Schedule for December 2019                                     IHC home page

Saturday        December 7, 2019             GWB & Long Path from NYC    Moderately Strenuous

Starting from NYC and crossing The George Washington Bridge and then hiking on the Long Path on the top of the Palisades gives the hiker many photogenic views of the Hudson River and the skyline of NYC. A different view of the Bridge will be seen from the Shore Path. Hitchhiking, catching a bus or swimming back across the river to NYC, is not contemplated.

Leaders:    Chris Davis                                                  [email protected]

                  Guy Percival               Cell 973-590-7437   [email protected]

Meet 9:45 AM      Penn Station NY-NJ Transit Waiting area

Meet near the NJ Transit waiting area in Penn Station NY on the Men’s Restroom side. [Women’s Restroom is nearby.]

The co-leader, Guy Percival will guide us, using the NYC Subway, uptown where we meet the leader (Chris) at the GWB Bus terminal.

 

Sunday December 15, 2019         AT #14—Anthony Wayne to Bear Mountain Bridge         Strenuous

About 8.5 miles in length, this section in Harriman Park traverses both West and Bear Mountains with lots of great views, however there is some climbing involved. We get to see the Improved AT Trail on the descent of Bear Mtn, and then walk thru the Zoo on the way to the Bear Mtn. Bridge. Leaving the AT, we divert to Fort Montgomery on the new hiker bridge.

Rain cancels this hike.  Shuttle Required.

Leader: Paul Ferlazzo                  973-979-2010           [email protected]   

Meet: 9:00 AM    Fort Montgomery Overflow Parking on Rt-9W north, 708 Rt-9W, Highland Falls NY 10928

Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Rt-9W traffic circle near Bear Mountain Bridge (about 18 miles north of NY State Thruway). At the circle junction go north on Rt-9W about mi across Popolopen Bridge (0.3 mi past Fort Montgomery entrance) to “Additional parking” at end of viaduct just off the east side of Rt-9W.   GPS Meeting Place (41.3283, -73.9877)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle to the start at Anthony Wayne, Parking Lot #2, (South Parking Lot), Harriman St. Pk, Tomkins Cove NY 10986  

Anthony Wayne Entrance GPS (41.2972, -74.0298)            Anthony Wayne South Parking Lot   GPS Shuttle (41.2915, -74.0249)

From the Overflow Parking Lot: Turn right on to Rt-9W and go to light 0.2 mi ahead at Firefighters Memorial Dr. Turning left at light, it should be possible to make a safe U-turn onto Rt-9W southbound. Drive south mi on Rt-9W and turn off on the right to Rt-6 (PIP). After driving 2.5 mi take the left fork and continue on the PIP to Exit 17 about 0.9 mi ahead. After entering Anthony Wayne, drive around loop (Southbound) and take Anthony Wayne Dr. to the junction of the small road leading to the South Parking Lot. Drive in to Parking Area.

 

Saturday        December 21, 2019           Christmas hike in NYC        Moderately Strenuous

Enjoy the Christmas season in NYC with an afternoon to evening hike. Naughty & Nice Persons only!

Awful weather cancels.  Contact a leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.

Leaders:    Chris Davis                                                  [email protected]

                  Guy Percival               Cell 973-590-7437   [email protected]

Meet: Penn Station NY-NJ Transit Waiting area

Additional details will be announced via IHC E-MAIL NETWORK one week before the event.

 

Sunday December 29, 2019                     TBA

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