ADKNY Hikes and Outings
Hikes Chairperson: Glen Nison (p) 718-625-2182 (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
Reeves Brook Circular – 9/14/20 (Monday)
Meet 9 am at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on Seven Lakes Drive approximately 1 mile from Rt 17 in Sloatsburg. This is a 5.4 miles, moderate to strenuous circuit hike starting from the Reeves Brook Trail up several short but steep climbs to the Raccoon Brook Hills trail. There are stream crossing and some rock climbing to The Pulpit for a southwest-facing view of Torne Valley. On the Raccoon Brook Hills trail, there is an approximately 800 ft. climb to reach the highest point of the hike (1,230 ft) for a distant view of NYC skyline on a clear day. The return hike gradually descends into woods road parallel Pine Meadow and along the attractive cascades of Stony Brook Trail.
Due to the covid virus… everyone needs to bring a mask and wear it until the 6-foot social distancing is in effect (that is, once the hike begins and everyone can spread out). When meeting others on the trail, masks must be worn. Same also at parking areas.
Sturdy footwear required, bring 2 liter water, lunch/snack and appropriate rain/wind attire for this fabulous early qualifyingFall hike. Register via Email Stephanie Lai -email@example.com by 9/10. Heavy rain cancels. Maximum 6 hikers. Co-leader welcome.
Qualifying Hike- Sunday 8/9
Torrey Memorial and Turkey Hill Lake (5-6 miles) – Raymond H. Torrey was the first Chair of the New York Chapter. Working with volunteers, he helped blaze the first 6 miles of the AT running from the Ramapo River to Fingerboard Mountain. His contribution to the development of hiking trails in Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks was historic. This hike will visit and pay tribute to Raymond Torrey at the memorial placed on Long Mountain after his sudden death in 1938. The hike to the memorial entails a good climb up Long Mountain, continue down to Turkey Hill lake where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will walk along the lake to 1779 and circle back to the car.
Meet 9 am at parking lot off of Rt 6. From Long Mountain Circle follow sign to Raymond Torrey Memorial to Rt 6 into parking lot. Please arrive early, parking lot gets full in the weekend.
Bring 2 + liter of water, lunch/snack. Wear sturdy footwear, hiking boots preferred. Hike is moderate at around 2 mile/hour pace. Leader: Stephanie Lai. RSVP by Friday 8/7- firstname.lastname@example.org Maximum 6 hikers, priority given to applicants.—-Nawakwa to Lake Skenonto and backPlan on leaving camp at 9 AM. The hike will start from the main lodge to Lake Skenonto and back; 5-6 miles; about 4 hours including lunch, exploring and admiring the landscape of the lake. It is mostly a flat trail circumventing Lake Sebago and veering off over a short hill as we approach Lake Skenonto. The trail may be rocky or slippery and wet at places. Wear hat, sunblock, and appropriate hiking shoes. Remember to spray with bug and tick repellent. Bring water and snack or lunch.If you plan to stay at camp for the day after the hike, please pre-register with Don & Teri.
As part of our upcoming Centennial Anniversary Events we will be conducting a series of ‘historic hikes and outings.’
As part of our anticipating the 100th Anniversary of ADK and the New York Chapter, we are planning a series of ‘historic hikes’ in which we try to recreate early hikes and visit places treasured by that first generation of chapter members. The dates are these hikes are to be announced once the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic has ended.
Torrey Memorial and Turkey Hill Lake (5-6 miles) – Date to be announced
Raymond H. Torrey was the first Chair of the New York Chapter. In the fall of 1922, he was asked by the Board of Governors of the Main Club to organize local walks for members in the Metropolitan area. In January 1923, he issued a small two-page outing schedule. Another schedule was issued in the Spring. This hike will visit and pay tribute to Raymond Torrey at the memorial placed on Long Mountain after his sudden death in 1938 (see the accompanying article in this issue of the Trail Marker). The hike to the memorial entails a good climb up Long Mountain. The hike will then continue down to Turkey Hill lake where we will stop for lunch. There is a good steady climb up from the lake back to the cars. Note: The whole hike is qualifying, but for those who wish just to do the hike to the memorial, it would be easy to return to the cars after we have hiked down Long Mountain – this would be about a 2 mile total – and before we head down to the lake. Hike is qualifying.
Leader: Ray Kozma; co-leader: Stephanie Lai.
Camp Quannacut – (5 miles) – Date to be announced
The New York Chapter’s first camp in Harriman State Park was at Camp Quannacut situated on Queensboro Lake and used April and May of 1924. This hike will visit and have lunch at Queensboro Lake as we try to imagine what that first generation of members experienced having their first camp in the park. The hike would begin at the Anthony Wayne parking lot. Hike is qualifying.
Leader: Ray Kozma; co-leader: Stephanie Lai.
Camp Blue Bird – (5-6 miles) – Date to be announced
In the Fall of 1924, the Chapter subleased Camp Blue Bird (on the east side of Upper Twin Lake) from a group that used the property as a girl’s camp in Summer. In May, the Chapter vacated Camp Blue Bird, but was back in October and remained until April of 1925. It was at Camp Blue Bird that the members developed the model of the Saturday night communal meal. As stated by Ira Ayres in his write-up for the 50th anniversary of the Chapter: “Our very successful system of community meals began on our second weekend in October 1924.” The hike will start at the Silver Mine parking area. Hike is qualifying.
Leader: Ray Kozma; co-leader: Stephanie Lai. Other historic hikes and outings are being planned.
When restrictions are released, for listings of hikes not led by members of ADKNY (and not necessarily Qualifying) try:
High Point State Park lookout