Sterling Lake (C 4 C)

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LEADER: Dean Gletsos [masked] or [masked])

RATING: C 4 C

Start 10:00 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor Center, upper parking area. We will explore around this beautiful lake at an easy pace. This hike is good for beginners and those who prefer not to rush. Rain cancels. Bring a light lunch and plenty of fluids. TC Map 100. Advance registration and answers to the RSVP questions are REQUIRED.

Note that most signups are via our printed schedule at adknjr.org and that we typically have 10-20 people on any given hike. If you show up at this hike without receiving advance confirmation of your registration, you'll be removed from our Meetup group.

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Full hike schedule can be viewed at adknjr.org (http://www.adknjr.org/), and some hikes are posted on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/North-Jersey-Ramapo-ADK/[masked].

After attending two hikes/events, please consider joining the North Jersey Ramapo Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (https://www.adk.org/membership/join/) 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. 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.

Pace Ratings:
A = Fast - 2.5 mph or faster
B = Moderate - about 2 mph
C = Easy - 1.5 mph or less

Distance: Noted in miles

Terrain Ratings:
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 (https://www.adk.org/play/hiking-information/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.

HIKERS' GUIDELINES:

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. 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.

Dog 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.