Harriman Hikers Newsletter- August 2006- SO MUCH going on!

Greetings from the Harriman Hikers!

Please keep an eye on our website www.harrimanhikers.org for announcements and news about Harriman Hikers Sunday Hikes and additional events! (additional events never affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes)

We hope everybody is enjoying their summer- It’s been a scorcher at times- periodic lake dips surely have been a welcome respite in addition to the trails and forests in our area we are so fortunate to enjoy all year-round.

As we gradually move into Fall there will be LOTS of activities going on of interest to those of us in the outdoors and singles communities:

  • Harriman Hikers meets for hiking each and every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine. Yes, EVERY Sunday!
  • Additional Events (below) (additional events never affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes)


Firstly, an announcement that Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 4th.

Please note, Ed’s hike is in *addition to*, (and does not replace) the regular, weekly Harriman Hikers Sunday Hike which will take place on Sunday, September 3rd.

–> Harriman Hikers meets *every* Sunday, year-round, rain or shine for hiking, just as the group has been doing for over 30 years. If you are new to the group, please surf over to our website, http://www.harrimanhikers.org for complete details about Harriman Hikers.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Monday Sept. 4th 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.


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 should be fine for Ed’s Labor Day Hike. During cooler weather, Ed’s hikes tend to be a bit more ambitious at times, but Ed has stated he is scaling back for now to just slightly less rigorous hikes with considerations toward the hot, muggy summer weather. Be sure and bring a swimsuit, Ed and his companions have been known to “fall into” 😉 lakes along the trail! OOPS!

Contact Ed Burdzy 973-471-0492 for info or questions.


This info from Keith Tauman, a regular HH hiker who will be leading an advanced-level Catskill Hike Saturday Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m:

“Thanks for the opportunity to post this hike to your members. I will give a description of the hike: For details on where we are meeting I need the individuals to contact me directly, not just show up at the meeting place. There are two reasons for this, first I need to know how many people are going to attend and arrange for enough cars as well. This hike will have 2 parking areas.

Catskill Hike Saturday Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m. This hike is for advanced hikers. We will be hiking the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail. This is one of the Catskills hardest trails and will be at a moderate pace with time for enjoying the views. Total distance will be around 11 miles with steep ascents and there may be some hand rock climbing. You will need 3 quarts of water, good hiking boots and lunch. We will be hiking between 2 different parking lots, there is a fee at one of the lots.

I need to know who’s coming because we need enough cars to transport everyone between the two parking lots. Please contact Keith at king_spadez@hotmail.com for further details. Include a phone number and best time to reach you, I will check my email daily.”


Bob Gawel will lead an additional Night Hike, Saturday Sept 2nd (Labor Day Weekend).

Bob Gawel is a long-time area hiker and leader of the former singles hiking group “Trailmix”. Bob has since moved upstate to the mid-HudsonValley, NY area, but still returns to our area further south several times a year to lead night hikes. If you have ever been on one of Bob’s night hikes, you know they are always great fun and are not to be missed!


*RSVP is requested.*

DATE : Saturday, Sept 2
MEETING : At the parking lot of the Doubletree Hotel, 180 Rt.17 South, Mahwah, NJ 07430


TIME: btwn 4:00 and 4:30pm. Carpools will form for departure *promptly* at 4:30 pm.

RAIN DATE : Sunday, Sept 3
MEETING : same as Saturday

EVENT DURATION: We are generally back at the cars around 11pm-12am but is open ended.

SUNSET : 7:25 pm

Saturday’s Moonrise : 4:20 pm ( approx ) ,
Moonset : 12:00 Midnight

Sunday’s Moonrise : 5:10 pm , Moonset 12:50 am

Moon Phase: Approx. 3/4 waxing full moon

–> Moonlight hikes are moderate (3-5 miles total).

BRING: (Food/Bev) Food and beverages to cookout and share. Sharing food and refreshments is an integral part of this event, so *please do not come empty-handed*.
BRING: Flashlight(s), headlamps or lantern.
WEAR: Seasonal outdoor clothing, a sweater or shell in case it gets chilly.
WEAR: Hiking footwear, this is a HIKE along wooded trails.

Note: Hiking destination will be determined by hike leader *day of hike*, based on factors including, but not limited to: size of group, abilities of hikers and prevailing weather conditions. Please do not request destination ahead of time and please plan to meet up with the group at the Doubletree for departure.

We all hope to see you there!


Please note –>*RSVP REQUIRED*



–>*RSVP REQUIRED*<– *no later than Wednesday, Sept 6th, 2006*

DATE: Sept 9, 2006

TIME: 7:00pm

PLACE: Iberia Peninsula Restaurant
63-69 Ferry St.
Newark, N.J. 07105
(973) 344-5611 (973) 344-1657
Directions available on the Iberia Restaurant website:
Ample parking available on premises.

ATTIRE: Casual

COST: Moderate, $20-$30 plus drinks and tips.

*You need to pay your own way*
*Plan is to order on (1) check and each pay their share like we do at MBG –>Please bring enough CASH to pay your own way and please expect to tip for good service.*


Friends of Fahnestock Winter Park organizational meeting taking place at FWP sometime in early September, exact date TBD.

Please keep an eye on the Friends of Fahnestock Winter Park (FOFWP) yahoo group for more info about this very worthy cause with which we encourage all to become involved:


and website:

Friends of Fahnestock Winter Park

*UPDATE* Monday, August 14th, 2006*

Dear Friends,
The proposed dates of Sept. 9 & 16 were not convenient meeting dates for most folks. So, how about Saturday, Sept 23 or 30th. 0r Sunday Sept 24 or Oct 1? Or would a weekday evening (Wednesday, September 20 or 27) be better?

Paul Kuznia, FWP 845-225-3998

Thats about all the news for now… seems like plenty to keep everybody pretty busy for a bit?

If you have an outdoors/singles event you would like to organize or one you know of you would like to share with the group, please contact us at harrimanhikers@gmail.com.

Please note, however, that announcements are made only, and we may accept, or refuse, requests for announcements at our sole discretion.

If you somehow received this email accidently or if there is any reason whatsoever you do not wish to receive email from Harriman Hikers, please contact us at harrimanhikers@gmail.com and we will remove your name from our mailing list immediately.

Till next time… HAPPY HIKING!


Author: harrimanhikers

Harriman Hikers is a NY/NJ singles hiking club, established 1974.

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