Bob Gawel has announced dates for night hikes he will be leading in 2008.

The announcements below describe additional events that do not, in any way, affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes. Harriman Hikers hikes every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine just as we have for over 30 years.

If you have questions about any of the information contained below, please contact the organizer, Bob Gawel at scenictrips@yahoo.com.

“Hi all,

It’s time to announce two (2) special upcoming Hikes!!

Please print and save the following…

HIKE # 1:

Spring Moon Hike Saturday, May 17, 2008

Meeting place and time : Doubletree Hotel rear parking lot, Rt 17 south, Mahwah 4:30 to 5:00pm.

Hiking location : Somewhere in Harriman State Park . We’ll be hiking in in daylight, but hiking out after dark .

Total hike distance: 3 to 5 miles.

We’ll be stopping for our extensive pot luck campfire cookout at about the midpoint of our hike.

Bring / wear:

Hiking boots, Clothes appropriate for cooler evening temperatures.

Flashlight and/or Headlamp and/or lantern.

Food and / or drink to bring and share… Examples: Finger food, hamburgers, condiments, salads, beverages, cheese, fruits, desserts, etc.

The Rain Date for the above hike will be on Sat., June 14, 2008 . ( the meeting time will be different… 5:00 to 5:30pm ).

HIKE # 2 :

4th of July Fireworks Viewing Hike Friday, July 4, 2008

We will be hiking to the top of a small mountain to watch fireworks and eat, drink and celebrate Independence Day!

Meeting place and time : Doubletree Hotel rear parking lot, Rt 17 south, Mahwah 5:00 to 5:30pm.

All other details are the same as the moon hike except that we may be limited to portable propane stoves ( no campfires ) … so – if you bring a stove, please bring food to cook on it.

The Rain Date for the July 4th hike will be on the following day… Saturday, July 5th .

The details are the same as for July 4th.

Hope to see you there!

We’ve always had a great time on these special hikes, so don’t miss out!

If you need more information, please contact me at scenictrips@yahoo.com.”

Bob Gawel