Hikes: Summer 2017

Hikes Chairperson: Glen Nison 718-625-2182 gnisonbike@juno.com
For listings of hikes not led by members of ADKNY, (and not necessarily qualifying) try these links:

Please check schedules of various public transportation options as fares and schedules may have changed.


6 mile moderate hike principally on the Parker Cabin Hollow trail and White Bar trail in memory
of the notable chapter member Tom Dunn, a founder of the Parker Cabin Hollow trail and maintainer
of the White Bar, who died in 2005, and John Blenninger, another notable chapter member and trail
maintainer in Black Rock Forest for 35 years, who died on July 18, 2017.
Drivers meet at the Tuxedo route 17A park and ride at 9:30 a.m. and bus riders take the 8:30 a.m.
Coach line bus to the park and ride (one stop after Tuxedo train station). Qualifying.
Leader: John Lipsett: (212) 867-8280(b), (212) 864-6109(h).


Sunday, August 13 – Nawakwa Circular with Some Twists
We’ll be exploring some of the trails that surround our beloved Camp Nawakwa. 
This will be a 6-8 mile hike with a mixture of woods roads, trails, a lake, some climbing and fun. 
Please bring  hiking boots, 2 qts. of  water, sunblock, rain gear and lunch and snacks. 
Bug spray will be helpful too.  We’ll leave camp after lunch is made, about 10am and should be
out for about 5 hours or so.  The leader (will be at camp for the weekend) does not have a car so
not sure if people coming by bus will be able to be picked up. Why not spend the weekend
(Everod and Janet are hosting so it should be great – see write up)?  If you are driving up please
let leader know so we can possibly arrange a pick up of day hikers in Sloatsburg
(bus arrives in Sloatsburg around 9:12 am). Heavy rain may cancel.  Qualifying.
Leader: Glen Nison  718-625-2182 or gnisonbike@juno.com


Saturday, August 19
ADK-NY Conservation Committee Project:
Invasive Tree Control in Harriman State Park, Event # 2

This CC project will be conducted in conjunction with the NY/NJTC and comprises two
events which the ADK-NY Board has approved as qualifying, suitable for applicants.
Each event can be used by applicants as hiking or service, but not both.
The overall project goal is to identify and control the invasive Aralia tree.
Don Gabel proposed this project to the NY/NJTC and it was approved.
Harriman State Park (HSP) authorities are awaiting GPS points to approve locations.
Once the locations are approved by HSP, ADK-NY can proceed with the second, or control, event.

The first event, to identify locations of the Aralia tree and record their GPS points, will take place on Saturday, July 22.
The hike will be to the Green Pond and Bald Rock areas. Meeting at 8:00 a.m. at the Hiker’s Parking Lot on Route 106,
we will proceed north on Island Pond Road, continuing west on the Yellow Trail to the Green Pond area.
There are Aralia trees in this area and we will record their GPS points. From there, we will backtrack and hike the
Yellow Trail to the White Bar Trail. We will hike north, eat lunch on the Yellow Trail, then hike the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail
to the Bald Rocks area. In this area, we will record GPS points of Aralia that are scattered along the ridge. We will hike back
to the parking lot, continuing south on the Ramapo-Dunderburg Trail to the Nurian Trail, where we go west back to the White Bar Trail.
As a bonus to hikers, new applicant Ms. Katy Bronson, will identify and talk about native and invasive trees.
Hikers should bring their own lunch and adequate water for the daylong event. This hike is about 6 miles.
The next event will take place August 19. The hike in to the HSP-approved locations is the same as the first event.
When we get to the GPS points, hikers will cut the tops off the Aralia trees and Don will spray herbicide on the stems.
Under provisions Linda Rohleder (NY/NJTC) has with HSP, Don is permitted to spray herbicides. He will be the only one spraying.
Hikers should bring their own lunch and adequate water for the daylong event.
Please RSVP to Don Gabel at blaugabels@msn.com or 845-359-7518 for either event by 5:00 p.m. the preceding day.


Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Big Hill Shelter Circular
This will be a moderately paced, 6-7 mile, hike to Big
Hill shelter where we will stop for lunch. Any Applicant who needs to do a hike should think about
coming on this one. There are nice views from the shelter and the hike is not strenuous. We will
leave from the Boat Launch Parking Area on Lake Sebago. There might be pick-ups
in Sloatsburg for anyone coming by public transportation
- please inquire about this. Meet at the starting point at 10 AM. Bring lunch, water, extra clothing
and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Please register with leader by Thursday, August 24th by 9 PM. Qualifying.
Leader: Ray Kozma - 917-406-3782 or email: raymondkozma@gmail.com.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 -  Green Pond - Island Pond Circuit

Starting from the Elk Pen parking area and using a variety of trails and woods roads (including a newly
re-located section of the Stahahe Brook Trail), we will take in views of Green Pond and Island Pond,
with lunch at either Green or Island Pond. The Elk Pen is off Arden Valley Road close to the NYS Thruway,
accessed from Route 17 just south of Arden. We will pass through the Valley of Boulders and see some
nice views from the Green Pond area. There is a moderately strenuous uphill at the start of the hike and
a downhill back to the parking area. The rest is easy walking, about 6-7 miles. Bring lunch, water, snacks,
rain gear, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. A ride from Sloatsburg or Tuxedo can possibly be arranged for
those coming up by way of public transportation.  
Please register with leader by 9 PM Thursday, September14th. Qualifying.
Leader: Ray Kozma - 917-406-3782 or email: raymondkozma@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 The ADK-NY Conservation Committee has a qualifying hike/service project this Sunday, September 24. We apologize for the last-minute notice, but we were awaiting the necessary permit for the project. We are meeting at 8:00 am at the hiker's parking lot east of Lake Stahahe on Rte. 106. The hike will conclude at approximately 2:00 pm, including time allotted for the project. If you are interested in the history of the area or the indigenous flora or the invasives of the Northeast, hiking with Don can be very interesting! Hikers can RSVP to Don 914-441-9084 or Teri at 845-729-9914 by 9:00 pm Friday night. This project is approved as qualifying for applicants as a hike or service project.

Sunday, September 24, 2017     Rockhouse Loop   Harriman State Park    7 miles easy to moderate
Meet at trailhead at 10.00    Michael Simon and Maria Sola-Simon 516-729-6284
The hike takes us through central Harriman in an area with colonial farm and mine history.
The walking is easy with a few short climbs. There are many historical places to explore.
Please bring food, water and hiking shoes and a sunny disposition.  Please call to register. Rain cancels.
Trail head directions: Palisades Interstate Parkway to exit 16 Lake Welch. 
Proceed for 0.5 mile to where the road splits. Bear right onto Tiorati Road,
and continue for 1.1 miles to a larger parking area, just after a bridge, in a field on the right.
Harriman-Bear Mt. trail map #119