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Fall Weekend at the Mohican Outdoor Center

Date and Time

Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:00PM - Sunday, October 11, 2020 3:00PM

Location

AMC Mohican Outdoor Center 50 Camp Mohican Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825,
New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap,
NJ

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.


Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

Overview

Join Jay Sitkin on an Adventure Travel Survey Trip weekend at the Mohican Outdoor Center in the Delaware Water Gap. This will be a leisurely weekend for hiking and mindful awareness of the changing of the seasons. Prepare to be fascinated by fall foliage and walk-in wonderment through the fall beauty of the Water Gap. We will have at least two hikes each day, of varying lengths and difficulty levels. Hikes can include rocky sections and will include Easy, Moderate, and Vigorous difficulty levels ranging between 2.5 to 12 miles some with moderate elevation gain. The Mohican Outdoor Center is located on a beautiful glacial lake in the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The fall foliage will be spectacular. The Black Oak Lodge which normally houses 16 offers plenty of social distance space for the group which will be limited to 8 people. The lodge has multiple bedrooms, a full kitchen, and showers. This adult-only weekend will begin on Thursday evening October 8th for the early birds who wish to arrive early and be able to enjoy an extra Autumn day of hiking. We'll cover many of the classic trails such as the Appalachian, Coppermine, Rattlesnake Swamp, Kaiser, McDade, Garvey Springs, Thunder Swamp, Tower, Acropolis, and more. Cost is as follows: lodging is $42.65 members/$48 non-members per night and meals as follows: breakfast $12.50, lunch $12, and dinner $25. There will be BYOB social hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. Since this is an Adventure Travel Survey Trip, each participant will be asked to complete a survey regarding your experience of the weekend and the leader's coordination of the event. When you participate in this activity, you should be in proper condition for the challenges outlined above. You should always be aware of the risks involved and conduct yourself accordingly. You are ultimately responsible for your own safety. Prior to your acceptance as a participant in this trip, you will need to discuss the current AMC Covid-19 protocols. Remember that various factors may require changes for reasons of safety, transportation or lodging availability, and unforeseeable circumstances (such as weather considerations, natural disasters in areas to be visited, or governmental or ranger recommendations). The leader reserves the right to make such changes as necessary, both before and during the trip. For information about the Mohican Outdoor Center call 908-362-5670. For questions about the weekend and for reservation information please contact the leader Jay Sitkin at sitkinj@gmail.com, +1 267-664-0939

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $278 member / $296 non-member
*Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night lodging, casual Thursday dinner 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, and 2 BYOB Social Hours. NOTE: for those who opt to arrive on Friday, one night's lodging will not be charged and none of the meals are mandatory. The fee schedule is: Breakfast = $12.50 Lunch = $12.00 Dinner = $25.00

Related Link(s):

Mohican Outdoor Center

Click map for driving directions
Classic fall scene in the Delaware Water Gap

Activities

Hiking
Paddling
Social Events

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Mohican Outdoor Center

Difficulty

Easy, Moderate, & Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader





Jay Sitkin from Philadelphia is a Delaware Valley hiking, biking, and backpacking leader and aspiring AMC Adventure Travel Leader. He has traveled throughout North & South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Western & Eastern Europe. Jay has lived in Israel, has had an extended stay in New Zealand. He has hiked, cycled, or backpacked in Patagonia, Croatia, in the alps. Over the years he has organized trips for between 4 and 12 people as varied as hiking the Tour Du Mont Blanc.