Schedule for July 2019                                                         IHC home page

NOTE! The following event requires advance registration or attention

Sunday            July 28 to Aug 3, 2019             Backpack Great Smoky Mountains   

Sunday      July 7, 2019         Schunemunk Observation    Moderately Strenuous

See the glories of nature on this mountain in the early Spring. This will be a circular hike that includes The Jessup Trail, Western Ridge, & a Visit to Megaliths. Views abound at every turn of the trail.   Rain cancels this hike.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM            Schunemunk, Taylor Road Parking area, Mountainville, NY 10953

From I-87 Exit 16 Harriman/Woodbury Commons: After tollbooths stay to right for first exit, Woodbury & Rt-32. Take Rt-32 north about 7 miles to Pleasant Hill Road, (Black Rock Hunting Club sign on left), Mountainville, NY. Turn left, go to first road (Taylor Road) turn left again, and proceed to parking lot on right side of road after crossing over thruway.

From Rt-17: Travel north on Rt-17 to Rt-32 in Harriman, NY. Take Rt-32 north 8 miles to Pleasant Hill Road. See above.  GPS (41.4076, -74.0818)


Friday  July 12, 2019  Canoe the Delaware River - Poxono to the Gap at Columbia

canoeWe will paddle 6 to 8 miles, down the Delaware, which at this time of year the water should be low and slow and the bottom will be visible in many places.  In several places there will be pebble bars to avoid as well as an occasional rock. This is an easy paddle; however, you should be able to guide your kayak around obstacles at slow speed. Bring lunch. We will stop along the river. The paddle will end at the Gap. See Canoeing General Instructions.  You must call and register with the leader by 6:00 PM the previous day.  Cancellation will be at 8:00 PM the previous day. A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE MUST BE WORN. Joint with TSR

Leader: Jean Fletcher           973-285-5263        [email protected]     Cell Friday only 973-452-1567

Meet: 10:00 AM at Delaware Water Gap, Kittatinny Visitor Center, I-80E, 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. Meet near the Rest Rooms. GPS (40.9703, -75.1286)

Do not unload your boat. We will take the boats to Poxono, on Old Mine Road, 6 mi north of the intersection with I-80 and shuttle the cars back to the Visitor Center at the Gap. Then all the paddlers will go in as few cars as possible to Poxono Launch to start the Paddle. GPS Poxono (41.0399, -75.0224}

Sunday           July 14, 2019  Apshawa Preserve                Moderately Strenuous

Apshawa is a 576 acre preserve with the 40-acre Butler Reservoir in the middle of it. Are the old tanks still there? Come join us for a 6-mile hike in Northern New Jersey. Rain cancels this hike.

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

Meet: 9:00 A.M.          Apshawa Preserve, 26 Northwood Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480

From I-287 Exit 52: Take Rt-23 North for 5.3 miles to Germantown Road Right turn onto Germantown Road and travel east for 2.5 miles. Right turn onto Macopin Road and travel for 1.6 miles. Right turn onto Northwood Road and immediately look to the right for "Apshawa Preserve, New Jersey Conservation Foundation" sign. (GPS 41.0250, -74.3730)

Saturday         July 20, 2019  Highland Hike & Swim at Macs Place            Moderately Strenuous

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.       IHC Members and Friends only Please.

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)

          July 27, 2019 Deadline to submit new hike ideas for Winter Schedule.

                    December 2019 thru May 2020←

Sunday           July 28—Aug 3, 2019 Backpack Great Smoky Mountains                                         Strenuous

hikerContact leader for more information, mileages and the date of the hike.                                          

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

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