Schedule for September 2018                                              IHC home page

Sunday     September 2, 2018    Schunemunk                              Strenuous

See the glories of nature on this mountain in the Fall. Hike the Jessup Trail & Western Ridge. Visit the Megaliths.

This will be a circular hike.            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. GPS (41.4076,-74.0818)

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.

 

Saturday   September 8, 2018    Explore the Hudson Poughkeepsie                         Moderately Strenuous

This is an exploratory hike to see some new areas by the Hudson with great views. There will be some hunting and pecking involved! Come see a future hike in the making. At the end of the hike we will explore a downtown Poughkeepsie brewery.  WE WILL CARPOOL TO THE START OF THE HIKE.

Leader: George Carfagno          [email protected]

Meet: 8:00 AM      CAR POOL, Stop & Shop, 4 Union Ave (Rt-511), Haskell, NJ 07420 (GPS (41.0178,-74.2988)

From I-287 Exit 55 Northbound: Take exit ramp to light at Ringwood Ave and turn right. Get into left lane and in 0.1 mi at light make a left turn on to Union Ave. Entrance to Stop & Shop is one block ahead on right at light. Drive in and make a right U-turn to parking lane nearest Union Ave.

From I-287 Exit 55 Southbound: Take exit ramp to light. Stop & Shop is directly ahead. See Above.

Meet: 9:15 AM      Home Depot Parking, 3470 Rt-9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 GPS (41.7263, -73.9322)

From I-87 Exit 18 New Paltz 45 mi North of Suffern: After tolls, turn right onto Rt-299 East and go 5 mi to Rt-9W. Turning right, travel South 2.4 mi to Rt-44. Take Rt-44 East 1.5 mi over the Hudson R. to Rt-9 North. Drive 1.8 mi North on Rt-9 to second Home Depot Entrance at light. (Just before Mobil Gas.) Meet at north row of Parking Lot.

 

Sunday     September 16, 2018   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 23, 2018   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 Saturday, October 6, 2018

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.

 

Saturday   Sept. 29-30, 2018       Bike/Hike trails near Reading, PA                   Moderately Strenuous

Bike trails include those around Blue Marsh Lake, the Union Canal and the Schuylkill River trail. We will be staying in a local hotel. There may also be some hiking options.   IHC Members & Friends Only

Leaders: Craig Nunn                  [email protected]

                Guy Percival              [email protected]

Meet: Contact Leaders for additional Information. This trip requires pre-registration to attend. 

 

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