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Hike: South Mountain Climb

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Hike: South Mountain Climb

Time: March 19, 2011 from 10:30am to 1pm
Location: South Mountain
Street: 14-20 Cherry Ln
City/Town: West Orange, NJ
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Event Type: athletic
Organized By: Laura
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2011

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Event Description

In the heart of Suburbia lies a beautiful piece of land set aside for us to explore.  While it is in the middle of Millburn, West Orange and South Orange, you would never know after just a few minutes of hiking within!  Witness 2 waterfalls, giant Rhododendrons and a pretty riverside walk as part of the adventure. Come with fellow NJ Professionals and enjoy a beautiful early spring day curing that winter cabin fever and getting out to socialize. After our adventure those who are hungry will head out for lunch together.


Register for Hike: South Mountain Climb in West Orange, NJ on Eventbrite 

 

Specs:
The hike is classified as moderate with some uphill and downhill parts.
Total length is 5 miles and will take abotu 2.5 hours.
Pace will be moderate.
As with all hikes you must be in reasonable athletic shape.

Member Cost:
$5 for the first 10 to buy a ticket online.
$10 for the next 11-25 to buy a ticket online.
$20 at the door (so please register online)

Non-Member Cost:
$20 online and at the door

Tickets:
There are a limited number of Tickets for sale. Tickets are not mailed, but your name will be kept at the door. Actual hike is subject to change depending on weather conditions, fallen trees, etc. All sales are final.

Sweeper:
If the group is large we are going to look for 2 volunteers to act as sweepers. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.

Hike Leader:
David will be leading this hike.

What to bring:
Hiking boots or sneakers
2 Liters of Water (required).
Snacks, a light lunch, etc.
Be prepared for mud as it is spring and the ground will be wet.
Toilet paper, tissues, plastic bags for garbage, etc.

Inclement Weather:
Most precipitation will cancel this hike; flurries will not. We will not hike if there is a lot of standing snow or if the forecast high is not expected to reach at least 30 degrees. Please check your inbox for updates. Tickets will be refunded. 

Directions:
Take 280 West until exit 10 (West Orange / Northfield Ave). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Northfield Ave. Follow for approx 2.4 miles and bear right just past the dunkin donuts on the right hand side (you’ll see a sign that shows an arrow pointing to right saying Verona, and it’s a 1 way street).  Follow that 1 way to the end and make a left.    That will put you on Cherry Lane.  Follow that for almost a mile and then look for the Tulip Springs parking area sign on the left hand side of the road.  Pull into the 2nd parking area, about 200 feet to the right after you turn in.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.756181,-74.291525&num=1&sll=40.757756,-74.291723&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=40.757756,-74.291723&spn=0.012044,0.014141&z=16&iwloc=A

How to find the group:
Meet in the 2nd parking lot.  When you turn off the main road into the Tulip Springs parking area, the 2nd lot is to the right about 200 ft.  
We will not wait for latecomers.

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Comment by Jason Forman on March 22, 2011 at 8:37pm

I had a great time, lunch at charlie browns was also good.  I wanted to thank everyone for hanging back a bit at the end of the hike as my hamstring began to waiver a bit.  Owe you one!

 

Oh, and go Richmond! :-).  Everyone be safe tomorrow in the snow

Comment by Robin on March 19, 2011 at 9:01pm
I reall enjoyed the hike today.  Beautiful weather!  Thanks to David for hosting!
Comment by Rosemary on March 19, 2011 at 8:24am

Darn, can't make it today afterall. :(

Have fun and hope to catch you all on another hike soon! :-D

Comment by Jason Forman on March 17, 2011 at 7:44pm

I am sorry to say I pulled a hamstring in class this morning :-(.  It feels better and I am hoping it will feel better tomorrow as well.  But Saturday may be a game time decision.  I have been looking forward to this darn it!

 

If I do not make it everyone have fun!

Comment by Andrew on March 17, 2011 at 11:24am
I won't be making this one since I took a job that evening.
Comment by Katy on February 28, 2011 at 9:15pm

Great idea but I need to wait until last minute to know if I can go.  I also won't pay more than $5 for a hike so that will impact if I can go as well.

Comment by Robin on February 28, 2011 at 7:45pm

I'll be waiting until we get closer to ensure the weather will be okay.  I don't enjoy hiking when it's too cold or raining.  Also, I won't pay more than $5 for a hike so we'll have to see how many $5 tickets are left when we get closer.

 

I love the idea of hikes when it gets nicer.

 

Laura, why is the cost different based on the number of people and how quickly folks sign up?  For hikes that are weather dependent, it often puts the cost out of my price range.

Comment by Sheryl on February 27, 2011 at 9:55am
I have to work.  Even if I did not, I would mostlikely wait till last min. to make sure the weather was OK.  Then I may have to pay more than $5, which, I would not do.  I think anything more than $5 for a hike is too much money. 

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