Schedule for July 2017                                                         IHC home page

Saturday          July 1, 2017           Sterling Valley Loop                                   Strenuous

We are going to hike a section of Sterling Forest that we seldom visit. We will look at the route using the light up map at the Sterling Center before embarking. That way you know what you are getting into! Come see two pretty swamps and old roads along the Sterling Valley loop 9 miles, reasonably flat with good views of Sterling Lake.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM       Sterling Forest Visitor Center, 119 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo, New York 10987

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15: Take Rt-17 north 2 mi to Sterling Mine Rd (CR-72). Proceed west on Sterling Mine Rd about 3 miles to traffic light. Turn right at traffic light onto Long Meadow Rd (CR-84). Go north 3 miles to Sterling Lake Rd (Old Forge Road) on left. Turn left and go mi taking the next right toward the Visitor's Center which is mi ahead. The Parking will be opposite the Visitor Center, in the hiker parking lot on right side of road. GPS (41.1983, -74.2562)

 
Sunday  July 9, 2017                      Terrace Pond                                         Moderately Strenuous

We will do a 9+ mile circular hike starting at the Clinton Road trailhead, with a visit to the Bearfort fire tower and a visit to Terrace Pond. Bring snacks, lunch.                  Heavy Rain or Foul Weather will cancel this hike.

Leader:  Chris Davis                           973-590-7437(Guy Percival Phone)    [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Terrace Pond Parking Lot P7, 1373 Clinton Rd, West Milford, NJ  07480

From I-287 Exit 55 (Rt-511): Go north on Ringwood Ave (Rt-511) (name changes to Greenwood Lake Tpk) about 14 mi to junction with Union Valley Rd and Warwick Tpk near south end of Greenwood Lake. Continue straight ahead uphill 2.3 mi on Warwick Tpk to Clinton Rd on left near the south side of Upper Greenwood Lake. Turning left, drive 1.7 mi on Clinton Rd to parking P7 on right side of road. (GPS 41.1428,-74.4073)   [Bearfort Waters - Terrace Pond on TC Map 116]

From I-287 Exit 52 (Rt-23 West): Slow route due to condition of road. Take Rt-23 West 9.5 mi to Clinton Rd. Turn North on Clinton Rd. and go 7.7 miles to parking P7on left side of road. GPS (41.1428,-74.4073)

 

Friday    July 14, 2017                             Lake Aeroflex @ Kittatinny Valley SP, Andover

PatCanoe     This is a pretty Lake that we have not visited, and it has an easy Launch Ramp. Kayak rentals are available at the boat launch through Andover          Hunt and Fish, 973-786-7382. Bring lunch and water.

A personal flotation device must be worn.

See Canoeing General Instructions.  Must call and register with the Leader the day before.       Joint with TSR

Leader: Diane Willer 973-627-4046 Home      [email protected]         973-713-3066 Cell

Meet: 10.00 AM        Aeroflex Parking, Kittatinny Valley State Park, Lake Aeroflex Rd, Newton, NJ 07860

From I-80W Exit 25: Take Rt-206 north to Andover (about 6 mi. to Exxon Station-2nd light in Andover.) Turn right on Lime Crest Rd. (Rt-669) and go 1 mi. to park entrance on the left.  Park Entrance GPS (41.0095, -74.7339)

 

Sunday  July 16, 2017                       Sterling Forest Bare Rock Loop                      Strenuous

This 9 mile hike on the Orange or Bare Rock Loop has great view points of both Greenwood and Sterling lakes, a section of rock scrambling, beaver dams, and beautiful patches of ferns and hemlocks.

Leader: Janice Domiter                       [email protected]                      

Meet: 9:00 AM       Sterling Forest Visitor Center, 119 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo, New York 10987

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15: Take Rt-17 north 2 mi to Sterling Mine Rd (CR-72). Proceed west on Sterling Mine Rd about 3 miles to traffic light. Turn right at traffic light onto Long Meadow Rd (CR-84). Go north 3 miles to Sterling Lake Rd (Old Forge Road) on left. Turn left and go mi taking the next right toward the Visitor's Center which is mi ahead. The Parking will be opposite the Visitor Center, in the hiker parking lot on right side of road. GPS (41.1983, -74.2562)

 

Friday    July 21-24, 2017                             Catskills—Long Path Weekend                 Strenuous

Four days in the Catskills hiking the new and also the more familiar Long Path trails, while enjoying the comfort of a lodge at day’s end. There are two "big" days, Saturday, an almost loop of 14.3 miles encompassing Slide-Cornell-Wittenburg (with a two mile car shuttle) and Sunday a 13.4 mile hike from the outskirts of Phoenicia to Edgewood (Notch Inn Road) including the fire tower (requiring an 8 mile car shuttle). Friday and Monday would be shorter hikes, around 10-11 miles, Peekamoose-Table and Vernooy Fall, but with longer car shuttles.        Shuttles Required

Leader: Ian Hochstead                        [email protected]

Meet: Registration Required with Ian for this Event and to receive meeting time/place and carpool instructions.

 

Sunday  July 23, 2017                                 Johnsontown Circular                                Moderately Strenuous

We will start on the Blue Disc and head north over Almost Perpendicular. Then go over to the Dater Mine. Then we will try to find the Augusta Mine and then go to Claudius Smith’s Den, and have lunch some place. Then we will find some old trails to return back.                                                        Rain or Foul Weather cancels this hike.

Leader: Roy Williams                          [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Johnsontown Circle, 199 Johnsontown Road (Circle at end of road), Sloatsburg, NY 10974

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287N Interchange Exit 15A: Take R-17 north 4.5 miles, to Seven Lakes Dr., just north of Sloatsburg, NY. Turn right onto Seven Lakes Dr. and proceed mile to Johnsontown Road on the left after underpass. Follow road about 2 miles to the circle at the end.  GPS (41.1799, -74.1638)

 

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Sunday  July 30, 2017                   Buttermilk Falls—Crater Lake                    Moderately Strenuous

High up on the Kittatinny Ridge sits a gem of a lake. At one time there were numerous summer homes in this area, but nature has returned with their removal. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation act of 1965 (Tocks Island) established this area Forever Wild. Come sample a little part of the park; Buttermilk Falls, Hemlock Lake, Crater Lake and the Appalachian Trail making a 7.5 mi loop. A swim is possible.

We will carpool/drive from the meeting place to the Buttermilk Falls Parking Lot in Stokes SF.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM       Park Ride Parking Lot, Chatterbox Restaurant, 1 NJ-15, Augusta, NJ 07822

From I-80 Exit 34: Onto Rt-15 north. Continue for about 17 miles through Lafayette on Rt-15 to the traffic light at the intersection of Rt-15 with Rt-206. Turn left at light and go 400 ft to parking lot entrance on the left, located next to Chatterbox restaurant. GPS (41.1195, -74.7140)

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