Schedule for May 2015                                                          IHC home page

Saturday     May 2, 2015                     Bicycle – Kittatinny Loop                                    Moderately Strenuous         

We will bike Sussex Branch Rail trail, Lehigh and Hudson Rail Trail plus some less travel country roads, Bring lunch and plenty of water, Helmets required. Rain date is one week later.

You must call & register (leave number) to ensure ride is still on! Rain postpones the ride.

Leader: Ursula Davis                         973-786-7087        

Meet:  10:00 AM Kittatinny Valley State Park, 303 Goodale Rd, Newton, NJ 07860

From I-80 W Exit 25: Follow Rt-206N about 8 miles through Andover to Goodale Rd. on the right. (The road is about mile north of Limecrest Rd.) Drive on narrow Goodale Rd. for 1 mile. Parking is on right side. (GPS 41.0163,-74.7440)


Sunday      May 3, 2015               Harriman Hike Seven Hills                   Strenuous

We'll hike the entire Seven Hills Trail. The hike is 8+ miles long with lots of ups and downs and great views. 

Possible side jaunt to the Russian Bear and/or Ramapo Torne.  Bring water, snacks, and lunch.  Leader bakes awesome good cookies.  Awful weather cancels, but we'll go in light rain. Call if weather is uncertain. Short shuttle required                                      

Leader: Joe Tag                           908-938-4053                 [email protected]

Meet:  9:00 a.m.   Reeves Meadow Vis Center (Harriman SP), 7 Seven Lakes Dr, Southfields, NY 10975

From Suffern @ I-87N & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 North 4 miles to traffic light for Seven Lakes Dr. just north of Sloatsburg, NY. Turn right and proceed (Slowly) east on Seven Lakes Dr. 1 miles to Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on right, or park across the street. (GPS 41.1742, -74.1689)


Saturday     May 9, 2015               WANJ 13                                               Strenuous

Walk Across New Jersey 13 is the last in a series of a thirteen hikes crossing the Garden State. From the Weehawken ferry terminal we will walk along the Hudson River waterfront walkway and the top of the palisades to reach the George Washington Bridge. Then we cross into New York City, ending at the GWB bus terminal. The hike is 10-14 essentially flat miles (with a couple of short climbs to the top of the palisades) at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Awful or dangerous weather cancels. Joint Hike with Shorewalkers, Outdoors Club.

Leaders: Craig Nunn                    551-206-6823             [email protected]

                AL MacLennan            908-955-7723             [email protected]

                Jim Schlenker               908-295-8178             [email protected]

Meet: Contact leader by Email (preferred) or phone a week before the hike for meeting time and place.

                   Call after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain about the weather.


Sunday        May 10, 2015             Norvin Green Circular                                    Moderately Strenuous

An 8 to 9 mile hike with numerous ups and downs as our circle includes Buck Mountain, Carris Hill and Wyanokie High Point.

Leaders: Carolyn and Jim Canfield      973-728-9774

Meet: 9:00 a.m. Weis Ecology Center, 140 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

From I-287 Exit 55: Take Rt-511 (Ringwood Ave.) north 4 miles (becomes Greenwood Tpk) and turn left onto Westbrook Rd. Go west on Westbrook Rd. and make a left at “Y” intersection, then mi. to a left onto Snake Den Road. Follow road to parking lot on right before Weis Ecology. Do not drive into Weis Ecology Center. (GPS 41.0697, -74.3211)


Saturday     May 16, 2015       Rail Trails Loop In Sussex County                       Moderately strenuous

This circular ride will start at Warbasse JCT and will take us on the Sparta Junction, Sussex Branch, Great Valley, Paulinskill Valley trails, and finally along a beautiful lake to another stretch of the Sussex Branch Rail Trail for a total of about 16 miles. Bring water and lunch. You must call & register (leave number) to ensure ride is still on! Helmets required. Rain will postpone ride to the following Sat.

Leader:  Ursula Davis                  973-786-7087

Meet: 10:00 a.m.  Warbasse Junction, 271 Warbasse Junction Rd, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848

From I-80 Exit 34B: Take Rt-15 N 14.5 mi to Rt-94 just before Lafayette. At intersection with Rt-94S make left turn and go approx. mile. Turn left on Warbasse Jct. Rd (County R-663S) Go mile to parking on right. (GPS 41.0850,-74.6997)

Sunday        May 17, 2015             Trail Clearing Sterling Ridge                      Moderately Strenuous

We need every ones help for another spring cleanup. Bring your lunch, water, clippers and good working gloves. If you do not have clippers you can use the tools provided by the club.

Rain Date Saturday June 20, 2015

Leader: Robin Abrett                   862 -228-0332            [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 a.m.    North End Sterling Ridge Trail Parking, Rt-17A, Sterling Forest, NY 10987

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. From Greenwood Lake, NY: Travel 3 miles east on Rt-17A to the parking area access road on the right. (GPS 41.2466,-74.2474)

Friday         May 22-26, 2015       Memorial Day AT Hike - Maryland Border Northward                Strenuous

We are going to hike the AT in Pennsylvania in sections from the Maryland border north. It will be hilly, but very pretty with pastoral views. Some sections in the 10-14 mile range. Arrive in the area the night of May 22. We will Section hike May 23, 24, & 25th with an optional half day hike on May 26th. This is intended as a car assisted hike where we carpool to the start and shuttle cars to the end of the days hike. The leaders have booked accommodation for 9 in a cabin at Caledonia State Park. All 9 spaces are currently taken. But it is possible to camp at Caledonia State Park or get a motel room in the vicinity. If you are interested please register with Guy for the overflow groups. The leaders will send housing suggestions to you in late March.

Leaders: Craig Nunn                    551-206-6823             [email protected]

                Guy Percival                 973-590-7437             [email protected]

Meet: Contact Guy by Email or phone to register for this hike and receive housing suggestions. Craig will help you with questions about the hike. (Email preferred).

Sunday        May 31, 2015             Schunemunk                                            Strenuous

See the glories of nature on this mountain in Spring. The Jessup Trail, Western Ridge, & Visit the Megaliths. This will be a circular hike.           Bring Plenty of Water                                           Rain cancels.

Leader: Roy Williams                                                     [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 a.m.    Schunemunk, 7 Taylor Road, Parking area, Mountainville, NY 10953

From I-87 Exit 16 Harriman/Woodbury Commons: After tollbooths stay to right for first exit, Woodbury & Rt-32. Take Rt-32 north about 7 miles to Pleasant Hill Road, (Black Rock Hunting Club sign on left), Mountainville, NY. Turn left, go to first road (Taylor Road) turn left again, and proceed to parking lot on right side of road after crossing over thruway.

From Rt-17: Travel north on Rt-17 to Rt-32 in Harriman, NY. Take Rt-32 north 8 miles to Pleasant Hill Rd. See above. (GPS 41.4076,-74.0818)


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