Post-Irene Park Statuses

As many of us know all too well, we were recently visited by Hurricane Irene, who not only damaged much private property but much public parkland along the eastern seaboard, causing many closings.

Harriman Hikers Hike Leaders have been exploring locally as has been possible and in spite of damage from the hurricane there are still plenty of park areas open and usable roads to get there, so Harriman Hikers will resume its normal Sunday Hiking Schedule on September 4, 2011, meeting at Ramapo College as we have done for over 30 years.

If you hike on your own, for the time being, you would do well to monitor the following websites and perhaps call ahead before planning a park outing in the North New Jersey or Hudson Valley, NY areas to determine if your chosen destination is in fact open and to be aware of any storm damage that may have occcured.

Harriman Hikers has also been posting updates as we find them on our Facebook Profile

Harriman Hikers
A NY – NJ Singles Hiking Club
Established 1974

Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY in Summer

Lake Skenonto in Harriman State Park, NY

is one of a number of lakes in the park we visit, often several times during the year.

Lunch at Lake Skenonto

Harriman Hikers at Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY
Especially during the Summer, the lakes are nice relaxation during our lunch stop, with a cool breeze coming off the water and the shade of trees to sit under 🙂

Lake Skenonto is a 37 acre, man-made freshwater lake that is generally thought to have been created as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project during the Great Depression of the 20th Century, but Harriman Trails – A Guide and History states that little is known nowadays about the creation of Lake Skenonto other than that,

the dam (on the southeastern side of the lake – HH) was built in 1934 and that the lake was filled with water by 1936.



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

Harriman Hikers Hike to Big Hill Shelter 12-5-2010

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

Harriman Hikers Hike to Big Hill Shelter 12-5-2010

  • More posts on Harriman Hikers Website about Big Hill Shelter
  • Big Hill Shelter, Harriman State Park, NY on the internet
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    More Photos of Harriman Hikers at Big Hill Shelter

    New York State Parks on Facebook and Twitter

    New York State Parks can now be followed for updates and news on Facebook and Twitter!

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    VR Pano: Harriman Hikers at Lake Skannatati Overlook, HSPNY 11-7-2010

    VR Panorama: Harriman Hikers at Lake Skannatati Overlook, Harriman State Park Park, NY 11-7-2010 on Flickr
    VR Panorama: Harriman Hikers at Lake Skannatati Overlook, Harriman State Park Park, NY 11-7-2010 on Flickr

     
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    VR Pano: Harriman Hikers on the Kakiat Trail 7-11-2010

     
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    VR Pano: Harriman Hikers on the Kakiat Trail 7-11-2010
     
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    Harriman Hikers
    A New York – New Jersey Singles Hiking Club
    Established 1974
    www.harrimanhikers.org
     

    Harriman Hikers in Norvin Green State Forest, NJ 4-4-2010

     
    Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike on April 4, 2010 took us into Norvin Green State Forest, NJ, with its many overlook views of Monksville Reservoir. The image below was used as a header photo for the Harriman Hikers website during Spring 2010.
     
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    Monksville Reservoir, NJ From Norvin Green State Forest, NJ

     
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    180 deg panorama: Monksville Reservoir, NJ From Norvin Green State Forest, NJ

     
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    VR Panorama: Monksville Reservoir, NJ From Norvin Green State Forest, NJ – water break early in the hike

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