HIKE SCHEDULE WINTER 2019
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH


Tuesday, 1/1 Happy Harriman New Year B 6/7 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605 c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)
10:00 AM at Reeves Meadow Parking Area Start 2019 on the right (and left) foot. Precipitation cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. map 118.

Thursday, 1/3 Elk Pen Circular B 6.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
10:00 AM at the Elk Pen parking Hike to Green Pond on A-SB & Stahahe Brook trails, then proceed toward the Lemon Squeezer via the Nurian, Dunning, White Bar, & A-SB trails. AT back to the Elk Pen. Lunch spot to be determined. Traction devices may be required and proper cold weather clothing (no cotton) is required. Severe weather cancels. Please register via email with your phone number. TC Northern Harriman - Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Saturday, 1/5 Black Rock Forest Hike B 6.5 A
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30AM sharp at the Black Rock Forest Main Parking Lot, Reservoir Road, Cornwall, NY We hike a variety of trails to the Black Rock (altitude 1410’). Moving on, we climb Mt Misery (altitude 1268’) where we pause to enjoy the view before returning to the parking lot. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. Traction devices may be necessary. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

Sunday, 1/6 Bare Rock Vista B 5/7 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, 1/10 Pine Meadow Lake (Out and Back) C 5 C
Mario Medici 201-396-9391 marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)
10:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center An easy 5 mile hike to Pine Meadow Lake. Plan on stopping at the lake for lunch and bring two quarts of water. Call cell before 8 AM, if weather is questionable. Please email or call hike leader to register. Snow cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Saturday, 1/12 Turtle Back Rock, South Mountain B 6/7 B
Sheree Bennett (c) 973-932-9466 shereestarrett@yahoo.com (day of hike only)
10:00 AM at Turtle Back Rock, coordinates N40° 45.96', W74° 16.46'. Turn east on Northfield Ave., pass South Mountain Arena, about 0.25 mile, to Walker Rd. and turn right (traffic light). Park entrance is first road on the right. This hike on leader's choice of trails is at a moderate pace in South Mountain Reservation. Wear hiking boots. Bring lunch and water. Wet conditions will cancel hike. Joint ADK/Tristate Ramblers. Please pre-register with hike leader by phone or email.

Sunday, 1/13 Ramapo Roundabout B 7 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605 c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)
9:30 AM at Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot off of Rt. 202 Winter conditions permitting, we’ll reach Ilgenstein Rock as our mid-point. Precipitation cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Thursday, 1/17 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. Traction devices may be necessary.

Saturday 1/19 Long Mountain to Turkey Hill Lake B 5 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Long Mountain parking area 1.2 miles past Palisades Parkway exit 18 traffic circle. Look for sign on right side “Long Path/Raymond Torrey Memorial.” Hike the Long Path to the Torrey Memorial on Long Mtn, then back down to the Popolopen Gorge Trail passing by Turkey Hill Lake. After lunch, we hike the 1779 and Anthony Wayne Trails back to the parking area. Rain/snow cancels hike. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday, 1/20 Lake Sebago Boat Launch B 7.5 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking Lot. We will hike on the Seven Hills, Buck, Breakneck Mountain and Suffern Bear Mountain Trails. Lunch at Big Hill Shelter. We will return on woods & ski trails. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices/snowshoes may be required. Please email leader to register. TC Southern Harriman - Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 1/24 In The Woods B 6/8 B/B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from the leader on Monday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday. All participants must register with the leader in advance - email preferred. Traction devices might be necessary.

Saturday, 1/26 Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice B 6 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at Jockey Hollow Park visitors' center. Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. See http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm for directions and information. Inclement weather cancels. Traction devices may be necessary. Optional lunch at a local eatery if we get done in time. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 1/27 Campgaw Canter B 5.5 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605 c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)
10:00 AM at main parking lot on Park Drive off Campgaw Road (not the Ski Lot) Check out Ramapo Reservation’s sister park. Precipitation cancels. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Thursday, 1/31 Pyramid Mountain B5/6B
Sheree Bennett (c) 973-932-9466 shereestarrett@yahoo.com (day of hike only)
10:00 AM at Pyramid Mountain Visitor Center, coordinates: N40° 56.81', W74° 23.30’ One steep uphill and one steep descent. We should finish by 1 PM. Call leader by 9 AM if weather is questionable. Steady rain cancels. Joint ADK/TriState Ramblers hike. Please pre-register with hike leader by phone or email no later than the day before the hike. Traction devices might be necessary. TC North Jersey Highlands Trails map 125.

Saturday, 2/2 Patriots Path Stroll C 5 C
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at the Speedwell Lake parking lot located across the street from Historic Speedwell. Come take an easy stroll on Patriots Path in Morristown. This 3 - 5 mile walk will start out from the parking lot. See the Morris County Parks website (http://www.morrisparks.org/ ) for directions. Great for beginners. Inclement weather cancels. Traction devices may be necessary. Optional lunch afterwards. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Saturday, 2/2 Lake Stahahe High Point Loop B 6 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Elk Pen Parking Area off Arden Valley Rd. Starting on the AT we hike the Arden Surebridge Trail to the Stahahe Brook Trail, link with the Nurian Trail and then onto Island Pond Road to climb up to Stahahe High Point. Return on Island Pond Rd. passing the Boston Mine to the Arden Surebridge Trail and out. Rain/snow cancels hike. Please register for this hike. TC NorthernHarriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday, 2/3 Suffern to Kakiat Park B 6.25 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
9:30 AM at Kakiat Park. Shuttle to trailhead of the SBM in Suffern. Hike back to Kakiat Park via SBM and Kakiat trails. Traction devices may be required and proper cold weather clothing (no cotton) is required. Severe weather cancels. Please register via email with your phone number. TC Southern Harriman- Bear Trails map 118.

Thursday, 2/7 Ad Hoc B 6/8 B
Fred Hodde (h) 973-728-3223
Bullwnkl1@aol.com (c) 973-722-7824
Let ‘s see what 2019 brings us. I’ll send an email to active Thursday hikers by Monday before the scheduled hike day with the needed location, time and hike details. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 2/9 Boston Mine Stahahe High Peak B 6.5 A
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30AM sharp at the parking lot on Route106 that you can find at “1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY. We hike a variety of trails passing the Boston Mine to get to the Stahahe High Peak from which we return to our starting point. Inclement weather cancels. Traction devices may be necessary. Please register for this hike by email. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Sunday, 2/10 Indian Hill Loop Sterling Forrest B- 4.5 B
Mike Prestia 917-841-0120 prestia.michael@gmail.com
9:30AM at Parking area #2Hall Drive (GPS coordinates N41 15’11”, W74 10’.59”) Directions to trailhead: from Rte 17, turn onto Orange Turnpike (County Rte 19), go .06 miles to Hall Drive on left. Parking area located on left side of road at the curve. We will pass several viewpoints including views of Ramapo River valley and Harriman State Park. Please register for hike. Traction devices may be necessary. Contact leader if you have any questions. Elevation gain 900 feet. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Thursday, 2/14 In The Woods B 6/8 B/B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from the leader on Monday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday. All participants should register with the leader in advance - email preferred. Traction devices may be necessary.

Saturday, 2/16 Iron Mine Hike B 8 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking. We will hike the Long Path, ASB to the AT and return on Surebridge Mine Road and ASB. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices/snowshoes may be required. Please email leader to register. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119. 

Sunday, 2/17 West Mountain Circular B 7 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605 c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)
9:30 AM at Anthony Wayne Parking Lot (PIP Exit 17). Circuit will include West Mt and Cat’s Elbow with views. Precipitation cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 2/21 Breakneck Mountain B 7.1B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM sharp at the parking lot on Diltzes Lane coming from Route 202 in Ramapo. We will hike the TMI and Breakneck Mountain Trails returning to the parking lot via the SBM and the TMI Trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. Traction devices may be necessary. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Saturday, 2/23 The Hook Circular B- 5.3 B
Mike Prestia 917-841-0120 prestia.michael@gmail.com
9:15AM for 9:30 AM start at Nyack Beach State Park, (GPS coordinates 41 7.235’N, 73 54.685’W). We will hike along the following trails: Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway, Long Path, and the Upper Nyack Trail. Elevation gain 1200 feet. Please register for this hike. Severe inclement weather cancels. Traction devices might be necessary. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 111.

Sunday, 2/24 South Mountain Reservation B 6/7 B
Sheree Bennett (c) 973-932-9466 shereestarrett@yahoo.com (day of hike only)
10:00 AM at Turtle Back Rock: Coordinates: N40° 45.96', W74° 16.46' Leader's choice of trails. Wet conditions will cancel hike. Joint ADK/TriState Ramblers hike. Please pre-register with hike leader by phone or email no later than the day before the hike. Traction devices may be necessary.

Thursday, 2/28 Lunch at the Fire Tower Loop B4.5 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
10:00 AM at P11 parking, Sterling Forest Visitor Center. Hike to the Fire Tower for lunch using various trails then back using different trails to complete the loop. Traction devices may be required and proper cold weather clothing (no cotton) is required. Severe weather cancels. You must register for this hike via email with your phone number. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Saturday, 3/2 Ringwood State Park B 7 B
Roland Autran (h) 201-886-9119
autran@msn.com (pref.) (c) 201-699-3388
9:30 AM at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area, Ringwood NJ. This moderate hike will use a variety of hiking/biking trails. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. Traction devices may be necessary. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Sunday, 3/3 Wanaque Wandering B 6.5 B
Pete Heckler p_heckler@msn.com
9:00 AM at ball field on Hagerstrom Blvd. (turn off Ringwood Ave./Rt.511 ) Wanaque NJ. Route: Pete’s Path, Wanaque Ridge, Indian Rock, Cannonball, McAvoy, Wanaque Ridge Trails. Traction devices might be required. Conditions to be determined by leader; if not good hike will be cancelled. Email registration required by 7:00 PM day prior to hike. Notice of cancellation will be sent. TC  North Jersey Trails Map 115.

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

Saturday 3/9 Bombay Hook B 7 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com
9:30 AM at the Kearney House at Alpine Boat Basin, exit2 off Palisades Parkway. Hike over moderate trails including the Shore Trail and a challenging slope on the Forest View Trail. Return on the Long Path. Rain/snow cancels hike. Please register for this hike. TC Hudson Palisades map 108.

Sunday, 3/10 Norvin Green State Forest, Wanaque B 8 B
Sheree Bennett (c) 973-932-9466 shereestarrett@yahoo.com (day of hike only)
10:00 AM at The New Weis Center (formerly Weis Ecology Center) parking lot. This is a strenuous hike of 8 miles. Must wear hiking boots and traction devices if snow. Wet conditions will cancel hike. Joint ADK/TriState Ramblers hike. Please pre-register with hike leader by phone or email no later than the day before the hike. TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

Thursday, 3/14 Surebridge and Fingerboard Lollipop B 6.6 B
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon (h) 201-871-3531
petertilgner@icloud.com (c) 201-364-9719
9:30 AM at the Tiorati Circle Parking Area off Seven Lakes Drive. We will hike the AT, RD, Long Path and Bottle Cap Trails. Rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trailsmap 119.

Saturday, 3/16 Lewis Morris Park B 7 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com
10:00 AM at Sunrise Lake parking area. We will start at Sunrise Lake, then hike to the upper parking lot and back down to the lake using a combination of the Yellow and Red trails. The pace will be a moderate to slow one. See the Morris County Parks Commission http://m66.siteground.biz/~morrispa/index.php/parks/lewis-morris-county-park for directions and map. Inclement weather cancels. Traction devices may be necessary. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Sunday, 3/17 Pine Meadow Lake from Kakiat Park B 8 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com
9:30 AM at Kakiat Park on Rt 202. We will hike on the Mountain and Kakiat trails and Torne Valley Road to Pine Meadow Lake. We return on the PM, Conklin Crossing, SBM and Kakiat trails. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices/snowshoes may be required. Please email leader to register. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 118.

Thursday, 3/21 In The Woods B 6/8 B/B+
Henry Barkhorn 646-853-0824 hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com
Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from the leader on Monday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday. All participants should register with the leader in advance - email preferred.

Saturday, 3/23 Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) Loop B+ 5.2 B
Mike Prestia 917-841-0120 prestia.michael@gmail.com
9:15AM for a 9:30 start at the north end of the large parking lot located on Route 9D near Fair Street. (about .7 miles north of the 9D-Rt., 301 junction in Cold Spring, NY). Type “Bull Hill, NY” into google maps and your GPS will navigate you to the main parking area. Contact leader for directions or if you have any questions. We will hike the Washburn, Notch, Brook, and Cornish Trails. This hike offers opportunity to scale an imposing peak with iconic viewpoints and dramatic rock ledges. Elevation gain 1400 feet. Not a beginner hike. Please register for this hike. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC East Hudson Trails map 102.

Sunday, 3/24 Mousey, Hutchinson, Red Back Loop B 7 B
Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon (c) 201-364-9719
petertilgner@icloud.com (morning of hike)
Hike Sterling Forest’s newest trails. We share them with Mountain Bikers. They get the thrills. We get the views as we switchback our way through the forest. You must register for this hike to get meeting time and place information. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100 (2019 edition).

Tuesday, 3/26 Lake Askoti – Fingerboard Shelter Circular B 6.2 B
Bob Morrison (c) 973-768-6617 mickey7nyy@gmail.com
9:30 AM from Lake Skannatati. Hike the Long Path and RD Trails to the AT. We will continue to the Hurst Trail and Fingerboard Shelter taking a woods road to the ASB which takes us back to the parking area. This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 1120 ft. Please register by 7:30PM on 3/25 providing your cell phone number. If the weather is unfavorable, the hike will be canceled. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

Thursday, 3/28 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. Route will use the ASB, Red Cross, Hasenclever Road, Beech and Long Path Trails. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call before 8:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman- Bear Mt. map119.

Saturday, 3/30 Southfields Furnace Loop C 4 B
Karen Rose (c) 551-804-0358 kkarose@aol.com
10:00 AM at Hall Drive Parking (P2) on Orange Tpke. See the remains of the Southfields Iron Furnace site using the Furnace, Warbler, and Indian Hill Trails, about 600 ft elevation gain. Please register by email. Rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

Sunday, 3/31 Doris Duke Loop B 6 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com
10:00 AM at the Doris Duke trailhead parking on Benjamin Meadow Road. Hike to Mombashha High Point for lunch via the Doris Duke, Allis, & AT Trails. Complete the loop returning on the AT, Allis & Doris Duke Trails. Traction devices may be required and proper cold weather clothing (no cotton) is required. Severe weather cancels. Please register via email with your phone number. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.