Schedule for February 2021 IHC home page
Sunday February 7, 2021 Rutgers Preserve Moderate
We will hike 6.5 miles in Rutgers Ecological Preserve which is bigger and much hillier than you might think. In addition, we will go outside the preserve exploring Livingston Campus and buildings that remain from old Camp Kilmer.
Leader: T.J. Rubino 862-222-5002 [email protected]
Meet: 9:30 AM Johnson Park Grove #1, Johnson Park Rd (Rt-807) Highland Park NJ 08904
From I-287 Exit 9 (River Rd toward Highland Park): Take River road (R-622) 4.6 mi towards Highland Park, NJ. Make a right when you reach Light at Cedar Lane into Johnson Park Road which is Rt-807. Proceed clockwise to the second parking lot (Grove #1) and use second entrance. [Close to toilets.] GPS (40.5077, -74.4473)
Sunday February 14, 2021 Institute Woods–Princeton Moderately Strenuous
Pleasant walk through Institute woods. We will intersect with the D&R Canal and hike north and then into Princeton for a campus tour. Return via Springdale road and back into Institute woods. About 8 miles total. Mostly level.
Leaders: Guy & Jen Percival 973-590-7437 [email protected]
Meet: 9:30 AM Princeton Battlefield Park, 450 Mercer St (Rt-583), Princeton NJ 08540
From 1-287 South Exit 17, (Rt-202/206 South): Drive 1.5 mi to split of Rts-202/206. Take Rt-206 south 17 miles into Princeton. In the center of Princeton make a right at intersection with Rt-27. This is Stockton street and still Rt-206. Go 0.3 mi and turn left onto Edgehill St and next right onto Mercer Street. Go 0.9 mi south until you reach an open park. At the PEDX-ing sign, there will be a long lay-by, along what is now Rt-583. Park in this pull-off. GPS (40.3331, -74.6752)
Sunday February 21, 2021 High Mountain Preserve Moderately Strenuous
High Mountain on the Second Mtn. Ridge has 360° views over most of Northern NJ, and on to the Palisades and NYC. IHC had its origin in 1931 by splitting from the Paterson Ramblers; on this mountain. This 9 to 10-mile hike explores most of the Park.
Leader: Paul Ferlazzo 973-979-2010 [email protected]
Meet: 9:00 AM High Mountain Preserve, Red Trail Parking Lot, University Rd, Wayne NJ 07470
From I-80 East Exit 53 Rt-46, Wayne: Merging onto Rt-46, go east 1 mi, and make an extreme right lane exit to Riverview Dr (Wayne direction). Then drive towards Wayne northward 1½ mi on Riverview Dr. and turn right onto Valley Rd. (by golf course). Drive 3¼ mi, turn right onto Hamburg Turnpike. Continue 1 mi. and turn left onto University Rd. Drive up hill ¾ mi, past stop sign, to trail head parking lot on LEFT.
From 1-80 West Exit 55, Union Blvd.: Go south on Union Blvd. ½ mi to Rt-46 West. Then drive west for ½ mi. for the extreme right lane exit to Riverview Dr, (north direction.) Then proceed as above. GPS (40.9520, -74.2002)
Saturday February 27, 2021 Hamburg Mt Wildlife Management Area Moderately Strenuous
This 6-7 mile loop on the top of the ridge of Hamburg Mt. will take us to Vernon Peak the summit of Mountain Creek Ski Area. (Did you bring your Skies and Ski Pass?) There is a great view to the North from here, with the Gunks on the horizon. If Snow is on the ground, bring Snow Shoes. The map looks flat but there is about a 900 ft. elevation change going around!
Leader: Mac McCaulley 908-416-4460 cell [email protected]
Meet: 10:00 AM Hamburg Mt. Wildlife Management Area, 288 Vernon Stockholm Rd, Stockholm, NJ 07460
From I-287 Exit 52B, Rt-23 North: Take Rt-23 North 14 mi. to turnoff for Northbound Rt-515, (Vernon/Stockholm Rd.) just before traffic light. Drive 6 mi. on Rt-515 towards Highland Lakes. At the 6-mile mark look on the left for large brown sign that says Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area. (Daniel Boone Trail) Turn in and go 300 feet where there is parking on both sides of the wide road. GPS (41.1629, -74.4928)