Sunday, June 6, 2021 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)
Sunday, June 13, 2021 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: Trails Chair—Sara Van Niekerk 973-489-6442 [email protected]
Meet: 9:00 AM 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 8½ miles north to Rt-17A at light. Turn left (west) on Rt-17A and continue for about 5½ 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 3½ 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) Parking Lot (41.2297, -74.2606)
Saturday, June 19, 2021 AT #19B—Rt-22 (Pawling, NY) to Nuclear Lake and back. Strenuous
This hike is about 11 miles roundtrip. Starting at Rt-22 Parking and the MN RR stop for hikers, we immediately cross 0.3 mi of continuous puncheons across a very large swamp. Some time back one of our members (Art Schneier; IHC Past President, AT Thru Hiker by Sections) was the AT supervisor for this section and he advocated successfully for continuous boardwalk here. After climbing over a ridge and descending again we pass by farmland, our first since a few AT sections ago. Next the trail slowly ascends West Mt. with excellent views to the north and a shelter that is also located nearby. Then down to Nuclear Lake and Beekman-Upland Trail. The lake obtained its name from an incident at a laboratory adjunct to the lake. The lab had some Trouble and the AT was rerouted for some time. Since the cleanup, hikers pass by without the need for Giger Counters. At this point we turn around and hike back to our cars at Rt-22.
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 1½ 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 6¼ 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 1½ hour drive from Suffern.
GPS (41.5927, -73.5876)
Sunday, June 27, 2021 Hartshorne Woods Moderately Strenuous
We will hike by the Navesink River on the Laurel Ridge, Grand Tour and Rocky Point trails, enjoy river and ocean views. Explore the WW2 gun battery and command posts. Complete a loop around the Monmouth Hills and into the Buttermilk Valley. There will be several ups and downs on this hike, about 8 miles. There is a portable facility at the starting point, and a nice clean bathroom at the middle of the hike.
Leaders: Yanling & Wei Zhao 732-586-8318 [email protected]
Meet: 9:00 AM Hartshorne Woods, Buttermilk Valley Entrance, 307 Navesink Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ
From the Garden State Parkway Exit 117 (Rt-36): After the Tolls stay left at split for Rt-36 south for 11.6 mi. Note: The road widens as you proceed up Highlands Hill to 2 lanes thru and an EXIT RAMP. Look for “All Turns from Right lane” (No Turns at light)
Move into Exit Ramp and continue on exit ramp for Red Bank Scenic Rd. at ramp end. Turn right at onto Navesink Avenue (CR-88).
Then go 0.4 mi to Hartshorne Woods Parking Lot on left. GPS (40.4018, -74.0126)
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