Beginner’s Hike on the Appalachian Trail: Harriman State Park in New York

Outdoor Club of South Jersey - Hiking/Camping/Backpacking
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June 20-21: Beginner’s Hike on the Appalachian Trail: Harriman State Park and the “Lemon Squeezer!” Easy hike for beginners. We’ll meet in Southfield NY (about 2 hours from Cherry Hill) where we will drive to the end point, drop off ½ the cars, then drive to the start point. The hike starts out with a 500ft climb up to the top of Green Pond Mountain, through some lovely wildflowers. From there, its 3.5 miles along a ridgeline (some little ups & downs) to the Fingerboard shelter. Along the way, we’ll pass through extensive wildflowers, and get the opportunity to pass through the “lemon squeezer” a famous point on the AT where you go through two large granite boulders. I’ve never seen a guy get through with his pack on (too tight) but I have seen some ladies make it. We’ll spend the night at the Fingerboard shelter (note: no privy), and the next day climb to the top of Fingeboard Mountain, catch some views, and then descend to the pickup point (a total of 1.4 miles for Sunday). If folks like, it’s a short car trip from there to the Bear Mountain Lodge, Zoo and bridge over the Hudson river, maybe catch a bite to eat prior to heading home. Unlimited number of participants. Hike Leader is Kevin Drevik (856)[masked] or [masked]. Please email questions to Kevin, or request pack list. I want this to be fun for all the folks coming!