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Group Outings Coordinators
Central Jersey: Vacant
Gateway: David Ogens 973-226-0748 (H) 64 Elm Road Caldwell, NJ 07006
South Highlands: Susan Schirmer, 908-996-7722 (H)
Jersey Shore: Mike Verange, 908-732-8364 (H), 1497 W Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738
Loantaka: Joyce White, 908-272-4478 (H), firstname.lastname@example.org
North Jersey: Ellen Blumenkrantz, email@example.com, 201-784-8417
Skylands: Pat Mangino, Pmangino@aol.com
Raritan Valley: Vacant
South Jersey: Tom Boghosian, 609-272-9005 (H), 3722 Lehigh Ct., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
West Jersey: Vacant
River Touring: Fred Tocce 908-453-2205 (H) Rd 1 Box 277, Washington, NJ 07882
Inner City Outings: Anne Dyjak 732-560-0953 (H) NJ-ICO, 17 Mt. Horeb Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
Chapter Outings: Ellen Blumenkrantz 201-784-8417(H) 511 Grandview Street, Middlesex, NJ 08846
NOTES ON OUTINGS: Chapter and group outings are generally open to members and non-members alike. Unless otherwise specified, the events are free. ALL participants must sign liability waivers on ALL outings sponsored by Sierra Club. This is a new policy. Please check with the leader before bringing small children on an outing. A parent or other responsible adult must accompany persons under 18. At their discretion, leaders may permit pets on outings if the event description specifically includes bringing pets.
Sierra Club outings are arranged by volunteer leaders who are in charge of the trip and responsible for the safety, welfare and enjoyment of all participants. Leaders determine qualifications to participate, adequacy of equipment, routes to be followed, and special precautions to be taken. Please arrive adequately prepared and equipped. If you have any allergies, please remember to bring your medication. The leader has the final word in the conduct of the trip. Your cooperation will help assure a safe and pleasant outing.
Please arrive early at the meeting place so that the outing can start on time. For day hikes, lunch, water (at least a liter), extra clothing, rain gear, and emergency equipment should be carried in a small daypack. For all except easy hikes, sturdy over-the-ankle shoes or boots should be worn. For most trips, you are expected to have your own equipment. In some cases, it may be rented from outdoor/camping suppliers -check the yellow pages or call the trip leader. If the weather is questionable on the date of the outing, you may assume that it will take place, unless the schedule indicates otherwise.
Unless registration is required, such as for weekend trips or river tours, or if you have a question about the outing, it is not necessary to contact the leader before the trip. Do not call to join a trip after the posted deadline date. When phoning a leader, please honor his or her requested calling times and call 3 to 5 days before the outing. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) when writing to a leader. On popular trips, Sierra Club members will be given preference.
Watercraft trips let you experience the unspoiled parts of our region, but water safety does impose special requirements. The size and skill of each party must be appropriate to each river, so participation in each trip must be at the discretion of the leader. We ask you to register at least one week in advance. Unless a phone number is provided, please send a SASE with an honest assessment of your paddling experience, whether you need or can offer a ride, your phone number, and any questions you may have. You will receive a description of the trip, with directions, where you can rent a canoe, and what you will need to bring. Almost all trips can arrange partners to share a canoe if you are coming by yourself. Unless stated otherwise: rental canoes are available, trips do not require advanced paddling skill or exceptional physical conditioning, public transportation is not available, non-members may participate, and responsible smokers are welcome.
If you are a Sierra Club member interested in becoming an Outing Leader or have suggestions for new outings, contact your Group Outings Chair or the Chapter Outings Chair for assistance and further information. The Sierra Group contributing each outing is given at the end of the write-up, as follows:
(C) Central Jersey (JS) - Jersey Shore
(L) – Loantaka (N) - North Jersey
(NW) - Northwest Jersey (S) - South Jersey
(W) - West Jersey (NJ) - NJ Chapter
(H) – Hudson (RV) - Raritan Valley
(IC) - Inner City Outings (RT) - River Touring
(E) - Essex County (ACOC) - Atlantic Chapter Outings Committee
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