Hike Harriman State Park

Leader: Georgette Weir
Friday, October 1, 2021

On a spectacular fall day, our group of three completed an 8.35-mile loop hike that included sections of the Ramapo-Dunderberg and Appalachian Trails. The turnaround point was the O’Brien Shelter, nestled amidst an impressive outcrop of boulders, and where we examined a web-like array of cables and carabiners for campers to hang their food barrels away from the reach of black bears. Martha Rabson, an AT Corridor volunteer, noted that increased bear activity along the AT (and elsewhere) has resulted in efforts to promote the human use of bear-proof food protection strategies.

MarthaR and Jean-Claude Fouere joined leader Georgette Weir.