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Summer 2013 Meeting
Posted March 13th, 2013 by jennis.watson
Schedule of Activities
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
We had a great time!!
Join Us for Fun Hikes, Workshops, Lunch and More
1061 Orange Turnpike
Monroe, NY 10950|
Schedule of Activities
9:00 am: Hikes Begin
Hikes range from 2.8 to 7 miles in Arrow Park Lake, Appalachian Trail, Indian Hill, Southfields Furnace, and Little Dam Lake.
- Arrow Park to Appalachian Trail (shorter hike, 2.8 miles, easy pace). Leader: Chris Connolly
- Arrow Park to Appalachian Trail (longer hike, 3.5 miles, easy pace). Leader: John Mack
- Wildcat Mountain & Townsend Trails (6.6 miles, moderate pace). Leaders: Peter Tilgner & Suzan Gordon
- Indian Hill, Southfields Furnace & Appalachian Trail (7 miles, fast pace). Leader: Don Weise
All hikes will meet first at Arrow Park. Hikers should be in front of the pavilion (meeting hall) and ready to go by 9:00 am.
11:30 am: Workshops
- Trail Building at Bear Mountain and Beyond with Ama Koenigshof, Trail Builder-Educator
- CLOSED Invasive Plant Overview: identification workshop and short walk with Dr. Linda Rohleder, Invasives Strike Force
- Unlock your photographic talent with Larry Zink. Composition, techniques and vision that will bring your landscape photography to life.
- Sterling Forest Orientation with Sona Mason: What’s happening with Sterling Forest? Trail restoration! Find out how you can be a part of this project. Trail-building & repair workshops galore. Call 201-512-9348 x 26 to register for this workshop.
12:30 pm: Social Hour
Join us for a picnic style meal and enjoy some great booty-shakin' music by Two Dollar Goat.
1:30 pm: Keynote and Meeting
Hear from keynote speaker, Brenton Lengel—aka Filadelphia Greenberg—Appalachian Trail 2000-miler, Certified NYS Wilderness Guide and the playwright behind North to Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, the first play ever about the Appalachian Trail. As a special treat, Lengel will be performing from his play, premiering in Manhattan this June.
Arrow Park to Appalachian Trail (shorter hike): Low to Moderate Difficulty. 2.8 mile hike: from Arrow Park, we will explore and cross the entrance stream to Arrow Farm Lake. Then we will swing southward partially on old roads and bushwhack, more or less along stream and swamp, to the Appalachian Trail near to the inlet to Little Dam Lake. Return to Arrow Park via same route. Leader: Chris Connolly
Arrow Park to Appalachian Trail (longer hike): Moderate Difficulty. 3.5 mile hike: from Arrow Park, we will explore and cross the entrance stream to Arrow Farm Lake. Then we will swing southward partially on old roads and bushwhack, more or less along stream and swamp, to the Appalachian Trail near to the inlet to Little Dam Lake. Cross the inlet stream over stepping stones and proceed another quarter mile or so along the north shore of Little Dam Lake. Return to Arrow Park via same route. Leader: John Mack
Wildcat Mountain & Townsend Trails: Moderate to Strenuous Difficulty. 6.6 miles in and out (out-and-back) hike with nice south and west facing views of Sterling Forest and Indian Kill Reservoir. Meet at Arrow Park at 9:00 a.m. Hiking boots and plenty of water are a must. Group will begin hiking at 9:30 a.m. Leaders: Suzan Gordon & Peter Tilgner
Indian Hill, Southfields Furnace & Appalachian Trail: Briskly paced and strenuous. 7 mile expanded loop hike with many good views and a few challenging climbs. Includes a trip to historic Southfields Furnace and a side trip to the A.T. for more views. Hiking boots, plenty of water and good cardiovascular fitness are a must. Leader: Don Weise
Leader/Presenter:New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Sponsor:New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Where:Arrow Park, 1061 Orange Turnpike, Monroe, NY 10950