As many of us know all too well, we were recently visited by Hurricane Irene, who not only damaged much private property but much public parkland along the eastern seaboard, causing many closings.
Harriman Hikers Hike Leaders have been exploring locally as has been possible and in spite of damage from the hurricane there are still plenty of park areas open and usable roads to get there, so Harriman Hikers will resume its normal Sunday Hiking Schedule on September 4, 2011, meeting at Ramapo College as we have done for over 30 years.
If you hike on your own, for the time being, you would do well to monitor the following websites and perhaps call ahead before planning a park outing in the North New Jersey or Hudson Valley, NY areas to determine if your chosen destination is in fact open and to be aware of any storm damage that may have occcured.
- New York / New Jersey Trail Conference
- NJDEP-Division of Parks and Forestry (New Jersey)
- NYS Parks
- Palisades Interstate Park Commission (Harriman / Bear Mtn State Parks)
A NY – NJ Singles Hiking Club