Schedule for November 2017                                      IHC home page

Saturday, November 4, 2017                          Pinnacle & Pulpit in PA                                   Moderately Strenuous

We will meet at the Clinton Park & Ride and carpool to the Hamburg Reservoir in PA. Then we do a loop hike of about 8 miles that will include The Pinnacle and The Pulpit. This is thought to be the most beautiful hike in PA. Carpool

Leader: Ora Zable                      Text 973-489-7864

Meet: 8:00 AM       Clinton Park & Ride, NJ-31, 194 Center St., Clinton, NJ 08809

From Intersection of I-287 & I-78:  Merge onto I-78 W toward Easton Pennsylvania and drive 13 miles. Take Exit 17 to merge onto

Rt-31N toward Clinton/Washington/Flemington. Continue mi on Rt-31N and take exit for Rt-31 Southbound overpass,

bearing right at both forks before the overpass. Continue mi to light and turn left still heading to Rt-31S. Drive mi to

Park & Ride just before Rt-31S entrance. GPS (40.6396, -74.8940)

 

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Saturday, November 11, 2017               Little Gap in PA                                 Moderately Strenuous

We will meet at the Clinton Park & Ride and carpool to Smith Gap in PA and leave a car. Then shuttle to Little Gap and hike back 8 miles to Smith Gap. While not the most beautiful hike in PA it is relatively flat and scenic high on the AT ridge. Shuttle required.

Leader: Jerry Giordano              [email protected]

Meet: 8:00 AM       Clinton Park & Ride, NJ-31, 194 Center St., Clinton, NJ 08809

From Intersection of I-287 & I-78:  Merge onto I-78 W toward Easton Pennsylvania and drive 13 miles. Take Exit 17 to merge onto

Rt-31N toward Clinton/Washington/Flemington. Continue mi on Rt-31N and take exit for Rt-31 southbound overpass,

bearing right at both forks before the overpass. Continue mi to light and turn left still heading to Rt-31South. Drive mi to

Park & Ride just before Rt-31S entrance.      GPS (40.6396, -74.8940)

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017                   Watchung Hike                                 Moderately Strenuous

We'll hike part of the Sierra Trail and lots of connecting trails perhaps visiting the Stables, Surprise Lake, Ancient Cemetery, Deserted Village, Seely's Pond, and end at the Nature Center.  

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

Meet: 9:00 AM       Watchung Reservation, Trailside Museum, 462 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092

From Eastbound I-78, Exit 44 toward New Providence/Berkeley Heights: Turn left onto Glenside Ave. Continue 1.3 mi and turn right onto Watchung Reservation, Tracy Dr. Continue 1.3 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Summit Lane. Continue 0.4 mi and turn right onto New Providence Rd, then Continue 0.2 mi to the parking lot of Trailside Nature & Science Center.

(GPS 40.6826, -74.3728)

From West bound I-78, Exit 43: Proceed right on Diamond Hill Rd. to Traffic Light and turn right onto McMane Ave. Go on mi to intersection of Glenside Ave. and turn left. Continue mi to Watchung Reservation, Tracy Dr. on right. Continue to the first circle and take first right onto Summit Lane. Go mi and bear right onto New Providence Rd. to the end. The Trailside Parking is on right.

From Garden State Parkway Exit 140 (Rt-22): Take Rt-22 west about 4.3 mi to Summit Rd turn right and continue 1.2 mi to Summit Lane. Go 0.7 mi and at the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Summit Lane (Boro of Mountainside). Continue 0.5 mi and bear right onto New Providence Rd. to the end. The Trailside Parking Area is on right. (GPS 40.6826, -74.3728)

 

Sunday, November 26, 2017               South Sterling Ridge Trail Maintenance                        Moderately Strenuous

Sterling Ridge needs some extra help on its southern section. Sara has obtained parking passes so we can start in the south and work north. We will car shuttle to the south end to start working. The hike is four miles of clipping, and one extra mile to the cars. Tools will be provided, however please bring work gloves.

Leader: Sara Van Niekerk          973-489-6442                  [email protected]                                                                               

Meet: 9:00 AM       Sterling Forest Visitor Center, 119 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo, New York 10987

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15: Take Rt-17 north 2 mi to Sterling Mine Rd (CR-72). Proceed west on Sterling Mine Rd about 3 miles to traffic light. Turn right at traffic light onto Long Meadow Rd (CR-84). Go north 3 miles to Sterling Lake Rd (Old Forge Road) on left. Turn left and go mi taking the next right toward the Visitor's Center which is mi ahead. The Parking will be opposite the center in the hiker parking lot on right side of road. (GPS 41.1983, -74.2562)

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