HIKE SCHEDULE - Summer 2018 - Jul - Aug - Sep

Sunday, 7/1 McKeag’s Meadow Look (Loop) C 3.8 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor Center. This hike is intended for individuals who have limited hiking experience and/or want an easy hike. Terrain is relatively level with some moderate inclines. Be sure to wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring a lunch or a snack and at least two quarts of water. Call hike leader before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Email or call hike leader to register. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 7/5 Bare Rock Vista B 7 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
9:30 AM at the upper parking lot for the Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center. 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 to the Visitor’s Center 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.

Saturday, 7/7 Ramapo Mountain State Forest B 6 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the Hiking Trail Parking area on Skyline Drive and Rye Cliff Rd, Oakland, NJ. The hike will take us on the Todd, Yellow, and Schuber Trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. This is hike 33 of “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Sunday, 7/8 Manitou Point Preserve Easy Hike C 3 C
Karen Rose 201-962-8546
kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Manitou Point Preserve. Turn left at small sign exactly 1.7 miles north on Rt 9D after crossing Bear Mt Bridge. Circuit hike with river views. Bring water and snack; out by noon. Rain cancels. Must email or call to register. TC East Hudson Trails map 101.

Thursday, 7/12 The Pothole Hike Revisited B 6.6 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:00 AM at Lake Skannatati on Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman State Park. Hike the Long Path, Dunning and Ramapo Dunderberg trails to the POTHOLE. Return to Times Square for lunch. then return on the Arden-Surebridge trail. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 7/14 Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice B 5 B –
Jeffrey Sovelove
Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at Jockey Hollow Visitor’s Center. Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. For directions and information see http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm. DO NOT follow the directions to Washington's Headquarters. Bring lots of water, a snack, and wear hiking boots. Heavy/steady rain cancels. No pets please. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 7/15
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Yahoo group pages for last-minute additions and changes to the schedule.

Thursday, 7/19 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, 7/21 Almost Perpendicular B 6 B
& Claudius Smith Den
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366
geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the Skate Park in Tuxedo Park, NY (near the end of East Village Rd, GPS 41.193228, -74.182439). We will hike the RD, Kakiat, and Blue Disc trails to Claudius Smith Den for lunch. We will return on the Blue Disc and RD. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Email leader to register. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 7/22 Black Rock Forest Trails B 7 B+
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697
psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the parking area along Reservoir Rd. Hike on the Stillman Trail, followed by the Scenic Tower View, White Oak, and Black Rock Hollow Trails. Great views from Mt Misery. Bring plenty of water for the hike. Rain cancels. Call or email hike leader to register. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

Thursday, 7/26 Sterling Forest’s Allis Trail B 7.4 B
To The AT And Return
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon 201-681-0592
petertilgner@icloud.com (best)
10:00 AM at the Allis Trail/Sterling Ridge/Sterling Valley Trail heads. Drive north on Rt. 17 to the traffic light at exit ramp on Rt.17 to Rt.17A and 106. On 17A drive west 5.7 miles passing Renaissance Festival grounds. Look for Hiker Crossing sign on right. The woods entry road to trail head parking will be on your left. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Saturday,7/28 SBM From Rt 106 to Bear Mountain B+ 10 A
Bob Fiscina
fis7380@pm.com
This hike requires a car shuttle. Please register for meeting time and place. Rain cancels. No beginners please. Joint hike with ADK Mohican. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 7/28 To Big Hill Shelter and Back C 5 C
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738
cgletsos@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the small parking area where the Long Path crosses Call Hollow Rd. We will take the LP to the Big Hill, have lunch at the shelter (hopefully with views of NYC on a clear day) and back via Second and First Reservoir. Bring plenty of water, a snack, and a smile! Bad weather might cancel; call if in doubt. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 7/29 Silvermine Circular B 6 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
9:30 AM at the Silvermine Parking Lot off Seven Lakes Drive. We’ll do a circular hike starting with the Menomine past Lake Nawahunta, followed by the Long Path and AT Trails and returning to the starting point via the Menomine. Registration by email is preferred. Call 973-722-7824 before 8:20 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Harriman Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 8/2 Abram S. Hewitt State Forest B 4.1 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:00 AM at 517-525 Lakeside Road, (Rt. 511), Hewitt, NJ. We will hike the State Line Trail to Ernest Walter, loop around Surprise Lake and West Pond to the AT returning us to the State Line Trail and the parking lot. This hike is moderately strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. This hike can be found in the “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin. TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

Saturday, 8/4 Patriots Path Stroll C 5 C
Jeffrey Sovelove
Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at the Speedwell Lake parking lot across the street from Historic Speedwell. Come take an easy 5-mile stroll on Patriots Path in Morristown. For directions see the Morris County Parks website (http://www.morrisparks.org ) or Google Speedwell Park, Morristown. Please bring plenty of water and a light snack. Great for beginners. NO RESTROOM FACILITIES. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 8/5 Sterling Valley Loop B 6.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:00 AM at the end of Ironwood Drive (P7 parking) off Long Meadow Road, Sterling Forest. Hike the Sterling Valley Loop Trail in its entirety. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 8/9 Bear Mountain B 7 B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824
hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at the Bear Mt. Inn parking lot just south of the ice rink. We will do a loop up the AT to Perkins Tower, then down the AT to 1777W and the SBM back to the cars. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email preferred. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 8/11 Breakneck Mountain, Harriman B 7 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366
geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at parking at Diltzes Lane, Pomona, NY (GPS 41.18512, -74.07453) Hike the TMI, SBM, TMI and Breakneck Mountain trails to the Third Reservoir. Return on the SBM, Red Arrow and TMI. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 8/12 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 Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee. There is a parking fee of $5.00. 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. Call or email to register. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

Thursday, 8/16 Skannatati East Side Loop B 8.5 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, 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.

Friday, 8/17 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, 8/18 To Stone Memorial Shelter and Back C 5 C
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738
cgletsos@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at the ??kiat Park parking lot. We will take the Kakiat and SBM to have lunch at the shelter (hopefully with views of NYC on a clear day) and back via the same trails. Bring plenty of water, a snack, and a smile. Bad weather might cancel; call if in doubt. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Saturday, 8/18 TMI End To End B+ 9/10 B+
Bob Fiscina
fis7380@pm.com
RD to TMI out to Mt Ivy. This hike requires a car shuttle. Please register for this hike to get meeting time and place. Rain cancels. No beginners please. Joint hike with ADK Mohican. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Sunday, 8/19 Not-Quite-to-Pine Meadow Lake C 4 B-
(Out and Back)
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center. This hike is intended for individuals who have limited hiking experience and/or want an easy hike. A hike to Ga-Nus-Quah Rock (Big Rock) where we will stop for lunch. Be sure to bring a snack or lunch and at least two quarts of water. Call cell before 9 AM if weather is questionable. Please email or call hike leader to register. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails Map 118.

Thursday, 8/23 Tallman State Park C 4/5 C
Debbie Bell 845-358-8386
deb2@columbia.edu (NCA 9 PM)
10:00 AM at the main parking lot in Tallman State Park (email leader for directions). We will explore most of the park atop the Palisades using the Long Path, unmarked trails and woods roads. Lunch will be at a scenic viewpoint looking north to Nyack and the new bridge. All hikers who want a relaxed day in the woods are welcome. Please register if you plan to come (and let me know if your plans subsequently change). If the hike is cancelled for weather or other reasons, I will email registered participants before 8 AM on the day of the hike. TC Hudson Palisades map 109.

Saturday, 8/25 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. We hike a loop on Highland, Pine Swamp, Orange, and Ogden Mine Trails. This hike is very moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 126.

Sunday, 8/26 Red Back Loop B 6.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at P16 parking off South Gate Road in Sterling Forest. Hike the Red Back trail in its entirety. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 8/30 Ramapo Reservation Easy Hike C+ 5 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546
kkarose@aol.com
9:00 AM at NW corner Ramapo Reservation, Rt 202 in Mahwah. Early start on various trails to beat the heat. Bring water and snack; out by noon. Rain cancels. Must email or call to register. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Saturday, 9/1 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 http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation or Google "turtle back rock picnic area". Bring lots of 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, 9/2 Sterling Lake Loop (Modified) C 4 B-
Mario Medici 201-396-9391
marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center. This hike is intended for individuals who have limited hiking experience and/or want an easy hike. Hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. There is an initial climb but relatively level (some moderate inclines) after that climb. Plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and at least two quarts of water. Please email or call hike leader to register. Call hike leader before 9 AM if weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 9/6 Raccoon Brook Hills End To End B 7 B+
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867
rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. Hike various trails to the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail, hiking it in its entirety, then return to the Visitor Center. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

Saturday, 9/8 Norvin Green State Forest B 5.8 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at the Otter Hole Parking Lot on Glenwild Ave., Oakland NJ. We will hike on parts of the Hewitt-Butler, Lower Mine, Carris Hill, Macopin, Wyanokie Circular, Outlaw, and Wyanokie Crest Trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. This is hike 37 of “Hike of the Week” by DanielChazin. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Sunday, 9/9 Hasenclever Mine B 6 B
Karen Rose 201-962-8546
kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Skannatati parking lot on 7 Lakes Dr. We will hike at a moderate pace and see Hasenclever Mine and a Civil War cemetery. Good hike for beginners looking for a moderate hike. Bring water and lunch. Rain cancels. Must email or call to register. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Thursday, 9/13 Mohonk Mountain House Day
10:00 AM on the Lakeside Porch. A 4/5 milecarriage road walk, a 6/7 mile hike in the woods, and a rock scramble are planned. Shower, tea/cocktails, and dinner to follow. Car pooling arrangements will be made prior to the event. See newsletter page 1 for details and www.mohonk.com/directions for driving directions.

Friday, 9/14 Rain Date -- Mohonk Mountain House Day

Saturday, 9/15 Wildcat Mountain B 7 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366
geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM in the commuter's parking lot at intersection of Route 17A and 17 (GPS 41.2296200, -74.1842800). We will hike the Wildcat Mountain Trail and the Furnace Loop. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please email leader to register. P5 parking on TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Sunday, 9/16 Giant Stairs/Peanut Leap Cascade B 6 B+
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697
psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM in the parking lot of State Line Lookout, Exit 2 Palisades Parkway. Using both the Long Path and the Shore Trail we will hike down to the river. We will follow the river to the Giant Stairs for a scramble upward, passing Peanut Leap Cascade waterfall. Bring plenty of water. Call or email hike leader to register. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

Thursday, 9/20 West Mountain B 7 B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824
hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM at north parking lot at Anthony Wayne Rec. Area. We will do a loop on the Fawn, SBM, AT, and Timp-Torne Trails. Lunch at West Mountain Shelter. Steady rain cancels. Registration by email preferred. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

Saturday, 9/22 Schenemunk Mountain B 8 B+
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (c) 201-699-3388
9:00 AM on Taylor Rd, Mountainside, NY at the Schenemunk Trail Head (GPS 41.407563, -74.081768). The trail head is on the south side of Taylor RD. We will hike the Jessup, Sweet Clover, Barton Swamp, Ridge-to-Ridge, Dark Hollow Trails, returning to the Sweet Clover and the parking lot. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. This is hike 26 of “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin. TC West Hudson Trails map114.

Sunday, 9/23 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. Registration by email is preferred. Call cell before 8:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Harriman Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 9/27 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, 9/29 Round Hill From Hubbard Lodge B 7 B+
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon 201-681-0592
petertilgner@icloud.com (best)
10:00 AM at Hubbard Lodge. Driving directions from east side of Bear Mt. Bridge: take Rt. 9D north for about 8.5 miles to its junction with Rt. 301 (Cold Spring, NY). Drive east following Rt. 301 to its intersection with the Rt. 9 traffic light. Turn left. Hubbard Lodge is located along a dirt road on the right about three tenths of a mile north of the intersection. Please register for this hike. Rain cancels. TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

Sunday, 9/30
No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the Facebook and/or Yahoo group pages for last-minute additions and changes to the schedule.