Greetings Harriman Hikers:

With the pleasant Spring weather upon us, we have many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors!

This newsletter is dropping a few days earlier than our usual beginning of the month drop date in order to let everybody know about activities available over the Memorial Day Weekend and other events coming up in the near future:

Memorial Day Hikin’ Fool Weekend!

Gene Doleschal to Lead Sun June 3rd Hike

Saturday Hike June 16th

Moonlight Hike Sat June 23rd

Scroll thru for more info about all these activities


Memorial Day Hikin’ Fool Weekend!
The upcoming Memorial Day Weekend will be filled with activities available for active outdoor singles:

Saturday May 26th 2007
Ed Burzy’s Monthly Saturday Hike

Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26th, 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 Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26th, 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.

Sunday May 27th 2007Harriman Hikers Regular Sunday Hike As we have every Sunday for over 30 years now, Harriman Hikers will meet for hiking at 11:30am in Parking Lot 1-B, South Lots at Ramapo College of NJ. Please look on our homepage for more info about us if you are new to the group.

Monday May 28th 2007 (Memorial Day) Memorial Day Hike to The Popelopen Led by Jason Marcus Jason will lead all takers up the Mighty Popolopen to enjoy the unmatchable scenic panoramic view. Hikers should expect a steep climb, rocky terrain and very likely very warm weather. Please do not attempt this hike if you are in poor physical condition.

Meet up is 11:45am in the public (south) parking lot next to the Mason Jar Restaurant on Rt. 202 just south of Rt. 17 in Mahwah, NJ. Map

Rain existing at meetup time or better than 50% expected for the day cancels. Please monitor this website for announcements if the weather is questionable.

This event is coordinated privately By Jason Marcus, 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.


Gene Doleschal to Lead Sun June 3rd Hike

Our Hike Leader Emeritus, Gene Doleschal will return on Sunday, June 3rd to lead the Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike that day.

Meeting time as usual, 11:30 am in Parking Lot 1-B, South Lots of Ramapo College of New Jersey. Hike destination determined by Hike Leader morning of Hike. Gene was Harriman Hikers Hike Leader for 18 years. In 2005 Gene moved to the Conway, NH area. Ed Burdzy and Greg Paret are the current Hike Leaders.

Harriman Hikers is one the longest-existing outdoors singles organizations in the Greater New York City area, established in 1974. Harriman Hikers meets for hiking each and every Sunday, year-round, sun or sleet, just as we have for over 30 years.

We all look forward to an opportunity to reunite with our old friend Gene for the day on June 3rd.


Saturday Hike June 16th

Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike Saturday, June 16th, 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, June 16th, 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 June 23rd

Bob Gawel will lead a moonlight hike Saturday, June 23rd, 2007.

Logistics and Moon phase:

MEETUP Time: at the Doubletree Hotel, 180 Route 17 South, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 between 5:00 and 5:30pm (back parking lot). End time is only approximate. Hike destination determined by Hike Leader day of hike. Meetup at Doubletree Hotel only. Moonphase: half-full, waxing. Rain existing or imminent as of Saturday morning cancels. We will make a decision go/no-go early Saturday morning. Announcement 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.

RAIN Date: Saturday, June 30, 2007. Meeting time and place: same as above. Sunset: 8:30. 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:
A June evening could be warm. Please dress accordingly. 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 for us to have some idea of how many people to expect, please leave a comment (see far right column of the www.hikingfun.org homepage) 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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