University Outing Club




Club Activities - Winter 2020

Updated 3/15/2019
Next update - TBD

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Saturday, Dec. 7
Hermitage Museum, Ho-Ho-Kus.  $5
A National Historical Landmark, A mid 1700's house
Friday, Dec. 13
Trip to the Baps Temple, Robbinsville, NJ
A guided tour of the temple, Register by Dec 10. Eat at Temple food court.
Sunday, Dec. 15
Holiday Play at the First Avenue Playhouse, Atlantic Highlands
"Twas the Fight Before Christmas" $25   Dinner locally
Saturday, Jan. 11
Annual winter pot luck luncheon
Saturday, Jan 11
7 PM
Peaceweavers, Princeton University Chapel, Princeton
A refreshing evening of music, drumming and chanting.
Saturday, January 18
Sandy Hook seal watch and Bahrs restaurant for lunch
Enjoy a walk on South Island hoping to see Gray seals.
Saturday, February 8
12 Noon
Morris Museum, Morristown NJ
Model trains & railroads, musical instruments, graffiti writing. Dinner Locally

Saturday, February 15
Date depends on weather
Maple Sugaring - at Dukes Farms or Somerset County EEC
A Northeast tradition created centuries ago
Saturday, March 7 Stickley Museum, Morris Plains
A National Historic Landmark, Built by Gustav Stickley    $7

Saturday, March 14
Mystery outing. More info later by e-mail blast
Saturday, March 21
Northlandz, Flemington
World's largest model railroad, Is in Guinness Book of Records    $25

Saturday, April 18
Annual John Clyde Memorial Spring Cleanup,  Franklin
Saturday, April 25
Howling Woods Farm, Jackson, Pre-Register  $20
Learn about wolves and wolfdogs. Eat nearby

Saturday, June 26
Annual Meeting, Log Cabin, East Brunswick

A few past activities

Plainsboro Preserve - watching wildlife and enjoying plant life
Middlesex County water treatment plant tour
Hiking the Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve
Cheesequake State Park - see both fresh and salt water marshes
Sourland Mountain Preserve Ridge Trail
Ken Lockwood Gorge and the South Branch of the Raritan River
Franklin Parker Preserve in the NJ Pine Barrons
An autumn walk in Hacklebarney State Park
Walking High Rock Park in Staten Island
Birding trip to Barnegat Lighthouse

Hiking Videos - Click each video to view
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Hiking the Presidential Range - 40 min

Hiking Half Dome - overview
- 10 min

The subway in Zion National Park
- 10 min

Bryce Canyon in the AM
- 10 min

El Camino del Rey - World's Most Dangerous Hike - 22 min

Winter camping on Vermont's Long Trail - 24 min

Backpacking Basics - 5 Days Hiking in Colorado's Gore Range - 24 min

Yosemite National Park at North Dome/Upper Falls - 1 hr, 14 min

Yosemite Falls Trail (scary part) - 10 min - NEW

Trailblazing NH Mountains - 35 min - New

A listing of some NJ hiking videos - New

A listing of some NY hiking videos - New

Batona Trail - Pine Lands

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