Schedule for December 2017 IHC home page
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 Mt Tammany Strenuous
Weather permitting we will hike up to Mt. Tammany to enjoy some exciting views and then take the Blue Dot trail to Dunnfield Creek up to Sunfish Pond, where we will enjoy lunch and return on the AT. Approx. 8-9 mi long, however, ice, high water levels and bad weather condition will alter and certainly shorten the route!! Bring ice traction devices.
Leaders: Guy & Jen Percival 973-590-7437 [email protected]
Meet: 9:00 AM Delaware Water Gap, Kittatinny Visitor Center, I-80, Columbia, NJ 07832
From: I-80 west to Delaware Water Gap area: Exit for Visitor Center. THIS IS THE LAST EXIT BEFORE BRIDGE TO PA. Follow signs to Visitor Center making a Left at stop sign at end of exit ramp and proceeding under I-80. (GPS 40.9702, -75.1282)
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Norvin Green in Winter Moderately Strenuous
The hike thru the park is 6-7 mile hike with numerous ups and downs. Exact route depends upon winter trail conditions.
Leaders: Carolyn and Jim Canfield 973-728-9774 [email protected]
Meet: 9:30 AM The New Weis Ecology Center, 140 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456
From I-287 Exit 55: Take Rt-511 (Ringwood Ave.) north 4 miles (becomes Greenwood Tpk) and turn left onto Westbrook Rd. Go west on Westbrook Rd. and make a left at “Y” intersection, then ½ mi. to a left onto Snake Den Road. Follow road to parking lot on right before Weis Ecology. Do not drive into Weis Ecology Center. (GPS 41.0697, -74.3211)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 Lake Ashroe by Stokes Moderately Strenuous
We will hike from Lake Ashroe to Tillman Ravine and back. The hike is about 8-9 miles in length depending on conditions. Come and explore a new section in Stokes State Forest that contained a former Boy Scout camp.
Leader: Guy & Jen Percival 973-590-7437 [email protected]
Meet: 9:30 AM Stokes State Forest Entrance (Ranger) Station, 1 Coursen Rd, Branchville, NJ 07826
From I-80 West Exit 34B: Take Rt-15 north about 17 mi. to Rt-206 (Rt-15 ends). Continue straight on Rt-206 north 6+ mi. towards Culvers Gap and AT trail crossing sign. Proceed an additional ½ mi. and the Park Entrance is on the right off Rt-206.
GPS (41.1857, -74.7957)
Sunday, December 23, 2017 NYC Lights Moderately Strenuous
A city walk during the Holiday Season.
Leaders: Craig Nunn [email protected]
Jim Schlenker [email protected]
Meet: Time and meeting place to be announced by mass e-mail 1 week before trip.
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