Schedule for September 2019                                              IHC home page

NOTE! The following events require advance registration or attention        

Saturday  Sept 7 to 14, 2019                  Bike the Erie Canal                 

Saturday  Sept 28 to Oct 5, 2019           Hike/Bike Acadia Maine   Wait List


Sunday   September 1, 2019  Lewis Morris & Jockey Hollow Exploration            Moderately Strenuous

On this 8 mi. loop around and thru the various historic places, we shall revisit in our minds the hardships of the Continental Army during the winter of 1779-80. It was during this “cruelest winter” that twelve men often shared one of over one thousand simple huts built in Jockey Hollow to house the army.

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

Meet:  9:30 AM            Morristown National Historical Pk. Visitors Ctr. (Jockey Hollow), Morristown, NJ 07960

From: I-287 Exit 30: Go north on Rt-202 for 1.8 miles to traffic light at Tempe Wick Rd. Go left (West) 1.4 miles to Park Entrance on right. Proceed mile to parking lot. GPS Park Entrance (40.7622, -74.5457)
Saturday          September 7 to 14, 2019     Bike the Erie Canal                 Moderately Strenuous

BikeWe are going to bike the eastern end of the Erie Canal staying in Air B&B or Hotel where needed to make car shuttle manageable. Mileages are 23 -33 miles a day on all flat either light gravel or paved tow path.

Contact leaders for availability of openings.

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

            Craig Nunn      551-206-6823  [email protected]

Sunday            September 15, 2019   Stonetown Circular                 Strenuous

This 10 -mile hike on the edge of Norvin Green Park is famous both for views from all the peaks, and the serious ups and downs. Starting with Windbeam Mt, then Bear and Board we cross Stonetown Rd to ascend Harrison Mtn. too. Then Tory Rocks, reported to have been hideouts for Tory solders during the American Revolution are passed just before we exit by the firehouse.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM Stonetown Recreation Parking Lot, Mary Roth Dr (Off Stonetown Rd), Ringwood, NJ. 07456

From I-287 Exit 55: Take Ringwood Ave. (Rt-511) (name changes to Greenwood Lake Tpk.) north 4 mi and turn left onto Westbrook Rd. Go westward 1 mi on Westbrook Rd. to a "Y" intersection, turn right onto Stonetown Rd. Proceed mi to Mary Roth Dr. on the left. Proceed in on Mary Roth to the Recreation Parking Lot. (GPS 41.0802, -74.3076)

Sunday            September 22, 2019   AT #11— West Mombasha Rd. to Elk Pen      Moderately Strenuous

This short 5.2-mile section of the AT has its ups & downs. First, it’s up and over Buchanan Mtn, then we skirt Little Dam Lake. After another road crossing the trail ascends Arden Mtn. at 1,180 ft. with limited views of where we started. Then as we start our descent, we see very famous steep Agony Grind below us. Crossing Rt-17, it is just a short walk along Arden Valley Rd. to the cars.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM             Elk Pen Parking, Arden Valley Road, Southfields, NY 10975

From I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 north about 13 miles to the Arden Valley Road entrance to Harriman State

Park, on the right. Turn right and proceed mile to the road on the right that leads into the parking area. GPS (41.2654, -74.1535)

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will shuttle to the start at AT Parking on W. Mombasha Rd, 13 County Rd-91, Monroe, NY 10950   GPS (41.2700, -74.2148)

From Elk Pen: Go 1.8 mi on Rt-17 South to Orange Turnpike CR-19 on right. On Orange Tpk. drive 0.8 mi to Bramertown Rd on left. Take Bramertown Rd 1.7 mi to Jct with Benjamin Meadow Rd on left. Turning right and continue on Bramertown for mile to small AT Parking on left. (Name changes to West Mombasha Rd at town line (good road) and parking is 0.1 mi after town line.)

hikerSaturday Sept 28 to October 5, 2019    Hike/Bike Acadia Maine                               Moderate/Moderately Strenuous

bikeWe are staying in Bar Harbor for the week taking the shuttle to Acadia National park. One day will be an optional kayak trip into the harbor combined with a walk across the bar at low tide. Bring your bike too! There are a lot of great carriage roads to travel. Need to contact leaders to go. Waitlisted at time of publication.

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


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