A Quiet Place in the Forest

 
…well… almost… 🙂
 
The VR panorama below was created in much the same place this one had been created mere moments before. See the group headed up the road? Oops! gotta go! Falling behind! 🙂
 
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A Quiet Place in the Forest – Harriman State Park, NY near Beechy Bottom Road, 3-7-2010

Give it a few moments to load – FYI it may be a bit if you are still on a dialup. If things don’t seem to be working in Internet Explorer, open this page in Firefox or Google Chrome.
 
Go ahead – push the buttons! 🙂 (full screen is especially kewl :))
 

 
Harriman Hikers
A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
Established 1974
www.harrimanhikers.org
 

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A Different Sort of Group Photo

 
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Harriman Hikers 3/7/2010 Crew in Harriman State Park, NY near Beechy Bottom Road


The image on this page is a VR panorama. Give it a few moments to load – FYI it may be a bit if you are still on a dialup. If things don’t seem to be working in Internet Explorer, open this page in Firefox or Google Chrome.
 
Go ahead – push the buttons! 🙂 (full screen is especially kewl :))
 

 
Harriman Hikers
A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
Established 1974
www.harrimanhikers.org
 

Dont Forget to Switch Back to Daylight Saving Time Sun Mar 14th, 2010

 
At 2:00 am Sunday, March 14th, 2010 our area reverts to Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDST).
 
Just remember the old saying, “Spring forward, Fall back”. (Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night).
 
Harriman Hikers will continue to meet up at the regular time, 11:30am in the South Parking Lots, Field B-1, of the Ramapo College of New Jersey on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ. MAPS ANOTHER MAP.
 
But you’ll have to be there a hour earlier. Figure it out.
 

 
Harriman Hikers
A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
Established 1974
www.harrimanhikers.org
 

Video: Harriman Hikers Snow Hike to Fingerboard Shelter, HSPNY

Video: Harriman Hikers Snow Hike to Fingerboard Shelter, Harriman State Park, New York



Harriman Hikers Snow Hike to Fingerboard Shelter, Harriman State Park, NY Sunday, December 6, 2009 on YouTube

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649

Photos: Harriman Hikers Snow Hike to Fingerboard Shelter, Harriman State Park, NY Sunday, December 6, 2009 Slideshow

 

  • Fingerboard Shelter, Harriman State Park, NY
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    Harriman Hikers
    A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
    Established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org
     

    Service For Gene Doleschal Sunday, November 1st, 2009 2:30pm

    Memorial Service For Eugene Doleschal Sunday, November 1st, 2009 2:30pm

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    Update 11/2/2009: A wonderful memorial service was held on a gorgeous Fall afternoon for Harriman Hikers Hike Leader Emeritus, Gene Doleschal on Sunday, November 1st, 2009 at St. John’s Church in the Wilderness, in Harriman State Park, Stony Point, NY. In attendance were Gene’s family, who planned the event, as well as many of Gene’s friends, including a number of Harriman Hikers.

  • Gene Doleschal Obituary in Star-Ledger Newspaper and online
  • Photo Slide Show: Remembering Gene
  • Remembering Gene – A Harriman Hikers Photo Set
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    From Gene Doleschal‘s family:
     

    Dear Friends and Family,
     
    Although many of you are already aware, for those of you who are not, we wanted to share the very tragic news that our father, Gene Doleschal, passed away this past Friday, October 23rd, 2009. His death was very sudden and unexpected.
     
    A service in Gene’s memory has been arranged as follows:

  • Sunday, November 1st 2:30pm
    St. John’s Church in the Wilderness (not to be confused with St. John’s Church in the Woods)
    16 Johnsontown Road, Stony Point, NY 10980-3624 (lat 41.22315724579835, long -74.09317016601562)
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    (GPS or MapQuest may recognize the town as Pomona instead of Stony Point)
     

  • Anyone wishing to share a few words about Gene will be welcome to during the service.
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    An informal reception will follow at:

  • The Mason Jar, 221 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ (MAP) (WEBSITE)
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    In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:

  • New York – New Jersey Trail Conference
    156 Ramapo Valley Road
    Mahwah, NJ 07430
    or donate online at nynjtc.org in Gene’s name
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    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and for being a friend to us all.
     
    Eve, Claire, and Adriana

     


     
    if you cannot view the map above please use the link or the map below
     


  • Please note that while we strongly encourage anyone who knew Gene personally (all friends of Harriman Hikers are welcome) to attend his service, this event does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regularly scheduled Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers will have a hike Sunday, November 1st just as Gene did for some 20 years.
  • Please note that at 2:00am on November 1st, 2009, we will return to Eastern Standard Time. Please set your clocks BACK one hour Saturday night before you go to bed.
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    Harriman Hikers
    A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
    Established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org

    West Mountain, Harriman State Park, NY

     
    The photo below was made at the West Mountain Shelter in Harriman State Park, NY on a recent hike by Harriman Hikers for one of our regular Sunday Hikes.

     
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    West Mountain has an elevation of about 1200 ft and from the shelter, looking southeast, spectacular views of the Timp (the mountain to the left), the Hudson River and several small towns in the area may be seen.

     
    Elsewhere on West Mountain, looking east-northeast, one can see Bear Mountain and the Perkins Memorial Tower; if you are in the right position and you look closely, you can see the Bear Mountain Bridge *just* peeking around the south end of Bear Mountain.

     
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    http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649

     


     
    Harriman Hikers
    A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club, Established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org

     

    Harriman Hikers at Elk Pens – Harriman State Park, NY

    The Elk Pens in Harriman State Park is an occasional start / end destination for Harriman Hikers Sunday Hikes. The Elk Pens in Harriman State Park is rich in local history and is conveniently near the Appalachian Trail and other trails used on our hikes.

    From Harriman Trails, a Guide and History (First Edition), by William J. Myles:

    The first section of the Appalachian Trail was blazed in 1922 from Route 17 over Green Pond Mountain, across the north end of Island Pond to the Crooked Road and through the Lemon Squeezer. There it joined the A-SB (Arden – Sure Bridge Trail) up to the old fire tower. The entire trail through the Park, from Arden to Bear Mountain, was officially opened on October 7, 1923.

    In those days, there were about 60 elk in a great enclosure between Southfields and Arden, known as Elk Range. They had been brought from Yellowstone Park in December 1919. They did not thrive and their number gradually decreased until 1942, when the remainder of the herd was sold to a dealer from Hoosick Falls (Commission Minutes, 12/10/42).

     
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    Harriman Hikers at Elk Pens, Harriman State Park, NY.
    Photo by Mary Jockel

     


    Harriman Hikers
    A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club, Established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org