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Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 2004

Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 2004

Afraid to pop your head out of the door anticipating cold, snow and rain? Well you've been crying for spring and here it is - don't let it go without some fun. The birds have returned and so shall we to some of our favorite parks. So take out your camping gear, pack up your warm, wicking garments and embrace the challenges and rewards of outdoor living. We'll rejuvenate our spirit with walks along trails with mysterious red, orange and brown colored mushrooms enticing us to pick. Together we will keep warm with burning logs, enriching conversations, bellyaching laughter and affectionate embraces of friendship.

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 trip or event. 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.

Activities

March 19-21, Cabin Trip, Tyler Hostel, Newtown PA
Celebrate the beginning of spring at a comfortable youth hostel in Tyler State Park. You can hike, bicycle, or ride horses. Close to New Hope and Peddler's Village. The hostel contains a large fully equipped kitchen, an old-fashioned fireplace, a modern heating system and bathrooms. $15.00 per night, limited to 10 people. NO CALLS BEFORE MARCH 5.
Donald Bailey 212-794-0929  Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

Saturday, April 10, Day Hike, Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring NY
Don't let the name of this trail cause you to shy away from this challenging but exhilarating hike near the Hudson River. We will be hiking 6+ miles on a moderately strenuous trail that may include some rock scrambling. Hiking boots, food and plenty of water are essential and required for this hike. Moderate - experienced hikers only. Public transportation on Metro North available. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 3.

Masada Disenhouse 718-855-2263

April 23-25, Cabin Trip, Nockamixon State Park, Quakertown PA
Enjoy the comforts of a warm, electric-heated, furnished cabin while you choose among the many activities available within this state park. You can fish or boat in the 1,450-acre lake, horseback ride, hike, bike ride or just relax with a book or play games you brought. We're also planning to stroll around the quaint town of Lambertsville where we will dine. The cabin accommodates 6 people and costs $45 per person for the weekend. You'll need to bring your own kitchenware, utensils and bedding. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 9.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169  Michael Yukoweic 845-255-3990

May 14-16, North/South Lake State Park, Haines Falls NY
We've reserved campsites at this very popular NY State Park. 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 7.

David Levner 718-897-1448  Hollis Holmes 718-788-2851

May 28-31 (Memorial Day Weekend), Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ
Want to see the man in the Moon, Venus and Mars up close? In addition to relaxed camping and spectacular vistas along the hiking trails at this less-known park, we'll have some fun at the Greenwood Observatory, seemingly bringing the planets closer to earth via a telescope that magnifies up to 800 times. You can also bicycle ride in the park, or swim at the nearby Mohican Outdoor Center. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE MAY 21.

Chet Trotman 732-317-2933  Renee Bash 212-362-1202

June 11-13, Fire Island National Seashore, Watch Hill NY, or Taconic State Park, Copake Falls NY
We're going to try and get a group site or individual sites at this Fire Island favorite before many bugs get there. If we don't, we are going to camp at Taconic State park before many people get there. Both parks offer a respite from the city life. So please join us. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 4.

Frank Jones 914-632-8997  Kirsten Andersen 914-966-8077

Sunday, June 27, Day Trip, Arrow Park, Monroe NY
Looking for some childhood nostalgia like jumping off a dock in the middle of a lake? If so, picnic with us at this secret hiding place surrounded by forest land, and green, serene landscape. If you don't swim, consider a fun barefoot-hike, catching your balance on the slippery rocks of a streamlined trail. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 20.

Kirsten Andersen 914-966-8077

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

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