, clip back brush, check blazes, etc. Bring work gloves and clippers if you have them. Rain cancels. Register by email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Sunday, 5/6 Palisades Variations #3 B 6 B
Englewood Boat Basin, Edgewater Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325 acephoto@verizon.net
10:00 AM at Englewood Boat Basin (www.njpalisades.org). We will have a chance for some extra aerobic exercise as we may choose to hike the Carpenter and Dyckman Trails twice (optional). These trails are short and fairly steep with elevation changes of approximately 400 feet. Expect great views of the GWB and the Little Red Lighthouse. Please register by 3 PM on 5/3. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

Thursday, 5/10 Not Quite to Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) C 4 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center. This hike is for individuals with limited hiking experience and/or wanting an easy hike. We will lunch at Ga-Nus-Quah Rock (Big Rock). Bring a snack or lunch and at least two quarts of water. Register by email. Call leader before 9 AM if weather is questionable. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 118.

Friday, 5/11 NJR Board Meeting
The North Jersey Ramapo Board will meet 2 PM at the headquarters building of the NY-NJ Trail Conference located at 300 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rt. 202) Mahwah, NJ. If you plan to attend please email chair@adknjr.org.

Saturday, 5/12 Long Path From The Start B 5 C+
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
10:00 AM at the Fort Lee Historic Park off Main St. in Fort Lee. Hike the Long Path starting at the GW Bridge. Head north to Dyckman Hill Trail and down to the Shore Path to return to Fort Lee Park. Must register. TC Hudson Palisades Map 108.

Sunday, 5/13 Terrace Pond In and Out B 6.5 B
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon (h) 201-871-3531
petertilgner@icloud.com (best) (c) 201-681-0592
9:30 AM at the A&P Parking lot on Rt. 511, Hewitt, NJ. We continue to trailhead parking opposite Terrace Pond North Trail (Rt. 511) Warwick Tpk. Our hike will take us to Terrace Pond for lunch before returning. Steady rain cancels. Register by email. TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

Thursday, 5/17 Breakneck Mountain – 2nd Edition B 7.1 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at parking lot on Diltzes Lane coming from Route 202 in Ramapo. Hike the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy, Breakneck, and Suffern-Bear Mountain trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Register by email. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Saturday, 5/19 Diltzes Loop B 7.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the TMI Trailhead parking on Diltzes Lane, Pomona NY. Hike a loop using several trails. Register by email with phone number for specific details. Heavy rains cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 5/20 Surprise Lake Loop B 6 B+
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
9:30 AM at 1926 Union Valley Road (formerly the A&P/Sears parking lot) in the Hewitt section of West Milford (Rt. 511). We’ll hike to the Surprise Lake area on Bearfort Ridge going up via the Bearfort Ridge Trail and returning via the Quail Trail. Not for beginners. Register by email. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

Thursday, 5/24 Piermont-Tallman Hike C 5 C
Debbie Bell 845-358-8386 deb2@columbia.edu (NCA 9 PM)
10:00 AM in Piermont parking Lot "D" where this leisurely hike begins and ends. In Tallman State Park we take the Long Path and unmarked trails. There are no scrambles, but expect uneven surfaces and numerous short ups-and-downs. Hiking poles are strongly recommended. After-hike options include ice cream and/or walking on the Piermont Pier extending into the Hudson River. Please register by email. Adverse weather may cancel. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

Saturday, 5/26 Turtleback Rock B 6 B
South Mountain Reservation
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at Turtleback Rock trailhead. For directions see the Essex County Parks Commission website https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation. Bring water and wear hiking boots. We will take the orange trail down to Hemlock Falls and also see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Saturday, 5/26 Fahnestock State Park B 5 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the AT parking lot on Dennytown Road, off NY Route 301 (coordinates 41.420759, -73.868793). This is hike 19 of “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin, utilizing the 3 Lakes and AT Trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register. TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

Sunday, 5/27 Palisades Variations #4 B 10 B
State Line Lookout, Piermont Loop
Margo Moss 201-568-5325 acephoto@verizon.net
10:00 AM at State Line Lookout (www.njpalisades.org). This hike takes us along a part of the Long Path that is mostly flat with beautiful views. We will see the Tallman pool and surrounds on our way to Piermont, where we will have time to enjoy this unique town with its wonderful pier. Please register by 3PM on 5/24. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

Thursday, 5/31 Stockbridge Mountain B 5 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
10:00 AM in the parking area where the Long Path crosses Route 6 (Long Mountain Parkway). We will hike a loop up Stockbridge Mountain using the Long Path and Menomine Trails and Nawahunta Fire Road. Register by email. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Harriman map 119.

Saturday, 6/2 Hike to a Remote Pond B 5 B
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the small parking lot where the S-BM crosses Rt. 106 in Harriman Park, about 2 miles west of PIP Exit 14. We will hike south to the ORAK ruin, visit the Fire Tower, down to Lake Welch, over the Irish Potato to the mysterious Upper Pond. We will lunch near a tycoon's estate ruins and return via S-BM. Bring plenty of fluids, lunch and a smile! Bad weather may cancel. Register for this hike. Cancellation notification by 8 AM day of hike. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 6/3 Bare Rock Vista B 7 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
9:30 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper lot. We’ll start with a climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower. After taking in the view, we’ll hike to the Bare Rock Vista where we’ll enjoy lunch overlooking Greenwood Lake. After lunch, we’ll return by “strolling” back down the Bare Rock trail. Registration by email is preferred. Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 6/7 Black Road Forest’s Split Rock B 8.8 A
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the Black Rock Forest Main Parking lot on Reservoir Road off Route 9W in Cornwall, NY. We will hike on the Duggan, Reservoir, Honey Hill, Stillman, Split Rock, Compartment, Arthur, Scenic, Eagle Cliff, Rut, and Stropel trails plus Bog Meadow, Carpenter, and Reservoir Roads. Along the way we will reach various high points including Honey Hill (1135’), Black Rock (1410’), Split Rock (1400’), Eagle Cliff (1443’), Hill of Pines (1400’), and Mount Misery (1268’). Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

Saturday, 6/9 To Pine Meadow Lake for Lunch B7.5B
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the Equestrian Center off Rt. 202, about 3 miles west of Palisades Parkway Exit13 (Pomona/Suffern Palisades; north side). We will take the Pine Meadow trail all the way to the lake and find a nice spot for lunch. After lunch we will return on the Conklin Crossing, Suffern-Bear Mountain and Pine Meadows. On our way we will visit the "Egg", the Stone Memorial shelter, and the Hawk Cliff. Bring plenty of fluids, lunch and a smile! Bad weather may cancel. Register for this hike. Cancellation notification by 8 AM day of hike. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 6/10 Sterling Lake Loop (Modified) C 4 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor Center upper lot. Hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. This hike is for individuals with limited hiking experience and/or wanting an easy hike. There is an initial climb but relatively level (some moderate inclines) after that. We will stop at the “beach” for a short break; bring a snack and at least two quarts of water. Please register by email. Call hike leader before 9 AM if weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 6/14 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta 201-693-6705 pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Thursday, 6/14 Doodletown Bridle Trails C 5/6 C
Debbie Bell 845-358-8386 deb2@columbia.edu (NCA 9 PM)
10:00 AM at Iona Island parking area on Rt. 9W, south of Bear Mountain Inn. We will walk at a leisurely pace on old carriage trails and country lanes in historic Doodletown. The terrain has some ups and downs. Wear appropriate footwear for unpaved trails. Please register by email. Adverse weather may cancel. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 6/16 Panther-Diamond Mountains B 10 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:00 AM at Ramapo Equestrian Center off Rt. 202. We will hike the Pine Meadow, S-BM, TMI trails over Panther and Diamond Mountains and return on the Pine Meadow Trail. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please register by email. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. map 118.

Saturday, 6/16 Lewis Morris Park B 7 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10 AM at Sunrise Lake parking lot. For directions see the Morris County Parks Commission website http://m66.siteground.biz/~morrispa/index.php/parks/lewis-morris-county-park. 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 moderate. Bring plenty of water, a snack, and wear hiking boots. Inclement weather cancels. No pets please. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 6/17 Gertrude’s Nose Trail B- 7 B
Lake Minnewaska
Karen Rose 201-962-8546 kkarose@aol.com
8AM in Mahwah or 9AM at Upper Parking Lot Lake Minnewaska. Hike a steady pace on Gertrude’s Nose trail and return on Millbrook Mtn trail. Hope to see mountain laurel in bloom. Rain cancels. Please email to register and for meeting location. TC ShawangunkTrails map 104.

Thursday, 6/21 Island Pond Lemon Squeezer Loop B 7.5 B
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at the Elk Pen. We will hike the AT past Island Pond, through the Lemon Squeezer, returning on Long Path, White Bar, Dunning and Stahahe Brook trails. Steady rain cancels. Register by email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 6/23 Wawayanda State Park B 5.2 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the parking lot on Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ (P7 on TC map 116, coordinates 41.146711, -74.403384). We will hike around Terrace Pond using Terrace Pond South, Yellow Dot, Terrace Pond Red, Terrace Pond Circular, and Terrace Pond North trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

Sunday, 6/24 Black Rock Forest – Southern Ledges B 9 B
Mike Prestia 917-841-0120 prestia.michael@gmail.com
9:00 AM at Black Rock Forest Main Parking lot (coordinates N41 25 07 W74 00 39). The hike winds around the southern ledges that border the USMA at West Point. We will climb Mt. Misery, The Hill of Pines, Rattlesnake Hill, Spy Rock and Eagle Cliff. Total elevation gain of 1300 feet. Estimated hiking time is 6.5 to 7 hours (9 miles). TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

Thursday, 6/28 Ramapo Torne - Evening Hike B 5.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
5:00 PM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. Hike to the Ramapo Torne via the Reeve Brook, 7 Hills, and HTS trails. Eat on the Torne, dessert provided by hike leader. Watch the sunset then hike down via HTS, 7 Hills & Pine Meadow trails. Please bring headlamps. Any rain or heavy cloud cover cancels. Register by email with phone number for specific details. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Saturday, 6/30 Goose Pond Mountain B 7 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
9:00 AM at 1230 -1330 Rt 17M, Chester, NY. 15 minute car shuttle to parking on Bull Mill Road. Hike over Goose Pond Mountain to Rt 17M. Register by email with phone number for specific details. Heavy rain cancels. No Trail Map available.