Schedule for November 2020                                 IHC home page

Daylight Savings Ends Saturday Night/Sunday Morning—November 1, 2020. (Fall Back Gain 1 hr.)

 

Sunday      November 1, 2020      Pyramid Mountain County Park Excursion            Strenuous

This hike starts at the Visitor center & we will do 12 miles in scenic Pyramid Mountain Park. You will get to see it all including Bear Rock, Tripod Rock, Turkey Mtn. and the 100 steps. Rain cancels this hike.

Leader: TJ Rubino                                                        [email protected]COM

Meet: 9:00 A.M.   Pyramid Mt. Visitors Center, 472 Boonton Ave, (Rt-511), Boonton Township NJ 07005

From the South: I-287 Exit 45 Wootton Avenue (Boonton): Take first left and go under I-287. Follow Wootton Ave straight up the hill to blinker light. Turn right on Boonton Ave (Rt-511) and continue about 3 miles to Morris County Park parking lot on the left.

From the North: I-287 Exit 52, to Rt-23 north: Go 2 miles north on Rt-23 to Boonton Ave (Rt-511 south). Exit is a right-hand jug-handle turn. Follow Rt-511 south 4 miles to Morris County Park parking lot on the right.   GPS Meeting Place (40.9472, -74.3873)

 

Sunday   November 8, 2020   PA-Delaware, Canal Hike #10—Tinicum Pk. to Upper Black Eddy, PA   Moderately Strenuous

This section is about 8 flat miles in length. From Tinicum Pk. we hike along the towpath and near lock # 18, is the Uhlerstown Covered Bridge over the tow path. We will climb up to inspect it. Some miles later Lock #19 makes a nice rest stop at a picnic area. Passing thru Upper Black Eddy we approach the one of the narrows of the Delaware R. with the Nockamixon Cliffs looming above, nearby is Lock #20 picnic and parking area and the cars. Shuttle Required

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

Meet: 9:00            Lock #20, 2416 River Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972 

From I-287 Exit 17 (Rts-206/202 south): Take Rt-202/Rt-206 south and continue on Rt-202 about 13 mi to the Flemington Circle. Drive halfway around circle and take Rt-12 about 11 mi to Frenchtown and Rt-29. turn left and go one block to Bridge St. Leave Rt-29 and drive Bridge St to the Bridge to PA. Crossing over the river at the end turn right onto Rt-32 north. Drive 7 mi on Rt-32 to Lock # 20 and turn in over the canal to picnic area. GPS (40.5622, -75.1634)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle cars to Tinicum Park, 936 River Rd, Erwinna, PA 18920 GPS Shuttle (40.5067, -75.0676)

From Lock #20 drive Rt-32 southbound 8 mi, past the Frenchtown Bridge, to Tinicum Park entrance and parking.

 

Note! November 14 & 15: AT Hikes:

The leader will be staying overnight in the Pauling Area and invites hikers, whom wish to hike both hikes, to do the same.   Contact Paul Ferlazzo for more information.

 

Saturday   November 14, 2020      AT #19—Depot Hill Rd. to Rt-22 (Pawling, NY)              Strenuous

This hike is about 9 mi in length. We begin at Depot Rd we continue on the ridge that we followed on the previous section. With little views we descend into W. Pawling and cross Old & New Rt-55 and enter the area of Nuclear Lake. The lake obtained its name from an incident at a laboratory adjunct to the lake. The lab had some Trouble and the AT was rerouted for some time. Since the cleanup, hikers pass by without the need for Giger Counters. The trail slowly ascends West Mt. with excellent views to the north and a shelter is also located nearby. Descending again we pass by farmland, our first since a few AT sections ago. Descending some more we approach a very large swamp. Crossing on 0.3 mi of continuous puncheons brings us to the MN RR stop for hikers and our cars on Rt-22. Some time back one of our members (Art Schneier; IHC Past President, AT Thru Hiker by Sections) was the AT supervisor for this section and he advocated successfully for continuous boardwalk here. Shuttle Required

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

Meet: 9:00 AM     Appalachian Trail Parking, Rt-22, Pawling, NY 12564

From Suffern: @ I-287 & I-87N Interchange Exit 15A: Drive North on I-87N for 29 mi to Exit 17 for I-84 Eastbound. After the Tolls continue on I-84 across the Hudson for 16 mi to Exit 52B Taconic Parkway Northbound. Drive north for 1 mi and take Exit-38 for Rt-52 East. Drive 1.1 mi to NY-216 on left. Turn left and continue thru Stormville (sharp left) for 6 mi to Rt-55. Turn right and continue for 6.5 mi to Rt-22 northbound. Go north on Rt-22 for 3 mi to AT Parking. About 1 hour drive from Suffern. Note This is the short daylight season, check batteries on pack flashlights!      GPS (41.5927, -73.5876)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle cars to AT Parking, 301 Depot Hill Rd, Poughquag, NY 12570/    Shuttle GPS (41.5732, -73.6807)

From AT Rt-22 Parking (Pawling) Drive South on Rt-22 for3 mi to Rt-55 Exit toward Poughkeepsie. Continue on Rt-55 for 6.5 mi to Rt-216 junction at light. Turning left drive 1 mi to Depot Hill Rd at sharp bend in road. Turning left drive 1.9 mi (Steep Rd.) to small Multiple Use Area Parking Lot.

 

Sunday      November 15, 2020    AT #20—Rt-22 (Pawling) to Rt-55, Conn.          Moderately Strenuous

Starting from Rt-22 we pass thru Pawling Nature Preserve (some swampy aeras) and then hike along farmlands that are photogenic. Then we ascend Hammersly Ridge and hike in woodland along the ridge. This area must have farmed in the past, since we cross numerus stone walls. Descending off of the ridge we pass the Wiley shelter and a short distance cross Duell Brook on a nice bridge. Hoyt Road is next and following the trail on the road a short distance, we reach the CONNECTICUT BORDER. Our cars a just a short 0.7 mi away. Distance is about 7 miles. Shuttle Required

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

Meet: 9:00                                    Appalachian Trail Parking, Rt-55, Sherman, CT 06784

From Suffern: @ I-287 & I-87N Interchange Exit 15A: Drive North on I-87N for 29 mi to Exit 17 for I-84 Eastbound. After the Tolls continue on I-84 across the Hudson for 16 mi to Exit 52B to Taconic Parkway Northbound. Drive north for 4 mi to Exit 41 Beekman Rd toward Hopewell Jct/Sylvan Lake. Turning right drive east on Beekman Rd (Rt-9) 6 mi to Jct Rt-21 at circle. Turning right onto Pleasant Ridge Rd/Wingdale Mountain Rd (Rt-21) go 7 mi. first crossing Rt-22 to Rt -55 junction two blocks away. Turning Left (Eastbound) drive 3 mi to AT Parking on right. Trail does not cross here. About 1 hour drive from Suffern. GPS (41.6448, -73.5192)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle cars to AT Parking Rt-22, Pawling, NY 12564     GPS Shuttle (41.5927, -73.5876)

From the AT parking lot drive back (West) on Rt-55 for 3 mi to Jct with Rt-22 South. Take Rt-22 for 4 mi to the MN RR stop for hikers and the AT Rt-22 (Pawling) Parking Area.

 

Sunday November 22, 2020   PA-Delaware Canal Hike #11—Upper Black Eddy to Raubsville, PA     Moderate

This 6 mile section passes by one lock and three aqueducts. The aqueducts made of wood, were means of passing over major streams and required a guard gate on either side to shut off the water in the canal, in case of repairs were required. We pass thru Riegelsville, a town time forgot and then hike along a section of greenery, until we arrive at our cars at Locks #22 & 23.   Shuttle Required

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

Meet: 9:00 AM     Lock #22 & 23, 198 Canal Rd, Williams Township, PA 18042

From I-287 Exit 21 (I-78 west): Take I-78 west toward Easton PA. Drive 33 mi over the Delaware River (Toll) to PA. Take Exit 75 toward PA-611/Easton/Philadelphia. Follow signs to Rt-611, right exit ramp to Philadelphia Ave. Turning right on Philadelphia Ave following signs to Rt-611, drive 0.6 mi to St. Johns St. Follow St Johns St and go 0.6 mi to Jct. Rt-611. Take Rt-611 South for 9 mi to Locks 22 &23 on left. (No Sign) Park on road side of canal. GPS (40.6273, -75.1913)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle cars to Lock #20, 2416 River Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972       GPS Shuttle (40.5622, -75.1634)

Turn left out of parking lot onto Rt-611 (Easton Rd) southbound and drive 5.5 mi to intersection with Rt-32 River Rd.

Turn left and follow Rt-32 (River Rd) south for 0.8 mi to Lock #20 Parking on left across the canal.

 

Sunday November 29, 2020    PA-Delaware Canal Hike #12—Raubsville to Easton Dam & Lock 24             Moderate

Ending our series, it was here that the canal boats followed the Leigh River upstream to the coal fields up river. At this point some boats crossed to Philipsburg, NJ and the coal was transferred by hand to the smaller boats of the Morris Canal for the Iron Works along the canal. The remaining coal was destined to Philadelphia PA iron works or New York (via the D & R canal) for heating and industrial use. This 5 mile section appears to be short, but we have allowed time to inspect Lock #24, the fish ladder and the Leigh Dam. Shuttle Required

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

Meet: 9:00      90 S. Delaware Dr., Easton, PA 18042

From I-287 Exit 21 (I-78 west): Take I-78 west toward Easton PA. Drive 33 mi over the Delaware River (Toll) to PA. Take Exit 75 toward PA-611/Easton/Philadelphia. Follow signs to Rt-611, right exit ramp to Philadelphia Ave. Turning right on Philadelphia Ave following signs to Rt-611, drive 0.6 mi to St. Johns St. Follow St Johns St. and go 0.6 mi to Jct. Rt-611. Take Rt-611 South for 0.2 mi to entrance to Delaware Canal Park. GPS (40.6876, -75.2055)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle cars to Lock #22 & 23, 198 Canal Rd. (Rt-611), Williams Township, PA 18042   GPS Shuttle (40.6273, -75.1913)

From Parking lot turn left onto Rt-611 Southbound. Continue 6 mi to locks #22 & 23 on the left. (No Sign) Park on road side of canal.

 

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