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Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 2003

Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 2003

Although it snowed again last week, warmer weather is on the way. It will soon be time for all you good campers to come out of your dens, take your tents out of the closet, and return to your favorite sites. I may not know what the stock market will do, or what the President will do, but I am sure that winter's snows will melt, swelling the rivers and streams, feeding the tiny shoots that signal the arrival of spring! Join us around the campfire and tell us the stories of how you survived the winter!

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or a day event, call the leaders during the listed time period. If you need information earlier than the dates listed below, call David at 718-897-1448. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the weekend. One year's membership costs $12 for an individual or $18 for a family ($8/individual or $12/family if you receive the newsletter by e-mail). Make your check payable to Campers' Group and mail it to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place #5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. To reserve a space on our cabin trips, you should also mail your check to this address.

Activities

March 21-23, Camping/Cabin Trip, French Creek State Park, Elverson PA
Stay in an electric-heated cabin or a human-heated tent: your choice. The cabin has a kitchen, bathroom, shower and carpeting, but is limited to six people. There are 32 miles of hiking trails and two lakes in the park. It is near Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Staying in a cabin costs $45 for the weekend. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 21.
Denise Drossos 718-435-3169  Barbara Haug 609-294-9872

Sunday April 13, Day Hike, Palisades Shore Trail, Fort Lee NJ
A four-mile moderate hike, with beach and cliff views of NYC from the NJ side. A hike with a mission? Optional if interested: gloves and plastic bags will be on hand (no pun) for anyone wishing to help with litter-removal as we go along the trail. Springtime hikers who follow us will be inspired that even an urban trail can be pristine! Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 6.

Rachel Friend 718-633-4181

April 26, Day Hike, Fahnestock State Park, Carmel NY
Join us for a moderate five-mile hike on a trail to a mountain lake. You must wear hiking boots and bring a quart of water and lunch. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 19.

Chet Trotman 718-421-7370

May 9-11, North/South Lake State Park, Haines Falls NY
We're going early in the season to one of the most popular campgrounds in NY State. In addition to the lakes for which the park is named, there are numerous hiking trails leading into the surrounding mountains. Some of the trails are rugged and require endurance, but you will be rewarded with spectacular views. One of these trails, the Escarpment Trail goes to Kaaterskill Falls. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE MAY 2.

Hollis Holmes 718-788-2851  Masada Disenhouse 718-855-2263

May 23-26, Camping Trip, High Point State Park, Sussex NJ
Celebrate Memorial Day at the highest point in the state of New Jersey. Boat, fish, hike the Appalachian Trail, ride your mountain bike and say hello to the friendly black bears. Pit toilets. Limited to 30 people. NO CALLS BEFORE MAY 16.

Price Etienne 732-371-1829  David Levner 718-897-1448

June 13-15, Taconic State Park, Copake Falls NY
Get a taste of summer before campgrounds get crowded at the Copake Falls campground of Taconic State Park. We'll hike to majestic Bashbish Falls and swim in Rudd Pond. Boat rentals available. Hiking, bicycling. Near Alander Peak and Brace Mountain. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 6.

Frank Jones 914-632-8997  Mary Jacobus 718-972-3817

Saturday June 21, Day Trip, Arrow Park, Monroe NY
Join us for a first-day-of-summer picnic at a lake in nearby Orange County. You can also hike, swim or boat. Rowboat rentals available. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 14.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169

  World-Wide Web home page: http://www.campersgroup.org