OUTINGS SCHEDULE - WINTER 2020

JANUARYFEBRUARY - MARCH

Pre-registration is required. All changes and additions to the

schedule will be posted at www.adknjr.org/changes.

 

Hikers, please note:

Hikes do not “meet” at the specified time -- they leave at

that time.

 

Some leaders have included cumulative elevation gain in

their descriptions. This appears as “CEG xxx ft”

 

Wednesday, 1/1          Happy Harriman New Year              B 7 B

9:30 AM                                                                                  CEG 800 ft

Chris Connolly                                                               201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

Start out 2020 the right way in the great outdoors.  Meet at Reeves Meadow parking area.  TC Southern Harriman Trails  map 118.

 

Thursday, 1/2                                 Ad Hoc                             B 6/8 B

Fred Hodde                                                               (c) 973-722-7824

Bullwnkl1@aol.com                                                (h) 862-330-3124

Let ‘s see what 2020 brings us.  I’ll send an email to active Thursday hikers by the 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, 1/4               Fahnestock Canopus Lake              B 8 B

9:00 AM                           to Shenandoah Mountain

Mary Gelber                                                                    917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                                          (before 9PM)

Leave from AT crossing on Route 301, 1.4 miles west of Taconic State Parkway (GPS coordinates 41.4526580,-73.8378470). From Bear Mt. Bridge drive north on Rt. 9 D to the light in Cold Spring, NY. Then drive east on Rt. 301 to light at Rt. 9. Continue for about 4.5 mi. to AT crossing parking on either side of 301. We will hike the AT up to Shenandoah Mt. with beautiful views of Canopus Lake, and return the same way with a detour to the shores of Canopus.  Severe, inclement weather cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

 

Sunday, 1/5                             Ramapo Loops                         B 6 B

9:30 AM                                                                                  CEG 800 ft

Chris Connolly                                                               201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

Leave from Ramapo Reservation Rt. 202 parking lot.  Stunning skyline and water views using Pond, Vista, Ridge, Reservoir and Marsh Loop trails.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Thursday, 1/9                 Wawayanda State Park              B 5.2 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                                         (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com (pref.)                                       (c) 201-699-3388

Leave from parking lot on Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ (41.146711, -74.403384 coordinates, P-7 on map).  We will hike the Terrace Pond South and Terrace Pond North Trails.  This hike is moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

 

Saturday 1/11              Turkey Hill & Queensboro              B 5 B-

10:00 AM                                    Lakes Circular

Peter Reiner                                                                    845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Leave from the Anthony Wayne Recreation North Parking lot.  We’ll do a circular hike to Queensboro and Turkey Hill lakes in the northern section of Harriman Park using the Anthony Wayne and 1777 Trails.  Rain cancels hike.  Contact hike leader to register.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 1/12             Bare Rock Via The Fire Tower             B 7 B

9:30 AM                                                                                  CEG 900 ft

Ross Linegar                                                                   917-319-3166

ross.linegar@hotmail.com

Leave from 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.  Bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Thursday, 1/16                    Hasenclever Mine                       B 8 B

9:30 AM                                                                               CEG 1,500 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                                                                                646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

Leave from Lake Skannatati Boat Launch parking.  We will do a loop on the Red Cross and Beech Trails, returning on the Long Path.  Hike may be shortened to 6 miles, depending on conditions.  Steady rain cancels.  Registration by email required.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 1/18             Diamond Mountain &                 B 6.5 B+

9:30 AM                        Pine Meadow Lake Loop        CEG 1300 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                                845-357-9366

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Leave from Lake Sebago Boat Launch parking Lot.  We will hike on the Seven Hills, Diamond Mountain, and Pine Meadow Trails over Diamond Mountain and around Pine Meadow Lake.  Lunch at Pine Meadow Lake.  We return on the Diamond Mountain and Seven Hills trails.  Expect steep ascents and a couple of scrambles.  Precipitation of any kind cancels.  Traction devices/snowshoes may be required.  Please email leader to register.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Saturday,1/18                Jockey Leader's Choice                  B 6 B

9:45 AM

Jeffrey Sovelove

Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

Leave from the visitors center, 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. For directions and information see http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm.  DO NOT GO TO WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS.  Bring water, a snack, and wear hiking boots.  Heavy/steady rain cancels.  Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

 

Sunday 1/19                      Claudius Smith Loop              B 5.5 B+

10:00 AM                                                                             CEG 1,326 ft

Roy Wooters                                                             (c) 845-304-0867

rfwoot@gmail.com

Leave from Skate Park at 54 E Village Road, Tuxedo NY.  Hike the Kakiat and Blue Disc trails to Claudius Smith’s Den for lunch.  Return on the TMI and RD Trails.  Expect 2 short moderate scrambles.  Proper attire (no cotton) and traction devices required.  Bad driving conditions or rain cancels hike.  Must contact leader to register via email with phone number.  TC Harriman Bear-Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 1/23                        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, 1/25                            Mt. Taurus                       B+7.5B+

9:00 AM                                                                   CEG about 1000 ft

Mary Gelber                                                                    917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                            (before 9PM)

Leave from the Washburn Trailhead located at 7357 Louisiana 57, Cold Spring, NY (GPS 41.42659,-73.96534).  Expect a long, steep climb, awesome sweeping views, an abandoned quarry, and some ruins.  We will hike the Washburn, Notch, and Brook Trails, returning on the Undercliff Trail to rejoin the Washburn and back to the parking lot.  Severe weather cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails map 102.

 

Sunday, 1/26                       Campgaw Circular                      B 5 B

10:00 AM                                                                                CEG 600 ft

Chris Connolly                                                               201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

Leave from Park Drive parking lot (not ski parking).  Enjoy a pleasant woods walk using Old Cedar, Silver, Backslope, and Hemlock Trails.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Thursday 1/30          Tallman Mountain State Park           C 4 B-

10:00 AM                            (Palisades, Sparkill, NY)       CEG 250 ft

Mario Medici                                                                   201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

Co-leader: Susan Serico                                              973-809-7307

sterlingfiretower01@gmail.com (pref.)

Leave from the Tallman State Park parking lot.  This hike is intended for individuals with limited hiking experience or who want an easy hike.  Drive north on Rt. 9W (1.3 miles north of Oak Tree Rd.), turn right on Rockland Road at the sign Tallman Mountain State Park.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

 

Saturday, 2/1                     NJ Palisades Circular                 B 5.5 B

10:00 AM                                                                                CEG 500 ft

Chris Connolly                                                               201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

Leave from the north end of the Alpine Boat Basin.  See shoreside and clifftop Hudson River vistas using Shore, Forest View, and Long Path Trails.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails maps 108/109.

 

Sunday 2/2                             Hook Mountain                         B 6 B

10:00 AM

Peter Reiner                                                                    845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Leave from Landing Road Gate, Rockland Lake State Park off Rt. 9W.  We follow the Long Path down to the Shore Trail with an easy return on the Shore Trail.  We will enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 111.

 

Thursday 2/6                      Sterling Valley Loop                 B 6.5 C

10:00 AM                                                                                CEG 750 ft

Roy Wooters                                                             (c) 845-304-0867

rfwoot@gmail.com

Leave from the end of Ironwood Drive (P7 parking) off Long Meadow Road, Sterling Forest.  Hike the Sterling Valley Loop Trail in its entirety.  Proper winter attire (no cotton) and traction devices required.  Bad driving conditions or rain will cancel hike.  Must contact leader to register via e-mail with phone number.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Saturday, 2/8               Goshen Mountain Circular           B 6.9 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                                         (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com (pref.)                                       (c) 201-699-3388

Leave from the parking lot at Lake Tiorati Circle on Seven Lakes Drive.  This loop hike will take us on the Blue Connector, the R-D/AT, Long Path, and a woods road.  Please look at hike’s description in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”, page107.  This hike is easy to moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  Please register for this hike by email.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 2/9                   West Mountain In Winter              B 9 A-

9:30 AM

Deanna Felicetta                                                           845-216-2021

felicetta.deanna@gmail.com

Eileen Turner                                                                   201-774-4876

eileenkt@gmail.com

This hike is for experienced hikers.  Leave from Anthony Wayne North Parking Lot and proceed to the Timp Torne for ascent of West Mountain and the West Mt. Shelter to enjoy great views.  Snowshoes or traction devices may be necessary.  Have fluids to drink.  Descent will depend on conditions but we hope to descend on SBM to Beechy Bottom road returning us to our start.  A shorter route out will be done if conditions are severe.  Ice, rain and/or snow storm will cancel hike.  Call or email after 5:00 PM the day before with your questions.  Leader and co-leader plan to do dinner/drinks after at Bear Mountain Inn.  Please let either of us know if you wish to join us.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 2/13                        In The Woods                B 6/8 B/B+

                                                                                  CEG about 1,500 ft

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 are required to register with the leader by email in advance.

 

Saturday, 2/15                    Patriots Path Stroll                      C 5 C

10:00 AM

Jeffrey Sovelove

Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.  Great for beginners.  Leave from Speedwell Lake Park, Morristown, across the street from Historic Speedwell.  The path is wide, partly paved, partly crushed stabilized gravel with very little in the way of elevation gains.  We will be strolling at a moderate pace.  Please bring plenty of water and a light snack.  Inclement weather cancels.  No Bathroom Facilities at the trailhead or along the trail.  Google "Speedwell Lake Park, Morristown" for directions.

 

Saturday, 2/15             Johnsontown Circle Loop            B 7 B+

9:30 AM                                                                   CEG about 1400 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                                845-357-9366

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Leave from Johnsontown Circle parking.  We will hike on the Blue Disc and Victory Trails to Claudius Smith Den, Black Ash Dam, and Lake Skenonto for lunch.  Our return will be on the Yellow Triangle and White Bar Trails.  Precipitation of any kind cancels.  Traction devices/snowshoes may be required.  Please email leader to register.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Sunday, 2/16                           Ramapo Lakes                  B 6/7.5 B

9:30 AM                                                                          CEG 600/750 ft

Chris Connolly                                                               201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

Leave from Skyline Drive upper parking area.  Hikers will have alternative of 6-mile hike around Ramapo Lake or 7.5 miles adding Lakes Tamarack and Todd.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Thursday, 2/20                 Ringwood State Park                    B 7 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                                         (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com (pref.)                                       (c) 201-699-3388

Leave from Shepherd Lake Recreation Area parking lot at the end of Shepherd Lake Road.  This is a moderate hike taking us on the Ringwood-Ramapo Trail all the way to the Crossover Trail going around the Weyble Pond.  A bike trail then takes us to the Halifax Trail on the west side of Glasmere Pond.  Another bike trail takes us to the R-R Trail and back to the parking area.  This is Hike #9 from the “Hike Of The Week” by Daniel Chazin.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  Please register for this hike by email.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Saturday, 2/22         Pine Swamp Mt The Easy Way           C 4 B

10:00 AM

Karen Rose                                                                (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Leave from Lake Skannatati parking lot off Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman Park.  Starting on the Long Path, weather conditions will determine the route.  May need traction devices.  Email or call to register.  TC Northern Harriman map 119.

 

Sunday, 2/23               Stone Memorial for Lunch               B 5 B

10:00 AM                                                                               CEG1300 ft

Roy Wooters                                                             (c) 845-304-0867

rfwoot@gmail.com

Leave from the Town of Ramapo Equestrian Center to hike the Pine Meadow & Suffern Bear Mountain Trails to the Stone Memorial.  Proper winter attire (no cotton) and traction devices required.  Must contact leader to register via email with phone number.  Bad driving conditions or rain cancels hike.  TC Harriman Bear-Mountain Southern map 118.

 

Sunday, 2/23                    Frick Pond Snowshoe            B 3/4.5 B

10:00 AM                                    in the Catskills

Deanna Felicetta                                                           845-216-2021

felicetta.deanna@gmail.com

Frick Pond is a lovely Catskill winter hike in Sullivan County, NY.  The trail offers views and little elevation gain.  Distance will depend on snowfall amounts and wind which will determine our using the inner or outer trail loop.  Dress warmly and bring fluids and snacks.  Best access is route 17, exit 96, Livingston Manor.  It’s next to Mongaup State Park.  Register by Thursday before hike.  TC Catskills Trails map 144.

 

Thursday, 2/27              The Old Alpine Trail                        C 4 B-

10:00 AM             (Used by British Troops in 1776)     CEG 460 ft

Mario Medici                                                                   201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

Co-leader: Susan Serico                                              973-809-7307

sterlingfiretower01@gmail.com (pref.)

Leave from the PIP Alpine Boat Basin.  This hike is intended for people with limited hiking experience or who want an easy hike.  There is a sustained uphill portion at the beginning and several moderate up and down portions.  Please email hike leader to register.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108/109.

 

Saturday, 2/29            Dunderberg Spiral Railway        B+ 8 B+

9:00 AM                            & Bald Mountain         CEG 1900-2000 ft

Mary Gelber                                                                    917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com                                            (before 9PM)

Leave from RD-Timp Torne Trailhead parking 4 miles south of the Bear Mt. Traffic Circle on Route 9W (GPS 41.281137,-73.962838).  This is a loop hike following portions of the never completed Dunderberg Spiral Railway to the summit of Bald Mt. with beautiful expansive views of the Hudson.  The hike offers a tough climb with rewarding views.  It is hike #52 in Dan Chazin’s book “Hike Of The Week”.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 3/1                       Ramapo Reservation                    C 5 B

10:00 AM

Karen Rose                                                                (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Leave from the Ramapo Reservation parking lot on Rt. 202 in Mahwah.  Weather conditions will determine the route.  May need traction devices.  Must call or email to register.  TC North Jersey Trail map 115.

 

Thursday 3/5                 Big Hill Shelter for Lunch                B 5 B

10:00 AM                                                                              CEG 1250 ft

Roy Wooters                                                             (c) 845-304-0867

rfwoot@gmail.com

Leave from the parking area where the Long Path crosses Route 75 (Call Hollow Road).  Hike the Long Path to the shelter.  Return on the SBM, Old Turnpike Woods Road and the Long Path.  Proper winter attire (no cotton) and traction devices required.  Must contact leader to register via email with phone number.  Bad driving conditions or rain cancels hike.  Bear-Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 3/7                  Lewis Morris Park                       B 6 B

10:00 AM

Jeffrey Sovelove

Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.  Leave from the lower Sunrise Lake parking lot.  We will 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 moderate.  Bring water, a snack, and wear hiking boots.  Inclement weather cancels. See the Morris County Parks Commission website http://www.morrisparks. net/index.php/parks/lewis-morris-county-park for directions.  GPS Address: 270 Mendham Rd, Morris Township, NJ 07960.

 

Sunday, 3/8               Daylight Savings Time Begins

 

Sunday, 3/8                  The Bottle Cap End To End              B 7 B

9:30 AM

Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon                       (h) 201-871-3531

petertilgner@icloud.com                                      (c) 201-364-9719

Leave from Lake Skannatati parking lot.  The hike will use the ASB and Red Cross Trails plus an unmaintained trail to the Camp Thendora Road.  Crossing Seven Lakes Drive we join the Bottle Cap and on to the Long Path for our return.  Please let us know if you will join us for this walk in the woods.  Rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 3/12              North Beacon Mountain          B 7.5 B+

                                                        & Lambs Hill                                     

9:30 AM                                                                                CEG 2200 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                                                                                646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

Leave from the Mt. Beacon Trailhead on Rt. 9D at Howland Ave.  We will hike the Casino, Wilkinson Memorial, and Fishkill Ridge Trails.  13 scenic view stars on the map!  This hike is rated B+ due to a steep ascent near the start and the 7.5 mile length.  Steady rain cancels.  Registration by email required.  TC East Hudson Trails map 102.

 

Saturday, 3/14                  Rockefeller Preserve                    B 6 C

10:00 AM

Peter Reiner                                                                    845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Leave from the parking lot of the Rockefeller Preserve in Sleepy Hollow. NY, located off Rt. 119.  This is an easy hike over easy to moderate terrain.  Parking fee is $6.  Starting with the 13 Bridges Trail, we will visit various parts of the Preserve, stopping at the Cafe where you can buy lunch or bring your own.  Rain cancels hike.  To register contact leader.

 

Sunday, 3 /15                         Bare Rock Vista                         B 7 B

9:30 AM                                                                                  CEG 900 ft

Ross Linegar                                                                   917-319-3166

ross.linegar@hotmail.com

Leave from the 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 the Sterling Ridge Trail to the Bare Rock Trail and the 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.  As it is winter, bring traction devices and suitable winter clothing.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Thursday, 3/19                      West Mountain                      B 6.5 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                                         (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com (pref.)                                       (c) 201-699-3388

Leave from the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area north parking lot located off the Palisade Interstate Parkway Exit 17.  This hike is part of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 149.  It is rated moderate to strenuous.  Traction devices may be necessary.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  Please register for this hike by email.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 3/21               Fingerboard, Goshen, &           B 8.4 B+

9:30 AM                           Letterrock Mountains       CEG 1600+ ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                                845-357-9366

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Leave from Tiorati Circle parking lot.  We will hike the Blue Connector, AT, and RD Trails to the Brien Memorial Shelter for lunch. We return on the AT and Blue Connector Trails.  Precipitation of any kind cancels.  Traction devices may be required.  Please email the leader to register.  TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 3/22                        The Osborn Loop                    B 6.8 B

10:00 AM

Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon                       (h) 201-871-3531

petertilgner@icloud.com                                      (c) 201-364-9719

Leave from the Castle Rock Unique Area Hiker Parking to hike the Osborn Loop in Hudson Highlands State Park.  From the Bear Mt. Bridge east side, drive about 4 miles north on Rt. 9-D.  Look for the Castle Rock Unique Area sign on your right after a stone wall.  Turn in on a farm road following it to the hiker parking area surrounded by open fields.  Rain cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails map 101.

 

Thursday, 3/26                        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, 3/28          Ringwood Manor Crossover           C 5 B-

10:00 AM                                    (out and back)                CEG 500 ft

Mario Medici                                                                   201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

Co-leader: Susan Serico                                              973-809-7307

sterlingfiretower01@gmail.com (pref.)

Leave from Ringwood State Park parking lot, Ringwood, NJ.  This hike is intended for people with limited hiking experience or who want an easy hike.  Moderate up-hill portion on the return trip of the hike.  Hike leader may modify hike depending on weather conditions.  Note: Trail was recently re-routed and may not be on the map in its entirety.  Please email hike leader to register.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Sunday, 3/29                          Bare Rock Vista                         B 7 B

9:30 AM                                                                                                     

Fred Hodde                                                          (c) 973-722-7824

Bullwnkl1@aol.com                                         (h) 862-330-3124

Leave from the Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper parking lot.  The goal is lunch on Bare Rock Vista.  The route will depend on conditions.  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.