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Saturday          November 2, 2019          Brooklyn Hike                Moderately Strenuous

This city walk througth Brooklyn will start at Greenwood Cemetery & end in Prospect Park. Points of interest will include Overlook Hill & maybe the Botanical Garden (entrance fee). If the day is clear Miss Liberty & NY harbor are visible from the high point in Greenwood Cemetery.

Leaders: Chris Davis              718-633-0928             [email protected]

            Guy Percival   Cell # 973-590-7437  [email protected]

            Jim Schenker  Cell # 908-295-8178   [email protected]

Meet: 9:45 New York Penn Station—NJ Transit Waiting area 

Meet near the NJ Transit waiting area in Penn Station on the Men’s Restroom side. [Women’s Restroom is nearby.]

The co-leaders, Guy Percival & Jim Schenker will guide us, using the NYC Subway, to Brooklyn where we meet the leader (Chris) at the 25th Street & 4th Ave., Brooklyn subway station entrance to the D, N, R & W lines.


Daylight Savings Ends Saturday Night/Sunday Morning - November 3, 2019.


Sunday            November 3, 2019      Rain Date - Trail Maintenance Sterling Ridge 

See October 27, 2019  for meeting information

Sunday     November 10, 2019    AT # 13 - Lake Tiorati to Anthony Wayne      Moderately Strenuous

This section of the AT series is about 8 miles long, continuing north over Fingerboard Mtn. then back down and crossing Seven Lakes Dr. Then its upward to Letterrock Mtn. and a short diversion to Letterrock Shelter. [Bill Miles, in his book, states the name has nothing to do with the exchange of mail.] We will have lunch at the shelter, and then enjoy views from Black Mtn. before descending down to Beachy Bottom at Anthony Wayne.

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

Meet: 9:00  Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, Parking Lot #2, (South Parking Lot), Harriman St. Pk, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

From the South: @ Exit 17 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, about 15 mi north of the NYS Thruway. After entering drive around loop and take Anthony Wayne Dr. to the junction of the small road leading to the South Parking Lot.

Anthony Wayne Rec. Area Entrance GPS (41.2972, -74.0298)      Anthony Wayne South Parking Lot GPS (41.2915, -74.0249)

From the North: @ Exit 17 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. (Exit is mi. south of the Rt-6 and Seven Lakes Dr. Intersection.)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle to the start at Lake Tiorati Circle Parking Area, Harriman State Park, NY 10911 GPS (41.2755, -74.0887)

From the Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 18 @ Intersection of PIP & Rt-6: Go north to Long Mountain Circle and then take Seven Lakes Drive southwest approx. 3.5 mi to Lake Tiorati Circle & Recreation Parking Area on right.

Sunday           November 17, 2019   Great Swamp                         Moderately Strenuous          

The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. Established in 1960, it is one of more than 550 refugees in the National Wildlife Refuge System. We will be hiking for about 7 miles. We’ll enjoy its rich wildlife and if we’re lucky, we’ll see some eagles or hawks. Shuttle is required.

Leaders: Udi & Neli Cohen   732-543-4624  [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM East/ South Parking Lot, Orange Trail, 646 Whitebridge Road, Gillette NJ, 07933

From I-287 Exit 30: Take North Maple Ave. Southbound 2.7 mi to Lord Sterling Rd on left. Drive East 3.4 mi on Lord Sterling Rd. to intersection with New Vernon Rd. (Rt-604) Note! [The road just past Somerset Co. Environmental Center is unpaved for a short distance and name changes to Whitebridge Rd.] At the intersection with Rt-604 / New Vernon Rd., continue straight 0.5 mi to South Orange Trail Parking Lot at the end of road. GPS (40.7062, -74.4681)

Sunday           November 24, 2019      Hike the Highlands Trail — Voorhees Park to Califon      Moderately Strenuous

Start the hike at Voorhees park (after a shuttle from Califon) and explore some of its trails, then hike on the Highlands trail to Califon through pretty Ken Lockwood Gorge. About 8 miles. Mostly level. Shuttle Required

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

Meet 9:00 Old Califon Railway Station, 8 Academy St. (Rt-512), Califon, NJ 07830

From I-80 Exit 27 (Rt-206 South): Continue southward 7+ miles on Rt-206 to the Chester area at the intersection of Rt-513 (Rt-24 on maps - No Rt-24 sign). Turn right (westward) on Rt-513 and continue 10 mi through Long Valley to Rt-512 (Main St.) on the left. (Look for Califon sign!) Turn left (opposite the Dunkin Doughnuts) and proceed mi across bridge. Bear slightly right on Rt-512, one block to Railroad Avenue and RR Station on the right. GPS (40.7191, -74.8375)

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