OUTINGS SCHEDULE  SUMMER 2019 JULY AUGUST  SEPTEMBER 

Pre-registration is required. All changes and additions to the schedule will be posted at www.adknjr.org/changes.

 

5 Thursday, 7/4  -  Boston Mine Stahahe - High Peak
B 6.5 B+  
Roland Autran   (h) 201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (pref.)  (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM sharp at the parking lot on Route 106. You can find it on your GPS at “1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY”.  From there we hike the White Bar, Nurian, Ramapo-Dunderberg, Lichen, ASB, White Bar, and Dunning around Green Pond to Island Pond Road and back on the White Bar.  Please look at the hike’s description from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” p. 75. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119. 


Saturday, 7/6  -  Pyramid Mountain
C 4 B-
Karen Rose   (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com

9:30 AM at Pyramid Mt. Visitor Center, Rt. 511 Boonton.  Easy to moderate hike to see glacial erratic Tripod Rock and return along the path by the reservoir.  About 500 ft elevation gain. Rain cancels. TC North Jersey Highlands Trails map 125. 


Sunday, 7/7  Doris Duke Loop

B 6 B
Roy Wooters   (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com

9:00 AM at the Doris Duke trailhead parking on Benjamin Meadow Road.  Hike to Mombasha High Point via the Doris Duke, Allis, & AT trails for an early lunch.  Complete the loop returning on the AT, Allis & Doris Duke trails. Moderate rain or thunderstorm cancels.  Please register via email with your phone number. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. 


Thursday, 7/11  -  Parker Cabin Mountain
B 5 B+
Henry Barkhorn   646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

9:30 AM at parking on old Rt.106 where the White Bar crosses.  We will do a loop on the White Bar, RD, Nurian and White Bar trails.  This is the hike described in Chapter 10 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman.  Steady rain cancels. Registration by email required. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails map 118.  


Saturday, 7/13  - Hasenclever Mine
B 6 B
Geoff Fonseca   845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com

9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati parking.  We will hike the ASB, Red Cross, and Hasenclever Road and return on the Beech and Long Path Trails.  Rain cancels. Please email leader to register. TC Harriman-Bear Mt. Northern map 119. 


Sunday, 7/14  -  Sterling Ridge Trail To The Fire Tower and Return
B 6.5 B
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon (h) 201-871-3531 petertilgner@icloud.com  (c) 201-364-9719

10:00 AM at the Sterling Ridge/Allis Trail/Sterling Valley Trail head along Rt.17A.  Look for the hiker crossing sign on the right, 5.7 miles west of the traffic light at ramp leading from Rt.17 to Rt.17A.  A short woods road entrance to parking area (P8 on map) will be on your left. The Fire Tower Cab will be open for good views through the new windows provided by our chapter.  Please register for this hike. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100 


Thursday, 7/18  -  Raccoon Brook Hills

B 5.7 B
Nick Loudon   973-619-5913 nickloudon@comcast.net

10:00 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off Seven Lakes Drive.  Hike the Pine Meadow, HTS and Kakiat trails to Raccoon Brook Hills trail. Then return via Kakiat and Pine Meadow trails.  Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. 


Saturday, 7/20  -  Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice

B 5 B
Jeffrey Sovelove  Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

9:45 AM at the visitors center for a 10:00 start (GPS address: 586 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown NJ 07960, *Reminder: This address is approximate*).  Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown. See http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm for directions and information.  Bring lots of water, a snack, and wear hiking boots. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. 


Sunday, 7/21  -  Greenbrook Sanctuary Trails

B 4/5 C+
Peter Reiner   845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com

9:50 AM at the locked gate entrance for Greenbrook Sanctuary, Tenafly, NJ. for a 10:00 start.  Entrance is 3 miles south of exit 2 off the PIP on Route 9W. We will hike a number of trails in this private sanctuary with great Hudson River views.  Lunch will be overlooking Greenbrook Falls. TC Map Hudson Palisades Trails map 108. 


Thursday, 7/25  -  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 hike. Others can contact the leader by 6 PM on Wednesday.


Saturday, 7/27  -  Goshen Mountain Circular
B 6.9 B
Roland Autran   (h) 201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (pref.)  (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM sharp at the parking lot at Lake Tiorati Circle on Seven Lakes Drive.  Please look at hike’s description from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 107. This hike is easy to moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119. 


Sunday, 7/28  -  Lake Skannatati Loop

B 5.5 B
Fred Hodde   (h) 973-728-3223 Bullwnkl1@aol.com  (c) 973-722-7824

10:00 AM at the Lake Skannatati parking area.  The planned route will use the Long Path, Dunning, RD and ASB Trails.  Registration by email preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC map Northern Harriman Trails map 119. 


Thursday, 8/1  -  Tallman Mountain 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 in Piermont, NY (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.  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, 8/3  -  Sterling Lake
C 4 C
Dean Gletsos   845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com

10:00 AM at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center.  Park in the upper parking area. We will explore around this beautiful lake at an easy pace.  This hike is good for beginners and those who prefer not to rush. Rain cancels. Bring a light lunch and plenty of fluids.  Registration by email preferred. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. 


Sunday 8/4  -  Tuxedo Loop

B 7.5 B
Roy Wooters   (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com

9:30 AM at the Skate Park, 54 E Village Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY (GPS 41.193228, -74.182439).  Trails: R-D and Triangle to Parker Cabin Mountain for lunch. Return on R-D. Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. 


Wednesday, 8/7  -  NJR “Blood Drive” See page 3 of the newsletter for details. 


Thursday, 8/8  -  Pine Meadow Lake
B 6 B
Nick Loudon   973-619-5913 nickloudon@comcast.net

10:00 AM at Ramapo Equestrian Center.  Hike the Pine Meadow Trail to Pine Meadow Lake, then return via S-BM and Pine Meadow Trails.  Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. 


Friday, 8/9  -  NJR Board Meeting

The North Jersey Ramapo Board will meet 1:30 PM at the headquarters building of the NYNJ Trail Conference at 600 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rt 202). If you plan to attend, please email chair@hudsonhikers.org or call 201-693-6705.  


Saturday, 8/10  -  Patriots Path Stroll

C 5 C
Jeffrey Sovelove  Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

10:00 AM at Speedwell Park parking lot located across the street from Historic Speedwell.  Come take an easy 5-mile stroll on Patriots Path in Morristown. See the Morris County Parks website (http://www.morrisparks.org) for directions or put the following address into your preferred map engine:  “Speedwell Park, Morristown NJ 07960”. Please bring plenty of water and a light snack. Great for beginners. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. 


Sunday, 8/11  -  Pine Meadow Lake

C 6 C
Dean Gletsos   845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com

10:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, off Seven Lakes Drive.  Places of interest will be pointed out along the way. This hike is good for beginners and those who enjoy hiking at a slower pace.  Bring a light lunch and plenty of fluids. Registration by email preferred. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails map 118.  


Thursday, 8/15  -  Fahnestock Three Lakes Loop

B 6.5 B
Roland Autran   (h) 201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (pref.)  (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM at second parking area on Denny Town Rd. off Rt 301. (GPS 41.420759, -73.868793). Driving directions from east side of Bear Mt. Bridge: Take Rt. 9D north for about 8.5 miles to junction with Rt.301 (Cold Spring, NY). Drive east following Rt. 301(crossing Rt 9) for about 5 miles to Dennytown Rd, on right. Follow it south for1.1miles to grass parking area on left side of road. This Fahnestock State Park hike was taken from Dan Chazin’s Hike Of The Week Book.  Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC East Hudson Trails map 103.


Saturday, 8/17  -  Introduction to Hiking

C 2 C
Mario Medici  201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) Karen Rose   (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com

10:00 AM at the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference Building, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ.  This is a one-hour class covering the basics of hiking followed by a short, one to two mile hike at Ramapo Reservation located just outside the Trail Conference building.  The class is designed for individuals who have little or no hiking experience and would like to understand hiking protocols, trail markings, apparel, and related matters. Space is limited so please register early for this class - email preferred.  


Saturday, 8/17  -  Hike the AT For Ice Cream
B 9 B+
Peter Reiner   845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com

9:30 AM at the parking area on the Appalachian Trail head located at Continental Rd. and Rt. 17A, Warwick, NY.  We will be hiking about 9 miles, 1200’ vertical in many small ups and downs. Several great views including Greenwood Lake and Fitzgerald Falls.  At the end we will go to the famous Bellvale Creamery ice cream shop. No beginners please. This hike requires a car shuttle to start the hike at the parking lot (P8) on NY Rt. 17A by the Allis Trail.  Rain cancels hike. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. 


Sunday, 8/18  -  Bare Rock Vista
B 7 B
Ross Linegar   917-319-3166 ross.linegar@hotmail.com 

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 917-319-3166 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. 


Thursday, 8/22  -  On The Wate
r  - Overpeck Park, Teaneck, NJ
Paul Margiotta   201-693-6705 pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)

No prior experience required. $15 cash donation to Hackensack Riverkeeper for 2 hours.  Includes single or tandem kayak, short lesson, orientation and safety equipment. Bring lunch; optional walk to follow.  More details and directions provided upon registration. Rain cancels. LIMITED TO 15 MEMBERS. 


Saturday, 8/24  -  Roomy Mine Trail
C 3 B
Mario Medici  201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) Karen Rose   (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com

10:00 AM at Norvin Green State Forest.  From Rt. 287 take Skyline Drive to CR 511. Turn left onto West Brook Road for 1.6 miles.  Turn right and cross Wanaque Reservoir. At T-junction, turn left for .4 miles. Turn right onto Townsend Road and proceed 500 feet to parking area.  See caves, glacial erratics, and views. Registration by email preferred. TC North Jersey Trails map 115. 


Saturday, 8/24  -  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 T-MI, S-BM, T-MI, and Breakneck Mountain trails to the Third Reservoir. Return on the S-BM, Red Arrow and T-MI.  Please register via email with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. 


Sunday, 8/25  -  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, 8/29  -  Sterling Lake Loop
C 4.2 C+
Mario Medici  201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) Susan Serico   (c) 973-809-7307 sterlingfiretower01@gmail.com

10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor Center upper parking lot. The hike will take us around Sterling Lake stopping at the “beach" for lunch.  Registration by email is preferred. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. 


Saturday, 8/31  -  Ledges and Lakes
B 8.85 B+
Roland Autran   (h) 201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (pref.)  (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot called “Skatepark” on E. Village Road in Tuxedo, NY.  From there we hike a loop on the R-D, T-MI, Triangle, Victory, White Bar, R-D, Blue Disc, and R-D trails.  Please look at the description of this hike in Chapter 9 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Southern HarrimanTrails map 118. 


Sunday, 9/1

No hike is currently scheduled for this date. Please check the NJR web site for last minute additions and/or changes to the schedule.  


Thursday, 9/5  -  Lunch at Lake Skenonto
B 6 B-
Karen Rose   (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com

9:30 AM at Johnsontown Rd Circle, Harriman State Park.  Hike the White Bar and Victory trails to the lake and return via Triangle and White Bar. About 700 ft elevation gain.  Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman Trailsmap 118. Friday, 9/6 ADK Fall Outing at AMC Saturday, 9/7 Harriman Outdoor Center Sunday, 9/8 You must register with ADK to participate in any of the weekend’s outings.  See page 4 for more information on the Fall Outing. 


Thursday, 9/12  -  Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
C 6 C
Debbie Bell   845-358-8386 deb2@columbia.edu  (NCA 9 PM)

9:30 AM at the northern end of the northern parking lot of the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (Palisades Parkway Exit 17).  We will explore some less-often hiked trails and woods roads. The hike crosses the PIP. Most of the terrain is moderate, but hiking poles will be helpful for several short sections.  If the hike is cancelled for weather or other reasons, I will email registered hikers before 7:30 AM on the day of the hike. TC Northern Harriman Bear Mt. Trails Map 119. 


Thursday, 9/12  -  3 Lakes/AT in Fahnestock

B 5 B
Henry Barkhorn   646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

10:00 AM at parking on Dennytown Rd., 1.1 mi. south of Rt. 301.  We will do a loop north on the 3 Lakes Trail, returning south on the AT. This is the hike described in Chapter 19 of Hike of the Week.  Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail is required. TC East Hudson Trails map 103. 


Saturday, 9/14  -  Turtleback Rock South Mountain Reservation
B 6 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com 

10:00 AM at Turtleback Rock trailhead. See the Essex County Parks Commission website http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation for directions or Google "Walker Road, West Orange NJ".  We will take the Orange Trail down to Hemlock Falls and see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. 


Sunday, 9/15  -  Lunch On the State Line

B 4.5 A
E. Turner & D. Felicetta  201-774-4876 eileenkt@gmail.com

8:45 AM at State Line Parking area off Lakeside Rd. (Rt. 511), West Milford, NJ.  Hike the State Line to AT, then to Ernest Walter Trail, Beaufort Ridge and back to State Line then down and out. This hike is strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels. TC North Jersey Trails Map 116. 


Thursday, 9/19  -  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 hike. Others can contact the leader by 6 PM on Wednesday. 


Saturday, 9/21  -  Pine Meadow Lake
B- 4.5 B-
Mario Medici  201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)

9:30 AM at Reeves Visitor Center, Harriman State Park. Moderate hike to Pine Meadow Lake and back.  Registration by email is preferred. TC Southern Harriman Trail map 118. 


Saturday, 9/21  -  Black Rock Forest
B 7.5 B+
Roland Autran   (h) 201-886-9119 autran@msn.com (pref.)  (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the Black Rock Forest Main Parking Lot, Reservoir Road, Cornwall, NY.  From there we hike on the Duggan, Reservoir, Stillman, Scenic, Tower Vue ,White Oak, Continental Road, Stillman, Black Rock Hollow, Reservoir and back to the Duggan Trail.  Please look at the hike’s description in Daniel Chazin’s “Hike of the Week” p.137. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email.  TC West Hudson Trails map 113. 


Sunday, 9/22  -  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