Schedule for May 2017                                                        IHC home page

Saturday          May 6, 2017     Rain Date Trail Maintenance        North End Sterling Ridge Trail.

See: April 30, 2017 for instructions.


Sunday  May 7, 2017                    TESSIE MCNAMARA/KINGSLAND                          Strenuous

Tesse.jpgTESSIE MCNAMARA/KINGSLAND EXPLOSION 100th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL HIKE.  Wander about the Meadowlands (including DeKorte Park) and adjacent Lyndhurst, NJ connecting sites associated with the 1917 Kingsland Explosion and its heroine, Tessie McNamara.  The hike is 8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Bring lunch, snacks and water. Joint with Shorewalkers. Awful or dangerous weather cancels. 

Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.

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

Meet:  Meeting location and time will be published 1 week ahead of hike.


Friday  May 12, 2017                           Split Rock Reservoir

PatCanoe    The launch area can be challenging due to rocks and a hill but this reservoir is worth the effort. Kayak wheels will be available; we can help each        other get the boats down and back up. Split Rock is a 625 acre body of water located on wooded property on the borders of Rockaway Township and Kinnelon.  Anticipate possible wind. Bring lunch. We will find a place to eat while paddling. A personal flotation device must be worn.

See Canoeing General Instructions.  Must call and register with leader the day before.     Joint with TSR

Leader: Jean Fletcher                         973-285-5263    [email protected]  Cell 973-452-1567, Friday only

Meet: 10:00 AM     Split Rock Reservoir Car Top Boat Launch, 345 Split Rock Road, Boonton Twp, NJ 07005. From I-80 Exit 37: Go north on Green Pond Rd for about 6.5 miles. Opposite the Marcella Community Center (at a Firehouse sign) turn right onto Upper Hibernia Rd.  Go 1 mile to a fork/intersection and turn LEFT onto Split Rock Rd (do not follow the NO OUTLET sign).  The road turns to dirt. Follow the road over the dam and look on the left for the parking lot. GPS (40.9625, -74.4575)


Sunday  May 14, 2017                             Black Rock Forest                             Moderately Strenuous

Come and enjoy the great Mt. Misery/Hill of Pines/Rattlesnake Hill/Black Rock Mountain loop hike with beautiful views, picturesque stream, cascades and waterfalls. Circuit Hike about 7.5 miles

Leader: Mike Roulier                          [email protected]                      

Meet: 9:00 AM       Black Rock Forest Reservoir Parking, 80 Reservoir Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518

From Palisades Interstate Parkway Northbound: Continue north to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue north on US-9W for 8.8 miles. About half a mile after passing a parking area marked with a blue sign, turn right onto Mountain Road. Immediately, turn right again and proceed through a very narrow underpass beneath US-9W (large vehicles may not fit in this underpass). Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area on the right side of the road, just before a locked gate.   GPS (41.4187, -74.0100)

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 Angola Rd (Rt-65) on the right (Just before Schunemunk turnoff on left.) Follow Angola Rd. 2.7 mi to the intersection with Rt-9W. Go south on Rt-9W 1.6 mi to turnoff marked Black Rock Forest. Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area.


Sunday  May 21, 2017                    Lake Skannatati Circular South                           Moderately Strenuous

In our loop hike today we will see the Little Cemetery on the Beech trail, the Hasenclever Mine, Lake Askoti and Lake

Skannatati. The Long Path, Beech, Red Cross, ASB are some of the Trails. Rain or Foul Weather cancels this hike.

Leader: Roy Williams                          [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Lake Skannatati Parking Area, Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman State Park, New York 10974

From Suffern: @ I-287 & I-87N Interchange exit 15A: Take Rt-17 north 4 mi, to Seven Lakes Dr; just north of Sloatsburg, NY. Turn right onto Seven Lakes Drive; go 7.8 mi, parking is on the left (down the hill) along the lower lake.  GPS (41.2429, -74.1017)


Sunday      May 28, 2017                      Sourland in Summer                            Moderately Strenuous

Come enjoy an 8 mile hike in the Sourland Mountain preserve. Scale the valley of rocks and see the Devils half acre. Be prepared for a great view of NYC. We will see waterfalls and streams along the way

Leader: Udi Cohen                              732- 543-4624                  [email protected]

Meet:  9:00 AM      Sourland Mountain Preserve Parking Area, 380 East Mountain Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

From Rt-287 Exit onto Rt-206 southbound: Follow Rt-206 south to Somerville Circle (Junction of Rt-202 & Rt-206). Continue south on Rt-206 5.9 mi, then turn right on Rt-514 (Amwell Rd). Precede West 2.8 mi to East Mountain Rd. Turn left onto East Mountain Rd. Travel for two mi, and you will see the Sourland Mountain Preserve entrance sign on the right.

From Rt-206 Northbound: Follow Rt-206 through Princeton and Montgomery. Traveling up a small ramp, make a left onto Rt-601. Follow Rt-601 for a 1.1 mi, and make a right turn onto East Mountain Road by Carrier Foundation. Travel for 1.1 mi, and you will see the Sourland Mountain Preserve entrance sign on the left. GPS (40.4751, -74.6926)

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