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Minnewaska Exploratory 2E6(H)

Date: Sunday, April 21

Searching for traces of the old trail leading to the crevice below the Beacon Hill trail. We will then visually inspect the condition of the ladders descending into the crevice but we will not descend. Please meet 10:30 AM at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center for a shuttle. There is a day use fee for non-Preserve members.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp (martymcarp@gmail.com) 845-214-8520
Trip Difficulty: 2E6

Piermont and Nyack Hike 2B7(H)

Date: Sunday, April 21 - Sunday, April 21

All are welcome on this light hike/walk around one of Rockland County's most lovely places, the western shore of the Hudson River in the Piermont and Nyack areas. We will visit the town of Piermont, the Piermont pier, Sparkill Creek, Tallman Mountain, the Old Erie Path, Grand View-on-Hudson, and the towns of South Nyack and Nyack (which is pronounced Nai-ack, not ñak, for those who don't know.) Maybe we will even have a quick look at the former home of writer Carson McCullers (now the property of a college in Georgia) or the childhood home of painter Edward Hopper (now an art museum.) This will be a non-denominational, areligious Easter Sunday hike, but if you want to bring some Easter eggs and have a quick egg hunt, we might be able to arrange it. Bring a lunch, snacks, drinking water, appropriate clothing, and good walking shoes. There will be opportunities to buy snacks and fill water bottles en route. We will finish up with a social hour in Nyack, with beverages and vittles, exact location(s) to be determined depending on the needs of the group. We will meet in front of Bunbury's Coffee Shop in Piermont at 10:20. NYC folks can catch the Rockland Coaches Route 9 bus (a.k.a the Route 9T, 9A, and 9TA bus - check with the driver to be sure you are on the bus that goes to Piermont) at 9:15 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal or at 9:40 at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. Remind the bus driver to announce the Piermont stop so that you don't miss it. Drivers can park in Piermont and then return to their cars by cab or bus from Nyack. If you don't want to do that, you can turn around at some point before the end of the hike and head back to your vehicle. City folk can return to the city via the same bus line you took, or you can take a bus to Tarrytown and then catch the Metro North train from there. Please register either by email (dreadnowt@ymail.com) or via the AMC NY/NJ MeetUp group so that you can be reached if any problems arise. The leader is Tim Burrows (dreadnowt@ymail.com) with support provided by AMC stalwart Rachel Radin, who is a Piermont native and will share some of her local knowledge with us.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bunbury's Coffee Shop, Piermont, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Tim Burrows (dreadnowt@ymail.com)
Co-Leader: Rachel Radin
Trip Difficulty: 2B7

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, April 21 - Sunday, April 21

Softball season is here! We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. We play two games, maybe three, every Sunday. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Dater Mountain Nature County Park Balloon 2C5(H)

Date: Monday, April 22

Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Johnsontown Road Parking Area for a pleasant 5-mile hike, with lots of good views. Bring lunch, fluids and snacks. Expect to finish no later than 2 pm. Good beginners' hike. L Irv Reich 917-913-2742, Richiam@aol.com Call CL David Tarlo 917- 922 - 9108 davsong@aol.com if you have any questions. Please register by emailing davsong@aol.com (leave your cell number) and check your email by 7am to confirm hike in case there is a need to cancel. Take NY 17 North through Sloatsburg. Just beyond town, turn right at light onto Seven Lakes Drive. In a half mile from traffic light at NY 17 and Seven Lakes Drive, turn left onto Johnsontown Rd. Park at the end, about 1.3 miles (N41°10.80', W74°09.82').

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harriman State Park Johnsontown Rd
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Tarlo (davsong@aol.com) 917-922-9108 (day of hike) , Irv Reich (richiam@aol.com) 917-913-2742
Trip Difficulty: 2C5

Hills of Northern Harriman Park 2D7(H)

Date: Monday, April 22 - Monday, April 22

Spend this beautiful spring day hiking on the scenic hills of Northern Harriman Park. This very hilly hike which is appropriate for experienced hikers will be led at a steady pace. From Route 106 we go on the Nurian Trail to Black Rock and then hike on the RD north to the Dunning which will connect to the Long Path. Then we go back on the RD to the Dunning and out on the White Bar. The many hills will be rewarded with beautiful views. Take plenty of food and water as we will have a lunch break and a snack break. Trans: Meet at the White Bar parking lot on Route 106 and be ready to hike at 9:45 am. Bus riders, take the 7:50 am Short Line Bus Route 373 from PABT arriving in Sloatsburg at 8:47. I will pick you up in Sloatsburg in front of Haas Pharmacy at 9:20. Leader: Judy Kossover woodtuxduo@aol.com 845 548-7604 Let me know if you will be on this hike. Bus riders please provide your cell phone number. Thank you. If the hike needs to be canceled due to inclement weather, there will be a notice on the web on Sunday evening.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sloatsburg, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Judy Kossover (woodtuxduo@aol.com) 845-548-7604
Trip Difficulty: 2D7

Backpack the Horse-Shoe Trail (2C13.1)

Date: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

The Horse-Shoe Trail was created to connect Philadelphia with the Appalachian Trail. A conservancy was established in 1935 to preserve, protect, and maintain it. Historically, the trail has been related to the iron industry throughout this part of Pennsylvania. Fittingly, our trip will start at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site where we will learn about industrial development and natural resources in the early United States. Our trip will start at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site visitor's center parking lot and will continue with a brief, self-guided tour of the buildings and grounds. After about an hour or so, we will drive to nearby French Creek State Park where we will set up camp, have dinner, and stay in a group site overnight. Several vehicles will be left behind at Hopewell Furnace to use after Saturday's hike. After breakfast on Saturday, we will break camp and drive to roadside parking along Geigertown Road near the South Birdsboro Archery & Gun Club entrance (40.224937, -75.808987). Several vehicles will be left behind there overnight. We will then day hike 8.2 miles back to Hopewell Furnace along the Horse-Shoe Trail, eating a trail lunch along the way. After the day hike, we will use vehicles left behind at Hopewell Furnace to drive to a second trailhead on Buck Hollow Road (40.221897, -75.868980). From there, we will backpack about 0.9 miles to a "primitive" campsite in the Buck Hollow Preserve, set up camp, have dinner, and stay overnight. After breakfast on Sunday, we will break camp and backpack 4.0 miles eastbound along the Horse-Shoe Trail to the spot along Geigertown Road where we staged vehicles the day before. After connecting the drivers with the vehicles still parked at Buck Hollow Road, participants are welcome to spend more time at Hopewell Furnace, explore other parts of this heavily wooded area, or drive somewhere nearby for lunch. Caution: These stretches of the Horse-Shoe Trail require several crossings of two-lane rural roads. Fortunately, there is little car traffic and they are crossings which do not require walking along the road. Notice to Registrants: While anyone may register, this is a scouting trip that it will be run by leaders-in-training with experienced, qualified leaders providing backup.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Southeastern PA
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Dean Witman (witmand@gmail.com) , Ron Phelps
Co-Leader: Chris Bickford , Jean MacFarlane
Trip Difficulty: Okay for beginners but not recommended for novices
Link: Detailed Route Information

Entire Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail 5D24(H)

Date: Saturday, April 27

Hike across Harriman State Park. This hike is 23 miles with about 6000 feet of elevation gain. Must be self-sufficient. Experienced long distance day hikers only. Rain may reschedule or cancel. Contact L no later than Thursday 4/25 for details.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Suffern Bear Mountain Trail, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Robert Monczka (unknowncaver2006@yahoo.com) 908-295-2095 (NCA 10 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 5D24

New Jersey Pine Barrens Batona Trail Backpack

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28

Moderately-paced 1-night backpack on the Batona trail in the Pinelands National Reserve. Approximately 20 miles total, with mileage divided equally over the two days. Trail almost completely flat, sandy in places. This unique ecology is home to more than 850 plant and animal species. This trip is appropriate for beginning backpackers who are physically fit and have the appropriate gear. In accordance with area regulations, we'll camp in an established campground, and participants will split the cost of the campground fee. Maps of the area are available at the ranger station.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Wharton State Forest
Region: New Jersey, Southern
Leader: Ingrid Strauch , John O'Brien
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Boat Demo Day & Barbecue at Jamaica Bay

Date: Saturday, April 27

Come try all types of boats to help plan your season's future instructionals, day trips, and expeditions. We'll offer demos and laid-back, quick starts using: quiet water tandem or solo canoes, sea kayaks, "playful" whitewater canoes or kayak, and likely even the war canoe. Try them all! Hear about all the possible day trips, instructional weekends, and wilderness expeditions available throughout the coming season with the CKC paddling program. Registration is limited, so apply early and let us confirm your commitment. Priority will be given to AMC Young Members. With Sebago Canoe Club as our gracious host, at publicly accessible 1400 Paerdegat Bay, in Canarsie, you can come see a whole other view of the city---the NYC skyline as viewed while paddling. Since this is also a designated wildlife refuge area, don't be distracted by the many exotic shore birds flying about. Then, stay for the barbecue and picnic at Sebago's gardens and waterside yard. All equipment, including personal flotation devices and paddles, are included. Come with extra fleece and dry clothes and crocks or similar paddling shoes. At least half the available spots will go to Young Members participants first, then to anyone wait-listed. Please indicate when you register what prior Young Members activity you've attended.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Social Events
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.) , Charles Michener
Link: http://www.amc-ny.org/cgi-bin/registration.php?_REGISTER_HERE_&reo=8/6/2010&rea=aviva&red=mindspring.com&passkey=320f0972fae862b16a7393808398ed61&rso=&rlo=&at=Canoe&et=3rd+Annual+Paddler%60s+Picnic+at+Mohican+Outdoor+Center

RESCHEDULED: 8-10 Mile Fahnestock State Park Hike 3D8-10(H)

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, April 27

RESCHEDULED from Sat. 4/20 due to rain. Let's have some fun this Sat. by doing a new Fahnestock Hike. The hike will be about 8 -10 miles dependent on the amount of snow. We will start the hike by taking a car shuttle from cold Springs to the Trail head at Hubbard Lodge. If all goes well we will take the School Mountain Road to the East Mountain Loop. We will then take the Fahnestock Trail, and then School Mountain Road to the Cars. The hike will be a hilly demanding hike with a reasonable number of stops. It will be at a brisk pace, and we will stop as needed. It could be a demanding hike for some. We will stop a reasonable number of times. If you are looking for a high intensity workout or a slow stroll this is the wrong hike. Leader determines the pace, distance and mileage. If you like to run don't come. Hiking boots required. Also bring at least 3 quarts of water and your lunch. This is an all-day hike that will start at 9:05 AM and end 6-7 hours later. Rain, snow, or Ice storms cancels. Substantial snow or Ice on the ground modifies hike., and could chance the trail head, but not the meeting place. If there is deep snow, we will go snowshoeing. Traction devices required if there is ice and snow. We will meet in Cold Springs, and drive to the parking lot on 9D. Trans. 5D, but take the early train that leaves at 7:32, and arrives at 9:08. Those using Public Transportation take the 7:32. Metro North Trail to Cold Spring. If you are driving take 9 D to Main Street and park at the foot of Main Street near the Depot Restaurant. L; Joe Nigro 718-331-6148. (Call only between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM) Joeni1@msn.com if you have any question feel free to call me between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM or e-mail me. Joe.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1 Depot Square, Cold Spring, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Joe Nigro (joeni1@msn.com) 718-331-6148 (7:30-9:30 PM)
Trip Difficulty: 3D8-10

Canceled: Bike: Old Croton Aqueduct - Croton to Yonkers

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, April 27

Must RSVP. Hybrid or Mountain Bike. Helmet and gloves are required. Bring adequate drinks and snacks, though we stop to buy lunch. Terrain: Rolling, flat, and minor hills. Drivers arrive 9:45 and we caravan to free parking. Train arrives 10:26 (depart GCT 9:32.). Ride begins 10:30. Enjoy an Arbor Day, all-day, leisurely, one-way ride through tree-lined, suburban single-trail. From the Croton Point Park, bicycle the dirt path of the OCA with many stops including Sing Sing, Octagon House, OCA Visitor Center, Lyndhurst, and the many weirs and conical ventilators. We set the tone and pace with a meditative labyrinth walk. Coursing through the middle of Westchester, the route is sometimes tricky to find, hence a guided tour. Early out options. The trail itself is mostly flat but there are some moderate climbs where we get on and off the trail at the fragmented points, and on the way to and back from our lunch stop in Tarrytown, NY. We take the Metro-North train back to Croton-Harmon from Yonkers ($5 bike pass (re-usable forever if you buy at Grand Central) + $5 fare). Must have wide tires; no road bikes. Shocks recommended. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Map of route available at: Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct: http://www.aqueduct.org/ For more details and meet time, contact L.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Westchester County
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Skip Doyle (OutdoorSkipper@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes (Barnesg@Coned.com)
Trip Difficulty: 8B25
Link: Old Croton Aqueduct

Young Member Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls Hike 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, April 27

Description: Join us for a hike to explore Verkeerderkill Falls, a lake, ice caves and a dwarf pitch pine forest. We will also have excellent panoramic views of the Shawangunk Mountains during the hike. Please be prepared for all conditions. Wear appropriate clothing and waterproof boots as the approach to the waterfalls might be wet and muddy. Bring enough water for a 8 mile hike and a packed lunch. Also a headlamp might be helpful for the ice caves. Following the hike, we will grab food and drinks at one of the restaurants in town or you can head out. We can set up a car pool for everyone. Please email the organizer if you can offer a ride or need a ride. Time: 4/27/2019 10 a.m. Location: 400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor, NY 12420 Info: 8.3 miles and 993 ft of elevation gain Learn more about Dwarf Pine Ridges: https://guides.nynhp.org/dwarf-pine-ridges/ Trail Info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/sams-point-and-verkeerderkill-falls-trail https://www.theoutbound.com/new-york/hiking/hike-to-sam-s-point

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor, NY 12420
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Barret Giese , Praveen Mahendran
Trip Difficulty: 3D8

Awesome Views on 8 Mile Hike Up Bear and West Mountains with Panda Paws Dessert 3D8(H)

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, April 27

Registration is requested (but not absolutely required) in order to help manage group size and ensure a safe and fun hike. A YES RSVP can be changed to NO at any time. Even if you are on the waitlist you will likely be able to attend due to many last minute cancellations and no shows. Enjoy sensational views in Bear Mountain State Park as we hike up Bear Mountain on the the newly rebuilt Appalachian trail, which was the first section of this iconic trail originally opened in October 1923. Continuing on the AT, we then hike on the pleasant Fawn and scenic Timp-Torne up to West Mountain. The AT, Fawn and SBM trails take us back to the Bear Mountain Inn. There we can top off the hike with mouthwatering Panda Paws ice cream, and visit the Bear Mountain Traders Post and other fun places on the grounds. There will be easy access back to Manhattan by bus from the Inn. We will hike at a steady, brisk 3 level (not fast, but definitely not slow) pace over a distance of 8 miles, with some steep hills on hiking trails in the woods and on rocky terrain. Cumulative elevation gain will be approximately 2300 feet.  There are no special skills or equipment required, other than to wear hiking boots, and have at least 2-3 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch.  However, hikers should be in good condition to complete a strenuous hike on a warm day (Per AMC policy, please no dogs, unless indicated otherwise). Rain or even questionable forecast, as well as terrain not suitable to conduct the hike safely due to very wet and slippery rocks, may cancel or modify; check website for latest updates. We meet at 10:15 at the Bear Mountain Inn. The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Port Authority and cars (AMC Trans code: 4F on the AMC New York-North Jersey website) is indicated below. Please purchase a one way ticket since there may be rides back to the city offered, and arrive a bit early to allow time to purchase tickets, and getting to the proper gate (usually gate 408 but check at ticket counter). There is a $10 Bear Mountain State Park parking fee per vehicle for those driving. 4. 8:45 a.m. COACHUSA/Short Line. (www.coachusa/shortline). Purchase ticket at Short Line Ticket Windows. F. Bear Mtn. Inn. Rockland CO., NY. Route 9W S of Bear Mtn. Bridge. Arr. 10:15.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Lamb
Trip Difficulty: 3D8
Link: Transportation Codes

Rockefeller Preserve 3B6(H)

Date: Sunday, April 28

Moderately strenuous pace, historic carriage roads, gentle rolling hills, beautiful vistas. Hiking boots a must. Parking lot fee $6. Trans. take Metro-North train from GCT departing 8:45 a.m. to Tarrytown , arr. 9:24. Drivers meet train at the Tarrytown station.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tarrytown Train Station, Tarrytown, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Jo Ann Gisolfi 914-960-8438
Trip Difficulty: 3B6
Link: Rockefeller Preserve

Almost May in Montclair + Fiber Art (Museum & Walk) 2A5(W)

Date: Sunday, April 28

Charming residential streets set in a picturesque landscape bordered by informal gardens; all this and more as we walk, have lunch in an Olmsted Park (bring your own) and then visit the Montclair Museum where you will find a curated exhibit of contemporary, hand-crafted fiber art. In keeping with the spirit of the day, you are encouraged to bring and show a hand-crafted item either made by you or someone else. Museum entry: $12/$10. From NY Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the 9:00 am DeCamp #33 bus to the intersection of Bloomfield Ave. and North Mountain Ave. in Montclair, N.J. The bus stop is directly across the street from the museum. I will meet the bus at the bus stop. Drivers-please meet the group at the bus stop by 9:40 am. There is parking in the museum lot; the museum opens at noon; you can leave your car in the lot during the walk.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Intersection of Bloomfield Ave and North Mountain Ave in Montclair
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5
Link: Montclair Museum

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, April 28 - Sunday, April 28

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Canceled: Speaker Series - Machu Picchu

Date: Tuesday, April 30 - Tuesday, April 30

Our favorite speaker, Bob Guenther, returns to our Speaker Series. This time, he will take us to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, the legendary Incan redoubt, is as mysterious today as it was when it was discovered over a century ago. Bob hiked over the 15,000-foot Salkantay Pass in the Peruvian Andes to witness the sun rise over Machu Picchu on the Southern Hemisphere's winter solstice. Bob will share his photos from that trip as well as explain Connecticut's special connection to Machu Picchu's discovery.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: YMCA West Side, 5 West 63rd Street, New York, New York (George Washington Room, Ground Floor)
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Carrie Ho (Membership@amc-ny.org)
Link: Machu Picchu

NY/NJ YOUNG MEMBERS MONTHLY PLANNING MEETING

Date: Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 1

Join the Young Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club's New York-North Jersey Chapter as we plan for a great 2019! All are welcome -- please RSVP so we can have an accurate headcount to order food. Items on this months discussion agenda include: - Intro to Intro to camping/backpacking - May 4th - Indoor Climbing at the Cliffs - May 5th - Intro to backpacking - June 14th - 16th - 2019 budget comments and ideas - Ongoing coordination and co-marketing with Mappy Hour - YM Harriman Takeover: July 12th - 14th - Next steps for YM Fire Island weekends this summer

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Appalachian Mountain Club YMCA 63rd street NYC
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Thomas Meehan

Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah North District and Some Central District 3D9-14(H)

Date: Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5

Do you like strenuous day hikes? Do you like section hiking the Appalachian Trail? Then this event is for you. Expect a full day of activity. The trail will be very rocky so proper footwear is a must. Also, please bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks, rain gear, and a head lamp just in case. Thunderstorms and other crazy weather will modify or cancel the trip. This will be three separate day hikes. (Friday 13.5 miles, Saturday 14.5 miles, Sunday 9.5 miles) The hikes will be shuttle point to point hikes. Front Royal has plenty of cheap motels. If the park is busy be prepared to chip in for a group ATC Hiker Shuttle.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shenandoah North District
Region: Virginia, Shenandoahs
Leader: Raymond (Rand) Salani (RaymondSalani3@gmail.com) 732-233-4838
Trip Difficulty: 3D9-14

Yoga and Hiking Weekend Getaway

Date: Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5

Fri May 3 -Sun May 5 -Yoga and Hiking Weekend at Mohican. Come to Mohican Outdoor Center to harmonize body, mind and spirit with Kundalini yoga, hiking, and therapeutic gong baths. Both offered on Saturday and Sunday, do as much or as little as you like. All levels are welcome. Yoga will emphasize releasing tension, turning inward, and calming the mind through movement, mudra, meditation, and mantra. Cost includes Friday and Saturday night lodging; casual Friday dinner 6 p.m.; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch; and 1 Social Hour. For reservations please call 603-466-2727. (Best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday). Adult: $189 member / $203 non-member. Questions about Mohican Outdoor Center, call 908-362-5670. Questions about the program please contact the leader, Priscilla Estes: pestes2@verizon.net. (cell 267-231-9397) GPS coordinates to the parking lot: 41° 02.144' N, 74° 59.990' W

Activity Categories: Hiking, Yoga
Location: Blairstown, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Priscilla Estes (pestes2@verizon.net) 267-231-9397 (9 AM to 8 PM)
Registrar: AMC Registration (AMClodging@outdoors.org) 603-466-2727 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday)
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate

Wilderness First Aid Class

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5

Wilderness First Aid (WFA). 16 hour class covering what to do in case of minor or serious injuries in the back country injuries. Class is lecture and hands on practice in patient assessment, bandaging, splinting, signs of shock, burns, insect bite/allergic reactions, wound care, incident management and patient care. Passing the written test give the student(s) certification in WFA and is part of the requirement for leading chapter trips.

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Sterling Forest State Park, Old Forge Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Rich Dabal (WildernessFirstAid@NY-amc.org)

Annual Riverkeeper Hudson River Sweep: Lower Wappinger Creek

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Saturday, May 4

Join us for Riverkeeper's 8th Annual Hudson River Sweep - a day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries. We'll clean-up the lower Wappinger Creek, as well as, the mini-park at the launch. You'll need a boat for the creek litter pick-up, but you can clean up the park if you do not have a boat. Leader can loan a couple of canoes. Contact Russ. Wear sturdy footwear that can get wet and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a hat, sunscreen, work gloves, water & lunch. If you do not have work gloves, leader can supply some. Snacks will be supplied if the supermarkets come through with donations. Litter bags will be provided. Meet at the boat launch at 117 Market St., Village of Wappingers Falls at 9 AM. We'll work until 1 PM, but work as long as you'd like. Afterwards, there'll be an optional social hour over a free beer at a brewery. No public transportation. However, leader can pick you up at the New Hamburg RR Station. Contact Russ. Please register with Riverkeeper at: www.riverkeeper.org/sweep Scroll down to "Dutchess County". Choose the last event starting with "Wappingers Falls".

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY US
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Russ Faller (RussOutdoors@yahoo.com) 845-297-5126 (NCA 9 p.m.)

Sterling Forest Hike to Arden 3D10(H)

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Saturday, May 4

We will hike from the trailhead of the Doris Duke Trial on Benjamin Meadow Road to the Elk Pen parking in Harriman State Park. This will be 10 miles altogether and approximately 2000' in elevation gain (distances are according to the Trail Conference map). The route will include the Doris Duke, Allis, and Appalachian trails at a brisk pace but with sufficient rest stops at several steep sections. Meet at the Elk Pen Parking area on Arden Valley Road off of Rte 17 (transportation code 1F). Short Line bus service from NYC leaves PABT 8:30 arrives at 9.26. Forecast of significant rain may cancel or result in rescheduling to Sunday, the 5th. Check status of this hike listing on Friday evening if in doubt.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sterling Forest State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Hartree (hikerdavid@verizon.net) 732-379-9975 (Evenings)
Trip Difficulty: 3D10
Link: Explanation of Transportation Code 1F

Kennedy Dells County Park Loop Hike 2B3(H)

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Saturday, May 4

This hike loops around the park, paralleling a scenic stream for part of the way, with interesting ruins of a dam and bridge. We should see some picturesque stone arches that remain from a bridge that formerly carried the paved road over the creek and a stone building contains the remnants of old pumping equipment. This will be an easy 2 - 3 mile loop hike. I intend to do the loop 2x for those who want a longer hike. Beginners are welcome. Meet at 10:00 a.m. No public transportation 41.169174, -73.989517

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: KENNEDY DELLS COUNTY PARK (41.169174, -73.989517)
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Patria Munoz
Trip Difficulty: 2B3 - Easy
Link: https://www.nynjtc.org/park/kennedy-dells-county-park

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 5 - Sunday, May 5

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

New Members Orientation Walk

Date: Sunday, May 5 - Sunday, May 5

The New Members Orientation Walk will be kicked off on Sunday, May 5th at the Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City. This activity is jointly organized by the Hiking Committee and the Membership Committee. The series of orientation walks are primarily for new and prospective members, and everyone is welcome. We will walk in our five-borough city parks. In a 90-minute walk, an experienced leader will talk about AMC conservation mission, AMC activities and lodgings, and membership benefits. We will meet in front of P J Leahy's, 5002 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City at 12:45 p.m. Take Subway #7 to Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue. We will walk toward the Hunter's Point South Park. Please wear comfortable shoes. Bring snack and your smile to share with the group.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Social Events, Walks
Location: Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Carrie Ho
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Hunter's Point South Park

Backpacking the Loyalsock Trail

Date: Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12

Loyalsock State Forest's rocky and occasionally steep trails will provide us with an excellent setting for this backpacking adventure. As the trail guide mentions, "The name Loyalsock Creek is from the Native American phrase, 'LAWI-SAQUICK,' meaning middle creek, since it flows between Muncy Creek and Lycoming Creek." This area features rugged, forested mountains and valleys will offer us rich views of flora and fauna. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), visitors have observed black bears, an occasional bobcat, and even coyotes and river otters. Worlds End State Park, in the heart of Loyalsock State Forest, will be our meeting place and overnight parking location. We will begin our trip just off PA-154 on the High Rock and Loyalsock Trails. The first part of our trip will be the 7.5-mile Section 7 of the Loyalsock Trail from Worlds End State Park to Sones Pond, a possible dinner and overnight camping spot. We will continue on the Loyalsock Trail for another two miles or so until we cross the Loyalsock Creek on the (extremely convenient) Iron Bridge. From here, we will follow the 7.2-mile Link Trail to complete our loop hike, approximately 17 miles total. Meeting time at the Worlds End State Park Visitors Center is Saturday, May 11 at 8 AM. The visitor's center has maps and other information, restrooms, and water. We will register our vehicles here for overnight parking. The estimated travel times from the Delaware Water Gap and the Philadelphia area to Worlds End are two and a half and three hours, respectively. Plan accordingly! Equipment: Bring two to three liters of water and be equipped to filter or boil. Bring a variety of snacks to eat on the trail, two lunches, one breakfast, and one dinner. Follow the REI Backpacking Checklist for general guidance on gear. Direct detailed questions to one of the leaders. Participants will have their gear checked by one of the leaders before leaving the trailhead. Trail Information and Maps: Worlds End State Park - Review the park brochure and map for general information. Contact the park office directly at 570-924-3287 or worldsendsp@state.pa.us with detailed questions. Loyalsock State Forest - Review the state forest brochure and map for general information. Call the state forest office directly at 570-946-4049 with detailed questions. Loyalsock Trail - Review the DCNR brochure and map and visit the Alpine Club of Williamsport website (alpineclubofwilliamsport.com) for general information. Order and review the club's trail guide from the Keystone Trail Association bookstore at https://www.kta-hike.org/ktas-bookstore.html#mapsbooks for more details. Notice to Registrants: While anyone may register, this is a scouting trip that it will be run by leaders-in-training with experienced, qualified leaders providing backup.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Worlds End State Park, Forksville, PA
Region: Pennsylvania, Eastern
Leader: Dean Witman , David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Detailed Route Information

Pine Barrens Spring Paddle

Date: Saturday, May 11 - Saturday, May 11

Come join us for a Spring Paddle in the Pine Barrens! We will choose the river based on conditions (either the Wading or the Oswego rivers). The Pine Barrens are beautiful. This trip is a good one for paddlers of all skill levels. Email to register.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: New Jersey, Southern
Leader: Timothy Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Trip Difficulty: Rivers are twisty with obstacles.

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 12 - Sunday, May 12

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

2019 Leadership Workshop

Date: Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19

Those looking to lead trips for AMC are invited to this comprehensive 2-day event. It will be a great opportunity to hone your leadership skills, discuss best practices, explore new ideas, share your experiences and connect with the NY-NoJ leader community. The workshop is geared towards those aspiring to become leaders but those who have only recently become leaders will benefit as well. Participants will learn more about the AMC while building a solid foundation for becoming volunteer leaders with the NY-NoJ Chapter. At the workshop, prospective leaders will also have the opportunity to connect with a mentor as an important next step in their leadership journey. New leaders can fill in some gaps and gain confidence in leading. We will cover a variety of topics including: activity planning, leadership styles, group dynamics, conservation, accident scene management, managing challenging participants, creating a welcoming environment, and mentoring. Instruction will be provided by experienced AMC volunteers and staff. Our goal is to foster a positive learning environment where participants can improve their skills, gain confidence and delve more deeply into topics of interest to the leader community. For everyone, the workshop is a great chance to connect - visit with old friends, make new ones, and participate in a conversation about leadership within our AMC community. Registration options include: Option #1: Cabin lodging (includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 lunches and workshop materials): $70/person. Note: Friday night arrival is encouraged. Option #2: Shelter lodging (includes 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 lunches and workshop materials): $50/person. Note: Friday night arrival is encouraged. Option #3: Instruction-only (includes 2 lunches and workshop materials): $40/person Questions about the workshop should be sent to LeadershipWorkshopQuestions@amc-ny.org

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Camping, Climbing/Mountaineering, Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training, Paddling, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Edward Sobin (LeadershipWorkshopQuestions@amc-ny.org) , Nathan Baker (chair@amc-ny.org)

Novice Backpacking Workshop at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to backpack? Well, wonder no more! We have just the trip for you! Our backpacking novice workshop will utilize a base camp. We are looking for sixteen brave souls to give our trip a go. The program might ease the mystery of camping in woods and hiking through them too. If you have never filtered water and wondering what it might be like, we will demonstrate some filtering devices in conjunction with tablets or SteriPEN. Prepare delicious meals in the backcountry! You will get a chance to try your hand at with your very own gas backpacking stove. Meal prep will be communal with supplies and backpacking meals included in the trip fee. On Saturday, we will explore a relatively peaceful area of Southern Harriman near our camp at the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Our campsite will be the brand-new Rocky Flats remote backcountry tent sites! Registered participants will receive detailed information, including what to pack, where and when to meet, etc. We will be staying on Beaver Brook Shelters in the heart of the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. The site has a nearby bathhouse and bearbox. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Registration Pre-Registration is mandatory for this event by contacting the Registrar. If accepted onto this program, you will receive a code to register and pay online at Eventbrite. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 camping guests. Register by Friday, May 3 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. After that date, $10 is added to each ticket price. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Camping: $35 Members / $45 Non-members Cancellation Policy Reservations canceled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations canceled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Meetings, Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Richard Breusch
Co-Leader: Mike Savas
Registrar: Richard Breusch
Trip Difficulty: EASY
Link: Register on Eventbrite

Beginners AT Backpack N of Bear Mt Bridge (2C16)

Date: Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19

Join us for 2 days of backpacking in the highlands of Putnam County. Once a center for mining and Revolutionary War activity, it now provides a corridor for the AT. We will park cars at Bear Mt Inn and shuttle to our starting point 16 miles North. Day 1 will be approximately 8.5 miles where we'll camp on the grounds of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center. Day 2 will be approximately 7.5 miles where we'll drop off Anthony's Nose and cross the Bear Mt Bridge. Open to 6 participants w/ recent day hiking experience and all necessary equipment. Please preregister using the "Register Now" button. Don't hesitate to sign up for a trip that is wait listed. More often than not, there are cancellations.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping
Location: Bear Mountain State Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Hilley (johnfhilley@yahoo.com) 845-988-6173 (NCA 9pm)
Co-Leader: Keith Maitland (keith.maitland@icloud.com) 917-499-0871 (NCA 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: 2C16
Link: Join our Facebook Backpackers Group for trip notifications.

Hiking Challenge: Suffern-Bear Mtn-Anthony's Nose-Peekskill 4D33.3(H)

Date: Saturday, May 18

No car? No problem! Training for lengthy day hikes like Escarpment, Devil's Path, Great Range, Cranberry Lake 50, Pemi Loop and/or Presidential Range or towards trail running races? Or, are you interested in pushing your physical limits and/or covering as much ground in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks and eastern flank of the Hudson? Look no further! On Saturday, May 18, we will cover 33.3 miles with 7,152 feet elevation gain starting from Suffern, NY all the way to Peekskill, NY on the other side of the Hudson River via (mostly) Suffern-Bear Mountain trail, over Bear Mountain, across the Bear Mountain Bridge, over the steep ascent of Anthony's Nose down to Peekskill. The planned route (see more details at: https://www.ramblr.com/web/mymap/trip/47098/1461280/ - feel free to download the GPX or KML files for your use) offers numerous scenic viewpoints that oversee the Hudson River beneath, Catskill mountains to the north, Hudson Highlands to the NNE, Bear Mountain State Park to the west (once across the Hudson) and Manhattan skyline (weather permitting) down south. This hike is not for the faint of heart and designed only for the advanced hikers who are physically fit to tackle the challenge and who are comfortable navigating in the wilderness independently (refer to the packing list below). The group will hike individually at their own pace (unless we happen to walk more or less at the same pace throughout, which is quite unlikely). At the end of the day, time allowing, we will re-group at either Peekskill Brewing Co. or River Outpost Brewing Co. Set your Google Map to arrive at Suffern at 7:40 depending on where you are coming from. I confirmed that there is a NJ Transit Main/Bergen County Line that drops you in Suffern at 7:40 on Saturdays. Starting the hike at about 7:45~8:00, we will have roughly 12 hours of daylight and 14 to almost 14.5 hours to complete the hike to catch the last train back to Manhattan from Peekskill, which returns the average pace of 2.38 MPH or faster (= 33.3 miles / 14 hours). There are numerous bailout options to cut down on the hike. Know your options (hiking and transportation alike) before joining the hike. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation whether they decide to take the trains or buses back home. If you miss the last train back to Manhattan, you will also assume your own responsibility for the accommodation. For those who might be driving to the trailhead must also work out their own transportation options from Peekskill back to the trailhead in Suffern. Due to the character limitation, carefully read the full description and packing list at the above-referenced URL.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Social Events
Location: Suffern Train Station
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi
Trip Difficulty: 4D33.3
Link: Planned Route & Full Description

Bear Mountain: Vernal Equinox -- Full Moon hike: 2D4 - 1300'

Date: Saturday, May 18 - Saturday, May 18

Celebrate Earth Day atop icon Bear Mountain as the sunsets and the full moon rises. Bring a sit pad and blanket as we recline for the sunset and meditations. We shall ascend via the rigorous SBM and old AT. A headlamp and flashlight (both!) required for the descent via the Appalachian Trail staircase. 4 miles; 1,300' elevation gain. While 4 miles seems short, the steep 1,300' elevation gain is straight up and taken all at once.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bear Mountain
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Skip Doyle (OutdoorSkipper@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2D4
Link: Bear Mountain State Park

Taurus and more 4D10(H)

Date: Sunday, May 19

Great climbs and views galore!!! About 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Pace will be compassionate and there will be an option for an easier route out. Infrequent short stops but there will be time to enjoy the aforementioned views. Appropriate attire and sufficient water required. Cell phone usage is prohibited as is the use of portable electronic devices. Trans. 5D BUT take early train leaving Grand Central at 7:32 and arriving Cold Spring at 8:57 a.m. You must email L if taking the train. Rain or poor weather may shorten or cancel.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1 Depot Square, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Rich Siegelman (rsiegelm@optonline.net) 973-398-9207 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Stacy Gould
Trip Difficulty: 4D10

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 19 - Sunday, May 19

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Extended Memorial Day Camping/Biking/Paddling/Hiking Weekend Getaway in Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area

Date: Thursday, May 23 - Monday, May 27

Come and explore the Upper Delaware Water Gap Area over an Extended Memorial Day Weekend Getaway. Overall plan (details sent to those who register or inquire): Arrive any time after 6 pm on Thursday, May 23rd to find us at the Dingmans Campground on a riverside campsite. Limit 15 people. Friday: Eight-Mile Moderate Hike including Raymondskill and Hackers Falls in Cliff Park on Milford Knob (2C8) Hike seven to eight miles with 900 Ft To 1300 Ft. overall elevation gain in Cliff Park, Milford, PA including views of Raymondskill Falls (the highest waterfall in Pennsylvania) and Hackers Falls. Cliff Trail offers some of the most spectacular overlook views in the serpentine Delaware River Valley from atop the Raymondskill Ridge. Reward-to-effort ratio is high on this hike. After an initial 400 ft. uphill climb in the first mile, follow a mostly level ridge with views from at least four vantage points, it is possible to see three states (PA, NJ, and NY). About half-way you arrive at Milford Knob where you will have a vantage point of the town of Milford, PA below and High Point, NJ in the background. Saturday: Hybrid or Mountain Bike the upper portion of McDade Trail (5-8B20) We will ride 20 miles at a slow to moderate pace starting at the Milford Beach Trailhead in Milford and finishing at the Bushkill Access parking lot on the McDade Trail. There will be early out options either at eight miles at Dingmans Access or ten miles at the Dingmans Campground (if you are camping). The trail surface is crushed stone. The first nine-miles has five peaks of 100 feet elevation or less to climb (each), and then the trail remains primarily flat sloping more downhill than up until the end of our ride at Bushkill Access. Bike rentals available via http://www.actionbikesandoutdoor.com/. Sunday: Paddle on the lazy middle section of the Delaware River Easy paddle (Kayak or Canoe) the Delaware River floating three to five hours downstream directly to our campground in Dingmans Ferry. We will start at River Beach (12 Miles) or Milford (8 miles) pending water levels. Middle Delaware features long pools and brief stretches of shallow riffles with only a few notable rapids. Intermediate knowledge of how to paddle is required. No novices. Rentals are available via https://kittatinny.com. Helmets are and spare tubes for private bikes required. Monday: Moderate Loop Hike via Appalachian Trail & Iris Trail at High Point State Forest (2C/D6) Enjoy a moderate six-mile loop hike with approx. 700 Ft. Elevation along Appalachian Trail and Iris Trails located in High Point State Park near Montague Township, New Jersey. The hike offers rocky ridges leading to scenic views of surrounding mountains, valleys, fields, and lakes.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Mountain, Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Photography
Location: Dingmans Campground 1006 Route 209 Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Region: Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Brian Horowitz
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Dingmans Campground

Hike the Finger Lakes Trail in Allegany State Park

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

This scouting trip will be led by a leader-in-training with back up from David Mong, an experienced backpacking leader. We will cover about 21 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail/North Country Trail from south to north in Allegany State Park. This trail includes stream crossings, a wide variety of views, and a couple moderately challenging ups and downs. We will camp at each of the three lean-to's in the park. The group will meet at Red House Lake parking area (our end point), leave a couple cars here, then carpool to the parking area on Wolf Run Road (our start point). We'll head north on the Finger Lakes Trail/North Country Trail, visit the fire tower for some great views, then camp at Willis Creek lean-to (4.2 miles). On Saturday, we'll continue on the FLT/NCT to Stony Brook lean-to (6.4 miles), and on Sunday, we'll hike to Beck Hollow lean-to and add the Eastwood Meadows loop trail for a longer day (9.6 miles). Memorial Day is then just a short 2.6 miles back to Red House Lake.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Salamanca, NY
Region: New York, Finger Lakes
Leader: Jill Watkins (jill@watkinsdesignworks.com) , David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Allegany State Park

20 Miles of Pure Fun 3C20

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 26

Escape to enjoy this nearby vigorous 20+ mile Appalachian Trail backpack from the NY/NJ state line north to the Elk Pen at NY Rte 17. Begin with a car shuttle. Included are sweeping hilltop vistas, ridge line views, pleasant woods, lakes, a waterfall and lots of short, sometimes steep climbs and rock scrambles. Overnight camp at Wildcat Shelter. Hike starts with the short but sweet State-Line and Ernest Walter trails. Approx 10 miles each day. Open to backpackers with recent backpacking experience who can handle the mileage and moderately challenging terrain. Not suitable for first time beginners! If you are a member of Facebook, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining our backpackers group. See the link below: If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the Daily Digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. If you are a member of Meetup, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining the chapter Meetup group. See the link below.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: NY/NJ State Line to Elk Pen
Region: New York, Highlands Region
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) , Richard Bryan
Co-Leader: TBD
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: Setting up Daily Digest

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, May 26

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Mullica River Family Canoe trip

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

The Mullica River is a beautiful place with birds, turtles and lots of good times for all. We will be canoe gypsies traveling down the river and camping out at a wilderness campsite Saturday night. Boat rentals are available. Families welcome.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater
Region: New Jersey, Southern
Leader: Timothy Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)

Wilderness First Aid Instruction Weekend at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) will be held twice in 2019 at the AMC Harriman Camp. Check the New York/North Jersey Chapter web site for the dates. The WFA covers: What is back country first aid What is the golden 24 hours Splinting Bandaging Prioritizing needs Patient assessment Patient care How to improvise Modify Adapt The class is 16 hours in length and one must attend all 16 hours to be trained and certified in WFA. The class is fast paced in order to cover all the material and to get hands on practice through various scenarios. Previous first aid training is not necessary. Class size is limited in order to get the maximum time for hands on practice. Students are told to bring their full day packs and to learn how to use what they carry to deal with back country medical injuries/situations. Meals will be eaten communally at the Main Lodge Dining Hall a la carte during meal times. We will be staying at reserved Mt. Laurel Cabin / available shelters depending on preference. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 camping guests. Register by Friday, May 17 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Friday, May 17 midnight . .. Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-member Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Richard Dabal
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Eventbrite

Self-Care Weekend: Yoga and Foam Rolling at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Flexibility. Mobility. Balance. Low-medium intensity workouts that focus on exercises that challenge balance, as well as flexibility exercises that gently lengthen muscles and connective tissue. Balance exercises will primarily focus on single leg/single arm exercises (modifications will be offered so all are able to participate) that challenge the body's center of gravity. Flexibility exercises will focus primarily on stretching and deep breathing in order to encourage tissues to relax and elongate, which brings a sense of peace and reduction in tension held in the body. This class is appropriate for all ages. Meals will be eaten communally at the Main Lodge Dining Hall a la carte during meal times. We will be staying at reserved Storm King 2 cabin / BeaverBrook camping platforms / available shelter depending on individual preference. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 camping guests. Register by Friday, May 14 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Wed, September 19 midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-member Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Meetings, Paddling, Social Events, Yoga
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Sandy Wavrick
Co-Leader: Julia Broome
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Eventbrite

National Trails Day Hiking & Dining Weekend (National Trails Day) at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Give a little back on National Trails Day by clearing the corridor on a popular section of trail between Big Hill Shelter and the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Hope Rogers, the AMC New York-North Jersey Chapter's Trails Committee Chair, will guide our efforts to clear the corridor on a short popular section of the Suffern Bear Mountain Trail between Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center and Big Hill Shelter. All tools are provided. Wear long sleeves, long pants and a hat. Bring water, bug spray, work gloves, and your good humor! We will supply all the training, tools and lunch for everyone. Afterwards, we'll all jump in the lake for well-deserved swim and rest! For those who choose to stay for the weekend, we will prepare Community Meals together and take the canoes and kayaks out on a Sunset Paddle. Meals will be eaten and prepared communally at the reserved cabin during meal times. We will be staying at reserved Stone Lodge / available shelters depending on individual preference. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 guests. Register by Friday, May 17 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Wed, September 19 midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-member Cancellation Policy Reservations canceled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations canceled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Conservation, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Eventbrite

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 2

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

NY-NoJ Chapter Annual Picnic & Pig Roast

Date: Saturday, June 8

SAVE THE DATE !!! Join us on National Outdoors Day for the 2018 5th Annual NY-NoJ AMC Chapter Annual Picnic Weekend! This year the Annual Picnic returns to the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center and it will be even bigger and better than last year! Last year we had 199 participants, plus a bear. Let's break 200 humans this year! Come for the just the Saturday Picnic, stay over Saturday night, or join us for a whole weekend (Friday-Sunday). It's up to you! We've lined up an entire weekend of fun outdoor activities, workshops, good food, and good music for you. Activities include day and night hikes, swimming, paddling, trail maintenance workshops, short trail maintenance hikes, sunrise yoga on the dock, a pig roast, games, music, and bonfires (feel free to pack musical instruments if you're moved to jam). We expect the highlight of the weekend will be the massive picnic on Saturday at 4:30 pm. This is an incredible opportunity to stay at AMC Harriman Outdoor Center at low cost. Expenses this special weekend are offset by a donation from the New York-North Jersey Chapter. Registration is mandatory. One ticket entitles one person to one spot on a tent platform or shelter, or to one bunk in a cabin, plus Picnic & BBQ, and Sunday breakfast. The Chapter Picnic Sold Out last year. Space is limited. So, Register Early! Members get a 20% discount! Cost: Coming Soon! Registration Details: Coming Soon! Cancellation Policy: Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Birdwatching, Camping, Conservation, First Aid, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Music, Paddling, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Co-Leader: Melissa Marine
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Hoboken to Weehawken Trek: Waterfront Parks & Public Art 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, June 8

From Hoboken to Port Imperial in Weehawken; expansive views, impressive landscaping, curiosities and conversation along the route. Be sure to pack a lunch. This is a linear walk of about six miles with the option to take the Light Rail or ferry to return. Meet in the waiting room of the NJ Transit train station in Hoboken at 10:30 am. From Manhattan, take the 33rd Street PATH train to the Hoboken Station. EXIT the PATH station, and you will find the NJ Transit train station will be a few steps away.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Hoboken Train Station Waiting Room
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6
Link: Port Authority NY NJ Path Schedule

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 9 - Sunday, June 9

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Canoeing in Moving Water: An Introduction

Date: Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16

Two days of canoe instruction and practice for first timers on moving water. Or, take the course as a refresher, and we will challenge you--tandem or solo. No prior paddling experience, no partner and no equipment needed. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers needed to negotiate the beautiful, relaxed-paced but twisty rivers in our area or to paddle across windy lakes efficiently without going in circles. This is a comprehensive course covering essentials from eddy turns to ferrying, with plenty of hands-on practice. Friday evening arrival highly recommended. Saturday training on a peaceful eddy with controlled current. Sunday group paddling trip down the Lehigh in moving water. Enjoy comforts of the bunk house or tenting, campfires, and companionship. Meal prep is communal with food provided and organized for community cooking. Registration is not complete until full payment is received. We warmly welcome you to a series of follow-up trips specially staggered to step-up your skills incrementally in slightly more energetic rivers. Search and book now for these day and overnight trips for further fun, and friendship. --Especially book early for: DEERFIELD FEST in MA, June 21-23.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Canal Side Guest House
Region: Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.) , Charles Michener
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Beginner Kayak Instructional

Date: Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16

Fri.-Sun., June 14th-16th. Canoe & Kayak, Beginner Kayak Instruction. No experience or kayaking equipment required. We provide friendly and patient instruction for the complete beginner, as well as all necessary kayaking equipment, "Bunkhouse" accommodations and (most) meals. (You provide your own bedding and pillow) We will teach you to "cartop" a whitewater kayak (on your car) which you will need to transport from the Barn to the course and back to the Barn at the end of the course. Course fee is $150 for AMC members and $170 for Non-Members. Contact LR Butch Futrell (e-mail preferred). This course fills up quickly so sign up early. LR Butch Futrell (Blunderbuddy@aol.com)

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Lehigh River
Region: Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley
Leader: Butch Futrell (blunderbuddy@aol.com) 917-337-1065 (NCA 9 p.m.)

iPhone Photography Workshop at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16

Tired of lugging a heavy camera on hiking trips? Want to up your gram skills, or just improve your photography skills? Learn how to better use your iPhone to take amazing photos in the outdoors and during everyday recreation! Let's go through the essentials of shooting with a cell phone, editing apps cool effects, and how to efficiently plan shooting time and share work. Meals will be eaten communally at the Main Lodge Dining Hall a la carte during meal times. We will be staying at reserved Storm King 2 cabin / available shelters depending on individual preference. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 camping guests. Register by Friday, May 17 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $170 Members / $225 Non-members Camping: $120 Members / $160 Non-members After Friday, May 17 midnight ... Cabin: $190 Members / $245 Non-members Camping: $140 Members / $180 Non-member Cancellation Policy Reservations canceled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations canceled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Meetings, Paddling, Photography, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Victoria Foulke
Co-Leader: Catherine Hunsburger
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Eventbrite

Freestyle Latin Dance Exercise Weekend

Date: Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16

Come join us for this Latin dance weekend at Harriman where you can enjoy dancing to energizing Latin Dance moves. No experience is necessary, and we take you through preliminary stretching and exercise moves. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers that support your feet comfortably. We will stretch in the a.m. and learn some fun dance moves, then take a leisurely hike around the lake to explore local Harriman wonders! Finally, we cap it off with a dance party Saturday night. Sunday a.m. will feature a chance to practice what you have learned, and possible hiking opportunities. It is sure to be a great time! Classes will be held in the morning after breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Meals will be eaten communally at the Main Lodge Dining Hall a la carte during meal times. We will be staying at reserved Storm King cabin / available shelters depending on individual preference. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee and Backpack Committee Volunteer Leaders. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 24 cabin and camping guests. Register by Friday, May 31 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Friday, May 17 midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-member Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Conservation, Cultural, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Music, Social Events, Walks
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Cheryl Bobe
Co-Leader: Len Keff
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Eventbrite

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 16 - Sunday, June 16

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

20's & 30's Fire Island Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Overview: The only thing better than a summer weekend spent at the beach is a weekend at the beach with your AMC friends. Join us at the Appalachian Mountain Club cabin in the Atlantique neighborhood on Fire Island. June 21-23 is a designated Young Member weekend for those in their 20's and 30's, but everyone is welcome to join regardless of age. Planned activities: On Saturday morning let's walk to Ocean Beach to rent fat tire bikes (https://www.instagram.com/oceanbeach_bikerentals/). We can spend a couple of hours riding along the beach, followed by lunch in town at one of the restaurants. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. >> Check out our other Fire Island weekend, August 9-11 << What else can I do on Fire Island: Included with your fee the AMC cabin provides kayaks, sail boats, beach chairs and umbrellas Visit National Park Service managed sites including the Sunken Forrest and Fire Island Lighthouse (https://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm) Enjoy the nightlife in the nearby town of Ocean Beach or take a water taxi further up the island to Cherry Grove and The Pines Packing list: Rent linens for $20 or bring your own Footwear appropriate for long walks in sand Towel for showering or sitting on the beach Layers for chilly nights Water shoes for rocky beaches All the usual items: Sunscreen, bug spray, sun hat, daypack, toiletries, swimsuit, spending money and a positive attitude Notes for first time visitors: We're so glad you're joining us! Group meals are provided on Friday and Saturday night, as well as Saturday and Sunday morning. You're on your own for lunch so you can either bring food from home, or walk into Ocean Beach to pick up supplies in grocery stores. When you arrive at the cabin, you'll be asked to sign up for two easy chores, items like happy hour prep, breakfast clean up or other tasks that help keep the cabin running smoothly. There is a dedicated manager who will be cooking group meals. There are two large co-ed bunk rooms in the main cabin as well as cubby holes in the common area where you can keep smaller items such as water bottles or snacks for easy access. More information is available here: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/fire-island Directions: Download the Fire Island Ferry app before you leave home to make it easier to purchase tickets for the ferry service and water taxies. From NYC, take the LIRR to the Bay Shore stop. Walk to the ferry terminal or take a $5 shuttle bus ride there. Then board the ferry to the Atlantique stop (http://www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/dunewoodatlantique/), and from there it's a short walk to the AMC cabin.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Sailing, Walks
Location: Fire Island Cabin
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Emily Berry (AMC.EmilyBerry@gmail.com)

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Sunday, June 23

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Canoe & Kayak Whitewater Week of Southern Rivers, CL 1+, CL 2, CL 3, CL4

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, July 7

Fireworks! Flowering redbud trees! Feisty wave trains! New friends! Join AMC leader and experienced paddlers for a joint-club Week of Rivers with our friends from the Carolina Canoe Club. WE'LL COORDINATE WITH REGISTRANTS TO SEE WHICH DAYS WE ALL WISH TO ATTEND, THUS OPTIMIZING CAR POOL POTENTIAL! This is the Carolina Canoe Club's flagship annual whitewater paddling event. Each year around the 4th of July, paddlers converge on the Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground in Bryson City, NC for 9 days of paddling fun, evening activities, and camping. Bryson City is nestled in the western corner of North Carolina, right in the heart of whitewater heaven, the Nantahala River Gorge. Though not a comprehensive list, nearby rivers include the Nantahala, Tellico, Tuckasegee, and Ocoee. There are even wild and scenic CL 1 options, too! As with last year, AMC leaders coordinate a group within the event's bigger base camp and guide you as you choose your challenge each day. One of our chapter paddlers, Liz, lends her legendary dad as a frequent safety river leader VIP. Hang out all 9 days with us, or stay for just a few. Feel free to email me for more info, or view their website: https://www.facebook.com/events/967929523416612/ https://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers-2019

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina
Region: Other U.S.
Leader: Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com)

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, June 30 - Sunday, June 30

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 7

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Nature, Dinner & Design along the Long Island City Waterfront 2A5(W)

Date: Saturday, July 13

Experience an exhilarating design adventure as you leave urban Long Island City and walk the length of Gantry Park to the end of the Hunter's Point Salt Marsh. A high path and a parallel low path will provide varied perspectives-we'll do both. Dinner in the park-remember to pack your own! Bring a small treat to share. Meet: 4:00 pm in the seating area at the Citicorp Building at 1 Court Square in Queens (intersection of Jackson and Thompson Avenues); closest subway is the Court Square station on the E and 7 lines.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 1 Court Square; intersection of Jackson & Thompson Avenues, Long Island City, Queens
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 14 - Sunday, July 14

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Cranberry Lake Exploration 3C65

Date: Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 20

This 6 day trip will explore the rolling hills, lakes, ponds and rivers of the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest and Five Ponds Wilderness. Some backpacking will be on the CL50 trail. Other times we will backpack side trails and ascend a few moderate peaks. A highlight will be backpacking to the Five Ponds and Sand Lake trails to witness ancient forests and giant trees. For those who have already done the CL 50 this is a chane to see some of the areas you didn't see the first time around. For those who haven't been to this area it's an introduction to a truly wild place with remnants of logging and sportsmen's camps inhabited in the early 1900. We will travel at a moderate pace and cover 10-12 miles a day. There are no early outs once we get started. This is a trip suited for experienced multi day backpackers who can manage their food and gear for 5 days. This is not suitable for first time backpackers. Please refer to the Adirondack Mountain Club's " Western Trails 1st Edition " for detailed information. See the Nat Geo Old Forge/Oswegatchie Map #745 for trail info and topographic. For those interested in keeping up with trip postings please see the links to our Facebook Backpackers Group and to the AMC Daily Digest.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Cranberry Lake Wild Forest
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) , Ingrid Strauch
Co-Leader: TBD
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: AMC Facebook Page

Canoe&Kayak, Salmon River, NY, Whitewater CL 2/3

Date: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Release weekend on the Salmon. A fun river with mostly class 2 whitewater. There is some easy class 3 action for people stepping up their skill level. Lots of play spots including "Titanic," a very friendly hole to learn how to side surf (or find out what window shading means). Group Camping at Stoney's Pineville Camp Ground.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Pulaski, NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Jennifer Koermer (jennifer_koermer@yahoo.com) , Loretta Brady (lorettajbrady@hotmail.com) 917-497-0446 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: CL 2/3

Monongahela National Forest WV Bike-Packing (40 miles biking/5 miles backpacking)

Date: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

This bike-packing trip begins and ends at Blackwater Falls State Park in WV. Much of the ride is on gravel forest service roads that allow vehicle traffic though there won't be much of it. Our first afternoon consists of taking a paved park road and on to national forest land to reach a parking lot for the Lindy Point Overlook. We leave our bikes here and hike .80 of one mile round trip to an outstanding overlook. Upon returning to our bikes we continue on rolling terrain with one stream crossing (no bridge) to the Table Rock trailhead. It is 1.1 miles to reach another outstanding overlook where we will camp for the night. Some of this trail can be ridden. There is no water at this campsite. On our second day we will return to the forest service road and continue till we reach a junction for FR244A. After another stream crossing (no bridge) we descend steeply on a gravel road to a narrow paved road on the other side of which is the Otter Creek Wilderness Area. We continue on this paved road to Hendricks WV where we will cross a river on a pedestrian bridge and take more gravel roads to enter the Fernow Experimental Forest. This part of the ride is uphill at about a 3-4% grade till we reach the Big Springs Gap trailhead. From here we leave our bikes and enter the Otter Creek Wilderness to get to a camping spot after .90 miles with swimming as an optional activity. On our third day we return to Hendricks and head to Thomas on a rail trail for 10 miles gently uphill. At Thomas we return to Blackwater on a busy 2 lane road which is also part of the Allegheny Trail. Daily biking mileage: 6.8/13.8/20 Daily hiking mileage: 1.9 rolling terrain assuming we walk to campsite/2.0 with 1.1 rolling and .90 downhill/.90 uphill Helmets, gloves, high visibility vest, spare tube & repair parts required along with backpacking gear that you can safely carry riding a bike. Mountain or Hybrid bikes only. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time for looking around and relaxing. While Sunday's mileage is a little long about 5 miles is downhill and 10 gently uphill on a 3-4% grade. Trip photo is the view from where we will camp Friday.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling, Bicycling - Mountain
Location: Davis WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: Dave Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Dean Witman (witmand@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jill Watkins
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Google Maps Overall Route

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, July 21

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Backpack the Loyalsock Trail - Eastern Half (2C32)

Date: Friday, July 26 - Monday, July 29

Loyalsock State Forest's rocky and steep trails will give us an excellent setting for this backpacking adventure. As the trail guide mentions, "The name Loyalsock Creek is from the Native American phrase, 'LAWI-SAQUICK,' meaning middle creek, since it flows between Muncy Creek and Lycoming Creek." This area features rugged, forested mountains and valleys will offer us rich views of flora and fauna. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), visitors have observed bears, bobcats, coyotes, and river otters. Joining the Loyalsock Trail to the west of the mid-point at Mile 29.61, our route will encompass more than the eastern half of the trail, 32.25 miles, from Mile 26.96 to the eastern terminus. Close to the Loyalsock State Forest District Office, our meeting place and parking area will be next to the trailhead at 41.447896, -76.451922 which is along Mead Road just west of the PA-220 intersection. From this parking lot, we will shuttle to parking along Dry Run Road (41.430207, -76.670514) which is close to where the bridge crosses Dry Run. From the parking area, we will ascend to the southeast for 0.8 miles until we reach the Loyalsock Trail at Mile 26.96. The next part of our trip will be a 5.25-mile segment that will take us to our first campsite along High Knob Road at 41.443495, -76.644773. On Day 2, we will hike 9.7 miles to the Loyal Canyon Vista Trail junction at 41.446839, -76.573944 and camp there. We will hike through Worlds End State Park on Day 3, perhaps stopping at the designated swimming area, and continue to one of three campsite options for the third night. On Day 4, we will hike across the Iron Bridge on Rock Run Road that crosses Loyalsock Creek. After the arduous stream crossing, there will be a mandatory stop at Mile 57.23, The Haystacks, for swim call. From there, we will continue east to the Dutchman Falls trailhead, collect the vehicles parked there, and return the drivers to the vehicles we left at Dry Run Road. Equipment: Follow the attached REI Backpacking Checklist for general guidance. Direct detailed questions to one of the leaders. This trip is intended for participants who have completed several backpacking trips of two nights or longer. If you have concerns about your experience level, contact one of the leaders before registering. If this trip is not for you, we will help you to find a more suitable one. Notice to Registrants: While anyone may register, this is a scouting trip that it will be run by leaders-in-training with experienced, qualified leaders providing backup. Please join us to assist them in building their skills and preparing to lead trips on their own.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Laporte Township, PA
Region: Pennsylvania, Central
Leader: Dean Witman (witmand@gmail.com) , Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2C32 See link for details on rating.
Link: Chapter Trip Difficulty Ratings

Raritan Sojourn 2019: 7-Mile Paddle North Branch of Raritan River

Date: Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, July 27

Enjoy a seven-mile mostly flat-water paddle down the North Branch of the Raritan River from Bedminster through North Branch to Branchburg. Along the way, it passes farmlands (Snearowiski Farm only one of them) and several parks (White Oak Park, North Greenway Park, North Branch Park). There is one portage just before Rt. 202 over a small spillway. Our journey will end at the confluence of the North and South Branches of the Raritan River. We will stop at the crossing for Rt. 28 in North Branch for a snack. There is an option for an early out at the lunch stop. All details will be sent to registered participant one week before scheduled day. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Cancelation Policy: This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is continuous heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 2.8 Ft or above 6.0 feet (as per USGS 01399830 Gauge on the North Branch Raritan River at Rt. 28 in North Branch NJ). Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in light rain. RSVP: Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Full details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who registered.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who registered.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy Flat Water Paddle. Basic Paddle Skills needed
Link: Raritan Headwaters

Nine Mile Paddle in Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Date: Sunday, July 28 - Sunday, July 28

Nine Mile Paddle in Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge A rare north-flowing river, the Walllkill, flows through Sussex County New Jersey into Orange County New York. Paddle canoe or kayak, all types welcome. From Glenwood Road in Sussex, NJ to Oil City Road (State Line Road in Pine Island, NY. This river is all flat water with a minimal current. Some climb over's may be encountered. The nine-mile paddle will be a long nine miles, be sure you're up to it. Well worth the paddle. Join us for a spectacular paddle on a beautiful unknown treasure New Jersey river. No Club boats available, you must bring your own boat and all equipment. Register by clicking on the link below. Full Details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who register.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full Details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who register.
Region: New Jersey, Western
Leader: Brian Horowitz 908-625-4916 (NCA 10 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Mary Ann Hoag (maryannhoag@yahoo.com) 212-729-3535
Trip Difficulty: Must have basic paddle skills and be able to stear
Link: Wallkill Paddle Brochure

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 28 - Sunday, July 28

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games, location and scheduling

Mini-Landscapes, Maxi-Monuments & Public Art in Battery Park City and Beyond 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, August 3

We'll be thinking about the varied landscapes, memorials and monuments neatly installed along the river promenade. From Rockefeller Park to the Battery and then north to the South Street Seaport, the changing light and open space will enhance the experience. You are encouraged to bring a photo of someone you would like to remember, in paper or digital form. We can share memories at a quiet moment along the way. Dinner along the waterfront-bring your own! Meet 4:30 pm at the City Hall Park fountain; at intersection of Broadway, Park Row & Chambers Street; conveniently located near several subway lines. Check which one is best for your location.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: City Hall Park at intersection of Broadway, Park Row & Chambers Street
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6
Link: city hall park

A week in the Adirondacks

Date: Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9

Paddle the rivers in the Adirondacks - slow current and sharp turns requiring good boat control. The group will stay at Meacham Lake Public Campground. People would be responsible for their own meals or they can go to Paul Smith's College's dining hall, at least for dinner each night. If one goes there for breakfast as well, one can pick up bag lunches then. There will likely be lift-overs, duck-unders and beaver dams. Kayakers must be able to get in and out of their boats, sometimes in deep water. The trip is limited to 12 boats.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Donald Getzin

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 4 - Sunday, August 4

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

White Mountain NH Hut to Hut Backpacking [Young Members 20's & 30's]

Date: Friday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 13

About the Trip The AMC High Huts in the White Mountains of New Hampshire are some of the jewels in the AMC's crown. Many Appalachian Trail thru hikers consider the White Mountains to be both the most beautiful and the most difficult section of the entire trail. The Huts offer an opportunity for "backpacking lite," allowing us to enjoy the spectacular scenery with a less strenuous itinerary and a lighter load. This trip is a 4-night, 5-day hut-to-hut traverse of the three huts located along the Presidential Range: Madison Spring, Lakes of the Clouds, and Mizpah Spring. We'll spend the first night at the Highland Center Lodge, then go southbound on the Appalachian Trail. We will also optionally summit all of the Presidential peaks along the way, including Mt Washington. Prerequisites Despite the relatively short distances between the huts and the lighter loads on our backs, these are still strenuous hikes. You must be in good physical condition, and you must have proper gear for alpine conditions. Mt Washington has some of the worst weather in the world, and winter conditions (even winter storms) are possible even in high summer. To help ensure everyone's safety, we will be screening everyone who applies for this trip. Important: The cost of this trip includes all breakfasts and dinners, you will be responsible for all of your lunches and snacks. An extensive pack list, meal planning tips, and detailed itinerary will be provided after registering. Please contact trip leaders with any questions. Itinerary Friday We stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch in 4-person bunkrooms. Saturday We'll take the AMC Hiker Shuttle departing the Highland Center at 9:00 AM to Valley Way trailhead and take one of several routes up to Madison Spring Hut. A quick soak for our tired feet in the cold stream which runs past the hut from Star Lake before watching the sunset with some after-dinner tea and coffee. 4.3 mi / 4050 ft Sunday We hike the AT to Lakes of the Clouds Hut, optionally summiting Mts Adams, Jefferson, Clay, and Mt Washington before descending to the Hut. If the weather is warm, swimming in the Upper Lake is permitted. Another spectacular sunset from the comfort of the Hut dining room. 7.3 mi / 3350 ft Monday We continue on the AT to Mizpah Spring Hut and finish the Presidential Range, optionally summiting Mts Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, and Jackson. 7.5 mi / 1600 ft Tuesday We descend from Mizpah Spring Hut to the Highland Center via the Mizpah Cutoff to the Crawford Path. You may drive home the same day or make separate arrangements to stay in Highland Center (or anywhere else) 2.6 mi / 1950(down)

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Benjamin Black (benjamin.black@gmail.com) , Justin Bailey (jbailey@outdoors.org) 631-767-3336, Ana Agudelo (anagudel06@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3D24
Link: Carpooling

20's & 30's Fire Island Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Overview: The only thing better than a summer weekend spent at the beach is a weekend at the beach with your AMC friends. Join us at the Appalachian Mountain Club cabin in the Atlantique neighborhood on Fire Island. August 9 - 11 is a designated Young Member weekend for those in their 20's and 30's, but everyone is welcome to join regardless of age. Planned activities: On Saturday morning let's walk to Ocean Beach to rent fat tire bikes (https://www.instagram.com/oceanbeach_bikerentals/). We can spend a couple of hours riding along the beach, followed by lunch in town at one of the restaurants. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. >> Check out our other Fire Island weekend, June 21-23 << What else can I do on Fire Island: Included with your fee the AMC cabin provides kayaks, sail boats, beach chairs and umbrellas Visit National Park Service managed sites including the Sunken Forrest and Fire Island Lighthouse (https://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm) Enjoy the nightlife in the nearby town of Ocean Beach or take a water taxi further up the island to Cherry Grove and The Pines Packing list: Rent linens for $20 or bring your own Footwear appropriate for long walks in sand Towel for showering or sitting on the beach Layers for chilly nights Water shoes for rocky beaches All the usual items: Sunscreen, bug spray, sun hat, daypack, toiletries, swimsuit, spending money and a positive attitude Notes for first time visitors: We're so glad you're joining us! Group meals are provided on Friday and Saturday night, as well as Saturday and Sunday morning. You're on your own for lunch so you can either bring food from home, or walk into Ocean Beach to pick up supplies in grocery stores. When you arrive at the cabin, you'll be asked to sign up for two easy chores, items like happy hour prep, breakfast clean up or other tasks that help keep the cabin running smoothly. There is a dedicated manager who will be cooking group meals. There are two large co-ed bunk rooms in the main cabin as well as cubby holes in the common area where you can keep smaller items such as water bottles or snacks for easy access. More information is available here: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/fire-island Directions: Download the Fire Island Ferry app before you leave home to make it easier to purchase tickets for the ferry service and water taxies. From NYC, take the LIRR to the Bay Shore stop. Walk to the ferry terminal or take a $5 shuttle bus ride there. Then board the ferry to the Atlantique stop (http://www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/dunewoodatlantique/), and from there it's a short walk to the AMC cabin.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Hiking, Paddling, Sailing, Walks
Location: Fire Island Cabin
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Emily Berry (AMC.EmilyBerry@gmail.com)

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 11 - Sunday, August 11

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: For more details about our games. location and scheduling

Raritan Sojourn 2019: Paddle South Branch of Raritan river from Clinton to Darts Mills

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

Paddle an easy 10-mile paddle on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Clinton to Darts Mills with a few riffles that vary with water levels. The river meanders through fields and woods covered with wild roses. We start at the Clinton Put-in located at the end of Ramsey Road. This trip is a gentle section through woodlands and fields. After 0.5 miles, the river opens to two large ponds created by dirt removal during the construction of Interstate Route 78. We will explore the ponds for turtles and frogs. Then will exit the ponds by staying on the left side. After passing under the Hamden Road Bridge, we will approach the Round Valley pumping station and a dam which will require a very easy portage on grass. We then continue and to stop for lunch at Camp Car (real bathrooms available). From Camp Car, we will continue down the river. When we reach Packer's Island it is best to stay in the left channel. After passing under the Route 31 Bridge, in 1.3 miles past Packer's Island the river will parallel route 523 on our right. The Darts Mill take-out is on the right about 350 yards from the bridge. A total of 10 Miles and about 5 to 6 hours with a lunch/bio stop. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Kayak or Canoe OK. Recommend no boats over 14 Feet. Early Out for a shorter trip at Camp Carr can be arranged. All details will be sent to registered participant one week before scheduled day. This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 2.8 Ft. or above 9.0 Ft., as per USGS 01397000 Gauge. Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Ramsey Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Bridgewater EMS

Raritan Sojourn 2019: South Branch of Raritan River - Flemington to Neshanic Station

Date: Sunday, August 18 - Sunday, August 18

Paddle 8 miles on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Flemington to Neshanic Station Township. There will be at least one portage over Rockerfellows Mill Rd. Dam and fun few other ripples along the way. Hopefully, the Bald Eagles will return to their nest for another year. We will pass by a few parks, farmland and several bridges as well. Lunch will be at Old York road in Three Bridges which will be an opportunity for an early out. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 4 .0 feet or above 5.5 feet, as per USGS 01397420. Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in the light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Exact details will sent out to one week prior to event to those who register
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Co-ed Softball in Central Park

Date: Sunday, August 18 - Sunday, August 18

We welcome adults of all ages and experience levels to join our friendly AMC co-ed softball games on Sundays from mid-April through the end of August. To participate, please visit our website https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park to RSVP as well as to get more details about our games, location and scheduling. See you on the field.

Activity Categories: Softball
Location: Central Park North Meadow
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Fern Stolper , Dwight Yee
Link: https://www.meetup.com/AMC-Sunday-Softball-in-Central-Park/

Raritan Sojourn 2019: South Branch of the Raritan River - Three Bridges to Branchburg

Date: Saturday, September 7 - Saturday, September 7

Kayak or canoe downriver on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Three Bridges, NJ to Old York Road in Branchburg, NJ. The 10-mile paddle will take around 4 to 5 hours with fairly steady but relaxed paddling with a lunch stop. This section of river flows through open space, sparse woods, and old fields, with lots bird life. This will be a flat-water paddle with a few class 1 ripples as the river meanders around many bends in a steady easy current. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. The downriver trip will end where South Branch joins the North Branch to become the Raritan River proper. Early out option at lunch stop about half-way at Elm Street in Neshanic Station.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full details will be sent to those who register about 1 week prior to the event.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Raritan Sojourn 2019 - Rain Date/Leaders Choice

Date: Sunday, September 8 - Sunday, September 8

Weill paddle a 10 mile section of the Raritan River. Exact deatils TBA announced. Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. PFDs will be worn at all times as requirement of the trip. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Full details will be sent to those who register about 1 week prior to the event. GPS not correct.
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Brian Horowitz (Brian.Horowitz@Yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Moose River Plains - West Canada Lakes Wilderness Bike-Packing (26 miles bike/5 miles hike) w/optional climb of Wakely Mtn.

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

This Bike-Packing scouting trip begins Friday evening as an arrive anytime car camping night at Wakely Dam. We begin early Saturday morning by driving to the Wilson Ridge Trailhead. Leaving our cars there we bicycle around the Little Moose Wilderness on first Cedar River Road and then Otter Brook Road. We then take the Otter Brook Trail to the junction of the Lost Pond Trail. This is a bike ride of 18.7 miles. We leave bikes there as we enter the West Canada Lakes Wilderness on a 2.6 mile backpack to the Cedar Lakes #2 Lean-to/Camping area which is on the Northville-Placid Trail. Sunday morning return to our bikes and continue on the Otter Brook Trail which at Little Moose Lake becomes the Wilson Ridge Trail. End at our cars. This is a bike ride of 6.8 miles and hike of 2.6 miles. Note: There is one difficult stream crossing on Otter Brook Trail that may require we stop and retrace our route, find a new camping spot for Saturday night and return to our cars Sunday via Cedar River Road. See Otter Brook Pond Trail trip report for more information. Optional climb of Wakely Mountain. Leader will be arriving Thursday night to camp at Wakely Dam for a Friday ascent of Wakely Mountain. Wakely is #66 on the Adirondack 100 highest list at 3,766'. Let leader know if you want to do this optional climb. Ascent is 6 miles round trip if we drive to the trailhead. We will probably walk which will add 1 mile. Note that this is a scouting trip for the leader. I have visited Wakely Dam, climbed Wakely Mountain this past winter and driven Cedar River and Otter Brook Roads. I've hiked the N-P where we will be camping Saturday night. The rest is new. The roads are sand or gravel and generally flat or rolling. Otter Brook Trail according to the trip reports are generally a flat woods road. Helmets, gloves, high visibility vest, spare tube & repair parts required along with backpacking gear that you can safely carry riding a bike. Mountain or Hybrid bikes only. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time for looking around and relaxing. Trip photo is the view from where we will camp Saturday.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Bicycling - Mountain
Location: Indian Lake NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Dave Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: John Wrynn (jwrynn@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate w/one bad stream crossing
Link: Route map & photos along route

Seniors Autumn Hiking Midweek Getaway

Date: Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3

Get out with Seniors and other friends for an Autumn Hiking Midweek Getaway. Don't miss the final Chapter Event at Corman Harriman Outdoor Center this year! John Rowen and other hike leaders will offer 2 hikes a day at varying difficulty levels on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Stay for 3 days and 2 nights in either Stone Lodge Cabin, White Oak Cabin, or Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. All cabins have bedrooms with comfortable bunk beds with thick mattresses, 2 blankets, and a pillow. Stone Lodge has indoor bathrooms and a kitchen. Modern bathhouses are near White Oak and camping platforms. Dinners (Tuesday & Wednesday) and Breakfasts (Wednesday & Thursday) will be served in the Dining Hall. Registration is mandatory. Space is limited to 22 cabin and 8 camping participants. Register by Tuesday, September 17th midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet attached to their registration confirmation. Cost, Early Bird Prices Cabin, Stone Lodge: $190 Members / $250 Non-members Cabin, White Oak: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After September 17th midnight, $20 will be added to all Early Bird Prices. This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required. Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Rowen
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Driviing Directions to Corman Harriman Outdoor Center

Bike Old Croton Aqueduct - Croton to Yonkers

Date: Saturday, October 19 - Saturday, October 19

Must RSVP. Hybrid or Mountain Bike. Helmet and gloves are required. Bring adequate drinks, though we stop to buy lunch. Terrain: Rolling, flat, and minor hills. Enjoy an all-day, leisurely, Halloween, one-way ride through Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow including the historic Old Dutch Church. From the Croton Point Park, bicycle the dirt path of the OCA with many stops including Sing Sing, Octagon House, OCA Visitor Center, Lyndhurst, and the many weirs and conical ventilators. We set the tone and pace with a meditative labyrinth walk. Coursing through the middle of Westchester, the route is sometimes tricky to find, hence a guided tour. Early out options. The trail itself is mostly flat but there are some moderate climbs where we get on and off the trail at the fragmented points, and on the way to and back from our lunch stop in Tarrytown, NY. We take the Metro-North train back to Croton-Harmon from Yonkers ($5 bike pass (re-usable forever if you buy at Grand Central) + $5 fare). Must have wider tires, no road bikes. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Map of route available at: Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct: http://www.aqueduct.org/ For more details and meet time, contact L.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Westchester County
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Skip Doyle (OutdoorSkipper@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Trip Difficulty: 8B25
Link: Old Croton Aqueduct