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Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 2014   

September 26-28, Camping Trip, Woodland Valley State Park, Phoenicia NY
In the heart of the Catskills, Woodland Valley is a narrow rugged valley surrounded by some of the region’s highest peaks: Panther, Slide, Cornell and Wittenburg. A trail from the campground leads to Slide Mountain. Hiking, mountain climbing, and bicycling. Near Woodstock. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 7 A.M. Flush toilets and hot showers.
Renee 973-224-1477
October 11-12, Camping Trip, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River NY
Camp in the largest county park in Westchester (4,700 acres). You can bicycle on the park’s roads, hike the trails or ride a horse. The Trailside Museum has specimen animals, Native American artifacts and an exhibit about the Leatherman. A nearby garden contains over 100 varieties of wildflowers. Birdwatching is also a popular activity. If you want to visit for the day, you just have to pay the entrance fee to the park ($10/vehicle). The bathrooms have toilets but no showers.
Denise 646-457-2072
Sunday, October 26, Meeting, then Hike!, REI, East Hanover NJ
REI is allowing us to use their 2nd floor community room for our meeting. We’ll start at 10am to plan our late fall and winter events. We will also discuss the leadership change and other news. After the meeting, follow us over to nearby South Mountain Reservation for a moderate 4-6 mile hike. Please wear hiking boots or shoes, bring lunch, and/or energy snacks, and about 2 liters of water.

If you have joined us on one or more of our outings in the past, we would greatly appreciate you volunteering to help lead a weekend or day event. If it is your first time, don’t worry, we will partner you with a more experienced member. We are a volunteer-run club that needs more of their members to participate.

There is no fee to attend, and you’re welcome to shop in the store just after the meeting.

Ken 201-388-3685
November 7-9, Cabin Trip, Tohickon Valley Park, Point Pleasant PA
Enjoy the comforts of a warm and cozy cabin by the flowing waters of Tohickon Creek, in Bucks County PA. This modern cabin has a small galley kitchen with a full size refrigerator and stove, a living room with a table, chairs and couches, and a wood-burning fireplace. The cabin has one bedroom upstairs, and six bunk beds downstairs in a common room, sleeping a total of eight people. The park also has campsites for the hardy. Bring your own food, cooking/eating utensils and bed linens.

There is an easy to moderately difficult hiking trail that passes right by the cabin, which leads to the scenic High Rocks vista, and then on to Ralph Stover State Park. We may also visit Ringing Rocks State Park. When the rocks are struck with a hammer or another rock, they sound as if they are metal and hollow and ring with a sound similar to a metal pipe being struck... You can also walk down to the quaint village of Point Pleasant on the Delaware River, or take a short drive to visit the shops and restaurants in Frenchtown NJ or New Hope PA.

Candy / Ken 201-388-3685
Sunday, December 7, Day Hike, Camp Glen Gray, Mahwah NJ
Originally developed as a Boy Scout camp in 1917, Camp Glen Gray is nestled among thousands of acres of Bergen County and New Jersey State park land. Starting at about 10:30am, we’ll tour some of the historic grounds that include the Old Guard Cabin, Mothercroft shelter, Whitehead Library, Memorial Pavilion, Mary Post Field (and discuss her legend), and many other cabins and points of interest near and afar from the camp’s Lake Vreeland. We can also discuss the possibility of using one of their cabins or campsites for a future trip. We will then leave the camp to hike on the historic Revolutionary War era Cannonball Trail, and other nearby trails in the Ramapo Mountains. Some trails will be very rocky; please wear hiking boots or shoes, dress in layers, pack a lunch, and/or energy snacks, and carry about 2 liters of water. Park in the large lot past the office at the end of the road.


Ken 201-388-3685
Friday, December 19, Night Out, Rocky Sullivans, Red Hook in Brooklyn NY
A friend of Campers‘ Group, Michael, and his band The Famous Geniuses, will play mostly original Swing Blues, Rock and Rockabilly music. Good food, great music, no cover charge. Show times are at 8:30 and 10:30 pm. Two unique sets will be played. You will not be sorry.
Denise 646-457-2072



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