Hikes January–March 2018

Hikes Chairperson: Glen Nison 718-625-2182 gnisonbike@juno.com
For listings of hikes not led by members of ADKNY, (and not necessarily qualifying) try these links:

Please check schedules of various public transportation options as fares and schedules may have changed.


Saturday, February 3 – Van Cortland Park
Midwinter 6-mile hike in memory of Robert Susser, ADK New York Chapter member for 40 years and very likely the most prolific hike and outings leader for most of this time for many clubs in the New York City metropolitan area. All meet at the northeast exit for the No. 1 train at 242 nd Street and Broadway at 9:35a.m. Metro north riders either take the northbound Hudson line train leaving Grand Central Station at 8:47am and 125 th Street at 8:57am to the Marble Hill station (arriving at 9:09 a.m.) and there take the No. 1 train at Broadway and 225 th Street to 242 nd Street or take the southbound Hudson line train arriving at the Marble Hill station at 9:13a.m. and there take the No. 1 train to 242 nd St. Qualifiying (but with an earlier exit point for any not qualifying who wish to exit).
Leader: John Lipsett 212-867- 8280 (work)
212-864- 6109 (home)

Sunday, March 25 – Annual Palm Sunday Hike to St. John’s Church in the Wilderness
The annual Palm Sunday hike to St. John’s Church in the Wilderness has been a tradition since the 1930’s. Other groups from other hiking clubs are out this day headed to St. John’s and it is very common to cross paths with them as we hike along. The Church service begins at 3 PM and is followed by a wonderful buffet at the barn across from the Church provided by the parishioners. (Note: For many years, this hike was led by chapter member John Blenniger who passed away recently. We will make this a memorial hike in honor of John by taking the traditional route he took when he led the Palm Sunday hikes to St. John’s in the Wilderness.)
Since this is a one-way hike, please note:
All who are driving should meet at the Church by 9:30 AM where the cars will be parked. All cars, except for the one or two that will shuttle hikers/drivers back to our starting point, will be left at the Church where the hike finishes. The hike will start from the Camp road and Seven Lakes Drive about 10 AM. The buffet finishes about 5 PM. The drivers of the cars left at the ADK Camp road will be driven back, of course, to get their cars after the event.
Palm Sunday is fairly early this year and March weather can be very changeable. Rain, some cold, blustery weather, including snow and ice, are always a possibility. Participants should dress warmly (layers, no cotton), bring lunch, snacks, water, rain-gear, and wear sturdy hiking shoes.
The address of the church is 119 Johnstown Road, Stony Point, NY in between Lake Welch Parkway and Route 106. All participants must register with Ray Kozma (917-406-3782) or
raymondkozma@gmail.com by Thursday night, March 22, 2018.
Hike is Qualifying.