The Hiking Club meets every Tuesday at 8:15 at the Parking lot of Graydon Pool in Ridgewood.
From there we car pool to different locations in NJ and NY. There is normally a 5 - 8 mile regular hike plus a 3 mile flex hike. Everyone is invited to attend.
The club chairman is: Ed Collins 445-5158.
Hike of the Week
REGULAR HIKE 7/27/2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH REGULAR AND FLEX HIKES WILL CAR POOL FROM THE CDHURCDH PARKING LOT. MEETING 07450 FOR 0800 DEPARTURE. OR MEET AT TRAIL HEAD AT 0830.
B-5.5 Harriman Long Path and Dunning Trails to Times Square Hike starts out out from the parking lot on the Long Path, then left on the Dunning Trail past the Hogencamp Mine and Village, past "bowling rocks", next turn right on the R-D, past the "Whaleback", past "Ship Rock", up Hogencamp Mountain, then to Times Square. We would return on the ASB. Lunch could be on Hogencamp Mountain (one of the tallest in Harriman) or at Times Square. Flex hike is on the same trail at a distance determined by the group.
Directions: North on Route 17 thru Sloatsburg to Seven Lakes Drive. Make a right turn and proceed 8 miles to Lake Skannatati. Make a left u-turn down hill to the parking area next to the lake which is 7/10 of a mile beyond Kanawakue Circle.
Please let Ed Lundell know if you plan to hike.
C, 4.3 Miles, Sterling Lake Loop
The hike starts at the Frank Lautenberg visitor center in Sterling Forest. We will follow the Blue Trail for a 4.3 mile flex hike around the lake and return to the Lautenberg Center. We will start the hike at 8:30 AM from the Parking Lot across from the Center. We will continue carpooling from the Church Parking Lot for those who wish to do that. Please be at the Church lot for a prompt 8:00 AM departure. Be sure to bring your Hobbyists Parking identifier and put it on your dash.
If you plan to flex, please let Syd Robertson know (201-397-2300, cell; ).
Directions: Take Route 17 North into New York State. Take the Sterling Forest exit from 17N (before Sloatsburg). Follow Sterling Mine Road (CR 72) west for 3 miles, then turn right onto Long Meadow Road (CR84). Proceed north on Long Meadow Road for 3.5 miles, then turn left onto Old Forge Road and continue for 0.5 miles until you reach the Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center. Parking is in the parking lot on the right. Hiking maps are available at the Visitor Center
If you are new to hiking, please call Ed Collins (201-445-5158) for a brief introduction and overview.
The 2019 trip to the Catskill Mountains was in early October. We had a great stay at the Villa Vosilla and 3 days of hiking in not so great weather.
Last year's fall hike/lunch with spouses was held on September 22. Walk was on the Heritage Trail from Goshen, and lunch was at Limoncello at the Orange Inn, also in Goshen. It was a great day for walking followed by a great meal.