Harriman Hikers November Notes

“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 Annual Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike November 28, 2010

Reminder: Harriman Hikers Annual Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike November 28, 2010
 

  • One of Harriman Hikers biggest social events of the year!
  • Date: Sunday, 11/28/2010 Time / Place: (usual meetup) 11:30am at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road (Rt 202), South Parking Lots B-1, Mahwah, NJ 07430 (scroll down Harriman Hikers Home Page for directions)
  • Bring Thanksgiving leftovers, food / drink to share / Family & children (over 10 yrs old) welcome. Expect a mild 3-5 mile hike to a wilderness shelter for several hours of feasting and socializing.
  • More Details: Last year’s (2009) Harriman Hikers Annual Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike | Past years’ Harriman Hikers Annual Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hikes
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    Harriman Hikers
    A NY / NJ Singles Hiking Club – Established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org

    September Moon/Night Hike Info – Next is 9/26

    Note: The following announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes.


    Bob Gawel will lead a series of Moon/Night hikes this September. Following is information provided by Bob.


     
    SEPTEMBER MOON / NIGHT HIKES ….

     
    Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Viewing Hike ( bring cold foods only, to share)
    ( Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel btwn 5:00 and 5:30pm )
    Saturday, Sept. 5th ( almost a full moon )
    Sunday, Sept. 6th ( rain date )

     
    Saturday, Sept. 26th ( 1/2 moon ) ( full campfire cookout )
    Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel btwn 4:30 and 5:00pm

     

    These hikes are coordinated privately by Bob Gawel. Contact Bob directly via e-mail at scenictrips@yahoo.com with any questions or for more info about these hikes.


    Note: The above announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. Contact the event organizer directly, as we can not reply to requests for additional information about this event. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, year-round, rain or shine, as we have for over 30 years.

    Saturday September 5, 2009 Additional Hike

    Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike on Saturday, September 5, 2009. [read complete article for details…]

    Note: The following announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes.


    Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike on Saturday, September 5, 2009. Continue reading “Saturday September 5, 2009 Additional Hike”

    Spring Dinner Get Together at Iberia Peninsula Restaurant

     
    Note: The following announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes.


    Spring Dinner Get Together at Iberia Peninsula Restaurant

  • DATE / TIME: Saturday, May 16, 2009 (7:00 PM)
  • PLACE: Iberia Peninsula Restaurant 63-69 Ferry St. Newark, NJ 07105 (973) 344-5611 (973) 344-1657 | Directions available on the restaurant website: Iberia Restaurant Website | Ample parking available on premises.
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    Note: The above announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. Contact the event organizer directly, as we can not reply to requests for additional information about this event. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes.


    Season’s Greetings and Best New Year’s Wishes From Harriman Hikers

    As the sun sets on 2008, Harriman Hikers would like to take the opportunity to wish each and everyone the very best for a happy, safe holiday season and fulfilling, prosperous 2009.

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    Season’s Greetings and Best New Year’s Wishes From Harriman Hikers
    Lake Skannatati sunset – December, Harriman State Park, NY. Special thanks to Harriman Hiker Mary Jockel for this photo from Harriman Hikers Sunday, December 7, 2008 hike

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    Please be sure and join us for our annual Holiday Hike on Sunday, December 27th, 2008. The Holiday Hike is a regular Harriman Hikers hike with special emphasis for the day on the holiday season. Harriman Hikers will hike as usual Sunday, December 27th, 2008, whatever the weather, just as we have every Sunday for over 30 years. Additionally…

    Feel free to wear your silly Santa hat, fake reindeer antlers, elf ears or whatever else you can think of to add to the merriment! At the same time, please be reminded, the hike will be a regular Harriman Hikers hike and, “Harriman Hikers hikes are what many would consider “intermediate level”, which is to say, “hikers should be in good physical condition and under prevailing weather conditions, capable of hiking 7-8 miles over hilly and rocky wilderness terrain where some hills can be steep” – creativity is encouraged, however, please use proper judgment deciding how you would like to “decorate” yourself for the hike. (i.e. if you decide to be a Christmas Tree complete with ornaments, those ornaments may well get shaken loose and / or you may have a hard time keeping pace with the group, if, for instance, the hike leaders decide to take the group up Cardiac Hill or along one of the many other challenging trail routes that define Harriman Hikers hikes. Pointy elf shoes with bells on the toes? …probably not a good idea. Human dreidel? …nawww… Haven’t hiked with us before? Please read our home page carefully. Harriman Hikers Guide to Winter Hiking might be helpful as well.
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    … Many hikers enjoy meeting up at the Mahwah Bar and Grill (MBG) after the hike each week; the Sunday December 21st hike may be a special opportunity to hook up with outdoors friends to celebrate the season. Meeting up after the hike is an optional, additional activity announced as a courtesy and does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike or necessarily involve or include our Hike Leaders or other administrators. The best way to participate in this informal gathering is to join Harriman Hikers for the regular Sunday hike and to keep your ears open – meeting up at MBG is a popular option open to everyone and there is always chatter about meeting up afterward among the ranks during the hike. Generally accepted etiquette is for each person to bring cash to pay their own tab, treat the waitstaff with dignity and respect and tip generously as well as respect the personal spaces of others who may be present. Please do not drink and drive.
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    For hikers that might enjoy a signficantly more challenging hiking experience in addition to Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike, Ed Burdzy will be leading (2) additional hikes during the 2008 holiday season – on Friday December 26th and on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1st, 2009. It is very important that you read the announcements about these hikes carefully; please do not plan participate in either of these hikes without having spoken to Ed first. Follow the links below for complete information:

     

  • Friday Dec 26, 2008 Additional Hike
  • Thursday Jan 1st, 2009 Additional Hike (AKA “Ed’s Step into New Year Hike”)
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    Please be reminded that Ed’s hikes are additional hikes, coordinated by Ed and never affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.
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    Harriman Hikers
    A New York – New Jersey singles hiking club, established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org
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    Thursday Jan 1st, 2009 Additional Hike

    Note: The following announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes.


    Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike on Thursday, January 1st, 2009.

     
    The hike destination will be determined by Ed, on the day of hike. The meeting place will be on Rt. 17 south in Ramsey, to depart at 10am.

     
    You should speak with Ed first if you have not hiked with Ed before, spoken with him about joining his hike, and/or have any reservations about your abilities as a hiker.

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


    Note: The above announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. Contact the event organizer directly, as we can not reply to requests for additional information about this event. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, year-round, rain or shine, as we have for over 30 years.

    Friday Dec 26, 2008 Additional Hike

    Note: The following announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes.


    Ed Burdzy will lead an additional hike on Friday, December 26, 2008.

     
    The hike destination will be determined by Ed, on the day of hike. The meeting place will be on Rt. 17 south in Mahwah, to depart at 10am.

     
    You should speak with Ed first if you have not hiked with Ed before, spoken with him about joining his hike, and/or have any reservations about your abilities as a hiker.

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


    Note: The above announcement is posted as a courtesy to the event organizer. Contact the event organizer directly, as we can not reply to requests for additional information about this event. The event is in addition-to, and does not replace or affect, Harriman Hikers’ regular Sunday Hikes. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, year-round, rain or shine, as we have for over 30 years.

    Additional Holiday Event Reminder – Sat 12/13 Hike CANCELLED – Party is ON – Hiker-Biker-Skier Christmas Hike & Holiday Party Sat Dec 13, 2008

    Please Note: Due to predicted cold, wet and possibly frozen ground conditions at Bear Mountain State Park for Saturday, which the Hike Leader, Bob Gawel, considers unsuitable, he has cancelled the hike. Please let any friends you may have invited or told about the event know the hike is cancelled.

    The scheduled Holiday Party at Richie’s Little Place is ON just as planned, 6pm till 10pm. PREPAID RESERVATIONS ONLY

    Party Venue:

    Richie’s Little Place
    817 Rte 9W
    Highland Falls, NY 10928
    (845) 446-7918
    MAP: http://tinyurl.com/55wlgx

    Complete Event Info:

    Harriman Hikers website:
    http://harrimanhikers.org/additional-event-12132008-christmas-hike-holiday-party/

    Record Online / NorthJersey.com:
    http://calendar.northjersey.com/highland-falls-ny/events/show/85477908-hikerbikerskier-christmas-hike-holiday-party

    If you wish to carpool / caravan to Richie’s Little Place, Bob is organizing a meetup btn 4:30pm – 5:00pm at the Doubletree Hotel on Rt. 17 South in Mahwah, NJ http://tinyurl.com/5fo9o2

    See you at the party!

    Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs, Event Organizers
    hikingfun@gmail.com

    Please note – The above-mentioned event is additional and does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike in any way. Please see the event announcement for complete details.
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    Deadline to register for the Holiday Dinner is Wednesday, December 10th. Space is still available. Register today!
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  • More Details: Additional Event: 12/13/2008 – Christmas Hike + Holiday Party
  • Opportunities (singly, severally or all…) on Sat Dec 13, 2008 to…

    – Go Ice skating at Bear Mountain State Park

    – Join a group for a moderate walk to historic Doodletown in Bear Mountain State Park which includes Christmas carols by candle light

    – Attend a festive holiday dinner party which includes live entertainment

    complete details
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    Please be reminded, as well, Harriman Hikers is a New York – New Jersey singles hiking club for adults of all ages that meets for hiking each and every Sunday, year round, rain or shine, just as we have for over 30 years.

    Complete details about Harriman Hikers may be found on the Harriman Hikers home page.
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    Please note – The above-mentioned event is additional and does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike in any way. Please see the event announcement for complete details.
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