Hike: (Almost) Summer in Sourland

Event Details

Hike: (Almost) Summer in Sourland

Time: June 11, 2011 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Sourland Mountain Preserve
Street: 380 East Mountain Road
City/Town: Hillsborough, NJ
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/9rj3
Event Type: somerset county, athletic
Organized By: Brian and Mike
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2012

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Event Description

The name Sourland is believed to be derived from “sorrel-land” which describes the reddish-brown colored soils encountered by the pioneering farmers..but this hike is anything but sour.  Located on the edge of suburbia, the 4,000 acre Sourland Mountain Preserve is a great way to escape and enjoy connecting with the outdoors.  We will enjoy a late-spring hike through pristine woods and rocky hillsides.  After we have our fill of the fresh air the group will head out for drinks and a late lunch (totally optional but always fun).
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Member Cost:
$5 for the first 5
$10 for the next 6 to 25
$20 at the door

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

There are a limited number of tickets for sale. Tickets are not mailed, but your name will be kept at the door. All sales are final.

The hike is classified as moderate with some uphill.
Length of the hike is about 5.5 – 6 miles long and we will walk at a moderate pace.
The hike should take about 3 hours.
As with all hikes you must be in good, athletic shape.
If the group size is large we are going to look for a volunteer to act as a sweeper. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.
Hike Leader:
Keira will be leading this hike. She will make sure the hike starts on time so please arrive on time.
What to bring:
Hiking boots and water (required).
Sunblock and bug spray recommended.
We will be stopping for a break at Roaring Brook, so a light snack or a small lunch is recommended.  Also, tissues, plastic bags for garbage, and similar items
Inclement Weather:
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.
From Points North:
Head south on I-287. Take Exit 17 and continue south on US 202/206 for about 1 mile until the circle.  Follow the signs for 206 south (3rd exit on circle).  After about 6.0 miles, turn right onto Amwell Road (County 514) and proceed for 2.8 miles to East Mountain Road. Turn left onto East Mountain Road and follow it for about 1.8 miles to the entrance to Sourland Mountain Preserve, on the right.

From New Brunswick:
Take Hamilton Street.  Once it turns into Amwell Road, continue west for approximately 7.4 miles to intersection of US 206.  Continue through light, proceed for 2.8 miles to East Mountain Road.  Follow directions from above.

From Princeton:
Head north on US 206 for approximately 11 miles.  Turn left onto Raider Blvd, go to second light and make a left onto Amwell Road.  Follow directions from above. 

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How to find the group:
Meet in the parking lot. The hike starts on time so please arrive on time.

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Comment by Keira on June 11, 2011 at 8:24am
Just a reminder - this hike is on!  We may have to wait out a passing shower for a few minutes, but this could turn out to be perfect hiking weather compared to the last few days!
Comment by Brian and Mike on June 10, 2011 at 4:32pm
We've been keeping an eye on the weather and decided that tomorrow's hike is ON, no matter what! 

If you arrive and it's raining find Keira in the parking lot for guidance.  We'll probably wait out the storm or go for breakfast first.  IF the rain never stops then all tix wil be refunded AND I'll give you a FRE* ticket to any other summer hike.

Remember to dress for a possible passing shower (heck, it'll probably feel good) and to bring lots of water.

Comment by Mike on June 9, 2011 at 2:47pm

I added myself as a maybe due to the possibility of rain/thunderstorms, otherwise I'd really like to join..


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