Summer greetings to all Harriman Hikers!

It’s here- who doesn’t like summer? Balmy weather tempered with dips in the ol’ swimmin’ hole, sunny days, starlit nights… a refreshing breeze… the sound of birds chirping merrily among themselves… flowers in bloom… green… everywhere.

…and of course, a fine time of year for hiking and other outdoor activities!

Please let us remind you we are a New York – New Jersey singles hiking club- adult hikers of all ages are welcome. Harriman Hikers meets at Parking Lot B-1, South Lots at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ each and every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine for hiking in Harriman State Park and other wilderness areas in the lower Hudson Valley and north NJ just as we have for over 30 years.

Established in 1974, Harriman Hikers is one of the longest-existing outdoor singles organizations in the New York City area.

Please visit our website, www.harrimanhikers.org for complete information about the group.

This month’s newsletter contains news and announcements of additional events of likely interest to local outdoor and social minded singles.


News- Gene Leads HH AgainOur Hike Leader Emeritus, Gene Doleschal, visited us on Sunday June 3rd for a reprise of his role of Hike Leader for a wonderful hike on a glorious day to Island Pond in Harriman State Park. A fine time was had by all!

Gene, who currently resides in the Conway, NH area, was the Harriman Hikers Hike Leader for 18 years.

Thank you again, Gene, for all you have done for the group over the years.


News: Successful June Moonlight HikeBob Gawel lead his contingent to Big Hill Shelter and 3rd Reservoir for a fun-filled, gorgeous evening on his June Moonlight hike. Next Moonlight Hike is planned for September, scroll thru “Additional Events Announcements” for more info.


News- Mike Scugoza Ties the Knot!Mike and Deanna got married June 23rd- congratulations!


News: Additional Events Announcements
Please scroll thru the newsletter or follow links for detailsAdditional events are organized by friends and associates of Harriman Hikers, however please note that these activities are in fact, organized by persons other than Harriman Hikers and you should contact the listed organizer of a given event for questions and info.

4th of July Hike

Outdoor Concert and Fireworks Thur July 5th

Saturday Hike July 21st

Moonlight Hike Sat Sept 22


4th of July Hike

Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike Wednesday, July 4th, 2007.

The hike is in addition-to and does not replace or affect Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, rain or shine, year-round, as we have for over 30 years.

The hike is coordinated privately by Hike Leader, Ed Burdzy. Please contact Ed by phone 973-471-0492 for questions or more info about this hike.

Hike destination will be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 is as usual for “Ed Hikes”, 10am in the south (public) end of the parking lot at the Mason Jar Restaurant on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ. Map

According to Ed, the Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 hike should similar in length to Harriman Hiker’s regular Sunday hikes, approximately 7-8 miles. Hikers should be in good physical condition and expect rough, rocky terrain at times as well as occasional steep hills. Be sure and bring plenty of drinking water as the weather is likely to be warm.


Outdoor Concert and Fireworks Thur July 5th

Outdoor Concert and Fireworks – The New Jersey Pops Big Band, featuring conductor Michael J. Buglio, presents a musical salute to Americana.

Update 7/4/07 This from the announcement on the Ramapo College website with regard to the likelihood of rain Thursday:

“All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Bandshell. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Bradley Center Arena.”

Ramapo College Rt. 202 North, Mahwah, NJ 07430 (Bandshell )
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2007
8:00pm CONCERT
9:30pm FIREWORKS

Meetup: Doubletree Hotel, Mahwah, NJ 7:00pm prompt 7:15pm departure. Park in the rear lot on the far left.

Alternate Meetup: Ramapo College Rt. 202 North, Mahwah, NJ 07430 (Bandshell ) Look for the group on the lawn at a 6 o’clock position relative to the Bandshell or call Irene 845-304-1499 when you arrive so you can find the group.

Admission to the concert is free, however, PARKING is $5.00 per car. Suggestion for passengers to split parking fee and allow driver to park free.

Seating is outdoors on a grassy field. Bring a chair or a blanket, bug spray, snacks to share.

Please contact Irene Voce for questions and further info.

This additional event is organized privately by Irene Voce and does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday, for hiking, year-round, rain or shine just as we have for over 30 years.


Saturday Hike July 21st

Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike Saturday, July 21st, 2007.

The hike is in addition-to and does not replace or affect Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, rain or shine, year-round, as we have for over 30 years.

The hike is coordinated privately by Hike Leader, Ed Burdzy. Please contact Ed by phone 973-471-0492 for questions or more info about this hike.

Hike destination will be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 is as usual for “Ed Hikes”, 10am in the south (public) end of the parking lot at the Mason Jar Restaurant on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ. Map

Ed’s Saturday hikes can be more ambitious and longer (8-12 miles or more) than Harriman Hikers’ Sunday hikes. You must speak with Ed first if you have not hiked with Ed before, spoken with him about joining his Saturday hike and/or have any reservations about your abilities as a hiker.

Contact Ed Burdzy 973-471-0492 for questions and more info.


Moonlight Hike Sat Sept 22

Bob Gawel will lead a moonlight hike Saturday, Sept 22, 2007.

Logistics and Moon phase:

MEETUP: Doubletree Hotel, 180 Route 17 South, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 between 3:30 and 4:00pm (back parking lot). Meetup at Doubletree Hotel only. End time is only approximate.

Hike destination determined by Hike Leader day of hike.

Rain existing or imminent as of Saturday morning cancels. We will make a decision go/no-go early Saturday morning. Announcement will be posted www.hikingfun.org and on www.harrimanhikers.org. If you wish to be emailed updates, please use the “Stay Updated” form in the far right column on the www.hikingfun.org homepage.

Moonphase: half-full, waxing
Moonrise: 4:50 pm
Moonset: 1:25 am

RAIN DATE: Saturday, Sept 29th, 2007. Meeting time and place: same as above. Full Moon. Rain existing or imminent as of Saturday morning cancels. We will make a decision go/no-go early Saturday morning. Announcement and new reschedule date will be posted here and on www.harrimanhikers.org. If you wish to be emailed updates, please use the “Stay Updated” form in the far right column on the www.hikingfun.org homepage.

What to Bring:

Please bring your own flashlight or headlamp. Moon helps light the forest, but you need some sort of direct light to help light the pathway directly in front of you.

Please bring food to cook out, snacks and beverages to share. Camping grills, paper plates and utensils are needed as well. Please do not come empty-handed. it’s only fun if EVERYONE contributes!

What to Wear: Please dress accordingly for a possible warm day-cool evening. Hiking boots are recommended. Hike will be 3-5 miles total, but will be a hike nonetheless, on wooded trails and upaved woods roads.

RSVP: Would be helpful to have some idea of how many people to expect, please send an rsvp email to hikingfun@gmail.com if you are planning on attending. Thanks!

This event is coordinated privately By Bob Gawel and Rich Hobbs, is in addition-to and does not replace or affect Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, rain or shine, year-round, as we have for over 30 years.


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