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Table Rocks 2F6(H)

Date: Tuesday, August 20

The Four Crevice route. Long loose fitting pants, good traction, and two headlamps required. Side trip to a long cave possible. Please register by cell, text, or email: martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mohonk Preserve
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp (martymcarp@gmail.com) 845-214-8520 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 2F6

Family Forest Splendor Midweek at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 22

Enjoy one more mini-vacation with your family before school starts! Spend 3-days, 2 nights glamping in a renovated cabin or a comfy tent in the woods.Meals, nature crafts and other kid-friendly outdoor activities are included! This midweek adventure will offer families delightful hikes along with rustic nature crafts, leaf printing art, a planting project, and more. There will be plenty of time for families to relax and engage in activities on their own. Kids of all ages are welcome. Nature crafts are aimed at ages 6-12 year olds. Families who would like to fish should bring their poles and lures, and I will be glad to go over some good techniques to fish Breakneck Pond. This program is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling equipment is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed; no permit is required. Loaner tents and sleeping pads are available. Choose to stay in either a newly renovated cabin or tent platforms. Storm King Cabin has 4 bedrooms, each with 4 bunks. There is a large center common room and 2 small refrigerators. Thick mattresses, blankets, and pillows are provided. Each Beaver Brook Tent Platform can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure beatbox is available for food storage. Bath houses are nearby and have hot showers and flush toilets. Check in that the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Tuesday at 3 p.m. Plan to arrive by 6 p.m. for dinner. Check out time is Thursday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 p.m. Registration is mandatory. Programs fill quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 tenting guests. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Register by Tuesday, August 6th midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an information sheet at least one week prior to the event. Kid prices are discounted. Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refundminus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advanceare not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a probram, registrants will benotified 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: Aurora Olivieri
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on Eventbrite

Bonticou Cave 2F5(H)

Date: Thursday, August 22

Front Door entrance to Panda Cellphone exit. If the Panda rocks are wet we will switch to the Triumph exit. Please wear long loose fitting pants, shoes w/good traction, and bring 2 headlamps.Please register by cell, text, or email: martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mohonk Preserve
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Marty Carp (martymcarp@gmail.com) 845-214-8520 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 2F5

Jones Beach by the Boards 3A4½(W)

Date: Thursday, August 22 - Thursday, August 22

Let us soak in the embracing August South Shore sunshine without getting wet! The group meets at 10:20am in parking field 6, and our brisk back-and-forth on the boardwalk starts at 10:30 from the area of the east restrooms, or mile 0.0. We should have lunch about 12:20pm, in the vicinity of the Boardwalk Cafe. You may wanna bring your own! Finish at about 1:10. Please email leader of intent to join this event. NYS seniors are excused from the usual State Park entry fee. Morning rain or rain in the forecast would cancel.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Parking Field 6, Jones Beach, NY
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Mike Handelsman (hikermike7@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3A4½

20s and 30s Thirsty Third Thursday

Date: Thursday, August 22 - Thursday, August 22

Join us at the 20's & 30's Thirsty Third Thursdays - a happy hour held on the third Thursday of every month. 20's & 30's (or young heart too!) is an affinity group within the Appalachian Mountain Club NYNJ Chapter. Our events are open to to anyone who as an interest in the outdoors and would love to get involved with a large and active community of outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, and trip leaders. The Thirsty Third Thursday's serve as a great opportunity to meet fellow AMC folk, aspiring trip leaders, and seasoned outdoor veterans. We share stories, ideas, and advice over a cold beverage. If you are a bit shy, or not sure if this is a group you're quite ready to spend a day on the trail, rock, or water with then we invite you to come get to know us!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: New York Beer Company, 321 W. 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: John Perilli

Adventure Sail Weekend

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Calling all mates-come for a sailing adventure. Come for a sailing adventure and meet new and old sailing allies! Basic sailing skills necessary, with coaching included! Weather conditions permitting, Saturday will be a day long sail trip on the Great South Bay for the entire fleet (past adventures have been trips to the Fire Island Lighthouse and Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest. On Sunday there will be a day of sloops and Sunfish adventures, or you can find a moment to go to the beach and/or use a canoe or kayak if you so desire. Mgrs: Lorraine and Andy Lurie. Basic skills required- this is NOT an instructional weekend.

Activity Categories: Sailing
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: Fire Island Lighthouse

Do Nothing Weekend! at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Let us wrap up our Summer in a relaxing weekend. We have organized a guided hiking trip to Ramapo Torne on Saturday. I will host a Speaker Series to share my AMC adventures in Scotland. All other times are on your own - you can read a book, relax in the swim dock, enjoy sunbathing, take a kayak out to the Breakneck pond, or do a morning yoga. It is all your choices. No experiences necessary. Just bring your sense of humor and be ready to share lots of laughs! Bring games and musical instruments for group fun! You have a choice of bunking in a cabin or camping for two nights. We will separate family cabins and adults only cabins. We have space available in Storm King 1 which includes 4 bedrooms that each sleep 4 along with a shared common room. For camping we have tent platforms at the Beaver Brook camping site. Each tent platform can fit 4 two person tents. Bathroom facilities are nearby both the cabin and camping. We will all eat together in the Dining Hall. If tenting, bring your usual camping gear, though you may also borrow tents and sleeping pads from the camp. This program is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling equipment is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is accessible by public transportation Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 16 cabin and 8 camping guests. Register by Friday, August 9th 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, August 9th midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-member Rate includes 2 nights accomodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts, and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing for fees for Non-members. 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: Carrie Ho
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Become an AMC member

Interchapter Wilderness Skills Workshop at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

Learn all the skills to be an accomplished outdoor enthusiast! This weekend skills workshop is great for both novices and experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Join us for an Interchapter weekend focused on learning the Hard Skills you need to confidently enjoy the outdoors. This course is mix of classroom, plus lots and lots of practical, hands-on, situational instruction. Curriculum & Schedule (subject to change): - Demo the Latest Camping Equipment - Select the Right Gear for the Right Situation - Choose the Best Backcountry Campsites - Build a Fire - Five Ways & in the Rain - Cook Over an Open Fire - Canoe and Kayak Safety & Rescue - Knots & Lines for Hikers, Campers, Boaters and Climbers - Backcountry Navigation: Map, Compass and GPS - Plan a Route - Erase the Trace - Anticipate & Manage Weather Conditions - Oh Shoot! Now what?! Deal with Common Emergencies - Forage for Edibles - Gear Hacks - and more! In the evening, we will put those skills to use building a giant bonfire to roast marshmallows and wallow in s'mores. Bring musical instruments if you want to jam. Bring your usual hiking and/or backpacking gear. Tents and sleeping pads may be borrowed from the camp. Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 56 overnight guests. Register required by Friday, August 9 midnight. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Friday, August 9th midnight ... Cabin: $195 Members / $250 Non-members Camping: $145 Members / $185 Non-members Fees include 2 Nights accommodation with 2 Dinners (Fri/Sat) and 2 Breakfast (Sat/Sun) and AMC volunteer leadership. 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), 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: Register on Eventbrite

Paddle Lake Lillinonah (Housatonic R.) to Lovers' Leap, Western CT

Date: Saturday, August 24

Grab your lover and paddle with us to the romantic, but tragic, Lovers' Leap. No, we won't jump! We'll just paddle to it and climb to the top to see why this place attracts so many broken hearts. It's a spectacular point of interest - a gorge, a river and dramatic views. A place where spurned lovers opt for dramatic acts. WARNING: If you've been spurned recently, I'm not responsible for your actions. Paddling distance is 12 +/- miles. Hike is short, but steep. Bring water footwear and comfortable walking shoes, lunch, water, your paddling gear & boat (canoe or kayak). PFDs required while on water. There are no rentals in the area. If you don't have a boat, you can rent, inexpensively, from AMC-NY/NoJ at the Barn. You will need a car and know how to cartop a boat. A roof rack is best.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Western Connecticut
Region: Connecticut, West of River
Leader: Russ Faller (RussOutdoors@yahoo.com) 845-297-5126 (NCA 9 p.m.)

Lehigh River - White Haven to Rockport, Class III

Date: Saturday, August 24

Expect summer time temperatures, loads of fun and good company. Register with Ivan Schwartz: is.wolfram@yahoo.com

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley
Leader: Neil Grossman (neilgrossman@mindspring.com) , Ivan Schwartz (is.wolfram@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Ivan Schwartz (is.wolfram@yahoo.com)

Van Cortlandt Park in Summer - 6 miles 2C6(H)

Date: Saturday, August 24

Explore trails in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, at a moderate 2.5- 3.0 mph pace. Some minor hills but little altitude gain. Our trails will include; The John Muir Trail, Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, Putnam Trail and several rustic trails in the northwest forest. A walking stick or poles would be helpful. Bring lunch and drinks. Restrooms are available. Early out to the IRT #1 train if needed. Wet weather cancels. The group meets at 8:45 a.m., street level at the last stop on the IRT #4 subway line (Woodlawn). We begin at 9 a.m. Give yourself enough time to get there.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bronx, NY
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Steve Galla (steve@stevegalla.com) 914-953-2222 (Text me anytime. Call from the #4 IRT.)
Trip Difficulty: 2C6 - Easy-moderate

10 mile Fahnestock Hike 3D10(H)

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Saturday, August 24

Let's go on another fun hike on the on Sat. to Fahnestock Park which isn't hiked often. We will start the hike by taking a short car shuttle to AT parking lot on route 301. The planned route on this 8-10-mile hike is to take the AT to the 3-Lakes trail, and 3-lakes trail to the parking lot. The hike could be modified based upon the ground conditions, and the temperature. 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 4 quarts of water and your lunch. This is an all-day hike that will start at 9:00 AM and end 6-7 hours later. Rain or extreme extreme heat cancels. We will meet in Cold Spring and drive to the AT parking lot. Trans. 5D, but take the early train that leaves at 7:32, and arrives at 9:00. Those using Public Transportation take the 7:32 Metro North Trail to Cold Spring. If you are driving take 9D 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: 3D10

Great Views on Hike From Cold Spring 3D6(H)

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Saturday, August 24

Registration is requested by clicking on the REGISTER NOW link above 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 the many last minute cancellations and some no shows. Enjoy a late summer day in the Hudson Highlands on a 6 mile hike where we do most of our uphill ascent in the morning, on trails with beautiful views of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains, as we make our way to a particularly scenic lunch spot on the ridge. There will be plenty of time afterwards to relax in Cold Spring, and visit the galleries, have a drink or meal in the restaurants, and spend some time along the waterfront promenade. The hike takes us up Mount Taurus on the Washburn trail, where we switch to the Undercliff trail to get part way up to Breakneck Ridge (we do not climb the face of Breakneck). We then then exit on to the Brook and Cornish woods roads trails back to the starting point in Cold Spring. There are trains back to Manhattan at least every hour on the scenic Metro North Hudson line. Though this hike is a bit shorter than some others, it is not easy. We will hike at a steady, brisk 3 level (not fast, but definitely not slow) pace over a distance of 6 miles, with some steep hills on hiking trails in the forest and on rocky terrain. Cumulative elevation gain will be approximately 1500 feet. Hikers should wear hiking boots, have at least 2-3 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch, and be in good condition to complete a strenuous hike on a summer day (Per AMC policy, please no dogs, unless indicated otherwise). Rain or even questionable forecast, as well as very wet and slippery rocks, may cancel or modify; check website for latest updates.  We meet at 10:15 in Cold Spring.  The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Grand Central and cars (AMC Trans code: 5D 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. 5 8:32 a.m. METRO-NORTH RR http://www.mta.info/schedules) Poughkeepsie train from GCT. D. Cold Spring, Putnam CO., NY. Arr. 9:57. Meet at foot of Main St. (near Cold Spring Depot Restaurant).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 1 Depot Square, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: David Lamb
Trip Difficulty: 3D6
Link: Transportation Codes

Young Member's Breakneck & Fire Tower Hike 2D8(YM)

Date: Saturday, August 24 - Saturday, August 24

As the summer comes to an end, join the Young Members for a hike over Breakneck Ridge to a fire tower with great views of the Hudson Valley along the way. We will end in the town of Beacon, where we may stop at a brewery and/or ice cream shop. This is a strenuous hike with significant elevation gain (~2,250 ft) across 6 miles, plus an additional 2.5 miles through town. This includes a 1,200 ft climb in the first mile on Breakneck Ridge itself. Expect some rock scrambling and some loose rocks along the trail, so hiking boots or at the very least sneakers with good grip are recommended. Please do not wear tennis shoes or sandals. In terms of other gear, it is recommended that you bring 2-3 liters of water, sun protection, snacks/lunch, bug protection, and rain gear if the forecast calls for it. Time: 10:30am, 8/24/19 Location: Breakneck Ridge trail head/train station Distance: 8.5 mi Elevation Gain: 2,250 ft Public Transportation Directions: If you are coming from New York City, plan to meet at Grand Central Terminal at 8:20am to take the 8:45am Metro North train heading to Poughkeepsie with the destination of Breakneck ridge. ONLY buy a 1 way ticket, as we will be taking a different train back. Driving Directions: There is a parking lot at the trailhead. In case it becomes full, there is parking available along the road. Keep in mind that this is a through-hike, so to get back to the parking lot you will likely need to take a train one stop or a cab to get back to the parking lot. Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/UDmWb54a1YeZh71c9

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Breakneck Ridge trailhead, Fishkill, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Praveen Mahendran (pravmah2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2D8
Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/breakneck-ridge-trail-to-casino-trail

4 Lakes and Dips 3C8(H)

Date: Sunday, August 25

Let's take advantage of the waning days of summer and beat the heat as we take a nice hike in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and visit four different lakes and take a swim in each one. Total hike is about 8 miles but only about 2 miles between each lake. Wear your bathing suit or hiking shorts that can get wet yet dry quickly. There is a privy/changing room at the trailhead. Bring plenty of water and lunch as well as a towel and sunscreen. Water shoes are helpful as well in some situations. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot for Blue Mountain Lakes (see driving directions). Registration not required, but contact leader with any questions (gbernet@ptd.net). There is no public transportation to this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Mountain Lakes, DWGNRA
Region: New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap
Leader: Greg Bernet (gbernet@ptd.net)
Trip Difficulty: 3C8

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation 3½C12(H)

Date: Sunday, August 25 - Sunday, August 25

Late August features the tall grasses of the WPR meadows in their most resplendent colors. The forested sections of the park are as lush and well-shaded as they will be all year. The fast 3-pace is allowed by the generally smooth terrain and the expected lower temp & humidity. And various hills throughout the park will keep us aerobically engaged PLEASE EMAIL IF INTENDING TO JOIN. Meeting details in my replies. A fee of $10 per car is charged. No public transportation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cross River, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Mike Handelsman (hikermike7@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3½C12

Labor Day Weekend

Date: Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 1

A lovely weekend to enjoy all that Fire Island has to offer. The Bay and Ocean water is at its warmest. Relax and enjoy, your time is your own! Reserve Sunday (bunk only, no meals) as a midweek night. Mgrs: Len Keff and Joe Marabello.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Friends & Family Labor Day Weekend of Hiking & Swimming at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

Enjoy a Day or a Whole Weekend of hiking, boating, camping, music and more over Labor Day Weekend. Everyone is Welcome! In the mornings after breakfast, we'll explore the local trails around the camp, all of which have great views. We might even find a few wild raspberries along the way. In the afternoon, we'll kayak around the lake exploring the quiet stretches of water at the opposite side of Breakneck Pond and hopefully see a mating pair of great blue herons. Before dinner in the Dining Hall, there will be time to go for a cooling swim in the lake or hang out on the swim dock. After dinner, we can enjoy a campfire or a sunset paddle. Everyone is welcome to join planned activities or do their own thing. We have Cabin space available in an accessible cabin with a private bath and camping at the Beaver Brook Shelters. Each shelter can accommodate 4 backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Modern bath houses are nearby. Breakfast and Dinners are served in the Dining Hall. Choose to include all breakfasts and dinners in this weekend for a total vacation. Or, BYO meals or purchase individually when registering. Waiting to purchasing meals at the camp will incur a 20% late order fee. Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Monday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Registration Registration is mandatory. This program sold out last year. So register early! Space is limited to 4 cabin and 20 camping guests. Register by Friday, August 16 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. There is no pickup from Sloatsburg, so be sure to make arrangments with the camp office or a car service for a ride to camp, Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin: $150 Members / $165 Non-members; Youth&Child (100M/115NM) Camping: $75 Members / $90 Non-members; Youth & Child (50M/65NM) After Friday, August 16 midnight ... Cabin: $170 Members / $185 Non-members; Youth&Child (120M/135NM) Camping: $95 Members / $110 Non-members; Youth & Child (70M/85NM) 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: Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on EventBrite

Backpacking the Hammersley Wild Area (2C21)

Date: Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

The Hammersley Wild Area lies within the Susquehannock State Forest and is known for its beautiful forests and streams. Trekkers remark about solitude, quietude, and dark evening skies given it is the largest roadless area in Pennsylvania. There are 50+ miles of marked hiking trails including a 9-mile portion of the Susquehannock Trail System (STS). This is a scouting trip with each day consisting of relatively short backpack treks followed by day hikes. Elevation gains are moderate. There will be some bushwhacking and several stream crossings. Backpack distance is approximately 21 miles. Plans will be influenced by weather, trail/stream conditions, and available daylight; balancing a sense of adventure with group welfare. Day 1 we'll meet 3 pm Friday, park at the Cross Fork Trailhead, then shuttle a few cars to our starting point at the Dutlinger Trailhead. Camp is about 1 mile up the Hammersley Trail. We'll then hike an out-and-back, about 3 miles total, to see virgin hemlocks that escaped PA's lumber heyday. Day 2 heads north up the Hammersley Trail which eventually joins the STS. Softwood forests transition to hardwood. Along the way we'll stop at the "The Pool", reputed to be one of the best swimming holes in the state, then continue up the trail evaluating several campsite options along the way. Total distance 6- 7 miles. A day hike will be planned after establishing camp. Day 3 we will backpack roughly 6 miles, starting with a bushwhack up a pipeline cut to the Twin Sisters Trailhead. At the trailhead water supplies will be replenished from a drop vehicle, carrying enough water to last the remainder of the trip. After tramping down the Twin Sisters Trail to a gorgeous mountaintop meadow we'll set up camp and explore day hike options. Day 4 continues southbound on the Twin Sisters Trail, rejoining the STS and heading back to our vehicles at the Cross Fork Trailhead. After backpacking 7 miles there's an optional adventure to explore rumors of a gigantic burger, called the "Bubba", at a local eatery. Participants must have previous multi-day trip experience backpacking over demanding trails and terrain including bushwhacking and stream crossings. Due to the remote location, participants must also have prior experience planning, carrying, and rationing food/water for multiple days.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Cross Forks Trail Head (Cross Forks, PA)
Region: Pennsylvania, Central
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Jean MacFarlane
Co-Leader: Blase Hartman
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Hammersley Trip Report - Mid Atlantic Hikes

Esopus Creek, CL I+/II

Date: Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2

Let us paddle the Esopus on Labor Day weekend! We will paddle this classic and fun river. Both the upper II+ and the easier I+ lower section so there will be entertainment for a range of boaters. We will be camping Friday Saturday and Sunday night. What a mellow way to wind down the summer. Come for just a day if that's what works for you!

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Charles Michener (charlesmichener@msn.com) 917-370-1591 (NCA 9 p.m.)

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 1 - Thursday, September 5

Midweek at Fire Island. Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Yoga Workshop

Date: Tuesday, September 3 - Thursday, September 5

Gentle Flow Yoga with Jonnie Dale. Includes breath and meditation exercises to increase flexibility, strength and joy.

Activity Categories: Social Events, Yoga
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Qigong/Yoga Vegetarian Weekend

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

Join Kripalu trained leader Martina Puchta to calm, strengthen and ground yourself! Practice Quigong breathing and energizing movement sequences as well as Yoga poses and flow. Mgrs: Kinga Bernath and Paul Ewey.

Activity Categories: Yoga
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Martina Puchta
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Northern Dolly Sods Novice Backpack (2C14)

Date: Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8

Love hiking and ready to try backpacking? Join us in northern Dolly Sods, WV for a 14 mile basecamp and hike. We'll backpack in about 1.25 miles to a wilderness campsite on Friday, do an 11-mile loop day hike on Saturday, then backpack out 1.25 miles on Sunday. Meet at 3:00 PM at the Bear Rocks Trailhead on Friday, Sept. 6. We'll hike west on Bear Rocks Trail (TR522) about 1.25 miles to a campsite south of the trail just before Raven Ridge Trail (TR521). If this campsite is taken, we'll continue on a quarter mile to another campsite on Raven Ridge Trail (TR521) just past Beaver View Trail (TR523). We will encounter a couple stream crossings on our way to either campsite. On Saturday, we'll do an 11-mile loop day hike beginning on Raven Ridge Trail (TR521), then head south on Rocky Ridge Trail (TR524) with beautiful views of the valley and large rock outcroppings. At a major trail intersection we'll head east on Blackbird Knob Trail (TR511), north on Upper Red Creek Trail (TR509), north on Raven Ridge Trail (TR521) and back to camp. We will encounter several stream crossings, rocky areas, and muddy trails. Sunday, we will hike approx. 1.25 miles east back out the Bear Rocks Trail (TR522) to our cars at the trailhead. Participants should have moderate hiking experience and can be new to backpacking. Our hiking pace is slow, as there is lots of beautiful scenery to be enjoyed. Required backpacking gear must include the following: Backpack with pack cover Tent, stakes, guylines, groundcloth or hammock and tarp 3-season sleeping bag Sleep pad Cook pot, spoon, cup or mug Backpacking stove Matches or lighter Bear resistant food storage - either Ursack or bear canister Water bottles to carry at least 2 liters Water purification system Dry towel and/or bandana Travel size toothbrush and toothpaste Any medications, vitamins, supplements, etc. you require Toilet paper or wipes, toiletry bag, hand sanitizer Headlamp or small flashlight Small wallet or bag for ID Sleeping top and bottoms Socks to sleep in Rain jacket Water shoes for stream crossings Feel free to ask questions of the leaders. We will discuss specific gear via email once participants have registered.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Dolly Sods
Region: West Virginia
Leader: Jill Watkins (jill@watkinsdesignworks.com) , Jean MacFarlane , Ron Phelps
Trip Difficulty: Novice backpack and moderate day hike
Link: Dolly Sods Map

From the Heights to Hoboken 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, September 7

Explore Jersey City from the Heights-Jersey City Heights, that is! Amazing streets lined with Queen Anne style homes combine with natural landscapes to offer an interesting visual mix. At the eastern edge of the Heights, look down beyond Hoboken rooftops for views of New York City broad and deep. Please bring lunch. The walk is approximately six miles. Meet at 10:30 am outside the Journal Square PATH station facing Loews Theater; the Jackie Robinson statue is nearby. From Manhattan, take the 33rd Street Path Train to Journal Square (you can get the 33rd Street Path train from any of these stops: W.33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th or Christopher Street..) The World Trade Center PATH is currently closed on the weekend.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Journal Square Path Plaza, Jersey City
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6

SBM Trail Maintenance Volunteer Work Day - Saturday

Date: Saturday, September 7 - Saturday, September 7

Give a little back 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 a well-deserved swim and rest! If there is space, you can purchase an upgrade to stay overnight Registration: Registration is mandatory. Spaces are limited to 8 participants. Cost: FREE Event includes volunteer leadership, access to the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, and Social Hour nibbles. BYO lunch and adult beverages. Cancellation Policy Please cancel online in advance so your space can be made available for other participants.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Link: Register on Eventbrite

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) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 8 - Thursday, September 12

No activities scheduled. Do your own thing! Sunday check-in is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

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) , Susan Allen (susanwallen70@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not for beginners
Link: Raritan Headwaters Association

Big Pond to Russell Brook Falls - Catskills - 3 Day Backpacking Trip (2C30)

Date: Thursday, September 12 - Sunday, September 15

The Delaware Ridge Trails are not heavily used or maintained ! There will be lots of ascents & descents but the mountains are not very high. That said this trip will provide the backpacker with a wilderness experience unlike more heavily used Catskills trails. Join us for this peak experience and expect solitude and minimally maintained trails. Total 30 miles: 12.7 day one, 10.6 day two & 6.7 miles the last day with the expectation of adjusting the mileage to suit the wishes of the group. The pace will be 1.5/MPH on the flats and 1 MPH on the inclines/ascents . As we have 2 leaders those who hike faster may form a seperate group. Participants will meet before dark Thursday 9/12 to do the car shuttle and camp overnight. Or participants will meet the group at the Big Pond trailhead 8 AM Fiday morning 9/13.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Roscoe NY
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Christopher Bickford (chrisbick4d@gmail.com) 646-334-1525 (Not after 9 PM) , Russ Faller
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: Note the 3 season Gear List.

Sloop Sailing Weekend

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

Hop aboard one of our sloops for 2-hour sailing trips on the Great South Bay. Sit back, enjoy the ride and perhaps try your hand at the tiller. Mgrs: Ted Pitt and Liz Tymczyszyn.

Activity Categories: Sailing, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Wilderness First Aid Instruction at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) will be held twice in 2019 at the AMC Harriman Camp, once in the spring and again in the autumn. Check the New York/North Jersey Chapter web site for exact 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. Overnight Students will stay at Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. Meals are not included and may be purchased individually upon arrival or self-catered. There is a bearbox and campfire grill near the shelters. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are nearby. 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 camping and day guests. Register by Tuesday, September 3rd midnight. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet with their Confirmation email. Cost Camp (Beaver Brook Tent Platforms): $200 Members / $265 Non-members Day Only: $155 Members / $210 Non-members Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (if applicable), instruction, course materials, certification (if test is passed), and volunteer leadership. Meals are not included and may be purchased on arrival. There is a secure bear box and campfire grill if you prefer to cook your own meals. 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, First Aid, Instruction (Skills), Social Events
Location: The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Richard Dabal
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: AMC Trip Policy

MidAtlantic End of Summer Blowout at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15

Choose from a full slate of activities each day including yoga, numerous multi-level hikes, and leisurely paddling trips. Then enjoy a restful sunbathing session or cooling swim in the lake while we enjoy Social Hour. After a gourmet dinner, hang out by the campfire or stargaze over the lake. Bring musical instruments and games to round out a great weekend! This program is led jointly by Volunteer Leaders with the New York-North Jersey, Mohawk Hudson and Delaware Valley Chapters and organized by the Harriman Program Committee. Paddling equipment at the facility is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed; no permit is required. Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is accessible by public transportation. Registration ** Read Carefully ** Registration is mandatory. A similar program last year was sold out, so register early! Register by August 30 midnight for Reduced Early Bird Prices. Registered guests will receive an Information Sheet at least one week prior to the event. Cost Early Bird Prices Cabin (w/indoor bathroom): $195 Members / $250 Non-members Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members Camping: $125 Members / $165 Non-members After Fri, August 30 midnight ... Cabin (w/indoor bathroom): $215 Members / $270 Non-members 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, Paddling, Social Events
Location: Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Eileen Yin
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register on Eventbrite

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

Tallman Mountain State Park 2C7(H)

Date: Saturday, September 14 - Saturday, September 14

Tallman Mountain State Park (Rockland Co, NY). 11:15 a.m. 7 miles. We will hike through the Park and view the berms and salt marsh and learn its interesting history as a former oil tank farm. Then it's out on the Piermont Pier to follow in the footsteps of the 40,000 US Troops per month who marched to the waiting ships to transport them to the Atlantic Theater during WWII. We will see many sights as we walk the mile-long Piermont pier halfway across the Hudson! Finally, we will learn of the historic transformation of Piermont, NY from a blue collar factory town to its present day status. Trails include the Tallman Bike Path and the Long Path. Bring lunch and water. Adverse conditions will alter the route. Don't worry, this will be a moderate paced fun hike. Hiking boots or good sneakers recommended. We meet in front of 450 Piermont Ave. (building with mural), corner of Tate and Piermont Ave. in Piermont NY. The meeting spot is right across the street from the restaurant 14 and Hudson. Drivers should park in municipal lot D which is on the right hand side off of Gair St. Do Not park on Piermont Avenue. Trans. 7E BUT take 10:40 Rockland Coaches 9A bus from the GW Bridge Terminal to meet us in Piermont by 11:17. Tell the driver you are going to Piermont, NY. The bus will drop you off right in front of 450 Piermont Ave. (building with mural) on the corner of Tate and Piermont Aves., where we will be waiting. Steady rain, or serious threat of thunderstorms will modify or cancel hike. Note that we are NOT meeting in Tallman Mountain State Park itself.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Piermont, NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: John Jurasek (jurasek@optonline.net) 845-519-4247 (NCA 10 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: 2C7

Canoeing and Coastal Cleanup Weekend

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

Participate in these exciting activities offered on the weekend: American Canoe Association: Intro to Paddling Workshop: During this hands-on experience, basic skills and safety will be introduced by leaders Carol and Tom Durkin. Learn tandem paddling strokes and rescue. Instruction will include how to travel on open water, canoe games and quiet water maneuvers. This workshop will prepare you for a lifetime of canoeing. Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 21: Join AMCers as we participate in an exciting conservation effort. Collect and record marine debris from a section of the beach or bay Help preserve the coastal environment and provide data for a national research project. Mgrs: Merri and Rance Fox.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Paddling, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: Ocean Conservancy

Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day

Date: Saturday, September 21

Join AMCers as we participate in an exciting conservation effort. Collect and record marine debris from a section of the beach and along the Great South Bay to help preserve the coastal environment and provide data for a national research project. There is no day guest fee for participants. Contact Marie Tanner by September 17 for further information.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Marie Tanner 718-379-7508
Link: Ocean Conservancy

Rally on the River

Date: Saturday, September 21 - Saturday, September 21

Let's be the advocate of our own water resource, Hudson River, and join the Riverkeeper (https://www.riverkeeper.org/) for its inaugural 'Rally on the River' and run/paddle 5k, participate in the yoga session and enjoy the live music. "100% of the proceeds from the event will go to help Riverkeeper fulfill our mission to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries and the drinking water for millions of New Yorkers." For more information about the event and registration, visit: https://www.classy.org/event/rally-on-the-river/e244278?utm_source=emailsubs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rally2019 RSVP'ing here will NOT secure your spot at the surf & turf event or the yoga session. You must register for the event(s) on your own at the aforementioned event's site. The group will meet at Factoria at Charles Point (5 John Walsh Boulevard, Peekskill, NY 10566) at 13:00. Rides (two seats) are available from and back to Weehawken/Union City, which is a mere 10~15-min bus ride from PABT. Seats are offered on the first come; first served basis. Feel free to inquire about the availability. All the associated costs will be shared. Alternatively, you may take the 11:45 Metro North Hudson Line from Grand Central, which arrives at Peekskill at 12:52. I can scoop up 4 people from the train station to the event stie. Or, you may choose to walk along the scenic Hudson River for 1.3 miles to the event site.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Music, Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: The Factoria at Charles Point (5 John Walsh Boulevard, Peekskill, NY 10566)
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 1A3
Link: Rally on the River (event site)

Hike Schunnemunk Mountain 3D12(H)

Date: Sunday, September 22

Hike this local jewel, check out the Megaliths and great views

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Schunnemunk Mountain
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Tim Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Registrar: Tim Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3D12

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 22 - Thursday, September 26

No activities scheduled. Do your own thing! Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

Irish Music in a Dindle Pub

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

Dan Hunt and Gina Carmody will lead us in the great tradition of Irish music and song for a rollicking good time. A few dance steps might be thrown in as well! Mgrs: Alison North and Andrew Kirsch.

Activity Categories: Music, Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Dolly Sods Wilderness Two Night 14 mile Overlook Lovers Beginner Backpack, WV (2C14)

Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29

A two night backpack in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia. Start Friday afternoon at 3:00 and hike 2 miles to a spectacular overlook on the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail. On Saturday move camp to the Lion's Head overlook on Breathed Mountain over another 5 miles. On Sunday hike 7 miles to our cars on this point-to-point backpack. There will be plenty of time to relax and look at the view and swim. This backpack is suitable for beginners in good physical condition. Please note that the trails tend to be rocky and wet. There are several stream crossings and one of the campsites sometimes require a long walk for water.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Laneville WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Jill Watkins (jill@watkinsdesignworks.com) 304-553-4910 (Call before 5:00 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: For a good map of the area.

New York Renaissance Faire

Date: Saturday, September 28 - Saturday, September 28

(Attention: Rain Alt. - 10/5) We organize numerous day-hikes, backpacking trips and paddling events in and around Harriman State Park almost every weekend, but this is got to be something new! Let's time-warp several hundred years to the Renaissance period and enjoy a day at the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, NY. We will spend the day watching some Renaissance-themed live music/entertainment/plays and playing classic games. For more information about the event and tickets, refer to: https://renfair.com/ny/ Rides (two seats) are available from and back to Newark from where I'll be renting and returning a vehicle. Seats are offered on the first come; first served basis. Feel free to inquire about the availability. All the associated costs will be shared. Alternatively, you may also take the Coach USA Shortline Bus from PABT although you will be arriving at the festival site 1-1.5 hours after it kicks off to the general public and would have to catch the return bus shortly before the closure of the fest. If arriving by the bus, meet the rest of the group at the main entrance at 11:30. If the bus is farther delayed, text the leader and find out about the group's whereabouts upon your arrival. For more details about the bus and bus+festival combo tickets, visit: https://web.coachusa.com/shortline/booking.asp?action=ProductDetail&TRP=1&productId=3167

Activity Categories: Cultural, Music, Social Events, Walks
Location: The New York Renaissance Faire (600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987)
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 1A5
Link: New York Renaissance Faire

Midweek

Date: Sunday, September 29 - Thursday, October 3

No activities scheduled. Do your own thing! Sunday check-in time is 3pm.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Atlantique
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Fire Island Commitee
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Link: AMC Fire Island Cabin

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

Canoe & Kayak, Sedge Islands, TW1&2

Date: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6

An unbelievable paradise of sunsets and paddling. Wild-life and sea life abound, including clamming, guarding terrapin turtle eggs, and long or short course sea paddling. Bringing your own kayak, paddles, and PFDs is strongly recommended. All kayaks must have flotation: bulkheads or flotations bags. There are sit-atop tandem kayaks, paddles, and PFDs, but this will limit which paddling tours you can choose. 1-2 expert sea kayak instructor/leaders will be attending to help. Some paddling experience is required. Rain, wind, current and tidal strength may curtail the lengths of paddles, but will not cancel the trip. Be prepared for "wilderness" level of insect presence in some parts of island at dusk. Basic paddling experience expected. Must be able to lift and move kayaks to help set up seasonal storage. Trip is co-sponsored by AMC and Sebago paddling clubs. Very limited group size. This year, simple meals and menus will be decided in advance by both co-leaders, then participants contribute assigned items and help in cooking and cleaning. Preference given to registered adults (no teens or children) who meet criteria above. Registration does not guarantee participation. Instructions will follow. For questions, email co-leader, Mary Ann Hoag. maryannhoag@yahoo.com Texts preferred to phone calls.

Activity Categories: Birdwatching, Conservation, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Island Beach State Park
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Mary Ann Hoag (maryannhoag@yahoo.com) 212-729-3535 (NAC 9 pm)
Co-Leader: Mark Tiernan

Esopus Creek, Class 2+

Date: Saturday, October 5

Join the crowd on the last Esopus release of the year. Open to paddlers with Class 2 skills and an appropriate boat. Wet/dry suit required. Contact leader by email to register.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Martin Plante (mjplante@yahoo.com) 201-444-3248 (NCA 9 p.m.)
Registrar: Martin Plante (mjplante@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Class 2+
Link: Esopus Creek Gauge

Family AMC Carter Notch Hut Fall Folliage Overnight, White Mtns, NH

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Join us for Fall Folliage galore at AMC Carter Notch Hut, our eastern most hut and best kept secret, with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting in a notch with some of the finest scenery in the region; a world of towering cliffs and tranquil mountain lakes; the steep faces of Wildcat to the west and Carter Dome to the east; and two glacial tarns. We will hike in via 19 mile brook trail (3.8 miles, 2,050 ft.) carrying our sleeping bags, lunch and snacks, and water. This is a great way to introduce your kids to backpacking without needing to bring along a tent. We will hike at a moderate pace. There are lots of fun boulders to explore and climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or, for the brave, take a quick swim in the lake. Carter Notch Hut was built in 1914 and has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. The group will carry in supplies and enjoy a group dinner, prepared by participants and leaders, and then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after breakfast, we will hike back to our cars. You and your family must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with your own personal gear, sleeping bags and group food. This trip is appropriate for children > 6 years with adults who can hike 3-4 miles in mountainous terrain. Cost: $75 ($85 for non-members) includes lodging, Sat. dinner & Sun. breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2547 . For questions, please contact Bill Fischelis, bfischelis@gmail.com, (206) 782-0567.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Carter Notch Hut, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Bill Fischelis (bfischelis@gmail.com) 206-782-0567, Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-712-5013
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Family AMC Carter Notch Hut Fall Folliage Overnight, White Mtns, NH

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Join us for Fall Folliage galore at AMC Carter Notch Hut, our eastern most hut and best kept secret, with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting in a notch with some of the finest scenery in the region; a world of towering cliffs and tranquil mountain lakes; the steep faces of Wildcat to the west and Carter Dome to the east; and two glacial tarns. We will hike in via 19 mile brook trail (3.8 miles, 2,050 ft.) carrying our sleeping bags, lunch and snacks, and water. This is a great way to introduce your kids to backpacking without needing to bring along a tent. We will hike at a moderate pace. There are lots of fun boulders to explore and climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or, for the brave, take a quick swim in the lake. Carter Notch Hut was built in 1914 and has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. The group will carry in supplies and enjoy a group dinner, prepared by participants and leaders, and then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after breakfast, we will hike back to our cars. You and your family must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with your own personal gear, sleeping bags and group food. This trip is appropriate for children > 6 years with adults who can hike 3-4 miles in mountainous terrain. Cost: $75 ($85 for non-members) includes lodging, Sat. dinner & Sun. breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2547 . For questions, please contact Bill Fischelis, bfischelis@gmail.com, (206) 782-0567.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Carter Notch Hut, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-782-0567, Bill Fischelis (bfischelis@gmail.com) 206-782-0567
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Storm King Art Center

Date: Sunday, October 6 - Sunday, October 6

(Attn: Rain cancels) Let's visit the Storm King Art Center (https://stormking.org/) and stroll around the outdoor sculpture garden over the beautiful rolling hills. The group will meet at the Visitor Center at 11:30 and explore the garden. It will be leisurely paced with numerous stops for the distance of 7 miles or so. Rides (two seats) are available from and back to Weehawken/Union City, which is a mere 10~15-min bus ride from PABT. Seats are offered on the first come; first served basis. Feel free to inquire about the availability. All the associated costs will be shared. Alternatively, you may take the Coach USA Shortline bus from PABT. For more details about the bus, visit: https://web.coachusa.com/shortline/booking.asp?action=ProductDetail&productId=1965

Activity Categories: Cultural, Hiking, Social Events, Walks
Location: Storm King Art Center
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 1A7
Link: Storm King Art Center

Columbus Day Weekend in the Dacks 4D10-14(H)

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

Enjoy Fall foliage in the beautiful High Peaks Wilderness area. Not for beginners - experience with climbing 4000-footers required. Day hikes from conveniently-located lodging. Leader will cater to the range of level-4 hikers, from those who want a challenging but compassionate High Peaks experience, to those desirous of more strenuous and longer-mileage adventures. Evening group dining is encouraged. Group size limited to 15. Contact L to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Adirondacks
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Christa TenCate (ctencate@optonline.net) 973-615-8025 (weekedays/weekends between 8-9:30 p.m;)
Trip Difficulty: 4D10-14

Annual Columbus Day Family Camping Weekend!

Date: Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14

If you've been thinking about taking the family car camping, now's the chance! North-South Lake Campground in Haines Falls, NY is only a two hour drive from NYC right up the Thruway, and considered among the most beautiful campgrounds in the state. Clean bathrooms and showers, and pet friendly. And no mosquitos! The lakes are very well stocked with fish (I've caught a lot of largemouth bass here over the years), and you can rent a canoe as well. Children under 16 don't need a fishing license. You can buy a 1 or 3 day fishing license online and print at home. Plenty of hiking in the area of varying lengths, and easy, moderate and difficult level trails. Kaaterskill Falls is the crowning jewel of the state. Dropping over 260 feel in two tiers, it's been the most spectacular natural wonder in the region for centuries! One of the tallest waterfalls in the Eastern US. It's a great, great hike to the Falls (hike to the bottom: it's more spectacular than the top side). Nearby Hunter Mountain is having an Oktoberfest Weekend (free admission) if that interests you, or you can sleep and read all day. I'm bringing both my road bicycle and my mountain bicycle (allowed!). I've reserved campsite 86 in loop 3 for myself and my brother's family, and campsite 87 to setup the group tarp and food, etc. Go to ReserveAmerica.com and select your spot (any will do), and then come back here to register so we know how many people will be coming. Plenty of spots still available, but don't wait to reserve. $22.00 per night. Get there Saturday afternoon, and leave on Sunday or Monday (Columbus Day), as you prefer. Each campsite is allowed 2 cars and 2 tents and 6 people, so we'll be able to share campsites. I'll figure out how to do that as we get closer. RV's and trailers also, if you have one. Questions? Telephone is preferred, but email if you'd like.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Camping, Hiking
Location: North-South Lake Campground, 874 N. Lake Rd., Haines Falls, NY 12436
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Richard Bryan (rbryan@rickbryan.com) 212-979-2868 (10:30 AM - 10:00 PM, except Thursday evenings)

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

4th Annual Bear Mountain Oktoberfest & Foliage Hike 3C10(H)

Date: Saturday, October 19 - Saturday, October 19

(Attention: Rain Alt. - 10/20) The return of the 4th annual Bear Mountain Oktoberfest and fall foliage hike! Every year, I try to come up with a different hiking route covering different parts of this state park just so it does not get repetitive. Time allowing, we will hit the beautiful exposed peaks that this park has to offer, including The Timp, Bald, Dunderberg and West Mountains over the stretch of 10 miles or so. After the hike, we will enjoy the festivity. Bring your own stein if you are planning to drink. Meet the group at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (GPS: 41.29716, -74.02807) at 10:15. There will be a $10 parking fee. Rides (two seats) are available from and back to Weehawken/Union City, which is a mere 10~15-min bus ride from PABT. Seats are offered on the first come; first served basis. Feel free to inquire about the availability. All the associated costs will be shared. Alternatively, you may take the Coach USA Shortline bus from PABT. For more details about the bus, visit: https://web.coachusa.com/shortline/booking.asp?action=ProductDetail&TRP=1&productId=7306 Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure schedule of the bus. Every year, there is a long queue and massive confusion about the gate assignment.

Activity Categories: Cultural, Hiking, Music, Social Events
Location: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3C10
Link: Bear Mountain Oktoberfest

Northern Harriman Ramble 3D12(H)

Date: Sunday, October 20

Come explore some of the prettiest parts of Harriman Park on some of the least traveled trails. Email to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Northern Harriman Park
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Tim Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Registrar: Tim Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3D12

Fall Foliage in Niagara Gorge 2C10(H)

Date: Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, October 26

Let's explore the Niagara Gorge through Devil's Hole, Whirlpool and Niagara Falls State Parks over the course of 10 miles or so during the peak foliage season. https://www.ramblr.com/web/mymap/trip/47098/1599303/ The group will meet at Devil's Hole State Park Parking Area (GPS: 43.13292, -79.04768) at 11:00. We will hike along the gorge through Devil's Hole, Whirlpool and Niagara Falls State Parks. At Niagara Falls, we will have some free time to do some optional tours, such as Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist and Observation Tower. We will leave Niagara Falls around 16:00 and make our way back to Devil's Hole by 18:00. Sunset is at 18:17. Rides (two seats) are available from and back to Newark from where I'll be renting and returning a vehicle. We are leaving on Fri evening after work and returning on Sun night spending Fri and Sat nights at a motel/inn along the way. Seats are offered on the first come; first served basis. Feel free to inquire about the availability. All the associated costs will be shared.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Devil's Hole State Park Parking Area
Region: Other U.S.
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2C10
Link: Planned Route

Vast Views, Urban Scenes & Leafy Streets in Weehawken 2A6(W)

Date: Saturday, November 2

Meet me in Jersey City and together we will take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Bergenline Ave where we will enter the world of Union City, Weehawken and West New York. See an eclectic mix of lively storefronts, leafy streets, historic sights, and a lush landscape along with awesome river views. Remember to pack a lunch. From Manhattan, take the 33rd Street PATH train to the Pavonia/Newport Station. Meet 10:30 at the benches of the Newport Welcome Garden just outside the Path station exit. (You can get the 33rd Street Path train from any of these stops: W.33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th or Christopher St.) Note: The WTC Path Station is currently closed on weekends.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Newport Welcome Garden, Pavonia/Newport Path Station, NJ
Region: New Jersey, Central
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A6

Trail Race: Black Rock Ten Summit 25K

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Saturday, November 2

Join me on the Ten Summits 25k race! This would be my second trail race, and the longest (15.6 miles) and most in elevation gain (roughly 3,500' gain). Registration is $50 until August 28 or $60 thereafter. For more information, refer to: https://blackrockraces.com/races/?fbclid=IwAR1MUtHbJhzDpVcwgMsaDkAyQgPlEx-elQ5c89s1hWOapBHOz7MhZfVJwRc https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=63097 Meet the group at 7:45 at the designated parking lot for registration and warm-up.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Black Rock Forest Main Parking Lot
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2C15.6
Link: Race Info

Old Westbury Gardens

Date: Sunday, November 3 - Sunday, November 3

Let's visit one of my favorite mansions and gardens on Long Island and stroll around while we enjoy the last bit of the foliage. Admission is normally $12/adult, but if you are a Bank of America customer and is eligible for the 'Museum on Us' program (see details at: https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=AwCzP7cMBgn), it is waived. Bring your credit or debit cards along with your photo ID to take an advantage of this great program. The group will meet at its parking lot at 11:00. Rides (two seats) are available from and back to Weehawken/Union City, which is a mere 10~15-min bus ride from PABT. Alternatively, I can also arrange pick-up/drop-off in Fort Lee and 175 Street station along A train. Seats are offered on the first come; first served basis. Feel free to inquire about the availability. All the associated costs will be shared. Alternatively, you can also take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station (9:52) to Carle Place (10:33). I can scoop up four passengers from there.

Activity Categories: Cultural, Hiking, Social Events, Walks
Location: Old Westbury Gardens
Region: New York, Long Island
Leader: Hidetoshi Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Registrar: Heeday Nakahashi (nakahashi@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 1A5
Link: Old Westbury Gardens

Roaring Plains West Wilderness, WV, Backpack (2C15)

Date: Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17

A two-night backpack with 15 miles covered in an area next to the Dolly Sods Wilderness that is known for the sound of the wind roaring over the eastern continental divide. This point-to-point backpack starts Friday at 3:00 and ends mid-afternoon on Sunday. The route is generally flat to downhill but the trails are rocky, muddy and most of the mileage on Saturday is a bushwhack. Most of the trip will be above 4,000 feet in elevation. We will move camp each night. The route features numerous open vistas. Pace will be moderate for time to enjoy the views. This area is subject to early winter conditions so expect low temperatures. If the area has snow or snow is predicted we will relocate the trip. Roads are not plowed in this area. Due to the lack of tall trees in the area, a bear canister or Ursack is required to store your food at night. This trip is suitable for those with previous 3 season backpacking experience with gear appropriate for the anticipated weather. Contact the leader for more information.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Laneville WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Ron Phelps
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: A Mid Atlantic Hikes trip report on the Canyon Rim Trail.

Breakneck Ridge To South Beacon 3D10(H)

Date: Sunday, November 17

Come Hike one of the favored destinations for hikers. The views are spectacular! Not for those who do not like lots of climbing... Email to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Tim Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Registrar: Tim Watters (twatters@wattersfinancial.com)
Trip Difficulty: 3D10

Holiday Lights in Midtown 2A5(W)

Date: Tuesday, December 10

Light up the beginning of your winter with an illuminated walk in the heart of Holiday Manhattan! Join the whole world in celebrating this fanciful and crazy crowded time of the year. It could be cold, but come and bring good cheer because you'll meet old friends and new. No need to feel blue. Come after you have eaten; bring a snack & water--no time for a dinner break or to make a purchase along the way. Meet at 6:30 pm outside the entrance to David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) opposite the Lincoln Center Fountain. The closest subway station is W.66th Street on the #1 line.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall, NYC
Region: New York, New York City
Leader: Rita Cohen (ritagarden@gmail.com) 908-303-4726
Trip Difficulty: 2A5

AT in Maryland Beginner Winter Backpack (2C5)

Date: Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15

A 5 mile one night backpack on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland from the Route 40 Trailhead to Annapolis Rock Campsite. We start with an arrive anytime Friday evening at the home of one of the leaders nearby to get organized. Saturday hike two miles on gently uphill terrain 2 miles to the campsite. After campsite is set up, do a day hike to equally spectacular Black Rock vista and back to camp. Sunday hike out. The pace will be slow to allow time to enjoy the outdoors. Depending on the weather conditions, winter gear and microspikes may be required. Trip is suitable for 3 season backpackers who want to ease in to winter camping. Leaders will take the time to assist beginners to learn about gear and build up their winter hiking and camping skills. Please note that while Annapolis Rock has great views and year round water, it is not well protected from wind and weather. Conditions may be challenging. Campfires are not allowed and there is no shelter. Note the last attachment is a photo album of a snowy version of this backpack in 2017.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Annapolis Rock in Maryland
Region: Maryland, Central
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Jill Watkins
Co-Leader: Bryna Selig
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
Link: Annapolis Rock Trip Report

Snowy & Blue Mountain Adirondack Sled/Backpack (2C12)

Date: Friday, January 10 - Monday, January 13

Snowy at #47 and Blue at #67 are on the Adirondack 100 highest list at 3899' and 3,759' respectively and both have fire towers on top. Our 4 day trip covering about 12 miles will will consist of the following itinerary. Day 1 travel on a hiking trail 1/4 mile up Snowy to find a camping spot. If the trail is not broken out we will break out some trail to make the climb easier the next day otherwise we will hike to a viewpoint nearby on the Watch Hill Trail. Day 2 Climb Snowy Mountain and return to camp. Figure 8 miles. Day 3, continue breaking out the trail to Snowy Mountain or taking our cars drive to the trailhead for Blue Mountain, climb the peak and return to camp. Figure 4 miles for Blue. Day 4, hike out 1/4 mile. Please note that this is a scouting trip for the leaders. We have not climbed either summit. Our focus on this trip is more about teaching safe wilderness winter camping and hiking skills than bagging the summit. We may have to melt snow for water. We have had winter trips where we spent all 4 days breaking trail in beautiful surroundings but never got close to a summit. This trip requires previous winter camping experience in cold temperatures. As this trip involves camping that is close to our cars we will consider participants with limited winter camping experience. If conditions are uncomfortable for you, we can hike you out to your car to go home early. Some winter day hiking experience is required. All participants will need snowshoes, a winter sleeping bag rated to at least -20 degrees F and have winter boots with a removable liner. No single layer or leather boots will be approved. Leaders will be using mountaineering sleds and we have some spare sleds we can loan out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Indian Lake NY
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Howie Dow
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Snowy Mountain Trip Report

MLK Day Weekend in the Dacks 4D8-12(H)

Date: Friday, January 17 - Monday, January 20

Winter hiking is kicked up a notch with this trip to High Peaks Wilderness area! Not for beginners - vetting by leader for your experience under snow/ice conditions is a requirement. Must be comfortable with using snowshoes, crampons and other traction devices. Day hikes will start from conveniently-located lodging. Leader will cater to the range of level-4 hikers, from those who want a challenging but compassionate winter High Peaks experience, to those desirous of more strenuous and longer-mileage adventures. Evening group dining is encouraged. Group size limited to 15. Contact L to register.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Adirondacks
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Christa TenCate (ctencate@optonline.net) 973-615-8025 (weekedays/weekends between 8-9:30 p.m;)
Trip Difficulty: 4D8-12

Dolly Sods Wilderness Area (WV) Overlook Lovers Sled/Backpack (2C11)

Date: Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26

A two night sled/backpack to the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Backpack will start early Friday morning where we will establish a base camp about 3 miles into the woods. The approach on Friday is up a fairly steep Forest Service Road with an elevation gain of 1,400'. The day hike on Saturday will be a 4.6 mile round trip out and back on the Rohrbaugh Trail to a spectacular overlook and is gently down hill to the overlook. Sunday is a hike out/sled down. Previous winter hiking and camping experience required and be in good physical condition to break trail in deep snow. This area is lightly travelled in the winter so we have to assume all trails will need to be broken out. The area tends toward heavy snowfall and windy conditions. Note the included photo albums that show it does rain here in the winter at 4,000' elevation. Appropriate winter gear required including snowshoes, winter boots with removable liners, -20 degree sleeping bag and full body wind protection. No single layer or leather boots will be approved. Contact leader for more information. Leaders will be using a sled to haul gear. Your choice whether to use a sled or carry a backpack. Contact leader if you want to borrow a sled or instructions on how to make one. On the registration form under other comments, please list what kind of boots, sleeping bag and tent you have. Don't buy gear until you are approved to come on the trip. If you don't have the gear we think you should have, we can help you find it.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Davis WV
Region: West Virginia
Leader: David Mong (davidcmong@gmail.com) , Howie Dow
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Link: Google map of winter parking to the overlook. We will camp off the trail near the picnic area.

Pine Barrens Spring Paddle .

Date: Saturday, May 16

Come Join us on our Annual Spring Pine Barrens paddle. We will either paddle the Oswego River (my favorite) or the Wild and Woolly Wading River. Boats can be rented in the area.

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

Mullica River Family Canoe trip .

Date: Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7

Come Paddle the Beautiful Mullica River. This is a 2 day paddle through Wharton State Forest. We will camp out along the way. Lots of swim breaks along the way. Beginners are welcome and boat rentals are available.

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