Schedule for June 2020                                                       IHC home page

Sunday      June 7, 2020      IHC Annual Meeting and Hike                   Moderate or Moderately Strenuous

IHC Members only Please.  Come out for the annual meeting with an optional longer and shorter hike afterwards. Let us know what you liked, and possibly what needs improvement? Make your voices and ideas known.

Leaders: The Old Officers     Guy Percival           973-590-7437      Marguerite La Corte    973-625-4379

Paul Ferlazzo 973-979-2010   Charlie Kientzler    973-835-1060      Sara Van Niekerk        973-489-6442

Meet: 9:00 AM     Tuxedo metered commuter lot, 1 East Village Rd, Tuxedo, NY 10987

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take R-17 about 6.5 miles north to Tuxedo. Just past the Tuxedo train station, turn right on E Village Rd, cross the tracks and turn left into the large parking lot which is free on weekends. GPS (41.1956, -74.1841)


Thursday thru Monday       June 11 to 15, 2020    Pine Creek Bike & Hike Trip   Moderate or Moderately Strenuous

Leaving Thursday night June 11th to near Rickets Glen PA. Hike Friday June 12th in Rickets Glen. Drive to Pine Creek PA to stay in local Air B&B. Bike Saturday and Sunday Pine Creek gorge. Or hike the rim of the Grand Canyon of PA. Return Monday June 15th.

Leaders: Guy & Jennifer Percival                                  973-590-7437 Cell                      [email protected]

Craig Nunn                                      551-206-6823            [email protected]

Must pre-register to attend


Sunday      June 21, 2020    Trail Maintenance—Sterling Ridge North      Moderately Strenuous

Come help the club with Spring Trail maintenance.  Tools will be provided, however please bring work gloves.

Leader:     Sara Van Niekerk       973-489-6442           [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 a.m.    North End Sterling Ridge Trail Parking, 798 Minturn Bridge Rd (Rt-17A), Monroe NY 10950

From Suffern @I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 about 8 miles north to Rt-17A at light. Turn left (west) on Rt-17A and continue for about 5 mi. (look for hikers crossing sign). The access road to the Parking Area is on the left side of Rt-17A. Turn in and drive 300 ft to parking.

From Greenwood Lake, NY: Travel 3 mi east on Rt-17A to the parking area access road on the right. Turn in and drive 300 ft to parking. Enter slowly and carefully. There are large potholes in the access road.   GPS Rt-17A turnoff (41.2306, -74.2608) Lot (41.2297, -74.2606)


Saturday   June 27, 2020    Rain Date—Trail Maintenance—Sterling Ridge North     See June 21, 2020


Sunday     June 28, 2020             AT #16—Rt-9/Graymoor to Dennytown Rd, NY                      Moderately Strenuous

This section is about 9 miles of mostly just short up and downs. We pass Graymoor Monastery which has been kind to AT hikers in the past. Views of the Hudson may be had along the trail. From Denning Hill, on a clear day, it’s possible to see NYC skyline some 40 mi south. We end up at the Group Campsites in Fahnestock Park.

Rain cancels this hike.  Shuttle Required.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM     AT Parking, Dennytown Rd; Putnam Valley, NY 10579

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 Rotary go around following Rt 202 to Bear Mt Bridge. After paying toll drive across to intersection with Rt-9D & Rt-202. Turn right and follow the winding scenic Rt-202 south for 3 mi to the junction with Rt-9. Take Rt-9 north 10 mi to Rt-301
. Turn right and drive eastward 2.6 mi to Dennytown Rd on the right. Turn right heading south for 1 mi to AT Parking on left. Park on south side of lot. GPS Meeting Place (41.4206, -73.8689)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle cars to Rt-9/Graymoor AT Parking, Jct Rt-9 & Rt-403, Philipstown NY 10524    GPS Shuttle (41.3508, -73.9262)

Directions for shuttle: From AT Parking, Dennytown Rd go north on Dennytown Rd 1 mi to Rt-301. turn left and drive 2.6 mi westward on Rt-301 to junction of Rt-9 at light. Go southward on Rt-9 6 mi to intersection at light with Rt-403. Turn onto Rt-403 for AT Parking along Rt-403 in two places: 1) At west side of Rt-403 by trail crossing, 2) Just past gas Station on east side of Rt-403.


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