We are two hiking clubs offering two different paces of hikes: (1) fast-paced or (2) moderately-paced day trips, from Northern New Jersey to the Adirondacks...and everything in between!
MODERATE: The West Milford 13ers offer moderately paced hikes in and around the Heart of the North Jersey Highlands. We are dedicated to supporting sustainable tourism: climb all 13 local peaks & become an official 13er. See calendar below.
FAST: The WWW Hiking Club offers 14 fast-paced, steep, strenuous hikes per year. For women & men with strong legs and good cardiovascular fitness. Hikes take place in Upstate New York State and New Jersey.
Annual WWW membership is $69/year, which allows you to come on all 14 WWW hikes and all 12 West Milford 13ers (BD) hikes. 100% of WWW membership dues are contributed to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. You'll also receive a FREE one-year membership to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference! View photos from our Bontincou Crag hike: Climb the Crag album
BD = Moderate hikes (West Milford 13ers/Baker's Dozen hikes) WWW = Strenuous, fast-paced hikes (Weis Wyanokie Wanderers)
To be added to the hike email list (for directions, meeting locations and weather updates), contact email@example.com
May 19, 9:00am
Torrey Memorial, Torne & Popolopen Gorge - WWW
Epic day trip on the spectacular and lesser-traveled trails of Harriman & Bear Mtn parks. Strenuous, steep end-to-end hike with fun climbs, lakes, water crossings, a scenic gorge and finest views of Hudson River and Bear Mtn. About 10 miles.
REVISED DATE: June 16, 9:00am
Jungle Habitat Safari Park - BD
Discover hidden and obvious remnants of this 1970s wild animal park. Two hikes beginning together: 3.5-mile tour of safari area and 7-mile loop with extra views, rugged trails. Loop hikes.
June 23, 8:00am
Giants Workshop & Rock Rift Crevice - WWW
Rock hopper's dream: explore Mohonk Preserve's rock "workshop," Humpty Dumpty boulder field, Mohonk Lake and the Crevice that the hotel guests and tourists haven't discovered yet. $8 plus park fee. Loop hike, about 10 miles.
Sunset-Full Moon Hike
Devil's Path North Peaks Weekend!
Best of the Appalachian Trail
Hook Mountain & the Tors
Four Birds Trail
Hike & Swim
Cost is $8 per person per hike. To get on the email list contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Milford Baker's Dozen: A Hiker's Guide to Climbing the Heart of the Highland's Greatest Peaks
The official guide book to the Baker's Dozen Challenge has been expanded to 50 pages. It contains 18 hikes (13 official, 4 unofficial, 1 mystery hike) and an area to make notes as you hike. When you have done them all, Don Weise offers you your own official certification of completion.
To order go to: http://www.nynjtc.org Click on "go shopping" then "books" then scroll down to West Milford Baker's Dozen ($9.95 + tax & shipping). New York/New Jersey Trail Conference members get a 25% discount.
NEW BOOK! CALL FOR PHOTOS:
In fall 2013, the NY/NJ Trail Conference will publish the first ever comprehensive guide to circuit (loop) hikes in Harriman & Bear Mountain state parks! Authored by Don Weise, it will contain 34 loop hikes, most with an least one option to lengthen or shorten your trip. Eight of the chapters are suitable for trail running...some are also suitable for X-C skiiing or mountain biking. Maps, photos, historical notes, views, mines, waterfalls and more can be found in the book.
YOU can be part of the book: do you have any great, high-res photos of Harriman/Bear Mtn?Email email@example.com for more info or to send in your photos for consideration!
Wild thimbleberries grow along in upstate New York near the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes. The tart berries like limestone soil and look like a thimble when picked from the plant.
With over 100 miles of hiking trails, mountain top lakes, spectacular cliffs and scenery, wild West Milford is the perfect hiking getaway for New York and New Jersey residents!
Climb all 13 of West Milford, New Jersey's rocky peaks and become a West Milford 13er.
Or for an even greater adventure, take the Winter 17er Challenge. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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