During warmer weather months, members of The Ramapo Mountain Ski Club join together to venture out into the great outdoors on hiking trips within the tri-state area.
Naturally, this year will need to be a little different, but we're sure we can still have fun.
We'll meet at the trailheads 10:30 AM on the dates listed below, then decide on a route depending on weather, enthusiasm ability and whether anyone brought a map.
Wear hiking boots (better ankle support/rock protection than sneakers).
Bring water- more than you think you will need (ie a single bottle is usually not enough!), lunch, snackies, whatever.
Some of us like poles or a staff.
Now for the Covid-code
You must show up at the trailhead with a mask. No exceptions.
We will identify ourselves and those we consider to be family (ie, those you have comfortably broken quarantine with).
We'll take everyone's temperature and names.
You must be feeling well and not exhibiting temperature or symptoms and willing to swear to it.
We will be practicing walking 6 feet apart on the first hike.
Sunday Oct 4 Mills reservation, Montclair NJ
Sunday Oct 11 Pyramid Mountain. Boonton NJ (consider coming early, the lot fills up fast)
Sunday Oct 18 Blauvelt NY (the lot we usually use off off Clausland Mtn Rd)
Sunday Oct 25 Harriman State Park NY (meet at the Silver Mine parking area on Seven Lakes Drive - the old ski area)
"Searching for Eldorado"
Hiking to find "The Silver Mine" in Harriman State Park, even though the area is well known for its iron
mines. Hike is about 5 miles, with1,150 feet of elevation gain, and three rated climbs. There is a bail-out
at the halfway point that avoids the last and hardest climb, & also shortens the hike by about 1.5 miles.
Sunday Nov 1 Rockland Lake – Hook Mt. NY (meet east of the Rockland Lake Fire House on Landing Road, Congers, NY)
The hike starts along the Long Trail at historic ruins associated with the Rockland Lake ice industries and
former village, then climbs a moderately steep hill to the top of the palisades ridge with wonderful views of the
Hudson River to the east and Rockland Lake to the west. We lunch just north of Hook Mt. and eventually work
our way to Nyack Beach State Park and follow the river path back to our start. Total length about 6 to 7 miles.
Sunday Nov 8 Sterling Forest Visitor Center NY
Sunday Nov 15 Ramapo Forest, Oakland NJ (Lower parking lot, Skyline Drive)
Sunday Nov 22 Tuxedo NY (Train station lot, not the historic lot, but also not the big one further up. Stay IN town, please)
Sunday Nov 29 South Mountain Reservation, West Orange NJ (meet at the Locus Grove picnic area, Glen Ave, Millburn)
Sunday Dec 6 Norvin Green State Forest, NJ (meet at the Otter Hole lot on Glenwild Ave)
Stopping for lunch at the Stone Living Room, bring hot food it's going to be cold! We can share the carrying.
Sunday Dec 13 Clausland Mtn, Orangeburg NY Last minute meet-up at Tackamac Park lot on Clauseland Mountain Road.
Sunday Dec 20 Butler Reservoir NJ Snowshow outing. Contact Suzan Longo for trailhead details, tel. no. in club roster.
Click for a link to the Google Map location.