Beginners-Intermedia­te Nature Hike at Ramapo Mt.

  • June 30, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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Hello Everyone,

This is a beautiful nature hike with overlooks and a lake etc. Also good for beginners or anyone else that wants to join!

We'll start at the lower lot. Then, hike up a gradual hill for about 15min. to the lake. From there, we'll walk around the lake and perhaps take an off trail or two, depending on how everyone is doing. We'll be going at a leisure pace with a few stops along the way for water, snacks and to take in nature. There are a lot of things to see....

Pace: Leisurely
Estimated Time: 2 &1/2 - 3hrs.

Estimated Miles: 4
Fee: $2.00/person (Cash Only)

Be Prepared with: 

- Hiking boots or sneakers. Regular sneakers are ok as long as they are sturdy & protect your feet.

- WATER!! bring at least 2 bottles.
- Sun block, sun glasses, hat & bug spray (Good to get one that repels Ticks!)
- Snacks for energy: Trail Mix, energy bar, or fruit etc.
- light weight pants or shorts (it's too hot for jeans & they'll weigh you down)
- plastic bag for trash. Carry in, carry out policy. There are No Trash cans.
- toilet paper (just in-case)
- Don't forget your camera!
(best to carry everything in a small day/back pack if you have one)

There's a port-a-potty in the lower lot but not anywhere else.

- Dogs on leash are Welcome. Please put in your reply if your bringing your dog so that people with allergies or others that are bringing their dogs will know. Thank you!

*Hike will be canceled in the event of thunder & lightening or heavy rain

Directions:
Coming from the South: Take 287 North to exit 57 (Skyline Dr./ Ringwood). Make a Left at the end of the ramp at the traffic light. This will put you on Skyline Dr. (you'll see the sign for Ringwood Park) Go approx. 0.5 mi. The parking lot will be on your left. Go slow when you start going up the hill, you can easily miss it. It is a Rocky dirt lot.

Coming from the North
Take 287 South to exit 57 (Skyline Dr./ Ringwood). Stay Right onto Skyline Dr. Parking lot is exactly 0.1 mi. on your Left.

*PARKING: Parking will be tight so I encourage car pooling for those that are comfortable doing so.* Please Park close together to leave as much room as possible. 
We'll meet in the lower parking lot by the Trail entrance. I'll be wearing a green cap. 

DISCLAIMER:   Your attendance on a hike is strictly voluntary and you assume full responsibility of your own safety and bringing appropriate gear.   I am not a professional guide and I don’t have wilderness medical training.  By rsvping “Yes” and attending the hike you agree not to hold me or any other member of this group liable for any accidents or injuries . 

For more information about this Park & Directions: http://www.state.nj.u....
OR
http://www.nynjtc.org...

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you & looking forward to seeing you!
Melanie

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  • Melissa

    A beautiful hike with great peeps!

    July 1, 2013

  • Lorenz F.

    The hike and event were great as usual!! Had a lot of fun hiking and seeing all of you guys...

    June 30, 2013

  • Frossy

    Thanks Mel. It was a great hike, specially it was my first time hiking and first time with the group. I had so much fun. Looking forward to another meetup :)

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • Melanie

      Thanks Frossy :-) Glad you had a good time and look forward to seeing you soon!

      June 30, 2013

  • Melanie

    Thanks guys for making this such a Fun event! I had a great time with all of you :-)

    June 30, 2013

  • Anas

    A beautiful hike and a wonderful fun group. Enjoyed my time today. Thanks every one.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Mushir S

    What can I say but loved it as always..

    June 30, 2013

  • Ken

    I just realized I forgot to sign up for this hike. Thanks Melanie for organizing the event. It was fun!

    June 30, 2013

  • Miss J.

    I'll be there as long as it doesn't rain :)

    June 29, 2013

  • Melanie

    Ok, so, so far Doug is bringing his dogs, Cassie might bring hers and Miss Jai might bring her Chihuahua :-)

    1 · June 29, 2013

    • Frossy

      Can't wait. This would be my first hangout with you guys and I'm excited!

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • Cassie C.

    Might bring my dog

    June 25, 2013

  • Miss J.

    I'll be there as long as it doesn't rain :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Dragan

    Mel, I'm going to say Maybe to this. When you get up at 5am on the weekdays, you appreciate sleep on the weekends.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi , it seems a long travel if I come by public transport from jersey city . Please let me know if we have any car pooling from manhattan or jersey city ?

    June 23, 2013

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