Schedule for August 2019                                                          IHC home page

Saturday August 10, 2019      Oldwick Bike Ride                   Moderately Strenuous

bikeA 30 Mile bike ride on 50% dirt road to Oldwick and around Pottersville. Plenty of lovely streams and quiet roads. You want at least a 28mm tire for the dirt roads. But a road bike will be fine.

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

Meet 9:00 AM River Road Park, 3055 River Road, Bedminster Township, 07921

From Rt-287 Southbound Exit 22:  or From Rt-287 Northbound Exit 22B: Exit onto Rt-202/206 Northbound. Heading North only 0.1 mi on Rt-202/206, look for signs for All Turns, River Rd or Rt-78/287. Make a right into a jug handle and stay far right. Go straight across Rt‑202/206 onto River Rd. Make immediate right into gravel parking lot. GPS (40.6623, -74.6465)

Sunday            August 11, 2019          Annual Hike/Picnic on Pompton Lake                                                Easy

hikerIHC Members and Families only Please.  First, we will hike around Laurelwood Arboretum to observe and identify trees and blooming shrubs. Afterwards we drive back to Kientzler’s house for a swim in the river, no pool anymore, (don’t forget the bathing suit & swim fins) and a picnic. Bring a dish to share and 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      [email protected]

Meet: 9:30 am             CVS Pharmacy Parking, 2440 Hamburg Tpk, Wayne NJ 07470

From I-287 Exit 53: Take Pompton-Hamburg Tpk eastward 0.9 mi toward Pompton Lakes. The road bears right; continue 0.8 mi to light by the falls at junction of Terhune Dr (Rt-202). Turn left and proceed 400 ft then turn right into CVS Parking.            (GPS 40.9913, -74.2797)
Note! If Late or lost, Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Dr West, Wayne, NJ 07470 GPS (40.9897, -74.2658)

Kientzler House, 711 Terhune Dr, Wayne NJ 07470  GPS (41.0109, -74.2666)

Friday  August 16, 2019               Canoe—Paulinskill Lake Paddle

CanoeA 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;


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)

Sunday            August 18, 2019          AT #10—Mt Peter to West Mombasha Rd.     Moderately Strenuous

This 7-mile section continues on the Bellvale ridge crossing the Cat Rocks, a conglomerate outcropping. After descending to the Monroe Rd, we climb to the base of the 25 ft high Fitzgerald Falls and then continue upward to Mombasha High Point (1,280 ft) Excellent views may be had from here. Then its down to West Mombasha Rd. and the cars.

Leader: Paul Ferlazzo 973-979-2010  [email protected] 
Meet: 9:00 AM             US Post Office, 1000 NY-17, Southfields, NY 10975

From I-87N & I-287 Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 North 8 mi. The PO is on the right side just before the Orange Turnpike intersection on the left. GPS (41.2424, -74.1764)
Note! If late or lost see below!

We will be parking some cars at the AT Parking, 13 CR-91, West Mombasha Rd, Monroe, NY 10950   GPS (41.2700, -74.2148)

From Southfields P.O; Go 0.1 mi on Rt-17 N to Orange Turnpike CR-19 on left. On Orange Tpk. drive 0.8 mi to Bramertown Rd on left. Take Bramertown Rd 1.7 mi to Jct with Benjamin Meadow Rd on left. Turning right and continue on Bramertown for mile to small AT Parking on the left. (Name changes to West Mombasha Rd at town line and parking is 0.1 mi after town line.)

After the shuttle we will start at the AT Parking, 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990   GPS (41.2442, -74.2873)

From AT parking: Go south on Bramertown Rd. for mi to Benjamin Meadow Rd on right. Take Benjamin Meadow Rd 1.4 mi to the Jct with Rt-17A. Turn right (West) and drive 6 mi up & down thru Greenwood Lake Village and up Mt Peter to the Rt-17A parking.

Sunday            August 25, 2019          Minnewaska—Gertrude’s Nose and Return Strenuous

This hike of about 9 miles will start from Lake Minnewaska parking lot using the Millbrook Mountain Trail for the view from the almost vertical cliffs. Then enjoy lunch at Gertrude’s Nose along with fabulous views and large cliffs. We return via Peterson’s Pellet to the Minnewaska Lake & cars. Swim is possible   Bring lots of water. Parking fee!

Leader: Mike Roulier   201-522-0259  [email protected]

Meet: 8:00 am Harriman RR Station, Route 17, Arden, NY 10910   GPS (41.2931, -74.1425)

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. Car pooling

Alternate Meeting Point: 9:30 AM    Minnewaska SP (upper parking lot) 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

From I-87 North (New York State Thruway) Exit 18: Turn left onto NY-299 (Main St) and follow through New Paltz about 7.5 miles to right turn onto US-44/55. Proceed 4.4 miles to Park entrance on left. Proceed straight ahead from the toll booth up the hill for about 0.7 miles to Lake parking area (upper parking lot). GPS Park Entrance (41.7352, -74.2390) GPS Parking (41.7295, -74.2368)



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