Schedule for October 2019                                                   IHC home page

Sunday            October 6, 2019          High Point Circular                  Moderately Strenuous

A nice hike on the AT, Monument, and Cedar Swamp trails. Returning on some old paths. Great views at the monument. The Monument might be open for anyone that would like to climb to the top ($1.00 fee).  Lunch at the monument or along the trail. The Cedar Swamp is a unique, rare and disappearing natural environment. One short steep incline to Monument (the highest point in NJ, 1,803 feet above sea level).        Rain or foul weather cancels this hike.

Leader: Roy Williams              [email protected]                             

Meet: 9:00 a.m.           High Point State Park AT Parking Lot, Rt-23, Wantage, NJ 07461

From I-287 Exit 52: Take Rt-23 North 34 mi to High Point State Park. Almost to the Top of Rt-23 hill, on the left is the AT Parking Lot (just past mile marker 48), immediately after large stone piers on both sides of Rt-23. (GPS 41.3035, -74.6667)

Sunday            October 13, 2019        AT #12—Elk Pen to Lake Tiorati            Moderately Strenuous

Our series of AT hikes continues with this 7.3 mi. section. Starting at the Elk Pen (So named after the unsuccessful attempt by the Harriman family to raise Western Elk.), we will pass Island Pond, then are unhindered by the Lemon Squeezer. It’s Surebridge Mtn. next and passing Greenwood Mine, we begin our ascent of Fingerboard Mtn. (1,328 ft.) with excellent views. Then it’s back down to Arden Rd. and just a short downhill walk to the Parking Area and our cars.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM             Lake Tiorati Circle Parking Area, Harriman State Park, NY 10911

From Suffern @ I-287 & I-87N Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 north 4 mi. to Seven Lakes Drive, just north of Sloatsburg, NY. Turn right and proceed east on Seven Lakes Dr. 10 mi to Tiorati traffic circle. Go around circle to small Arden Valley Rd. (Just beyond the comfort station.) Turn in and Recreation/Parking Area is just beyond the circle.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. GPS(41.2755, -74.0887)   Note! If late or lost see below! 

We will shuttle to the start at the AT Parking, Elk Pen, Arden Valley Rd, Southfields, NY 10975 ( mi from intersection of Rt-17 and Arden Valley Rd)
Turning left out of the lot, drive along Arden Valley Rd for about 4 miles to Elk Pen Parking Lot on the left. GPS (41.2654, -74.1535)

Sunday           October 20, 2019       Farny Highland—4 Birds to Hibernia Brook      Moderately Strenuous

Starting at old foundations from the old mining operations we look into the Bat Caves which is the Adit to the old Iron mines. Next Hawk Watch Mtn. for the view, and then on to Splitrock Reservoir. (Perhaps Lunch Spot and look at Old Iron Furnace.) We will pass an active Beaver Pond and Old Hibernia mining town on the route back.                

Leader: Mike Roulier  201-522-0259  [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM            Wildcat Ridge (Four Birds South) Parking, 401 Green Pond Rd, (Rt-513) Rockaway, NJ 07866

From I-80 West, Exit 37: Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Rt-513 North (Green Pond Rd.). Go about 2.75 miles to Lower Hibernia Rd on right. Turn in and parking is 100 ft on left. GPS (40.9444, -74.4930)

Sunday            October 27, 2019        Trail Maintenance Schunemunk          Moderately Strenuous

The club maintains this section of the Western Ridge trail (the previous Long Path), as well as the Lower Jessup Trail. Please come and help us maintain these trails! 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 Sunday, November 3, 2019

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

Meet: 9:00 AM Schunemunk, 10 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. GPS (41.4076, -74.0818)

From Rt-17: Travel north on Rt-17 to Rt-32 in Harriman, NY. Take Rt-32 north 7 miles to Pleasant Hill Road. See above.

               Daylight Savings Ends Sunday November 3, 2019.

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