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October 2017
10-17-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Center Valley Promenade)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
Let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll and burn a few calories so we can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking. Meet outside in the Parking Lot next to LLBean (the side without an entrance) A favorite; Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy rain or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet in the Parking Lot on the WEST side of LLBean (Promenade entrance from West Saucon Valley Circle).
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
10-19-17 6:45 pm | Other
Mauch Chunk Opera House – Free Concert – Swearingen & Kelli Band
Come join us for a great free concert & stroll in Jim Thorpe’s Historic Mauch Chunk Opera House. We’ll be parking & meeting at the Jim Thorpe Train Station and walking up to the Opera House together. After the show, we’ll walk back together along the historic main street that’s lit up in Christmas Lights.
Please contact the leader, or register on Meetup, so you can stay up to date on any last minute changes for this event. We’ll be meeting at the train station at 6:45 pm. The doors open for the show at 7 pm, and the show starts at 7:30. So if you are running late from work, you can still make it. Hope to see you there.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: .75 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
10-21-17 8:30 am | Hike
AT – Water Gap- Fall Foliage - Choose Your Own Adventure - 12 or 18 mile - Hike
This is great way to see the lower part of the Water Gap National Park. With any luck, we’ll see the park at peak foliage. During this hike, we’ll cover Mt. Minsi, Mt. Tammany, Dunnfield Creek with it’s water crossings, Sunfish Pond, Raccoon Ridge & Copper Mine Ruins. This is a ‘pick your own adventure hike’, as there are 2 options for this hike.
We’ll be keeping both groups together all day. Thus, it’s important that no matter which hike you choose, you must be able to maintain a 3 mph pace throughout the day. Hope all of you adventurous hikers out there will join us for a great day on the trail.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 12or18 miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
10-21-17 1:00 pm | Hike
Autumn Refuge Hike
Hike along the Prairie Grass and chestnut Oak Trails.
Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 6+ miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Lehigh Gap Nature Center Osprey House
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
10-26-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Quakertown Proper Brewery)
Join us for a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 mile walk from The Proper Brewing Company to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
Pre-Thanksgiving walk before we consume all the turkey! We will be walking through town to the park so please wear bright outerwear and/or bring a light. We can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at The Proper Brewing Company for appetizers and drinks. A percentage of proceeds from tonight's sales goes to Last Chance Ranch. Meet in the Parking lot behind the brewery (on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) Heavy rain, snow or ice cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-2.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Proper Brewing Company, 117 W Broad St, Quakertown, PA 18951 (behind the building on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) )
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
10-28-17 9:15 pm | Hike
Hickory Run – Boulder Field Hike (3E12+/-)
Join us for a truly adventurous hike as we traverse the north section of Hickory Run State Park. During our hike, we’ll be walking through a variety of landscapes & habitats. We’ll be going over a river, under 476, & across several amazing boulder fields that are a must see to believe (pictures really do not do them justice). Most people know of the main Hickory Run Boulder Field, which is 400 feet wide, & 1,800 feet long. We’ll be walking over the main field, along with going over several other boulder fields in the area that are hidden gems. To get to these fields, we’ll go off trail / bushwhacking for about 4 miles. Also be prepared for about 1.5 miles of walking over the boulder fields. The total for the hike is about 12 miles. On the regular trails, we’ll be going at a quick pace, so please be prepared to hike at a steady 3 mph average. This should be a great hike, hope to see you on the trail!
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 12 miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
10-29-17 10:00 am | Hike
"Terroir" in Greenwich
Breakfast with boy scouts, bicycling and a wine tasting.
Breakfast with the Boy Scouts at Camp Edmar followed by a bike trip on public roads and PRIVATE PROPERTY! (By permission) Must be a member; you can join that day. We'll hear the original "witchy woman." (Sparks really do fly from her fingertips! Woo-Woo) playing hauntingly familiar tunes on her cello. We'll be pushing the bikes up the hills to see panoramic scenery in fall splendor and coast down to the next hill. We'll "wine down" with a wine tasting at Blair Vineyards. (Nothing to do with the Blair-Witch Project). 9 mile loop with lots of ups and downs.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 9 miles
Hike rating: C+
Meeting place: 1st: 10:00 a.m. - Blair Vineyards, 99 Dietrich Valley Rd, Kutztown, PA Same directions as for Camp Edmar, but continue straight onto Dietrich Valley Rd. for another .6 miles instead of turning right onto Scout Rd. 2. 10:15a.m. - Camp Edmar, take PA 737 from Kutztown, or South from I-78 and then turn left (if from Kutztown) or right (if from I-78) onto Wiltrout Rd for about .9 mile then turn right onto Scout Rd for about .3 mi.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Ron Kieffer 610-562-8680
Co-leader: Mercedes Jurkiewicz 484-515-8001 mercedes.jurkiewicz@gmail.com
10-29-17 10:30 am | Hike
Deep Lake Hike
Hike to Deep Lake.
we will return by the same route. Bring snacks and water. No pets please.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 40 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: McDonald's restaurant in Wind Gap. email is now gapples@rcn.com
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
November 2017
11-1-17 7:30 pm | Meeting
NOVEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly business meeting.
Dave Povenski will do a presentation on his hikes in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico this past March.
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Lucy Cantwell 215-855-2793
11-4-17 9:30 am | Maintenance
Lock #2 Cleanup
Cleanup Lock #2 in Lehigh Gorge.
This lock has been adopted by the Allentown Hiking club. Bring lunch, water and gloves.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 40 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: .5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Meet at Rite Aid parking lot in Walnutport. Those familiar with this project can meet us at Lock #2 about 10:15am.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
Co-leader: Carl Griffin 610-760-0479
11-4-17 10:45 pm | Hike
AT & Water Gap - Day & Full Moon Hike (3-C-15 +/-) Last of Fall Foliage
Join us for a great day & night hike along the AT in the Water Gap National Park. During this hike, we’ll see some real gems that many people miss by starting their day hikes near interstate 80. This hike has a little bit of everything; hills &valleys, multiple commanding views of both NJ & PA, a 60’ fire tower, two ponds, water crossings, waterfalls, an amazing view of the sunset, and night hiking. Wow!!!
This hike is for adventurous hikers. Our goal is to arrive at Raccoon Ridge in time to enjoy the sunset. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t wait for us. So it’s important we’re are able to maintain a 3 mph average pace during the day. After watching the sunset, we’ll hike back to our cars in the light of the full moon (roughly 5 miles out of the 15 total miles of this hike). For safety, we’ll be keeping the group together throughout the day, and especially at night.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 15 miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
11-9-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Quakertown Eagle)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
The 200 year old historic Eagle Hotel in Quakertown, a familiar local dive bar, has a new owner. Proprietors of The Local in Souderton, which offered fresh farm to table food, purchased the Eagle Hotel in Quakertown. Plans for renovations have been pushed back to 2018 so we will check out the original place this fall before renovations begin. We will meet at the Eagle and take a meandering walk through Quakertown stopping back at The Eagle Hotel/The Local for burgers andor drinks. Cash only. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is on street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
11-12-17 9:15 am | Hike
Glen Onoko Falls, Gravity Hill Trail & Lausanne Ruins - (3-D-12 +/- )
Join us for an adventurous day of hiking in the Jim Thorpe Area. This hike will take us to some amazing viewpoints and over the course of the day. As we travel across the valley, we’ll see the famous Glen Onoko Falls from every. Armed with USGS Maps, Arial Photos, and Compass we’ll be making visiting some new spots on the trail. Bring a sense of adventure, & expect to be hiking at a quick 3 mph avg. pace throughout the day.
Along with hiking the very popular Glen Onoko Falls Trails, we’ll be stopping by some lesser known and even forgotten spots the area has to offer. We’ll be hiking up the Gravity Hill Trail for some breathtaking views of the area, go up the Glen Onoko Falls Trails, then discover the forgotten ghost town of Lausanne, and then cross the river via a primitive suspension bridge. What a day!
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 12+/- miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader to RSVP for this event.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
11-14-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Center Valley Promenade)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
Let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll and burn a few calories so we can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking. Meet outside in the Parking Lot next to LLBean (the side without an entrance) A favorite; Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy rain or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet in the Parking Lot on the WEST side of LLBean (Promenade entrance from West Saucon Valley Circle).
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
11-21-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks @ 6:00 p.m. (Quakertown McCooles)
Join us for an easy 2 ½ - 3 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.
Let's get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll through Quakertown to the Park at 4th and Mill. We can also enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at McCoole's Red Lion Inn for some appetizers and drinks. Heavy snow, rain or thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2.5-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet at 6:00 in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce (which is also the McCoole’s overflow parking) 21 N Main St, Quakertown, PA 18951
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
11-23-17 8:00 am | Hike
Annual Thanksgiving Morning Lehigh Gap East Hike (3 , D, 4+/-)
We’re doing the Thanksgiving Day jaunt up the Lehigh Gap East Scramble. Join us as we hike/climb one of the steepest sections of the AT in PA. From Lehigh Gap, we will hike north on the AT crossing the bridge on RTE 873 before starting the climb. This climb is very steep, approximately 1,000 feet in under a mile. It includes some rock scrambling and a couple of hand over hand sections, with some breathtaking views at the top. Definitely worth it!
Total mileage will be about 4 miles, and total time will be approximately 2.5 hours. This will allow us time to get back and carve the turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner. Due to the time constraint, this hike is for Adventurous Hikers Only that are comfortable hiking at a 3.0 mph Average pace. Registration ends Nov 22 at 8am.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 4 miles
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Brian Miller 732-289-5506
11-28-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks @ 6:00 p.m. (Quakertown McCooles)
Join us for an easy 2 ½ - 3 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.
Walk off all those leftovers from Thanksgiving! Let's get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll through Quakertown to the Park at 4th and Mill. We can also enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at McCoole's Red Lion Inn for some appetizers and drinks. Heavy rain or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2.5-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet at 6:00 in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce (which is also the McCoole’s overflow parking) 21 N Main St, Quakertown, PA 18951
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
December 2017
12-6-17 6:30 pm | Meeting
DECEMBER HOLIDAY FEAST, MONTHLY MEETING & WINTER HIKE SCHEDULING
We will have our potluck holiday dinner followed by our monthly business meeting and winter hike scheduling. Bring your favorite dish to share with others. Following the business meeting we will be scheduling hikes and other winter events. Please complete the AHC Hike/Event form and give to the Hike Scheduling Coordinator.
NOTE: START TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS 6:30
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Lucy Cantwell 215-855-2793
12-14-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Quakertown Eagle)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
The 200 year old historic Eagle Hotel in Quakertown, a familiar local dive bar, has a new owner. Proprietors of The Local in Souderton, which offered fresh farm to table food, purchased the Eagle Hotel in Quakertown. Plans for renovations have been pushed back to 2018 so we will check out the original place this fall before renovations begin. We will meet at the Eagle and take a meandering walk through Quakertown stopping back at The Eagle Hotel/The Local for burgers andor drinks. Cash only. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is on street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
12-19-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Center Valley Promenade)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
Let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll and burn a few calories so we can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking. Meet outside in the Parking Lot next to LLBean (the side without an entrance) A favorite; Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy rain, Snow or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet in the Parking Lot on the WEST side of LLBean (Promenade entrance from West Saucon Valley Circle).
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
12-28-17 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Quakertown Proper Brewery)
Join us for a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 mile walk from The Proper Brewing Company to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
It's cold outside! We will be walking through town to the park so please wear bright outerwear and/or bring a light. We can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at The Proper Brewing Company for appetizers and drinks. Meet in the Parking lot behind the brewery (on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) Heavy rain, snow or ice cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-2.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Proper Brewing Company, 117 W Broad St, Quakertown, PA 18951 (behind the building on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) )
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
12-31-17 11:00 am | Hike
News Year's Eve Hike to Allentown Shelter
End the year with a hike on the Appalachian Trail.
We will meet at Rt. 309 for a 4 mile hike to the Allentown Shelter. At the shelter we will eat lunch and enjoy shared goodies. After a suitable time for socializing, we will hike 4 miles back to our cars. Anyone who would like a shorter 2 mile hike to the Shelter may join us at Fort Franklin Road. Bring lunch, water, and a snack item to share with the group. Since we will be spending time at the shelter, bring an extra layer of clothing to stay warm. No dogs or alcoholic beverages. Steady rain or snow on morning of hike cancels this event.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: Meet on Rt. 309 by the tower at the south end of the Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant parking lot, 2520 West Penn Pike, Andreas, PA 18211
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 blwiemann@gmail.com
January 2018
1-3-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
JANUARY MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly business meeting.
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Lucy Cantwell 215-855-2793
1-9-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Center Valley Promenade)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
Let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll and burn a few calories so we can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking. Meet outside in the Parking Lot next to LLBean (the side without an entrance) A favorite; Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy rain or Snowstorm cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet in the Parking Lot on the WEST side of LLBean (Promenade entrance from West Saucon Valley Circle).
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
1-16-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks @ 6:00 p.m. (Quakertown McCooles)
Join us for an easy 2 ½ - 3 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.
Let's get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll through Quakertown to the Park at 4th and Mill. We can also enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at McCoole's Red Lion Inn for some appetizers and drinks. Heavy rain or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2.5-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet at 6:00 in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce (which is also the McCoole’s overflow parking) 21 N Main St, Quakertown, PA 18951
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172