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

Ed Burdzy will lead a hike on Friday, Nov 24th, 2006. Destination to be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Ed normally leads an additional hike one Saturday each month, but with considerations toward the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Ed has changed the hike day for November to Friday, Nov 24th.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Friday, Nov 24th, 2006 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

Hikers in good physical condition are welcome to join Ed’s hike. If you have hiked with the Harriman Hikers and can handle the usual 7-8 miles of hiking over hilly, rocky terrain in warm weather, then you are a likely candidate for Ed’s Friday, Nov 24th, 2006 Hike.

During cooler weather, but during daylight savings time, Ed’s hikes tend to be a bit more ambitious at times, but since we will be back on Eastern Standard Time in November, hours of daylight will dictate that Ed’s hike will be more akin in length to regular Harriman Hikers hikes of 7-8 miles.

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

Its the main event! Our tutti-frutti!

Yes folks, its our
SUNDAY-AFTER-THANKSGIVING-HIKE
!

Every year as far back as any of us can remember, on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, Harriman Hikers has held an easy hike with the intention sharing leftover (as well as specially prepared) gastronomical goodies and the spirit of the holiday with other hiking friends and family.

Traditionally, as if by magic, old friends tend to materialize and join the hike for this special day. Turnouts of 50-60 people are not unusual.

-Regular Meeting time 11:30 am. No fee is charged for this hike.

-Expect a mild 3-5 mile hike to a wilderness shelter for several hours of feasting and socializing.

-Bring Thanksgiving leftovers to share. Dishes prepared especially for the hike are welcome as well!

-Bring beverages of your choice to share.

-Family members, including children old enough to handle a 3-5 mile round trip hike are welcome.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Harriman Hikers
A NewYork/ New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
Established 1974

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“Spring forward, Fall back”

At 2am tomorrow (Sunday, November 3rd, 2013) at 2am we change to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Most people simply turn all their clocks BACK one hour for EST before they go to bed on Saturday night.

Alternate Hike Leader Milestone Birthday Celebration Sunday Nov 10

Alternate Hike Leader (and Harriman Hikers biggest fan!) Mary Jockel will be celebrating a milestone birthday this year!

Mary will be leading the regular Sunday, November 10th Hike and everyone is invited to join the group afterward at Mahwah Bar and Grill (MBG), a popular HH apres-hike venue for many years.

If you are planning to attend but will not be on the hike, please RSVP by email to harrimanhikers@gmail.com with the subject line, “RSVP Nov 10″… and the number of people you are rsvp’ing for (i.e. yourself = (1), yourself and a date = (2). We need to give MBG an idea of how many guests to expect.

Other Details:

  • Typically, the group arrives at MBG btn 5:30-6pm, initially meeting in the bar area. Full details about Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes may be found on the Harriman Hikers Website Homepage
  • Birthday presents are not requested, however, please bring sufficient cash to pay for your meal / beverages / 7% sales tax, including a 20% tip for service by the wait staff. You can get an idea of the MBG menu and prices here; Daily Specials here. Attire is casual.
Mary Jockel - Harriman Hikers

Mary Jockel – Harriman Hikers

Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike

It is almost that time again – bring those leftovers to the hike for a moving feast in the woods on Sunday, November 31st, 2013! Additional Details

Harriman Hikers Group Photo - 2012 Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike (Flickr)
The image above is from our 2012 Sunday-after-Thanksgiving-Day-Hike. The “Thanksgiving Hike” is normally very well attended. We generally all bring our Turkey-Day leftovers and do a mild hike, during which, at lunchtime, the feastings are re-feasted upon. This photo represents a good cross section of the people you might meet hiking with us. – Gene, Hike Leader, Sept. 2004. (updated yearly by Webmaster.) Go here for more Harriman Hikers Thanksgiving Hike pics

Harriman Hikers // A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club

***ANNOUNCEMENT*** *** BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 HARRIMAN HIKERS *NEW* MEETING TIME IS ***11 AM *** ALSO PLS BE AWARE: 7/2017: Rte 202 in Mahwah is under construction for the next few months, blocking access to Ramapo College from the south. From Rte 17 take the 202 exit, turn left onto 202S. Proceed past the […]

Season’s Greetings from Harriman Hikers!

Our annual Thanksgiving Sunday Hike, held this year on Nov 25th, was once again a jolly success, with 70+ people joining in the camaraderie on a glorious, crisp Fall Sunday! Thanks one and all for coming out! Check out the Harriman Hikers Website Homepage for the new group photo!

The Harriman Hikers Administrative Staff, headed up by Hike Leaders Greg Paret and Ed Burdzy, would like to thank everyone for yet another very successful hiking year in 2007. Thanks to all for coming out each week! Plenty of new hiking adventures for 2008 are being planned, even now!

Please note that this mailing will conclude the newsletter 2007 publication year and the newsletter will go on hiatus for the winter, tentatively resuming sometime Spring 2008.

Please visit the Harriman Hikers Website for hike status updates during times of potentially extreme, dangerous winter weather and keep an eye on the website if we get snow as there may be additional event (i.e. xc-skiing / snowshoeing) announcements; however, please note that additional events *never* affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.

BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE, HEALTHY, RESTFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!- Harriman Hikers

Harriman Hikers is a hiking club for singles of all ages. We meet up for hiking EVERY SUNDAY at 11:30 am in the South Parking Lots, Field B-1, of the Ramapo College of New Jersey on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ. MAPS ANOTHER MAP

Please visit our website, www.harrimanhikers.org for complete details.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please note that additional events NEVER affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.

DECEMBER / JANUARY ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)
Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday Party Sat Dec 8th
Harriman Hikers Holiday Hike Sun Dec 23rd
Additional Event: Ed Burdzy’s “Step into 2008 Hike” Tue Jan 1st, 2008


CHRONOLOGICALLY ORDERED, DETAILED ADDITIONAL EVENTS LISTING FOLLOWS



Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday Party

Hike Leader: Bob Gawel
Event Coordinators: Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs

Date: Saturday, December 8th 2007

Events below are doable separately, if desired.
($)= Cost is involved.
Please use included links and map for directions and additional info.

($)10am – 1pm: ICE SKATING & CAROUSEL at BEAR MTN STATE PARK Directions + Info + Fees HERE.
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

1:30pm – 6pm: FREE CHRISTMAS HIKE led by Bob Gawel. (3 miles total w/ 1 break & stops at historic points) from Bear Mtn St Park to historic Doodletown, NY. OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT on the trail! Bring beverages, snacks and flashlights / headlamps to share!

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1: Doubletree Hotel 180 Rt. 17 South, Mahwah, NJ 07430, rear pkg lot
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1 TIME: btn 12:00pm and 12:30pm

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2: Bear Mountain State Park Carousel + Ice Rink (back parking lot)
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2 TIME: 1:00pm
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.
* RAIN / SNOW CANCELS HIKE- MONITOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR UPDATES

($) 6:00PM – 10:00PM COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES FOLLOWED BY HOLIDAY BUFFET at RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE!

RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE 817 Rt. 9W, Ft. Montgomery (Highland Falls), NY 10922 PH 845-446-7918

* ($) COST: $25 PER PERSON PAID IN ADVANCE (includes hors d’oeuvres, meal, dessert, coffee/ tea, tax & tip!)
* 6:00PM – 7:00PM: COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES (CASH BAR)
* 7:00pm-10:00PM: BUFFET DINNER! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL EVENING BY JOHN BARAGONE (DANCIN’ TOO!)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Pay securely online (link on website)

OR Mail personal check payable to:

Carol Richards
PO Box 770
South Orange, NJ 07079

* PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN WED DEC 5, 2007
* LIMIT 60 GUESTS- 1ST COME BASIS
* WEATHER CANCELLATION ONLY- OTHERWISE NO REFUNDS. UNCASHED CHKS DESTROYED- NOT RETURNED.
* DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE

The above event is coordinated privately by Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs. Please email hikingfun@gmail.com for questions or more info. The above event 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. Details about the above event can also be viewed at www.hikingfun.org.


Holiday Hike Dec 23

Harriman Hikers would like to say “thank you” to everyone who has come out to join the group during the year!

The $6 Hike Fee will be waived for the Sunday, Dec 23rd Hike. (Ramapo College Students and Staff hike free EVERY week).

In the spirit of fun, this is likely the most appropriate hike to wear that fake-reindeer-antler-cap, Rudolph nose, elf ears, Santa cap or probably just about any type of goofy took / toboggan.

As every week, but with possible additional considerations toward the holiday season, hikers are encouraged, optionally and at each person’s own expense, to get together socially after the hike. Hint: bring cash! it makes it easier to divvy up the tab

Informal, apres-hike social gatherings are always additional and optional to the Sunday hike itself and never affect or replace the hike in any way.

Mahwah Bar and Grill (MBG) MAP is an “unofficial”, yet popular, casual and reasonably-priced venue close to Ramapo College where many hikers are likely to be found after the hike.

If you can’t make the hike that day but wish to meet up afterward, fyi the group is generally back at the Ramapo College Parking Lot B-1, South Lots (where we meet up before carpooling to the trail head) this time of year sometime around 5:00pm.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Feliz Navidad y feliz año nuevo Happy Holidays Happy Hanukkah Meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année Happy Kwanzaa Joyeuses fêtes ???????????????????????? Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr Happy Ramadan Seasons Greetings and a Prosperous New Year ?????? Happy Diwali Felices fiestas y un próspero año nuevo ??????????????????? Feliz Las Posadas Joyeux Noël et bonne année



Additional Event: Step Into 2008 Hike Tuesday Jan 1st 2008

Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike on Tuesday Jan 1st 2008. Destination to be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Ed normally leads an additional hike one Saturday each month, but with considerations toward the Holidays, Ed has changed the hike day for December to Tuesday Jan 1st 2008.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Tuesday Jan 1st 2008 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 additional 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.

Ed’s 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 above hike is coordinated privately by Ed Burdzy. Please contact Ed by phone 973-471-0492 for questions or more info about this hike.


Please note that this mailing will conclude the newsletter 2007 publication year and the newsletter will go on hiatus for the winter, tentatively resuming sometime Spring 2008.

Please visit the Harriman Hikers Website for hike status updates during times of potentially extreme, dangerous winter weather and keep an eye on the website if we get snow as there may be additional event (i.e. xc-skiing / snowshoeing) announcements; however, please note that additional events *never* affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.

Please observe on our homepage that there are several blocks on the left, “Ways to Get Our News”.
If you are receiving an email of our newsletter you are probably subscribed to our “Sort-of-Monthly Newsletter” (You can unsubscribe at any time using the links at the end of the newsletter)

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Enjoy your Holiday Season and New Year!

HH

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Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!

November is the month for one of the highlights of our hike year, Harriman Hikers Thanksgiving Sunday Hike! The date will be Sunday, November 25th. Don’t miss it!

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great Thanksgiving!

A reminder that we return to Eastern Standard Time Sunday, November 4th, 2:00am. Set your clock(s) back one hour just before you go to bed Saturday night.

Harriman Hikers is a hiking club for singles of all ages. We meet up for hiking EVERY SUNDAY at 11:30 am in the South Parking Lots, Field B-1, of the Ramapo College of New Jersey on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ. MAPS ANOTHER MAP
Please visit our website, www.harrimanhikers.org for complete details.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please note that additional events NEVER affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.


NOVEMBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)
Additional Event: Hiker Birthdays + Ironbound Dinner Sat Nov 10 UPDATE 10/7- CHANGE OF VENUE- FOLLOW LINK
Additional Event: Ed’s Thanksgiving Friday Hike Nov 23rd
Thanksgiving Hike Sunday November 25th


DECEMBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)
Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday Party Sat Dec 8th
Additional Event: Ed’s Additional Hike- Date TBD


CHRONOLOGICALLY ORDERED, DETAILED ADDITIONAL EVENTS LISTING FOLLOWS


Additional Event: Hiker Birthdays + Ironbound Dinner
UPDATE 10/7/07 CHANGE OF VENUE:
The party is moving around the block to:Don Pepe Restaurant

Don Pepe Restaurant
844 McCarter Highway
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 623-4662 PH.

Same date (11/10/07), same time (7:00pm), Same great Portuguese / Spanish Cuisine, same price range. The food is par exellence, I have eaten there myself. * Please try to be punctual!- the restaurant will not seat us till most of us are there!

Called Iberia this morning to confirm our reservation and they said we were too dang BIG (we have 33 RSVP’d as of this writing) They require 48 hours notice, we gave ’em 72 hours and they still couldnt take us- bleh

It is very easy to get to Don Pepe Restaurant, and free parking is right on the premises.

It’s still an easy walk from the PATH Station if you are coming from NYC.

Can’t wait to see everybody-

Birthday Boy Rich (and on behalf of Birthday Gal Mary)

Mary and Rich’s 100th Birthday Celebration / Dinner in the Ironbound

Longtime Harriman Hikers Mary Weglarz and Rich Hobbs will be celebrating landmark birthdays this year in November and December:

Rich will be turning 50 and Mary will be turning… even more gorgeous than ever! .

In any case a party is in order, thus, “Mary and Rich’s 100th Birthday Celebration”!

…and what better way to celebrate than dinner in the Ironbound?

DETAILS:

Date: Saturday, Nov 10th, 2007
Time: 7:00pm till whenever
Place: Iberia Peninsula Restaurant, 63-69 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 MAP PHOTOS
Parking: FREE PARKING 1/2 Block east of restaurant on Ferry St.
PATH (from Manhattan): to PATH Stn – Penn Stn, Newark. The restaurant is but a short walk from the Newark PATH Stn.
Attire: Casual (ok …you might be asked to wear a silly party hat for a little while? .
Cost: $25-$40 per person plus drinks, tax and tip. Party favors will be provided. Please bring cash to pay your own way, including a generous tip for the wait staff. Please do not drink and drive.
Request: your gracious company for dinner together. Bring a gag gift along if you are so inclined.

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


Additional Event: Thanksgiving Friday Hike Nov 23rd, 2007Ed Burdzy will lead a hike on Friday, Nov 23rd, 2007. Destination to be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Ed normally leads an additional hike one Saturday each month, but with considerations toward the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Ed has changed the hike day for November to Friday, Nov 23rd.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Friday, Nov 23rd, 2006 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 additional 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. Ed’s 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 above hike is coordinated privately by Ed Burdzy. Please contact Ed Burdzy 973-471-0492 for questions and more info.


Thanksgiving Hike Sunday November 25th, 2007

Our Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike is always one of the highlights of our year!Every year as far back as any of us can remember, on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, Harriman Hikers has held an easy hike with the intention sharing leftovers (as well as specially prepared dishes) and the spirit of the holiday with other hiking friends and family.

Traditionally, as if by magic, old hiking friends materialize to join us for this special day. Turnouts of 50-60 people are not unusual.

Just follow this easy recipe:

-Regular Meeting time 11:30 am. No fee is charged for this hike.

-Expect a mild 3-5 mile hike to a wilderness shelter for several hours of feasting and socializing.

-Bring Thanksgiving leftovers to share. Dishes prepared especially for the hike are welcome as well!

-Bring beverages of your choice to share.

-Family members, including children old enough to handle a 3-5 mile round trip hike are welcome.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday PartyHike Leader: Bob Gawel
Event Coordinators: Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs

Date: Saturday, December 8th 2007

Events below are doable separately, if desired.
($)= Cost is involved.
Please use included links and map for directions and additional info.

($)10am – 1pm: ICE SKATING & CAROUSEL at BEAR MTN STATE PARK Directions + Info + Fees HERE.
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

1:30pm – 6pm: FREE CHRISTMAS HIKE led by Bob Gawel. (3 miles total w/ 1 break & stops at historic points) from Bear Mtn St Park to historic Doodletown, NY. OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT on the trail! Bring beverages, snacks and flashlights / headlamps to share!

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1: Doubletree Hotel 180 Rt. 17 South, Mahwah, NJ 07430, rear pkg lot
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1 TIME: btn 12:00pm and 12:30pm

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2: Bear Mountain State Park Carousel + Ice Rink (back parking lot)
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2 TIME: 1:00pm
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

($) 6:00PM – 10:00PM COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES FOLLOWED BY HOLIDAY BUFFET at RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE!

RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE 817 Rt. 9W, Ft. Montgomery (Highland Falls), NY 10922 PH 845-446-7918

* ($) COST: $25 PER PERSON PAID IN ADVANCE (includes hors d’oeuvres, meal, dessert, coffee/ tea, tax & tip!)
* 6:00PM – 7:00PM: COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES (CASH BAR)
* 7:00pm-10:00PM: BUFFET DINNER! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL EVENING BY JOHN BARAGONE (DANCIN’ TOO!)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Pay securely online (link on website)

OR Mail personal check payable to:

Carol Richards
PO Box 770
South Orange, NJ 07079

* PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN WED DEC 5, 2007
* LIMIT 60 GUESTS- 1ST COME BASIS
* WEATHER CANCELLATION ONLY- OTHERWISE NO REFUNDS. UNCASHED CHKS DESTROYED- NOT RETURNED.
* DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE

The above event is coordinated privately by Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs. Please email hikingfun@gmail.com for questions or more info. The above event 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. Details about the above event can also be viewed at www.hikingfun.org.


Please observe on our homepage that there are several blocks on the left, “Ways to Get Our News”.
If you are receiving an email of our newsletter you are probably subscribed to our “Sort-of-Monthly Newsletter” (You can unsubscribe at any time using the links at the end of the newsletter)

You may also subscribe to receive news from us as we post content to the Harriman Hikers Website. Enter your email address in the box, use the “Subscribe” button and let Feedburner take care of the rest. (You will be asked to confirm your email address).

If you are a tech early adapter you may wish to subscribe to either or both of our RSS Feeds, one for our news and one for our blog. If the terms “RSS” or “XML” mean nothing to you, this option is probably not for you.
*New!* Get a feed of our photos
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Enjoy your Fall!

HH

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Autumn Greetings to all Harriman Hikers! This month’s newsletter is loaded with news of upcoming additional events as we work our way into the fall leaf peeping and then holiday social seasons!

…but all year is the social season if you are a Harriman Hiker since the group meets for hiking each and every Sunday, rain or shine at Ramapo College!

Please visit our website, www.harrimanhikers.org for complete details.


Please note that additional events NEVER affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.


OCTOBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS: (follow links to announcements on website)

Additional Event: Catskill Mountain Hike Sat Oct 13

Additional Event: Ed’s Saturday Hike Oct 20

Additional Event: Mohonk Day Trip Sat Oct 27- 10/25/07 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


NOVEMBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)

Additional Event: Hiker Birthdays + Ironbound Dinner Sat Nov 10

Additional Event: Ed’s Thanksgiving Friday Hike Nov 23rd

Thanksgiving Hike Sunday November 25th


DECEMBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)

Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday Party Sat Dec 8th

Additional Event: Ed’s Additional Hike- Date TBD


CHRONOLOGICALLY ORDERED, DETAILED ADDITIONAL EVENTS LISTING FOLLOWS


Additional Event: Catskill Mountain Hike

SATURDAY, September 29, 2007 and SATURDAY, October 13, 2007

Hike Leader: Bob Gawel

Two different moderate 4 mile Circular Hikes in the North / South Lake area.
Featuring Beautiful Views along the trails ! !

Please Note: Meetups and Directions are the same for both dates.

CARPOOLING / Meeting Place Option # 1:
* Meeting place: Doubletree Hotel, 180 Rte 17 South, Mahwah, NJ 07430, rear parking lot
* Meeting time: btn 11:00 and 11:30am – Cars leaving Promptly at 11:30am !!! Please try to get 3 to 4 people in each car.
* It is suggested that you bring and eat lunch while driving to the Catskills. (Do not stop for lunch along the way – this would be too time consuming )

DIRECTIONS / Meeting Place Option # 2:
(For Carpool Drivers and/or if you plan to drive yourself directly to the trail head)
Thruway (I-87) north to Saugerties Exit 20
State Route 32 North
State Route 32A to State Route 23A in Palenville, NY (Palenville is about 8 miles from the Thruway).
to
*Ryan Nelly’s Restaurant parking lot
State Route 23A , Palenville, NY (Just past the intersection of 32A and 23A on the left side of road ). I also plan on meeting here for dinner after the hike. If you are driving and drink alcohol, please do so responsibly. Please do not drink and drive.
*Leaving Meeting Place # 2 about 1:00pm, so please do not delay in getting there!

BRING / WEAR:
*Plenty of water to drink and something to eat during mid-hike rest stop.
*Hiking boots are recommended.
*Please dress appropriately for weather as may exist and exercise i.e. lots of light layers and a shell if the day is windy.

RSVP:
By the Friday before at scenictrips@yahoo.com.

WEATHER:
Significant rain day of hike cancels. Please monitor this post or www.hikingfun.org for updates if weather is questionable morning of hike.

Hope you can come it will be worth the trip!!- Bob

Please note the above hikes are additional events and do not affect or replace Harriman Hiker’s regular Sunday hikes. Harriman Hikers meets for hiking each and every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine just as we have for over 30 years.

The above events are organized privately by Bob Gawel. Please contact Bob at scenictrips@yahoo.com for questions or more info.


Additional Event: Saturday Oct 20 Hike
Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike Saturday, October 20th, 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 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, October 20th, 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.


Additional Event: Mohonk Day Trip Sat Oct 27

Rock Scrambling Challenge* and Dinner @ Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, Saturday October 27th!

!!!—> UPDATE THURSDAY 10/25/07- MOHONK DAY TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST WET WEATHER- IF YOU ARE REGISTERED BE SURE AND CALL MOHONK AND CANCEL SO YOU DONT GET CHARGED!- PHYLLIS

Join your host, Phyllis, for a challenging, fun filled day boulder scrambling thru the famous Mohonk Labyrinth*, a short trek up to the Sky Top Monument; Victorian-Era-style High Tea from 3-4pm, then a dinner festival buffet at 6:30 pm.
Hike/Rock Scramble*: The rock scramble is very challenging*. There are several first-half bail out locations where you can get on a trail and easily meet the group up at the monument. It is not recommended to continue on to the end (very narrow, stair case, lemon squeeze up a crevice), unless you are pretty fit and not particularly afraid of heights. This hand over hand rock scramble is dangerous and doing this is at your own risk. No beginners please*.

Note from Phyllis’ recent experience:
“The labyrinth was much more challenging than I remembered, a little scary, but… so exhilarating and totally worth it when you get to the top. It’s really very cool! You can check out my pics!”

A light back pack or fanny pack would be best gear for easier maneuvering thru the rock scramble. DO NOT PACK ANYTHING HEAVY!

Please wear hiking boots and bring some sort of gloves to protect your hands, you will be encountering rugged terrain. Long pants and a long sleeved shirt are recommended and may be seasonally appropriate. If the weather is cool a number of light layers in lieu of a heavy, bulky coat is recommended. Otherwise, no specialised rock climbing gear is required.

Please come nutritionally prepared for the hike day- best to eat a hearty breakfast and pack a light lunch on your own before the morning meetup. We will stop to eat lunch somewhere along the trail in the early afternoon and then possibly tea & snack late day before dinner, however, due to time constraints, there will not be an opportunity to stop for breakfast or shop for your lunch after the morning meetup on the way to Mohonk.

* In lieu of the Labrynth, there are other walking trails up to the monument if you don’t want to rock scramble- Phyllis

Dinner @ Mohonk Mountain House:
Dinner time: 6:30pm Seating
Attire: resort casual …meaning… collar shirt, nice jeans & sneakers are ok, but no shorts or t-shirts please. Lockers may be available near the pool spa area, there are also bathrooms to change in or you could probably arrange to leave your changing bag in the car you came in until needed.

Fees and Reservations: Fee is $61.50, which covers the $20 Mohonk Mountain House day guest charge and dinner with non-alcoholic beverages (Alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately at dinner), dinner tax and tip included. For your safety and that of others, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

See www.mohonk.com for a complete buffet menu.

IMPORTANT- IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING, PLEASE CALL (Phyllis)
973-981-6310 OR E-MAIL myrealtorps@optonline.net. GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED
, RSVP IS REQUIRED

Call Mohonk Mountain House Dining Reservations @ 845-256-2056 to prepay and get a confirmation #. Let them know you‘ll be with the Sacchi/Harriman Hikers dinner group.

You must prepay your way with a charge card no later than Oct 7th (because it is peak foliage season & reservations go quickly, reserving by end of Sept would be best).

RAIN CANCELS- there is a Mohonk Mountain House 24hr cancellation policy if necessary.

Meetup:
We will meet at the Mason Jar Restaurant, 221 Ramapo Valley Road (Rt 202) Mahwah, NJ, in the unpaved public parking area past the south end of the restaurant. We will form car pools and leave promptly at 10:30AM.

RAIN CANCELS- there is a Mohonk Mountain House 24hr cancellation policy if necessary.

Riders are encouraged to help driver volunteers defray fuel and toll expenses.


The above event is coordinated privately by Phyllis Sacchi 973-981-6310 and does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers hikes every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine, just as we have for over 30 years.

Please contact Phyllis with any questions regarding her Mohonk Day Trip Sat Oct 27th.


Additional Event: Hiker Birthdays + Ironbound Dinner

Mary and Rich’s 100th Birthday Celebration / Dinner in the Ironbound

Longtime Harriman Hikers Mary Weglarz and Rich Hobbs will be celebrating landmark birthdays this year in November and December:

Rich will be turning 50 and Mary will be turning… even more gorgeous than ever! .

In any case a party is in order, thus, “Mary and Rich’s 100th Birthday Celebration”!

…and what better way to celebrate than dinner in the Ironbound?

DETAILS:

Date: Saturday, Nov 10th, 2007
Time: 7:00pm till whenever
Place: Iberia Peninsula Restaurant, 63-69 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 MAP PHOTOS
Parking: FREE PARKING 1/2 Block east of restaurant on Ferry St.
PATH (from Manhattan): to PATH Stn – Penn Stn, Newark. The restaurant is but a short walk from the Newark PATH Stn.
Attire: Casual (ok …you might be asked to wear a silly party hat for a little while? .
Cost: $25-$40 per person plus drinks, tax and tip. Party favors will be provided. Please bring cash to pay your own way, including a generous tip for the wait staff. Please do not drink and drive.
RSVP is requested
Request: your gracious company for dinner together. Bring a gag gift along if you are so inclined.

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


Additional Event: Thanksgiving Friday Hike Nov 23rd, 2007

Ed Burdzy will lead a hike on Friday, Nov 23rd, 2007. Destination to be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Ed normally leads an additional hike one Saturday each month, but with considerations toward the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Ed has changed the hike day for November to Friday, Nov 23rd.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Friday, Nov 23rd, 2006 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 additional 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.

Ed’s 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 above hike is coordinated privately by Ed Burdzy. Please contact Ed Burdzy 973-471-0492 for questions and more info.


Thanksgiving Hike Sunday November 25th, 2007

Our Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike is always one of the highlights of our year!

Every year as far back as any of us can remember, on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, Harriman Hikers has held an easy hike with the intention sharing leftovers (as well as specially prepared dishes) and the spirit of the holiday with other hiking friends and family.

Traditionally, as if by magic, old hiking friends materialize to join us for this special day. Turnouts of 50-60 people are not unusual.

Just follow this easy recipe:

-Regular Meeting time 11:30 am. No fee is charged for this hike.

-Expect a mild 3-5 mile hike to a wilderness shelter for several hours of feasting and socializing.

-Bring Thanksgiving leftovers to share. Dishes prepared especially for the hike are welcome as well!

-Bring beverages of your choice to share.

-Family members, including children old enough to handle a 3-5 mile round trip hike are welcome.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday Party

Hike Leader: Bob Gawel
Event Coordinators: Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs

Date: Saturday, December 8th 2007

Events below are doable separately, if desired.
($)= Cost is involved.
Please use included links and map for directions and additional info.

($)10am – 1pm: ICE SKATING & CAROUSEL at BEAR MTN STATE PARK Directions + Info + Fees HERE.
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

1:30pm – 6pm: FREE CHRISTMAS HIKE led by Bob Gawel. (3 miles total w/ 1 break & stops at historic points) from Bear Mtn St Park to historic Doodletown, NY. OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT on the trail! Bring beverages, snacks and flashlights / headlamps to share!

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1: Doubletree Hotel 180 Rt. 17 South, Mahwah, NJ 07430, rear pkg lot
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1 TIME: btn 12:00pm and 12:30pm

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2: Bear Mountain State Park Carousel + Ice Rink (back parking lot)
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2 TIME: 1:00pm
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

($) 6:00PM – 10:00PM COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES FOLLOWED BY HOLIDAY BUFFET at RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE!

RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE 817 Rt. 9W, Ft. Montgomery (Highland Falls), NY 10922 PH 845-446-7918

* ($) COST: $25 PER PERSON PAID IN ADVANCE (includes hors d’oeuvres, meal, dessert, coffee/ tea, tax & tip!)
* 6:00PM – 7:00PM: COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES (CASH BAR)
* 7:00pm-10:00PM: BUFFET DINNER! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL EVENING BY JOHN BARAGONE (DANCIN’ TOO!)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Pay securely online (link on website)
OR Mail personal check payable to:

Carol Richards
PO Box 770
South Orange, NJ 07079

* PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN WED DEC 5, 2007
* LIMIT 60 GUESTS- 1ST COME BASIS
* WEATHER CANCELLATION ONLY- OTHERWISE NO REFUNDS. UNCASHED CHKS DESTROYED- NOT RETURNED.
* DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE

The above event is coordinated privately by Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs. Please email hikingfun@gmail.com for questions or more info.
The above event 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.
Details about the above event can also be viewed at www.hikingfun.org.


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