Thu 24 August à 16:00
Timezone : Paris (GMT+02:00)
LEADER: Mario Medici ([masked] (pref.) or[masked]- 9391)<a></a>
RATING: B- 4.2 B-
A four+ mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. Plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and at least two quarts of water. Park in Visitor Parking lot (upper lot) and meet at the Visitor’s Center (across the road) at 10 AM. Leader may stop at the Sterling Lake Iron Works Mine for a few minutes to point out where ore was processed for the “Great Chain" before bringing it to the forge. Call hike leader before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100. Please read Hikers' Guidelines, below, answer the RSVP questions about preparedness and provide your phone number, and plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early for introductions and to get situated.
Note that this hike is part of a larger group, the NJR ADK. Most hikers sign up via our printed schedule (see below) and not through Meetup, so though the number of attendees may appear small, we generally have a group of 10-20 on any given hike.
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After attending two hikes/events, please consider joining the North Jersey Ramapo Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club to support our outdoor recreation and conservation activities. Membership comes with a variety of benefits including a 10% discount at Ramsey Outdoor; our annual holiday party and social; special events such as our traditional day-outing to the Mohonk Mountain House; a subscription to ADK’s bi-monthly magazine, Adirondac; and the opportunity to contribute to the preservation and extension of hiking lands and viewsheds in our region.
New hikers are strongly encouraged to select hikes appropriate to their capabilities. North Jersey Ramapo Chapter hikes are rated for pace (A, B or C), mileage, and terrain (A, B or C), with "C" designating easier hikes and "A" more challenging ones. We recommend that new hikers should first try a "C" or short "B" hike before undertaking a more difficult one; otherwise, you may not fully enjoy the hiking experience. If you have any doubts, please contact the hike leader in advance.
A = Fast - 2.5 mph or faster
B = Moderate - about 2 mph
C = Easy - 1.5 mph or less
Distance: Noted in miles
A = Strenuous, long/steep climbs and descents,
possible rock scrambling
B = Moderate climbs and descents
C = Generally flat with little elevation change
For example, a hike rated “B 7 A” is a moderately paced hike of approximately 7 miles with steep climbs and/or descents and possible rock scrambling.
If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness, including ensuring that the hike is appropriate for your level of fitness, that you wear the proper clothing, and bring the proper gear, food and water (see the ADK's recommended Hiking Essentials and guidelines, below).
Leaders have the right, responsibility and sole discretion to refuse any hiker he/she deems to be not properly attired, prepared, or otherwise fit to safely complete the hike.
Risks: As with all physical activities, hiking involves hazards. Persons participate at their own risk and will be asked to sign a statement acknowledging that fact before starting the hike. Prior to the hike please advise the leader of any medical condition or physical impairment that could affect you during the hike.
Footwear and Clothing: Wear clothing suited to the weather and carry extra garments for unexpected weather conditions. Dress in thin layers so that you can adjust the number of layers as required to maintain comfort. In winter carry a wool cap and wool or polypropylene gloves or mitts and a windproof shell. Be prepared for rain. Bring a rain jacket and rain pants, preferably of the type that permits venting body moisture. Wear comfortable, sturdy boots/shoes. Do not wear cotton garments in winter.
Drink and Food: Adequate hydration is important year round. Drink frequently during the hike. Carry food to enjoy during the midday lunch stop.
Other responsibilities: Hikers with children under 16 and new hikers are required to contact the hike leader in advance to determine if the hike is suitable for them. Minors under 16 are welcome on day hikes when accompanied by a parent or guardian. No person under 18 shall participate in overnight outings unless accompanied by a parent or adult sponsor over 21. The hike leader may refuse to allow a person to hike who is judged to be poorly equipped or unable to do the published hike. Participants should get to the hike at least 10 minutes prior to the starting time.
Maps: The TC number indicates a NY-NJ Trail Conference map for the area of the hike. For example: TC-118 refers to the Southern Harriman Park map.
Abbreviations: NCA-No Calls After . . . , Pref.- Leader’s contact preference.
Expense Sharing: When car-pooling, passengers are expected to offer the driver funds sufficient to cover the cost of fuel, tolls and parking fees. A $3.00 minimum per person is recommended. Most hike trailhead meeting locations can be found on NY-NJ Trail Conference maps.
Dog-Friendly Hikes: Pets are not permitted on hikes unless the hike description clearly states that it is "dog friendly." If it is, all hikers with dogs must abide by park leash regulations.