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
Guys: this week we will meet up at Graydon north end parking lot to form car pools for both regular and flex hikes. Meet at 0745 for 0800 departure. Car pool fee $5. If you will not be at Graydon and still plan to hike, please let your hike leader know in case of changes.
B-5 Stockbridge Mountain and Lake Nawahunta
This easy to moderate loop hike includes mountain top views, scenic lake, mine, rock cave shelter and and overhanging perched boulder. From the SilverMine parking area, the route follows the Yellow trail west across the road to intersect with the Nawahunta fire road. Turn right and follow the woods/fire road north to meet the Long Path. Turn left and follow the Long Path south to meet up with the yellow trail. Turn left and follow that trail back to the parking area. Hike is Chapter 14 in the book Circuit Hikes in Harriman.
Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Seven Lakes Drive/Harriman State Park. Continue along Seven Lakes Drive for about 12 miles to the Silvermine Picnic Area, on the right side of the road (the Silvermine Picnic Area is 2.1 miles beyond the Tiorati Circle). Park in the large parking area near the entrance.
Let Mark Singer know if you plan to hike and will meet up at the trail head.
Flex hike will be out and back on the on the Nawahunta Fire Road from Silver Mine Parking. Directions and start of hike as above.
Let Ed Collins know if you plan to flex and will not be at Graydon.
See you on the Trail.
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.