Schedule for March 2018                              IHC home page

Sunday, March 4, 2018                       Hartshorne Woods                                 Moderately Strenuous

We will hike by the Navesink River. Explore the WW2 gun battery and command posts. Complete a loop around the Monmouth Hills and into the Buttermilk Valley. This hike is 7-8 miles long with a possible stop at Bahrs Landing for hot clam chowder. Car Pool involved.

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

Meet: 9:30 AM       Cheesequake Travel Plaza Garden State Parkway Mile Post 124, South Amboy, NJ 08879

From the Garden State Plaza Southbound: At about mile 124 take exit for Fuel/Food to Plaza. Meet inside the Plaza in front of Starbucks. We will leave cars at the park and ride and carpool to Hartshorne Woods.   GPS (40.4661, -74.2898)

 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018                            Stokes                                        Moderately Strenuous

From Stony Lake we will use the Swenson Trail to Cartwright and up to Sunrise Mountain. We will be going on the AT along the ridge taking in views of the Valley all the way out to Culvers Lookout Tower. Then Tower trail back to lot. Approximately 9 miles

Leader:  Mike Roulier                 [email protected]                              

Meet: 9:00 AM       Stony Lake Parking, Stokes State Forest, Coursen Rd, Sandyston, NJ 07826

From I-80 West Exit 34B: Take Rt-15 north about 17 mi. to Rt-206 (Rt-15 ends). Continue straight on Rt-206 north 6+ mi. towards Culvers Gap and AT trail crossing sign. Proceed an additional mi. and the Park Entrance is on the right off Rt-206. Drive by the Ranger Station (Warm John’s) on Coursen Rd about 2 mi bear sharp right and continue mi to parking lot on left.

                      Park Entrance: 30 Rt-206, Branchville, NJ 07826   GPS (41.1843, -74.7974)

                      Stony Lake Parking: Coursen Rd, Sandyston, NJ 07826   GPS (41.2031, -74.7732)

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018                Appalachian Tr. #1—Delaware Water Gap / Mohican Rd.           Strenuous

Starting at the Delaware River the trail passes through the rhododendron along the Dunfield Creek as it ascends the Kittatinny Ridge. The trail also passes the shore of Sunfish Pond (a hidden gem). Distance 9.3 mi. Shuttle Required

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

Meet: 9:00 AM       Mohican Outdoor Center (AMC), Camp Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825

From I-80 West Exit 12: Proceed north on Rt-521 about 5 miles, to intersection of Rt-94. Turn left onto R-94 south and proceed 1 mi through Blairstown, to Mohican Rd on right. Follow Mohican Rd 3 mi to Gaisler Rd. Turn left for mi to continuation of Mohican Camp Rd on right. Turning right, follow this road 1 mi to Camp Parking Lot.  (GPS 41.035,-75.0014)

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018                 Stokes State Forest Blue Mountain Loop #1                             Moderately Strenuous

Today we will hike the southern section of the new Blue Mountain Loop. There is a possible side trip to the Silver Mine. Yes this was an actual Silver Mine in the 1800 hundreds.     Rain, Snow or Foul Weather cancels this hike

Leader: Roy Williams                 [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Kittle Field Parking Lot, Stokes State Forest, 13 Kittle Road, Sandyston, NJ 07826

From I-80 West Exit 34B: Take Rt-15 north about 17 mi. to Rt-206 (Rt-15 ends). Continue straight on Rt-206 north 6+ mi. towards Culvers Gap and AT trail crossing sign. Proceed an additional mi. and the Park Entrance is on the right off Rt-206. Drive by the Ranger Station (Warm John’s) on Coursen Rd about 2 mi, at intersection turn left and continue 100 feet to parking lot on left. Heated Rest Rooms are available at Kittle Field!           Park Entrance: 30 Rt-206, Branchville, NJ 07826          GPS (41.1843, -74.7974)

                                                                        Kittle Field Parking: 13 Kittle Road Sandyston, NJ 07826     GPS (41.2062, -74.7746)

 


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