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  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   2 months 1 week ago
    Anyone have any current info (I'll probably have to ask again after "this week's nor'easter") on trail conditions in Harriman; snow, snow pack, snow melt, ice? I'm planning a scout backpacking trip for next weekend. Thanks.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 months 3 weeks ago
    Hi Folks, It's my understanding fracking is occurring or may be in planning stages for many NY state locations. It's also my understanding that some of the current or planned fracking sites may interact with both DEC managed park and other lands. I searched for more information on this, where I hoped to find GPS coordinates (or a map) of these sites, however found little information. I thought I would at least find a map for the NYS parks, however again found little information. The only information I found shows a vague map of shale deposits towards the Western park of New York. This map actually contradicted other information I observed about these sites being in parts of the Catskills and Adirondacks, which are further North. For the sake of understanding this better, does anyone have knowledge of these sites or guidance on where the information exists? I would expect at least the NYNJ trail conference to actively be promoting such accurate maps to inform the public. Thanks so much, Nick
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 months 3 weeks ago

    This project has not yet started, so trailheads are open and the Metro-North stops are open as usual.  The latest update is that the project will begin in Spring 2018, assuming construction bids meet the project's requirements and one is selected.

    You can keep up on the latest updates at https://www.nynjtc.org/news/breakneck-connector-project-construction, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for periodic updates.

  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 months 4 weeks ago
    Hello, I've seen conflicting reports online about whether Breakneck Ridge is open for hikers coming from the Metro-North station. Some websites seem to indicate that it closed down on January 1 and that the train is no longer stopping there; however, others have said that they have hiked the trail in January, and I've been on several Metro-North trains that have stopped at the station. Is the trail still accessible to those of us coming off the train, and if so when is it projected to close down and re-open?
  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   4 months 2 days ago
    So My 19 going on 20yr. old daughter is thinking of doing the NJ/NY trail this summer alone (160 miles). She's done 100 miles starting in Georgia with her classmates 2yrs ago and she been going on local hikes to train. Is there anything her mother and I could do to ensure her saftey, to follow her location and maybe find somone she could team up with......or any other sugestions? I'm worried about this, but also want her meet this challenge. Any help is welcome.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   4 months 2 days ago
    I recently bought a pulk on Craigslist and I wanted to break it out this weekend. Can anyone advise if there is any snow on the cross-country trail at Lake Sebago? Thank you.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   4 months 4 days ago
    As seen in my replies to others, at this time there is virtually no snow on the ground in Harriman, at least on the trails I was on between Suffern, Stony Point, and Sloatsburg.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   4 months 4 days ago
    Got back from Harriman, Suffern to Stony Point and back across the park to Sloatsburg last night, there's virtually no snow on the ground. I passed by Pine Meadow Lake, Winoksink, two of the reservoirs, and Sebago, and the ice looked crummy but four people were ice fishing on Sebago. I'm not guaranteeing or endorsing going on the ice on any of the lakes, but this is what I saw.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   4 months 4 days ago
    I crossed the park from Suffern to Stony Point on Sunday, and back again to Sloatsburg on Monday, and there's practically no snow on the ground anywhere. Only occasionally did I encounter icy spots on trails, and they were mostly on the unmarked dirt roads like Woodtown and Torne Valley Roads. That could change tonight, however.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   4 months 5 days ago
    Hi, Jamison. I don't have an answer for you but have the same question, for the area around Reeves Meadow in Sloatsburg. Snow is expected this Tuesday through Wednesday so any conditions will be worsened, in any case. I may just drive up on Friday and check for myself. I worry about the lots to park, as well. Don't want to get stuck.