Schedule for August 2017                                                          IHC home page

Friday    August 4-7, 2017                   End PA— AT Series                                         Strenuous

This event will complete the IHC section hikes across the whole AT in PA. We will stay overnight August 4th, 5th and 6th, somewhere east of Hawk Mountain. There will be full day hiking on the 5th and 6th, with a half day hike as we are leaving on Monday the 7th. Remember to take Monday off and contact the leaders for lodging information and to register.

Leader: Guy Percival                          973-590-7437                  [email protected]

              Craig Nunn                            551-206-6823                  [email protected]

Meet: Registration Required! Contact the Leaders early!                                   


Sunday  August 13, 2017         A Different Reeves Meadow Circular                          Moderately Strenuous

We will start out on the Pine Meadow trail going towards Pine Meadow Lake. Then we follow the Kakiat & the Seven Hills Trail over Diamond Mountain. After lunch we go by Pine Meadow Lake heading back to Reeves Meadow Visitor Center by some other wood roads & trails.    Rain cancels this hike.

Leader: Roy Williams                          [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman State Park, NY 10974

From Suffern @ I-87N & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 North 4 miles to traffic light for Seven Lakes Dr. just north of Sloatsburg, NY. Turn right and proceed east on Seven Lakes Dr. 1 miles to Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on right, or park across the street.   GPS (41.1742, -74.1689)


Friday    August 18, 2017         Paulinskill Lake Paddle

PatCanoe       A pleasant paddle for a hot day, Stillwater Twp, Sussex County We will paddle in the waters upstream of the Paulinskill Lake cottage community,     either going upstream, until it becomes too shallow, enjoying the wildlife and historic artifacts or, downstream, in the lake above the cottage colony. Wear good water/walking shoes and bring a short rope – we might want to pull the boats over the pebble bars in the river.  Bring lunch; we will find a place to eat during the paddle. A personal flotation device must be worn.

See the book, Quiet Waters of New Jersey, a canoe and kayak guide by Kathy Kenley, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club for more information and a map. Also about the area;

See Canoeing General Instructions. Must call and register with the Leader by 6 PM the day before. Joint with TSR

Leader: Jean Fletcher 973-285-5263    [email protected]      Cell 973-452-1567, Friday only

Meet: 10:00 AM     Paulinskill Fishing Parking Area, Plotts Rd, Newton, NJ 07860  

From I-80 Exit 25: Take Rt-206 north through the town of Andover.  Approximately 4 miles north of Andover pass through the Greendale light and make the immediate left onto Fredon-Springdale Road. Follow this road, which becomes Willows Road until it ends at Rt-94. Turn right on Rt-94 and proceed ~1 mile watching on the left for Anderson Hill Road, just at the crest of the hill. Turn left and go on Anderson Hill Road being careful to bear hard right at a Y intersection; follow Anderson Hill Road to Rt-622 (Newton Swartswood Road). Turning left on Rt-622 continue ~1 mi and turn right onto Junction Road.  Proceed on the road along a railroad track until a stone RR trestle is visible on the left.  Turn left and go under the trestle (Plotts or Parsons Road). Follow the road on the causeway along Paulinskill Lake to the far side. Turn left into the parking area. GPS (41.0834, -74.7826)


Saturday          August 19, 2017                                Gertrude’s Nose                            Strenuous

The Shawangunks are really pretty in summer, lots of blueberries and plenty of light for a long trip. We will hike on the Millbrook Mtn trail out to Millbrook Ridge. Then head out to Gertrude’s nose for fabulous views and large cliffs.

The hike is 10 miles and strenuous, bring lots of water.

Leader: Guy & Jen Percival                973-590-7437                  [email protected]                                                                             

Meet: 8:30 AM       Harriman RR Station, Route 17, Arden, NY 10910

From the South, @I-87N & I-287 Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 North 15 mi. The Commuter Lot is on the northbound side (right) of Rt-17.

From the North, NYS Thruway Exit 16: Proceed south on Rt-17 about 2 miles to Commuter lot on the left side.

GPS (41.2931, -74.1425)


Sunday  August 27, 2017                 Annual Hike/Picnic on Pompton Lake                            Easy

IHC Members and Families only Please. First we will hike along the Pompton Feeder Canal, observe the Old Locks and Feeder Dam. Afterwards we drive back to Kientzler’s house for a swim in the lake, no pool anymore, (don’t forget a bathing suit & swim fins) and then a picnic. Bring a dish to share and/or something to cook. Charlie will have the grill going. If you wish, bring a door prize contribution. Rain does not cancel the Picnic!

Leader: Charlie Kientzler                    973-835-1060      Cell 973-906-9325 – Sunday Only

Meet: 9:30 a.m.      Pompton Plains Shopping Ct; Rt-23 (Northbound) &/or 190 Jackson Ave, Pequannock, NJ 07444

From the I-80, Rt-46 & Rt-23 Interchange: Take Rt-23 north 5.5 miles to Jackson Avenue (Right turn).  Enter from either Rt-23 or Jackson Ave.  Meet at north side of lot along Jackson Ave.

From I-287 Exit 52: Take Rt-23 Southbound 2 mi (4th light) to Jackson Ave. From right lane, make a jug handle (left) turn onto Jackson Ave eastbound toward Pompton Plains Shopping Ctr. Entering from Jackson Ave, meet at north side of lot along Jackson Ave. GPS (40.9689,-74.2839)


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