Schedule for August 2021 IHC home page
Sunday, August 1, 2021 Watchung Reservation Investigation Moderately Strenuous
We'll hike part of the Sierra Trail and lots of connecting trails perhaps visiting the Stables, Surprise Lake, and other places, ending at the Nature Center.
Leader: Jim Schlenker 908-295-8178 [email protected]
Meet: 9:00 AM Watchung Reservation, Trailside Museum, 462 New Providence Rd, Mountainside NJ 07092
From Eastbound I-78, Exit 44 toward New Providence/Berkeley Heights: Turn left onto Glenside Ave. Continue 1.3 mi and turn right onto Watchung Reservation, Tracy Dr. Continue 1.3 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Summit Lane. Continue 0.4 mi and turn right onto New Providence Rd, then Continue 0.2 mi to the parking lot of Trailside Nature & Science Center.
From West bound I-78, Exit 43: Proceed right on Diamond Hill Rd. to Traffic Light and turn right onto McMane Ave. Go on ¾ mi to intersection of Glenside Ave. and turn left. Continue ¾ mi to Watchung Reservation, Tracy Dr. on right. Continue to the first circle and take first right onto Summit Lane. Go ½ mi and bear right onto New Providence Rd. to the end. The Trailside Parking is on right.
From Garden State Parkway Exit 140 (Rt-22): Take Rt-22 west about 4.3 mi to Summit Rd turn right and continue 1.2 mi to Summit Lane. Go 0.7 mi and at the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Summit Lane (Boro of Mountainside). Continue 0.5 mi and bear right onto New Providence Rd. to the end. The Trailside Parking Area is on right. GPS Meeting Place (40.6826, -74.3728)
Saturday, August 7, 2021 Highland Hike & Swim at Macs Place Moderately Strenuous
IHC Members and Friends only Please. 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.
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)
Sunday, August 15, 2021 Black Rock Forest Moderately Strenuous
Come and enjoy the great Mt. Misery/Hill of Pines/Rattlesnake Hill/Black Rock Mountain loop hike with beautiful views, picturesque stream, cascades and waterfalls. Circuit Hike about 7.5 miles
Leaders: Mike Roulier 201-522-0259 [email protected]
Jill Wilson 973-879-0531 [email protected]
Meet: 8:30 AM Black Rock Forest Reservoir Parking, 80 Reservoir Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518
From Palisades Interstate Parkway Northbound: Continue north to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue north on US-9W for 8.8 mi. About half a mile after passing a parking area marked with a blue sign, turn right onto Mountain Road. Immediately, turn right again and proceed through a very narrow underpass beneath US-9W (large vehicles may not fit in this underpass). Continue ahead for 0.2 mi to the Parking Area on the right side of the road, just before a locked gate.
From I-87 Exit 16 Harriman/Woodbury Commons: After tollbooths stay to right for first exit, Woodbury & Rt-32. Take Rt-32 north about 7½ mi to Angola Rd (Rt-65) on the right (Just before Schunemunk turnoff on left.) Follow Angola Rd. 2.7 mi to the intersection with Rt-9W. Go south on Rt-9W 1.6 mi to turnoff marked Black Rock Forest. Continue ahead for 0.2 mi to the Parking Area.
Meet at 8:30 Start at 9:00! GPS (41.4187, -74.0100)
Sunday, August 22, 2021 Round Valley to Pickell Park Strenuous
This hike starts from the Round Valley Reservoir south lot and takes the Cushetunk trail and the camp ground trail around the shore of Round Valley then over Cushetunk mountain and down to Pickell Park. It is a 9 mile hike and hilly. Starting off in Round Valley and finishing with a climb over the Cushetunk ridge. We will have excellent views of Round Valley Reservoir on the way. Shuttle Required
Leader: Guy Percival 973-590-7437 [email protected]
Meet: 9:00 AM Pickell Park Parking Lot: Mountain Rd, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
From I-287 Southbound Exit 17, Rt-202: Proceed ½ mi to Rt-22 West. Take Rt-22 West, 8 miles to Whitehouse. or
From I-287 Northbound Exit 14B, Rt-22: Take Rt-22 West, 8.5 mi to Whitehouse, then;
Look for sign “Rt-523 South, Whitehorse Station, Flemington, Next Left” before Light. At light, make a left turn onto main street which is CR-523 towards Whitehouse station. Proceed 1.1 mi on CR-523 passing Whitehouse train station. Make a right on Mountain Road and drive 0.1 mi then quick left into Pickell Park. We will shuttle to Round Valley. GPS Park Entrance (40.6087, -74.7774)
Sunday, August 29, 2021 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 [email protected] Cell 973-906-9325 (Sunday Only)
Meet: 9:30 AM 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). Drive east 0.1 mi to light and turn in to the parking lot on right. Meet at north side of lot along Jackson Ave. (Stop & Shop nearby.)
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 Ct. Drive east 0.1 mi to light and turn in to the parking lot on right. Meet at north side of lot along Jackson Ave. (Stop & Shop nearby.) GPS (40.9689, -74.2839)
After the Hike! Meet at Kientzler Home, 711 Terhune Dr. (Rt-202), Wayne NJ 07470
From Hike: Proceed East on Pompton Crossing 0.4 mi to Black Oak Ridge Rd. (Rt-202) Turn left and follow Rt-202 northbound
0.8 mi to light at Hamburg Turnpike. Following Rt-202 left, drive 0.8 mi to light for Terhune Dr on right. (By CVS) Turning right
and continue on Terhune Dr (Rt-202) 1.5 mi to wide parking area on left at 683 Terhune Dr.
Hikers: Park and walk to and down #711 driveway. House GPS (41.0110, -74.2665)
Non-Hikers: Continue to #711 and pull all the way down to the house Note! Driveway is by the end of guardrail.
From I-287 North Exit 58: On exiting turn left at light and proceed 0.1 mi to Rt-202 (Ramapo Valley Rd). Turn right
(southbound), drive 1 mi to light where Rt-202 turns right. Follow Rt-202 0.9 mi to #711 driveway on right, or #683 parking