Friday, May 7, 2010

Orange Trail Hike, Ringwood NJ On 5/16/10

As promised in a previous post, here are details about the next Smoke Rise & Kinnelon hike organized by the Smoke Rise Lake & Environmental Committee... It takes place on Sunday May 16th, 2010 and will take us to Ringwood, NJ, to a newly created trail!

The newly created Orange trail off West Brook road in Ringwood.

Plan to meet on Sunday May 16 at 1PM in the parking area at the Smoke Rise Inn.

Per Ken Bitz' description:

"This hike will be led by members of the NY/NJ trail conference who made the trail. We will be seeing Iron Ore mines that functioned from the revolutionary war through WWI to provide iron used in making cannon balls. Our guide will give us information on how these mines functioned as well as local history including the Ramapough Indians and the evolution of the Jackson Whites."

Note [added 5/10/10]: As described in the reference for the "Jackson Whites, " these people themselves prefer to be referred to as the Ramapough Mountain People, because of a historically pejorative connotation attached to the original phrase.

Please contact Ken Bitz at for more information or if you are interested in participating in this hike.

I hope to see you next week!

PS: Our hike is the featured NY/NJ Trail Conference hike of the week! See Lake Sonoma and Overlook Rock via Manaticut Point Trail. Thanks, Estelle! [added 5/10/10]

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