Hiking Groups

Gourmet Group Hikes

Story and phtos by Mary Jasch

I've been hiking the Jersey woods for years with just a friend or dog in tow. Lots of people familiar with the trails and terrain in northern New Jersey prefer it that way. But organized group hikes carry a certain appeal for those looking for new challenges or guidance getting started. Hiking has great merit as a social activity; it emphasizes special characteristics in people. The woods can even be a bonding agent, or at least a place where you might find someone you want to bond with.

Specialized hike promotions have come to the fore by organizations like the Sierra Club, which offers hikes all over the region. I chose one for review ­ a hike in the Watching Reservation in Mountainside. At the parking lot, trail leader Patrick Montague of the Sierra Club Singles passes the sign-up sheet and goes over the rules. Don't get separated; no lagging; stay in back of the leader and in front of the sweep. Don't lose sight of the person in front of you. We'll walk at a moderate pace of 2MPH uphill and down, on unmarked bridle trails and a combination of blazed. We'll do 7 miles in 3.5 to 4 hours, stop for lunch and several breaks.


Sierra Single hike through a grove in
Watchung Reservation.

We enter the May apple-strewn woods with 37 people and a few dogs. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the hikes, but good trail etiquette demands having control of your dog. The path crosses the orange trail, the blue, the yellow, the white, and back across green, the sierra trail, up through the pine groves and out at a pavilion. We spend a half hour there, eating and talking. With a group this size, it's difficult to step off the trail when nature calls, so we take advantage of all facilities. A few fast hikers leave and some begin the hike here, for the range of abilities spans the limits and most are accommodated.

This is a hike for singles, presumably for one person to meet and impress another. "Nothing is hidden here. What you see is what you get," says one woman. "The packs don't exactly flatter our figures. The clothes don't hide fat. There's no hairdo or make-up. The only thing worse is diving and wearing a bathing suit."

Along the stream there are old foundations and a waterfall that runs through chiseled rock, perhaps part of a long-ago dam. Water cascades over the hillside too, but no one stops for long because this is a group thing. What is it that makes people want to do a group hike? Don Carlo from Bloomfield comes on the singles hikes because he's always looking, he says, and it's a little exercise. Carlo met a few women here, who he later took out to eat but not hike. The relationships didn't last.

Flowers bloom along the way ­ vinca, marsh marigold, spring beauties, rue anemone. Up on top of a hill there are great views but nobody stops.

Mr. Beck from Rockaway is here to meet a girlfriend. He's met a woman from a hiking group before and did go hiking with her, but the fling came to an end.

We come upon the Deserted Village that once was a resort and a paper-making town called Feltville. Some houses and the church/store are renovated and people live here now.

Alfonsina Savino from nearby Berkley Heights is the sweep. She walks behind everyone to make sure we're all together. She comes on these hikes because she's a member of the Sierra Club. The man she met five months ago and continues to see is the group leader, Patrick. She wasn't looking for a date when she met him, but had just wanted to socialize.

Montague says he'll turn you away from his hikes if you're not prepared. Bring water, wear hiking boots on rough terrain, and out-of-shapers stay home.


Adventures For Women caters to people new in the area and those who just don't want to be in the woods alone. They offer women the opportunity to learn basic woodswoman skills like how to read maps and compasses, paddle, tie knots and identify plants. AFW is a non-profit guided hiking group for women only that started as business 22 years ago. Membership entitles you to day hikes, bike rides and, for a small fee, workshops and weekend vacations from March to December.

"Joy" hikes, bike rides and paddles run from a half to a full day in the New York/New Jersey area. "You get a guide, a map and the comfort of a pre-scouted trail, someone trained in CPR and somebody who keeps you safe," says Betty Plunkett, director. "We teach women to get over their fears. Most people can go well beyond what they think they can do when put to the test."


Adventures For Women on a blueberry hike.

There are steadfast rules, and "No Men" is one of them. Twenty-two years ago, the founder found that women learn better without men around, and that the men aren't interested in learning anyway. They turned the hike into a competitive sport. AFW wants women to be comfortable and competent in the woods. Rules include hiking boots for safety and support, and water. They're not into backpacking at AFW, so relax. Bed & Breakfast stays are also the rule. "It's very modest and clean and everyone gets a hot shower at the end of the day. This is a good way to get into the woods."


Another great way to get through the woods is on the Paulinskill Valley Trail that follows the old New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad bed through Warren and Sussex Counties. The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee was responsible for getting this gem along with the Sussex Branch Trail, another abandoned railroad bed in Sussex County, made into the Kittatinny Valley State Park. Now that their mission is accomplished, they've adopted a new one--they've become Friends of the park.

Member Marty Grossman schedules a plethora of hikes of all ilks. How about a full trail hike ­ 27 miles of Paulinskill or 20 of the Sussex Branch? Or hike other abandoned railroad beds and canals in the Poconos and Catskills.

"Walking on these rail trails is easy with a gradual grade and soft cinders. The right-of-ways are wide so you won't brush up against brush. The risk of ticks is minimized. Bring sunscreen and something to drink." They publicize 5 to 7-mile hikes and they accommodate people by planting cars along the way.

There are off-trail hikes like the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia and the Manhattan bridges ­ two in one day with dinner in China Town and dessert in Little Italy. "Bring a trail lunch, if we don't eat on the bridge because it's too windy, we'll go to a park nearby. At the end of the day we go to dinner to some fancy restaurant," says Grossman. City hikes are researched with a cultural or historic aspect. Space is limited due to logistics and reservations are made months in advance.

Finding out about these exotic hikes is easy if you know the score. Get the "Signal" ­ the Committee's newsletter. To get it: become a member, show up for an advertised hike, call the club, attend a meeting or order it from the website. Trail hikes are posted on the website.

There are country bridges hikes too, like the Pochuck Quagmire Bridge ­ a new part of the Appalachian Trail that spans a marsh like a super highway. "The Committee feels the Skylands area should be preserved as much as possible as an eco-tourism area."


More northwest jaunts are an explorer's delight. "I do these crazy hikes every week," says Mike Helbing, who shares the wonders of Warren County with the rest of the world on his 20-mile hikes. "In my opinion, it's the best place to be. The area is so rich with history and natural features."

Every Sunday, Helbing and a large group hit the trails, fields and roads of Warren County to discover its secrets. He finds special places to explore, like Rt. 46 where the glaciers ended and left interesting land formations, the railroad beds, the canals, and the abandoned quarry he recently found near the Tetertown Ravine. And how about the Columbia Trail? Merrill Creek Reservoir anyone?

The group is not an "organized" group, but they walk come rain, shine or snow and Helbing'll bring just about anyone. How organized is that? "We gather for fun. We have a blast. Anybody I meet it's like 'hey, you like hiking?'" He even hikes all winter long -- 15 miles once through deep snow.

Helbing says the hiking trails need to be brought to the forefront, like the abandoned Delaware Lackawanna & Western line, the first railroad to cross the Delaware River, built in 1856. He walks it twice a year and sees the two long tunnels with minor cave-ins, water, and the need for repair. "They talk of blasting them shut. I don't want that to happen to the remaining structures. Look at the Morris Canal. They filled that in and they're now scrambling to save it. Why start later to save it when you can save it now?"

Some upcoming hikes are the Paulinskill Valley Trail, the Morris Canal from Waterloo to Washington, and the lower part of Stokes Forest including the Appalachian Trail from Culvers Gap to Sunrise Mountain with numerous side trails. If someone only wants to go five miles, that's ok with Mike. He'll help find a place to leave your car.

Bring lots of water, some food, comfortable footwear and moleskin. "Be prepared for all that stuff. Sometimes we cross a river."


The Appalachian Mountain Club is big and imposing. Perusing their website gives one a sense of importance and holiness. They've got prayer books of rules in order to hike with gods. Founded in 1876, the AMC is America's oldest conservation and recreation organization, and with 94,000 members nationally and twelve chapters, it's one of the biggest. Their tenets are conservation, education and recreation. Through appreciation of an outdoors experience, the AMC hopes that people will feel the need for conservation. The New York-North Jersey chapter alone has over 17,000-plus members who receive the newsletter, Trails and Waves.

The AMC is a must for people who search the region for the endless trail. The club runs more than 50 hikes a month, now impossible to list on their website. Instead, there is other information. The Illustrative Hikes page alphabetically describes a couple hundred places they hike, each with a four-part code that tells pace, terrain, mileage and who's running the hike. The Join Us On Our Hikes page describes how anyone can participate ­ either join the club or get a $15 guest card, good for four months.


The New York/New Jersey Trail Conference doesn't run hikes themselves, but for a small fee you can join their club and receive "Trail Walker," their bi-monthly newspaper. It's loaded with hikes run by their 85 hiking group members. Larry Wheelock, trails director, says their mission is to develop and maintain trails ­ all 1,500 miles of them. The NY/NJTC has detailed maps and books for sale on the web, by mail or at the office to help hikers get the most from the trail. Their website offers hiker discussion groups and links to clubs, parks, hikes, maps, campgrounds ... all the information a hiker could want.

Frost Valley Trail Walkers is one NY/NJTC member who holds hikes four days a week. Every Monday brings a short, easy walk on level ground for novices. Difficulty increases from Tuesday to Thursday with more rugged terrain and a faster pace. From 15 to 40 of the group's 300 members gather to hike in Jersey, NY and PA. They're looking for a little challenge year-round. The hikes are open to the public. "Come try us out a few times," says Jean McLellan, president.

Another member hiking group is the University Outing Club. Mostly retirees, the club schedules their two to three-mile hikes in combination with an aspect like birding or botany from September through June in NJ, NY and PA.

And largely, the NJ Audubon Society, through Weis Ecology Center in Ringwood, offers a range of group hikes from easy for families with kids to moderate and strenuous. Most hikes are in the Highlands, with others in nearby parts of Jersey and the Catskills. Hikes include wildflower walks, caving, some overnight. The Weis Wyanokie Wanderers hiking club is for serious hikers in good cardiovascular shape. "The terrain is steep and the pace is fast," to quote the website.

The NJ Audubon Society, headquartered in Bernardsville, is one of the oldest independent Audubon Societies in the country, with no relation to the national organization. Their mission, through eight nature centers including the 160-acre Weis, is to promote environmental awareness, to protect NJ's wild species and to preserve habitats.

The region is swamped with hikes for everyone who ever considered hiking. More groups can be found on the web and in publications of the above organizations. No reason exists for anyone to stay indoors for want of someone to hike with. All of these groups welcome the walker.

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Marina Zats
20 Mar 2017, 18:35
Is there a hiking group for seniors-beginners?
Compass
22 Aug 2015, 20:06
Interested in family friendly hikes for young children. Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for where to find family friendly hiking events in the NJ, southern NY, or Delawre Valley. We live in northern NJ but don't mind a little bit of a drive for fun active outdoor events. I've looked at meetup.com, AMC northern NJ/NY and haven't found much. AMC NH has some amazing events for families with young children. I'd love find something like that in our area.

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Linda
28 May 2015, 13:01
Hello.... I've been looking for a weekend hiking group in either Ocean or Monmouth County. I live in Ocean County, but wouldn't mind traveling to find a good/fun group. Thanks in advance for any info!
Bernie
11 Nov 2014, 09:50
Tom, have you searched meetup.com for off leash dog hiking groups in south Jersey? We have a great pack, but mostly stay up north.
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wes jacobus
22 Jul 2014, 09:27
use to hike a lot ...would like get back into it...probably need practice at it...what would you recommend I start at....I am 67 years old...need to get active socialize....:)...help...:)
Tom
09 Mar 2014, 12:39
Looking for a dog friendly hiking group in southern new jersey? If anyone knows of one, please let me know. Off lease excursions are preferred.
Rajani Flynn
19 Nov 2013, 20:53
Hi, \r\nI live in central NJ and I am looking for a family oriented weekend hiking group that interests teens as well. \r\n\r\nWeekend activity that we are mostly interested at present is hiking and some future bike riding and some paddling. \r\n\r\nPlease suggest us some hiking group that suites our interests \r\n\r\nThanks, Rajani
Rajani Flynn
19 Nov 2013, 20:41
Hi,\r\nI live in central NJ and I love to hike and love being outdoors. I am looking for a family oriented weekend hiking group that teens will also like to participate in. Mod- difficult. Hike/ride/paddle type. \r\n\r\nPlease suggest. Thank you.
bob
31 Mar 2013, 16:37
Looking to hike Watchung trails if anybody wants a companion and knows trails. I can do 5+ miles.
susan
18 Oct 2012, 20:25
we have a dog friendly group that hikes mostly in harriman but also in NJ and orange county ny, we have varying speed hikes and go out almost every day, weekdays and weekends. \r\nhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/harrimanhike/
M'ke Helbing
28 Aug 2012, 04:31
I have re organized my hiking group as a nonprofit corporation, but little has changed. notifications of upcoming hikes can be seen at www.metrotrails.org
Syd
28 Aug 2012, 03:34
Hi,I'm looking for a hiking partntner, I live in Bergen county. My hikes are local. I like to look at old buildings,mines and historical sites, along the Appalachian trail usually taking old mine or logging tracks.\r\nI work weekends. \r\nI'm 63. Please e-m me if interested.\r\n
Kathy Dickson
15 Aug 2012, 18:13
Please notify me of upcoming hikes
Jill
25 Aug 2011, 18:45
Hi there, I am new to the area and am looking for hiking buddies. I work weekends, Friday - Monday, so anyone available weekdays is great! I live outside of Blairstown. Thanks!
M'ke Helbing
18 May 2011, 18:44
Contact nynjtc.org which hosts hikes and trail maintenance outings that are quite fun. Ill also be looking for volunteers to help with trail work in warren co
Diana
18 May 2011, 16:56
Looking for someone to join me climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. They call it a climb because of the ascent but it's actually a non-technical hike. I'm looking into the climb that REI offers which is a group gig. Want to go early 2012. Check out www.rei.com/adventures for details. I would be doing the climb and then, my boyfriend will be meeting me for the safari afterwards.\r\nSo, this tour is the Kili/safari combo. From everything I've read, no fancy training is required. One just needs to walk a lot on consecutive days. I've heard great things about it.
Theresa
03 Feb 2011, 19:26
Are there any hiking groups in Bergen County that I can join for some weekend hiking? Please contact me if anyone knows of one. Thanks
liz
22 Jan 2011, 18:21
Hi,looking for hiking buddy,i live in PA on border of ny and nj.e-mail if you want.thanks,liz
John
19 Jan 2011, 13:27
Looking for a hiking buddy?\r\n\r\nCheck out www.WannaBuddy.com. The site has thousands of parks and trails in a searchable database and a "buddy finder" that lets you find others in your area who share your interests. Not a dating site, specifically aimed at finding buddies for activities, exercise, concert going, dieting support, whatever. Create your own events or look through over 100,000 upcoming events in their database for something new.
pete beck
17 Dec 2010, 14:13
Frost Valley Trail Walkers has been merged into the Union County Hiking Club.The UCHC schedule is @ uchc.nynjtc.org . Guests are welcome. \r\n
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M'ke Helbing
17 Sep 2010, 10:30
Even though my hikes are very long (minimum 15 miles) there are sometimes opportunities to join late or quit early. One such hike is the Delaware Water Gap coming up next weekend (sept 25 or 26).\r\n\r\nI would still recommend Appalachian Mountain Club or New York/New Jersey Trail Conference for more opportunites.
AA
04 Sep 2010, 22:30
hi, ive always wanted to go hiking just never had the chance. my schedule recently became flexible so i would like to go on a hike thats not too strenuous but still gets the sweat out. im 27 i live in bklyn ny and would like to find something in jersey, also id prefer a hike thats not more then 4-5 hours early morning with nice scenic views. any info would be appreciated\r\nlone_wolf125@yahoo.com
Barb Katz
28 Aug 2010, 07:00
Hi,\r\n I am a single mom of three and I enjoy running and taking various classes at the gym. A friend of mine is an active member of this club and I would love to be part of this exciting adventure!
colleen Desimone
21 Aug 2010, 13:13
live at Jersey shore.would like to get involved in a group hike-easy to moderate.
Fred
08 Aug 2010, 15:31
I'm live in Union County NJ and am interested in finding a group that does weekend hiking. I am 58 and a complete newbie at this and hoping to hook up for the fall season coming up. I dont mind having to travel to find a good hing group or trail Any info is greatly appreciated. thanks!
Kyle M
03 Aug 2010, 17:18
I'm looking for a hiking group in the Northern Highlands of NJ region weekends only. I'm a 48 yr old married male in pretty good shape so I don't mind scrambling.
Arlene Evans
28 Jul 2010, 08:44
Are there hiking clubs for seniors? We have a senior lady who has been hiking her whole life and her husband (hiking partner passed away). She would like to continue to do this. Pls advise.
juliet
28 Jul 2010, 07:09
hey,\r\n\r\nI am interested in hiking in Hudson Valley as well as northern NJ, Palisades Parkway, (Bear Mountain, Harrima, Breakneck) during weekdays since I work during weekends. I have backbacked and done strenuous day hikes (10 miles, rock scrambling), so would like to get some kind of adequate work out. But hanging out with cool people (m/f) more important. 28 f I drive, and live in bergen county, nj\r\n\r\nJuliet
MiriamEtienne
21 Jul 2010, 13:44
LOOKING FOR SEROUS HIKERS IN BERGEN COUNTY........SERIOUS HIKERS ONLY CONTACT ME.\r\n\r\nNO FEE STARTINHG HIKING GROUP AT HARRIMAN MANY YEARS HIKING EXPERIENCE.\r\n\r\n\r\nCONTACT ME........SINGLE WOMAN SLIM TONED 50 YOUNG YEAR OLD.\r\n\r\n\r\nMiriamEtienne@aol.com\r\n\r\nSEND DETAIL ON TOP LINE WHO YOU ARE
Isabella
14 May 2010, 06:23
Hi!\r\n My boyfriend and I want to take a short hike (not to strenuous with nice views) near Warwick NY. can anyone give me any info?
Jonathan
11 May 2010, 16:32
I was wondering if there is anyone out there who would be interested in taking a thru-hike on the appalachian trail. Looking for a female hiking buddy.
M'ke Helbing
01 Dec 2009, 11:24
Another great group to be a member of is the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference. They maintain hundreds of miles of trails in NJ and NY and have superior maps available as well as the best books for hiking in NJ. I recommend the NJ Walk Book.
Carey
30 Nov 2009, 18:45
I don't go up north much because of the heavier traffic flow and right now I'm in process of job hunting again. So I don't even know my availability yet :(\r\nCarey But will keep you in mind Betty.
Betty
28 Nov 2009, 14:53
Central Jersey - so nice to see so many people hiking from this area. I love the northwest Jersey woods hikes, know quite a few trails. I also love dogs. Let me know if you would like to travel north and have a lovely walk in the woods, not too strenuous - I love overlooks although they slow me down.
Carey Manninen-Tardiff
30 Oct 2009, 15:14
Hello I live in Ocean County and am interested in finding people or groups who would like to go hiking or walk trails either in Monmouth or Ocean county with me. Please contact me through this page with a comment if you are in the area and interested.\r\nThank you,\r\nCarey Manninen-Tardiff
Lin
15 Oct 2009, 12:25
Another great singles hiking option: see harrimanhikers.com They meet every sunday year-round out of Ramapo College parking lot, $6 fee to hike leader, be there by 11:15 for 11:30 carpooling to 7-10 mi brisk-paced hikes in north NJ, Harriman, Storm King, and other nearby trails. Great group, 20s-60s, friendly, ideal for experienced hikers, bring your own water & lunch, they hike until nearly sunset. Expect moderate rock scrambles, wear appropriate footwear.
M'ke Helbing
17 Aug 2009, 15:21
Everyone is different in regards to their preferences for hiking...in regards to not only the level of safety, but the ages and walks of life the people come from who attend. My group is very diverse in age and diversity, ranging from 13 to 75, and can be quite eccentric! Some groups are more regimented which works better for some people, some are over the top when it comes to safety, but in this day in age liability is a foremost concern. Feel free to contact me for any advise on hiking if you'd like!
Mina
17 Aug 2009, 12:27
I live in Middlesex County and I'm interested in joining a hiking group that accepts beginners. I am a mature female and I'm in good health. I am also hoping to learn about safety on the trails. I would be interested in groups that meet on Saturday and/or Sunday. Could you tell me if there are any groups in the area that I could fit into. Thanks
M'ke Helbing
12 Aug 2009, 17:07
My official website is now www.sneezehorse.com\r\nif anyone wants to know more about my group...we have hikes every weekend, either Saturdays or Sundays, full day hikes.
Anne V
11 Aug 2009, 19:42
I live in Bergen County NJ and would like to join a hiking group on Sat/Sun--\r\n\r\nPlease contact me -\r\nThank-you
Anne V
11 Aug 2009, 19:42
I live in Bergen County NJ and would like to join a hiking group on Sat/Sun--\r\n\r\nPlease contact me -\r\nThank-you
Anne V
11 Aug 2009, 19:42
I live in Bergen County and would like to join a hiking group on Sat/Sun--\r\n\r\nPlease contact me -\r\nThank-you
mary fisk
03 Jul 2009, 11:13
i am 41, married and would like to be involved with a hiking group in sussex\r\ncounty
Debbie Pine
04 Jun 2009, 15:23
I live in Jefferson Twp, Morris County & looking for local hiking clubs.
M'ke Helbing
14 May 2009, 17:19
If you're not into doing high mileage as I do every week, I would recommend looking into Appalachian Mountain Club's Delaware Valley chapter, or you could also try Sierra Club. Other than that, there is also the Hunterdon Hiking Club.
Dawn
13 May 2009, 14:59
I am looking for a hiking group. I am located in central Jersey. Are there any groups near me? I have a large sheltie that I'd like to hike with me from time to time too. \r\nThanks.
Martha
15 Apr 2009, 06:39
Was reading through some of the posts while looking for a local hiking group. Not sure where this group is based but I am looking to either join a moderate level hiking club in the Byram/Andover/Sparta area or start one up myself. Any info please let me know! \r\nmkfeehan@hotmail.com
M'ke Helbing
28 Feb 2009, 19:15
Dogs are always allowed on my hikes, the only time they're not is if the park we're in does'nt allow them...but most do. Hawk Mountain in PA does'nt, and a couple others, but that's it.
sylvia thiede
28 Feb 2009, 14:45
I need a group that enjoys a sweet well behaved loving golden retriever.. hiking is my all time favorite, but not without my buddy. So happy to see there are others out there that love the woods.
James Donelson
12 Jan 2009, 09:40
Good afternoon!\r\nI am a scoutmaster for a boyscout troop in South Plainfield,NJ. I am interested in bringing out some boys on some local events if thats possable or local community service projects. I am also looking for anyone who might want to volunteer and help the troop out. Please e-mail me with any info.
M'ke Helbing
26 Nov 2008, 22:03
For those of you who don't see it below, feel free to contact me at sneezehorse@hotmail.com for info on my hikes!
Barb Katz
13 Oct 2008, 19:49
Hello,\r\n My name is Barb Katz and am a single mother of three. I have been enjoying my daily workouts at the gym and I thought I might extend myself by adding hiking to my workouts!
Annamarie Sebastiano
04 Oct 2008, 17:24
Hi, I've been searching for a hiking group for about a year. My job inhibited me from joining one prior to this. I'm a "newbie", so I'm not ready for some huge mountain climbing. But, Fall is my favorite time of the year and I think this would be a great time to start. \r\nI live in Sicklerville, NJ and am willing to travel to great locations, of course.\r\nIf anyone can contact me about connecting with a fun group, I'd appreciate it.\r\n\r\nThanks very much.\r\nAnnie
Robert Ramcke
28 Sep 2008, 05:47
Hello hikers! I'm looking to join a group for hiking partners. Any women out there looking for hiking partners? Ages 30-40? I live near High Point and Stokes Forest. E-mail me at robramcke@gmail.com.
Cindy Robertson
23 Sep 2008, 14:59
Hey I'm relatively new to the area of new jersey and looking to hook up with some hiking groups. Any info would be appreciated.
njb
20 Sep 2008, 09:53
any hikers around union/morris co?
Lynn Squires
20 Sep 2008, 09:44
I live in Lake Hopatcong and am interested in getting hooked up with a hiking group. I currently only hike when I am in Arizona and want to find places in NJ where I live.\r\n\r\nPlease send some info on who I can contact.
njb
10 Aug 2008, 15:33
Hi, what group is this and where do you hike? I'm interested. Looking for ppl who know trails in watchung and south mountain.
Ada Chan
20 Jul 2008, 07:04
I would like to get more information for the Saturday and Sunday. How can I get in touch with Mike Helbing and his hiking group.
Tom Conroy
18 Jun 2008, 10:46
Hi, I want to hike with a Mr. Michael Helbing, I heard he leads long-distance hikes. How do I contact him and does it lead the hikes, as well?\r\n
Mike Helbing
25 Jan 2008, 15:52
Hi there! You can reach me at sneezehorse@hotmail.com or by phone at (908) 343-8374 between 7 and 10 pm or any time weekends. My hikes will only be Sundays through February 3, I have to switch them to Saturdays for a time due to work constraints. I will be doing a Sunday one on April 6, but otherwise Saturdays at least for a few months.\r\nFeel free to contact me any time!
Jocelyn Ackerman
25 Jan 2008, 15:31
how can I get in touch with Mike Helbing and his informal hiking group that meets on Sundays?
Drea
03 Jan 2008, 20:22
jUst wanted to know how to get started with a group?
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