HIKE SCHEDULE
SPRING 2019 APRIL MAY JUNE


Thursday, 4/4 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 6 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 4/6 Manor Trail From Ringwood Manor C 3 B-
Karen Rose (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Ringwood Manor Parking Lot, Sloatsburg Rd. Shake off the winter blues with this easy-to-moderate hike designed for anyone who wants get into hiking or just wants to get out and enjoy the spring weather. Rain cancels. TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

Sunday, 4/7 Reeves Brook Circular B 7 B
Margo Moss 201-568-5325 acephoto@verizon.net (landline)
10:00 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitors Center. This hike will be a lovely loop including some moderate climbs where we will hopefully see signs of early spring blooming forth on the trails! Please register by April 5, 4PM.

Thursday, 4/11 The Timp B 6 B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at the parking area on Route 9W south of the Bear Mountain Circle opposite Iona Island. We will do the loop hike that climbs to the Timp passing by Cornell Mine and over Bald Mountain. After lunch with the views on the Timp, we will head down the 1777 trail through Doodletown. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email preferred. TC Northern Harriman -Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 4/13 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.

Sunday, 4/14
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Meetup pages for last-minute additions to the schedule.

Thursday, 4/18 Tuxedo Loop B 7.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at Skate Park in Tuxedo Park, NY (near the end of East Village Rd, GPS 41.193228, -74.182439). Trails: R-D to Yellow Triangle to Parker Cabin Mountain for lunch. Return on R-D trail. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Saturday, 4/20 Lunch at Surebridge Mountain B 6 B+
(Lichen Trail) Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking. We will hike the Long Path, Dunning, and RD to the Lichen for lunch. We will return on the Long Path and A-SB via Times Square. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please email leader to register. TC Harriman Northern Trails map 119.

Saturday, 4/20 Pyramid Mt. C 3 B-
Karen Rose (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Pyramid Mt. Visitor Center, Rte 511 Boonton. Easy-to-moderate hike to see the glacial erratics Bear Rock and Tripod Rock and hopefully spring wildflowers. Rain cancels. TC North Jersey Highlands Trail Map 125.
Sunday. 4/21 Wondering in Wawayanda B 6 B
Pete Heckler p_heckler@msn.com
9:30 AM at Wawayanda NJSP Boating / Fishing Parking Lot. We will hike the Double Pond, Twin Bridge, Old Coal, Lookout Lake, and Sitting Bear Trails and Cherry Ridge Road. Please register by email before 4/18. Rain cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map116.

Monday, 4/22 Earth Day Meditation C 2 C
Deanna Felicetta 845-216-2021 felicetta.deanna@gmail.com
Meet 11:30 AM at Perkins Memorial Tower on top of Bear Mountain. Remember to allow 30 minutes drive time from Exit 19 Palisades Parkway north and Seven Lakes Drive/Perkins Drive up to Perkins Memorial Tower. In honor of our world and the Earth we will be doing a special Yoga event atop Bear Mountain with a walk, including Yoga activities, related discussions, and a short meditation. It is meant to be an informative, light introduction to Yoga. You must register ahead for this event and inform us if you cancel as others may want to come. Leave full name and phone/email as weather can cancel. Bring a beach blanket or towel, sunglasses, and water. TC Harriman Northern Trails map 119.

Thursday, 4/25 Palisades Experience C 5 C
Margo Moss 201-568-5325 acephoto@verizon.net (landline)
10:00 AM at Englewood Boat Basin. Walk along the Shore Trail from Englewood to Edgewater. See iconic views of the GWB and Manhattan, visit the museum at Fort Lee Historic Park, stop at the poetry benches on the shore trail, and walk through an interesting artist colony. There is a moderate ascent/descent of about 350 feet. Bring lunch and wear boots because of some rocky terrain. Please register by April 24, 4PM.

Saturday, 4/27 Lake Sebago, Diamond Mountain B 6.8 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the parking lot at the Circle at the end of Johnsontown Road in the town of Sloatsburg, NY off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman Park. We will hike a variety of trails including the White Bar, T-MI, Diamond Mountain, Seven Hills, HTS, and White Bar back to the parking lot. The hike’s description is from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” p.19. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register by email . TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 4/28 Harriman Exploration B 7.5 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Lake Skannatati parking lot. We start on 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 the Pine Swamp and descending back to the parking area by the lake. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Thursday, 5/2 Cat’s Elbow B 6 B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at the Far South parking lot at Anthony Wayne Rec. Area. After a brief stretch on the Horn Hill Bike Path, we will hike a loop using the Ramapo-Dunderberg, Timp Torne, and Appalachian trails. This hike features some of the park’s best panoramic views. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email preferred. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 5/4 Pine Swamp Mt. Easy Way C 4 B-
Karen Rose (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at the Lake Skannatati Parking Lot, Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman Park. An easy to moderate hike along Long Path to Times Square and return on ASB. Rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman Map 119.

Sunday, 5/5
Thursday, 5/9
No hikes are currently scheduled for these dates. Please check the Facebook and/or Meetup pages for last-minute additions to the schedule.

Saturday, 5/11 Black Rock Mountain B 5.5 A
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 106 that you can find at 1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY. We will hike on the White Bar, A-SB, Lichen, RD, and Nurian Trails to go back to the parking lot. This hike is strenuous due to five peaks. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Sunday, 5/12
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Meetup pages for last-minute additions to the schedule.

Tuesday, 5/14 Oakland Bike Ride B 25 C
Allen and Diane Grunthal (c) 862-324-3138 runbikeskihike@gmail.com (preferred) (day of ride only)
9:45AM in Oakland 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, averaging an estimated 12mph. Bring a snack for a stop at the mid-point in the ride. You MUST carry a spare tube in the event you get a flat. Experienced bike riders only; no beginners please. Registration by email required.

Thursday, 5/16 Tiorati Circle to the Elk Pen B 6 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Elk Pen for shuttle to Tiorati Circle. Hike the Appalachian Trail from Tiorati Circle to the Elk Pen. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 5/18 Ramapo Torne & Chipmunk B 6.5 A
Mountain (Strenuous)
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the Reeves Visitor Center. We will hike the Pine Meadow, Seven Hills, and H-T-S trails to the Ramapo Torne, Torne View and Chipmunk Mountain. Return on the Seven Hills and Pine Meadow trails. This hike is rated strenuous with 4 or 5 rock scrambles. Please register via email. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Sunday, 5/19
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Meetup pages for last-minute additions to the schedule.

Thursday, 5/23 RD Trail Maintenance Hike C 5 B
Karen Rose (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Tiorati Circle. Shuttle to start of hike at Silvermine Parking. Climb up Menomine Trail to RD where we will begin checking blazes, clearing blowdowns, clipping back brush, etc. Bring work gloves and clippers if you have them. Rain cancels. Register by email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 5/25
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Meetup pages for last minute additions to the schedule.

Sunday, May 26 Long Pond Iron Works B 6 B-
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at Long Pond Iron Works Visitor Center on Margaret King Ave. in Hewitt. Hike on the Sterling Ridge Trail, over the bridge to the Hassenclever Trail and then circle around the Monksville Reservoir on the Monks Trail. Rain cancels hike. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Thursday, 5/30 Hasenclever Mine B 8.4 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking Area. We will hike A-SB, Red Cross, and Beech Trails to the Long Path back to the parking area. It is described in Chapter 19 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 6/1 Claudius Smith-Parker Cabin Loop B 8 B+
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Skatepark in Tuxedo, NY (near the end of East Village Rd, GPS 41.193228, -74.182439). We will hike on the RD, T-MI, and Triangle Trails to Claudius Smith Den, Lake Skenonto and Parker Cabin Mountain. Return on the Triangle Trail. Rain cancels. Please email leader to register. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 6/2 Skannatati East Side Loop B 6 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
9:30 AM at the Lake Skannatati Parking Area. The planned route will use the ASB, Red Cross, Hasenclever Road, Beech, and Long Path Trails. Registration by email preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Thursday, 6/6 Dunderberg Spiral Railway B 7 B+
and Bald Mountain
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at the parking area on Rte. 9W about 4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Circle near the intersection with River Rd. We will hike a loop on the Timp-Torne/1777/RD Trails. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email preferred. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 6/8 Jackie Jones Mountain and Big Hill B 6.5 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 106. From there we hike the S-BM Trail to the Third Reservoir, a woods road to the Big Hill Shelter, the S-BM to the Long Path crossing the Old Turnpike, then another woods road to the S-BM and the parking lot. Hike description taken from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” p. 33. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Sunday, 6/9 Bannerman Island Guided Walking Tour
Departs from Newburgh, NY at 11:00 AM. See page 9.

Thursday, 6/13 Sterling Ridge - Sterling B 7.5 B
Valley Trails Loop
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the parking area P8, GPS (41.22961, -74.26106), just off Route 17A which is 5.5 miles west of Rt 17. Follow the rough dirt road past the gate to a large parking area. Hike on the Sterling Ridge Trail in Sterling Forest south to the Fire Tower Trail. Return on the Sterling Lake Loop to the Sterling Valley Trail. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

Saturday, 6/15 Sterling Lake Loop C 4.5 B
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor Center upper parking lot. This hike is intended for individuals who have limited hiking experience and/or want an easy hike. Hike around picturesque Sterling Lake with frequent stops. There is an initial climb but relatively level (some moderate inclines) after that. Plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break. Be sure to bring a snack and at least two quarts of water. Call hike leader before 9 AM if weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails map100.

Sunday, 6/16 Doris Duke, Allis, and AT to B 5.9 B
Mombasha High Point
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon (h) 201-871-3531
petertilgner@icloud.com (c) 201-364-9719
10:00 AM at the Doris Duke Trail Head Parking on Benjamin Meadow Rd. From Rt. 17 take 17A for about 3 mi. passing the Renaissance Festival grounds. Benjamin Meadow Rd. will be on your right with trail access parking .3 mi on left through a gate. This Sterling Forest in and out hike features one of the Forest’s newer trails and some good views. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 6/20 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 6 PM on Wednesday.

Thursday, 6/20 Yoga On The Mountain C 2 C
Deanna Felicetta 845-216-2021 felicetta.deanna@gmail.com
Meet 6:30 PM atop Bear Mountain for a walk, including Yoga activities, related discussions, and a short meditation. It is meant to be an informative, light introduction to Yoga. You must register ahead for this event and inform us if you cancel as others may want to come. Leave full name and phone/email as weather can cancel. Remember to allow 30 minutes drive time from Exit 19 Palisades Parkway north and Seven Lakes Drive/Perkins Drive up to Perkins Memorial Tower. Bring a beach blanket or towel, and water. TC Harriman Northern Trails map 119.

Saturday, 6/22
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Meetup pages for last minute additions to the schedule.

Sunday, 6/23 South of Jones Point and A 9.2 B+
North of Anchor Memorial
Deanna Felicetta 845-216-2021 felicetta.deanna@gmail.com
Meet 8.30 AM on Rt. 9W at the Timp-Torne Trail Head parking opposite River Rd. Climbing at a steady pace, this hike is a challenge. As our woods environment becomes interesting, we will stop to admire the views. Plan for lunch at the Timp. After lunch there will be short break for some pleasant meditation or a rest break should you prefer. This is a team together and scramble hike. No running ahead or lingering behind. The down is steep, so be prepared. Bring plenty of water. Please register by Friday noon before hike by email or phone only. Summer storms will cancel. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Thursday, 6/27 Pine Swamp Mountain B 6 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the Lake Skannatati parking lot on Seven Lakes Drive. From there we hike the Long Path to the A-SB, Bottle Cap, and RD Trails to Times Square. Then we return to the parking lot via the A-SB. This hike is from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” p.113. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 6/29 Lewis Morris Park B 7 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com 
10:00 AM 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 at a moderate pace. For directions, see the Morris County Parks Commission website http://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/lewis-morris-county-park. Bring water, a snack, and wear hiking boots. Inclement weather cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 6/30 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.