Schedule for July 2021                                              IHC home page

Saturday, July 3, 2021                    Catfish Pond & Fire Tower                                       Strenuous

Starting from the Delaware Valley we will take the Coppermine Trail up to the AT. Next, we follow the Kittatinny Ridge on the AT to the Fire Tower. Return will be via Rattlesnake Swamp trail and Catfish Pond. Possible swim at Catfish Pond, check when registering with leader. Returning back to the cars, we use the Coppermine again. Only one big up in this 10 mi loop!

Leaders:     Mike Roulier               201-522-0259           [email protected]

                  Jill Wilson                   973-879-0531           [email protected]

Meet: 8:30 AM     Coppermine Trail Parking, 465 Old Mine Rd, (Rt-606), Hardwick, NJ

From: I-80 west to Delaware Water Gap area: Exit for Old Mine Rd. THIS IS THE LAST EXIT BEFORE BRIDGE TO PA. Make a Right at stop sign at end of exit ramp, and go North on Old Mine Rd. toward Millbrook 7 mi to Coppermine Hiking Parking Lot on left. Meet at 8:30 Start at 9:00!    GPS (41.0379, -75.0273)


Sunday, July 11, 2021                  AT# 20A—RT-22 to Leather Hill Rd. and back.            Strenuous

Starting from Rt-22 we pass thru Pawling Nature Preserve (some swampy areas) and then hike along farmlands that are photogenic. Then we ascend Hammersly Ridge and hike in woodland along the ridge. This area must have farmed in the past, since we cross numerus stone walls. Descending off of the ridge we reach Leather Hill Rd our turnaround point. We return by the AT back to Rt-22. Total Distance 10 miles

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

Meet: 9:00 AM     Appalachian Trail Parking, Rt-22, Pawling, NY 12564

From Suffern: @ I-287 & I-87N Interchange Exit 15A: Drive North on I-87N for 29 mi to Exit 17 for I-84 Eastbound. After the Tolls continue on I-84 across the Hudson for 16 mi to Exit 52B Taconic Parkway Northbound. Drive north for 1 mi and take Exit-38 for Rt-52 East. Drive 1.1 mi to NY-216 on left. Turn left and continue thru Stormville (sharp left) for 6 mi to Rt-55. Turn right and continue for 6.5 mi to Rt-22 northbound. Go north on Rt-22 for 3 mi to AT Parking. About 1 hour drive from Suffern.

GPS (41.5927, -73.5876)


Sunday, July 18, 2021                  Four Birds Trail         Moderately Strenuous

We start the hike at Green Pond road and follow the Four Birds Trail to the Hawk Watch and back to the Four Birds Trail. Then onto the Red Trail to the Orange Trail. Closing the loop its back on Four Birds Trail to the Orange Trail and then to our parking lot. Perhaps we will see the forgotten cemetery along our 8-mile excursion.

Leader      Jerry Giordano          [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM     Wildcat Ridge (Four Birds South) Parking, 401 Green Pond Rd, (Rt-513) Rockaway, NJ 07866

From I-80 West Exit 37: Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Rt-513 North (Green Pond Rd.). Go about 2.75 miles to Lower Hibernia Rd on right. Turn in and entrance to parking lot is 100 ft on left. GPS (40.9444, -74.4930)


Sunday, July 25, 2021                  Pequannock Watershed                                                    Moderate

This 7-mile hike on dirt roads and un-blazed trails leads us to the Highlands Trail along Echo Lake. We will ascend Kanouse Mountain for the good views of Charlottesville Reservoir from atop. Kanouse Mountain. It’s a geologic cousin of its western neighbor, Bearfort Mountain. Kanouse Mountain extends from a gap carved by the Pequannock River in the south all the way to Pinecliff Lake, with an elevation of 1184 ft.

Leaders:    Mike Roulier               201-522-0259           [email protected]

                  Jill Wilson                   973-879-0531           [email protected]

Meet: 8:30 AM     Newfoundland Park and Ride, 64 Old Rt-23, Newfoundland, NJ 07435

From I-287 Exit 52, (Rt-23): Take Rt-23 North 8 mi to right turnoff for Old Rt-23-Newfoundland. Taking the bypass continue 0.3 mi to Park & Ride on left. Meet at 8:30 Start at 9:00!    GPS (41.0464, -74.4363)


Monday July 26th Deadline to submit new hike ideas. Dec 2021 thru May 2022



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