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Events

December 7, 2019

Holiday Party, Hike and Business Meeting

The TSR Holiday Party is Saturday, December 7.  The Business Meeting starts at noon.

 

There will be a member's raffle drawing for two $50 gift cards. Be sure to sign in at the registration table to receive your free raffle ticket. 

Where: The Masker’s Barn in Watchung Reservation, part of the Deserted Village Complex (click here for directions). 2 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, 07922. 

GPS coordinates: 
40°40'41.6"N 74°23'25.8"W 

or
40.678228, -74.390504

The newly renovated Masker's barn is a very pleasant venue for us. There are no shoe/boot restrictions for hikers. 

Parking: Upon turning into Cataract Rd,  go past the Deserted Village parking lot on the right, following the paved Cataract Hollow Road for 1/10 mile to Overflow Parking sign on your right side. Turn right & drive on the dirt road to the second grassy field on the side of the road with “TSR Park Here” signs. Park head in. Do not park along the road. Turn right and walk for a 1/10 mile to Masker's Barn. There will be signs. 

Parking next to the barn is RESTRICTED due to limited spaces, but is available for those unable to walk the short distance from the field. Please register with Terry Kulmane, (908) 644-4547 or terrykayhiker@yahoo.com, if you require a parking spot at the barn.

Food: The party will be a catered buffet. Please bring your own cold drink. Hot coffee, tea, and table snacks will be provided. Please bring a cold salad or home made dessert to share. You may drop your food off at the Masker's barn starting at 9 AM.

Questions: Contact: Ellie King (908) 233-8411 or e-mail Terry Kulmane terrykayhiker@yahoo.com


Contacts (morning of the party): Ellie King (908) 487-0489
                                             Terry Kulmane (908) 418-7476
                                             Meg Fernandez (908) 612-9527
                                             Bill Reynolds (201) 874-8758

Hikes: 

Leader: Lynda Goldschein, 908-757-7058. Cell morning of the hike only 908-347-5012.
Meet: 9:30 AM sharp at Maskers Barn parking lot. About 4.5 miles, 2.5 hours. One or two uphill sections; rest is fairly level. Hiking boots & walking stick is recommended. If the day is sunny, sun glasses or peaked hat is advisable. Bring water. Note early start.

Leader: Arlene Fineman, cell 908-403-6554, arlenefineman@gmail.com
Meet: 9:45 AM sharp at Masker's Barn parking lot. Hike 3.35 miles on leader's choice of trails, approx. 2 hours. Easy to moderate terrain. Hiking boots required. Appropriate footwear such as microspikes if there is snow or icy conditions. Hiking poles suggested. Bring water. Note early start.

 

There are no shoe/boot restrictions inside the Barn for hikers.

The Swap: Remember to bring your hiking clothes or gear in good condition for The Swap. Just remember to take home any of your unclaimed treasures.

July 13, 2019

Summer Picnic

Where: Lewis Morris Park, Morristown, NJ

Hikes: 

10:00 - A 5- to 6-mile moderate hike

Leaders: Charlie Stepnowski, 862-200-3956 and Bijoy Mechery, bmechery@msn.com cell 908-487-8482

 

11:00 - An easy 1.5 hour hike

Leaders: Stan and Bev Kaltnecker 201-602-4074 kaltnecs1@aol.com

Join us on Saturday, July 13, for a picnic at Lewis Morris Park picnic area by Sunrise Lake. (Please note that there will not be a separate weekday picnic this year.) We’ll supply the burgers, dogs, all the fixins, and water – you supply the rest! Please bring a dish to share with your fellow hikers; it can be dropped off beginning at 9:00 AM at the Gazebo. 

Non-hikers welcome!

Helpers are needed at the Gazebo by 8:45 am to receive food contributions and set up for the picnic. Helpers are needed for clean-up after the picnic. If you can help or have questions about the day, please e-mail Meg Fernandez, megfernandez@msn.comor call (908) 221-1924 (h) or (908) 612-9527 (c) day of the event.

 

This year we will be recognizing the many volunteers and leaders who make the TriState Ramblers such an amazing club by honoring each of them with a special surprise.  And, we will be holding a drawing for one lucky TSR member to win a $200 VISA gift card!  All members are asked to please check in at the Gazebo upon arrival to get your free raffle ticket!

 

Swap Table:  Bring hiking equipment or clothing in good condition to pass on to fellow hikers.  Note:  If your items are not taken, you must take them back home with you.

Parking for the picnic is in the first large parking lot at Sunrise Lake. See Lewis Morris Park Club Directions to Meeting Places. After turning right and proceeding down toward the Lake, you should park in the very large lot on the left. Do not continue down around the boathouse where we usually park for most hikes. From that large parking lot you can take the stairs down to the Gazebo.

Please note:  Sunrise Lake Area opens to the public for swimming at 11 am.  Please keep this in mind when planning your arrival time for parking.

December 1, 2018

Holiday Party, Hike and Business Meeting

Where: Lewis Morris Park Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Rd., Morristown, NJ

 

Hikes: Meet 9:45 at Jockey Hollow Visitor Center for 1 of 2 hikes (moderate or brisk). After the hikes, drive to the Cultural Center for the party.

Business meeting and party begin at 12 noon. Those attending ONLY the party can arrive any time after 10:30 for socializing.

Food: Bring something to share—salad, hearty snacks, or desserts. Home made desserts are always welcome, but if you plan to buy a contribution, please consider a salad or protein type dish. Hikers can bring their food to Jockey Hollow where Terry Kulmane will be at the Visitor Center from 9:30am to take them to the Cultural center for you. Beverages will be provided.

Directions: Follow club directions to Lewis Morris Park, but go .5 mile further west on Rt. 24 to Cultural Center driveway on left. The driveway has a very steep uphill turn. Park at large lower lot on left.

 

(For hikers) From Jockey Hollow: Turn right onto Tempe Wick Rd. and drive 1 mile to right on Corey Lane. Go 1.4 miles to right turn onto Rt. 24-Mendham Rd. Drive 1.3 miles to Cultural Center entrance on right.

No hiking boots are allowed in the facility, so please bring a change of shoes.

 

The Swap: Remember to bring your hiking clothes or gear in good condition for The Swap. Just remember to take home any of your unclaimed treasures.

July 7, 2018

Summer Picnic

Where: Lewis Morris Park, Morristown, NJ

Hikes: 

9:30 - A two-hour hike starting at 9:30 sharp led by Jeff Sovelove

10:00 A shorter 1.5 mile hike led by Jim McKay

Join us on Saturday, July 7, for a picnic at Lewis Morris Park picnic area by Sunrise Lake. (Please note that there will not be a separate weekday picnic this year.)

We’ll supply the burgers, dogs, all the fixins, and water – you supply the rest! Please bring a dish to share with your fellow hikers; it can be dropped off beginning at 9:00 AM at the Gazebo.


Parking for the picnic is in the first large parking lot at Sunrise Lake. See Lewis Morris Park Club Directions to Meeting Places. After turning right and proceeding down toward the Lake, you should park in the very large lot on the left. Do not continue down around the boathouse where we usually park for most hikes. From that large parking lot you can take the stairs down to the Gazebo.

If you can help with pre-picnic purchases, set-up, and clean-up, please contact Jeff Sovelove at hiker_dood@yahoo.com. 

 

Non-hikers welcome!

December 2, 2017

Holiday Party, Hike and Business Meeting

Where: The Masker’s Barn in Watchung Reservation, part of the Deserted Village Complex. Address for GPS directions: 13 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, 07922. For some people 13 Cataract Hollow Road doesn’t come up on their GPS; in that case they should use 2 Cataract Hollow Road (the Church/Store Building) and keep driving to the end of the road.
 

Parking: For Non-hikers: Upon turning into Cataract Rd,  go past the Deserted Village parking lot on the right, following the paved Cataract Hollow Road for 1/10 mile to Overflow Parking sign on your right side. Turn right & drive on the dirt road to the second grassy field on the side of the road with “TSR Park Here” signs. Park head in. Do not park along the road. Look for the gravel path marked with a TSR sign and follow this 1/10 mile to the paved road. Turn right for another 1/10 mile to Masker's Barn. There will be lots of signs!

Parking next to the barn is LIMITED, but it is available for those unable to walk a short distance from the field. Please contact Terry Kulmane, (973) 644-4547 or terrykayhiker@yahoo.com, if you must park by the barn for the duration of the event.

Food: Food may be dropped off from 9:30 on, if desired. The Business Meeting starts at noon and the party extends to 2 PM. Bring food to share, anything from salad to dessert.

Hikes: Pat Horsch, cell 908-693-8331, phorsch@verizon.net, will lead a moderate hike at 10AM from Seeley’s Pond over to the party, and back to the cars by 2 PM after the party. Terry Kulame will be at the Seeley's Pond parking lot to collect any food you may wish to drop off to be taken to the party.

 

Lynda Goldschein, 908-757-7058 (cell day of hike only 908347-5012) lyndagoldschein@usa.net, at 10:15 will lead a shorter hike of two easy miles. Hikers for the shorter hike should meet at the first parking lot on the right for the Deserted Village. Your food will be collected there for transport to the party.

There are no shoe/boot restrictions for hikers.

The Swap: Remember to bring your hiking clothes or gear in good condition for The Swap. Just remember to take home any of your unclaimed treasures.