Schedule for June 2021                                                       IHC home page

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 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)      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 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, 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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