On Sunday, November 27th, 2011, Harriman Hikers was very fortunate to have been endowed with fair weather (no small feat considering this past year the area has endured a hurricane, earthquake and October blizzard! 😉 and 72 people turned out to enjoy an autumn afternoon of hiking, camaraderie and feasting (not neccesarily in that order 😉 at Harriman Hikers Annual Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike and Feast. Harriman Hikers Honorary Hike Leader of the Day, longtime member hiker, Jason Marcus, led the group up Stockbridge Mountain in Harriman State Park, NY to Stockbridge Shelter, where the festivities continued for several hours into the late afternoon. A fine time was had by all!
Please note that the Harriman Hikers Sunday Hike Fee will increase to $8.00 effective Sunday, May 1st 2011.
While perhaps not readily apparent at a glance, on a yearly basis, the Harriman Hikers Hike Leaders in fact devote many hours and a considerable amount of auto travel into not only arriving regularly each Sunday, but also in the research and scouting of hike routes used by the group.
Hike Leader Ed Burdzy has determined that, if only to just maintain a break-even point, with consideration specifically toward recent fuel cost increases, that, after remaining stable for many years at $6.00, a weekly hike fee increase to $8.00 is now in order.
Ramapo College students and staff will continue to hike with Harriman Hikers free of charge, as has always been our policy.
Harriman Hikers thanks you for your understanding and hopes that you will continue to join us for our weekly singles hikes, which have been ongoing on a regular basis for over 30 years.
From the Harriman Hikers Home Page (in case you are new to our hiking group):
What is Harriman Hikers? Harriman Hikers is a hiking club for single adults 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. MAPSANOTHER MAP
About Our Hikes 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”.
Hiking boots and a light duty backpack or fannypack are recommended. Please dress appropriately for the season and weather, with brisk activity in mind; bring plenty of drinking water and your own lunch. Otherwise, no special equipment is needed.
NYNJTC: Storm King State Park Restrictions (last updated 2002)
Just a friendly reminder that this weekend, March 7-8, 2009, we start Daylight Saving Time (DST) again. We’ll still meet at our regular time, it’s just that it will be 11:30 DST this time! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour so you aren’t late, and arrange not to lose an hour’s sleep so you have plenty of energy for a happy hike!
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.
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 ···
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. ···
… 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. ···
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:
Please be reminded that Ed’s hikes are additional hikes, coordinated by Ed and never affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes. ··· Harriman Hikers
A New York – New Jersey singles hiking club, established 1974 www.harrimanhikers.org ···
It is late fall and officially, Winter will arrive December 22nd (Winter Solstice) – but cold weather is NEVER a reason to stay cooped up and inactive – git out and HIKE!
Harriman Hikers has published an informative and helpful article for the purpose of assisting those who would like to hike in the cooler weather prepare and outfit themselves properly for such activity – Oufitting and dressing yourself properly is not as hard and cold weather hiking is more fun than you might think!
Harriman Hikers is a hiking club for single adults 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. Please see the Harriman Hikers home page for complete information about Harriman Hikers.
Please note that 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”.