Schedule for August 2018                                                          IHC home page

Sunday      August 5, 2018         Sourland in Summer                           Moderately Strenuous

Come enjoy an 8 mile hike in the Sourland Mountain preserve. Scale the valley of rocks and see the Devils half acre. Be prepared for a great view of NYC. We will see waterfalls and streams along the way

Leader: Udi Cohen                     732- 543-4624         [email protected]

Meet:  9:00 AM     Sourland Mountain Preserve Parking Area, 380 East Mountain Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

From Rt-287 Exit onto Rt-206 southbound: Follow Rt-206 south to Somerville Circle (Junction of Rt-202 & Rt-206). Continue south on Rt-206 5.9 mi, then turn right on Rt-514 (Amwell Rd). Precede West 2.8 mi to East Mountain Rd. Turn left onto East Mountain Rd. Travel for two mi, and you will see the Sourland Mountain Preserve entrance sign on the right.

From Rt-206 Northbound: Follow Rt-206 through Princeton and Montgomery. Traveling up a small ramp, make a left onto Rt-601. Follow Rt-601 for a 1.1 mi, and make a right turn onto East Mountain Road by Carrier Foundation. Travel for 1.1 mi, and you will see the Sourland Mountain Preserve entrance sign on the left. GPS (40.4751, -74.6926)


Saturday   August 11, 2018        Highland Hike & Swim at Macs Place                Moderately Strenuous

We will hike on a section of the Highlands Trail followed by a swim and picnic at the end of the hike. Bring bathing suits and a dish to share.                                                            Heavy Rain cancels this hike.       IHC Members and Friends only Please.

Leader: Mac McCaulley              973-398-3002                    [email protected]                  Cell 908-416-4460

Meet: 9:00 AM      Roland May Eves Mt. Inlet Sanctuary, 445 Lakeside Ave/Northwood Rd (Rt-609), Hopatcong NJ 07821

From I-80 Exit 34B (Rt-15 North): Go north on Rt-15 about 4.6 mi.; and exit onto Rt-181N toward Lake Forest / Woodport. Proceed 1.8 mi. on Rt-181N to Prospect Point Rd on left. Turn on Prospect Point Rd and go 1.2 mi to Northwood Rd (Rt-609) on right. Turn and precede 1.0 mi. turning into parking area on left. Note! Northwood Rd. becomes Lakeside Ave in Hopatcong. GPS (40.9710,-74.6404)


Friday         August 17, 2017                     Paulinskill Lake Paddle

PatCanoeA  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. 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; A personal flotation device must be worn. Joint with TSR

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

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 mi. north of Andover pass through the Greendale light and make the immediate left onto Fredon-Springdale Rd. Follow this road, which becomes Willows Rd until it ends at Rt-94. Turn right on Rt-94 and proceed ~1 mi. watching on the left for Anderson Hill Rd, just at the crest of the hill. Turn left and go on Anderson Hill Rd being careful to bear hard right at a Y intersection; follow Anderson Hill Rd to Rt-622 (Newton Swartswood Rd). Turning left on Rt-622 continue ~1 mi and turn right onto Junction Rd.  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, make a U turn and drive back onto the causeway and park along the side of the road at the launch area. GPS (41.0834, -74.7826)


Saturday     August 18, 2018             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 mi. to Commuter lot on the left side. GPS (41.2931, -74.1425)


Saturday   Aug. 25–Sept. 1, 2018   Bike Ride on the Erie Canal in Western New York    Moderately Strenuous

 Ride much of the Erie Canal towpath and other bike trails around Buffalo and Rochester, NY.  Some riding on back roads as well.  We will stay in local motels. This Bike Ride Trip requires pre-registration to attend

Leaders:   Craig Nunn                [email protected]

                 Guy Percival              [email protected]

Meet: Contact Leaders for additional Information. IHC Members & Friends Only


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