Schedule for September 2017                                                  IHC home page

Saturday          September 2-17, 2017            Hiking to London         Strenuous

You need to preregister for this exciting journey from Oxford to London, England on foot with four days in London once you finish the hike.

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

Meet: Please contact Craig to register. At time of writing this trip had a waitlist. On the other hand, there may be a few spaces available.


Sunday  September 3, 2017     Storm King       Strenuous

We will start out on the Orange Butter Hill trail (initial steep climb), connect with the Yellow trail to the Blue/Red (Bluebird) trail and then circle around the Stillman trail taking in the views.  Next we will take the White By-Pass trail to the Blue (Howell) Trail, which circles around to the White Stillman Spring Trail back to the Howell trail. The dotted line on the map is an unmarked trail back to the parking lot. The hike is about 8 miles and 5 hours. (Note in the parking lot the yellow-on-blue historical marker entitled “Freedom Road” and an adjacent marker commemorating the completion of the Storm King By-Pass Highway.)

Leader: Mike Roulier                          [email protected]                      

Meet: 9:00 AM       Storm King State Park, Butter Hill–Storm King Rt-9W Parking Area, West Point, NY 10996 

From Palisades Interstate Parkway Northbound: Continue north following the PIP until the intersection of Rt-9W at the Bear Mt. Bridge circle. (18 miles north of New York State Thruway) Go north on Rt-9W 8.1 miles. At the top of the hill, at a sharp bend in the road is the parking area at a view point. GPS (41.4228, -74.0005)


Sunday  September 10, 2017   Lake Tiorati Circular        Moderately Strenuous

This loop hike traverses the Ridge of Surebridge Mountain, passes by the historic Greenwood and Surebridge Mines and climbs through the narrow Lemon Squeezer.                    Rain or Foil Weather cancels this hike.

Leader Roy Williams                           [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 Recreation/Parking Area on west side of Tiorati traffic 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, -74.0882)


Sunday  September 17, 2017   Jones Point             Moderately Strenuous

The hike will start at Jones Pt., up the RD (with a shortcut to the old RD trail) and then bushwhacking to the rail bed on the Myles Trail which goes around the outside (north side) of Dunderberg with great views of Iona Island. Then we cross the RD (with a possible side trip to Stalter Springs) onto Jones Road. Its then up the escalator to the TT and then either continue to the Timp or back to Jones point. Lunch is at the top of the escalator. Also there is an option to continue from the TT along the RR bed back to the RD.

Leader: Ken Dolsky                            973-335-8542                  [email protected]                                                                          

Meet: 9:00 AM       Jones Point Parking, Rt-9W, Rt-202, (Jones Point) Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

From Palisades Parkway northbound: Take Parkway to its end at the Bear Mountain Bridge Circle and Rt-9W. (about 18 miles north of New York State Thruway) Go south (right) on Rt-9W for about 4 miles to the parking area along southbound side of Rt-9W, opposite the old road to Jones Point. GPS (41.2811,-73.9627)


Sunday  September 24, 2017                     Schunemunk                           Strenuous

See the glories of nature on this mountain in the Fall. This will be a circular hike that includes The Jessup Trail, Western Ridge, & a Visit to Megaliths. Views abound at every turn of the trail.  Bring Plenty of Water Rain cancels this hike.

Leader: Roy Williams                          [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Schunemunk, 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.

From Rt-17: Travel north on Rt-17 to Rt-32 in Harriman, NY. Take Rt-32 north 8 miles to Pleasant Hill Road. See above. GPS (41.4076,-74.0818)

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