These are averages only; actual results may vary due to factors such surfaces (e.g, trails, vs roads), terrain (e.g., bushwhacking vs clear), elevation changes, (e.g.,hilly vs flat), and weather.
EASY less than 2.5 mph
MODERATE 2.5-3.0 mph
BRISK 3.0 – 3.5 mph
FAST over 3.5 mph
Avg. time 25 or more 20-25 17-20 17 or lessper mile minutes minutes minutes minutes
• EASY - pace defined as slower walking with more frequent rest breaks (e.g. for
viewing surroundings, nature calls, equipment adjustments, and allowing walkers
to catch up). For the slower walker.
• MODERATE - pace defined as as comfortable walking with occasional rest
breaks. For the average walker.
• BRISK - pace defined as faster walking with occasional rest breaks. For the
average, better conditioned walker.
• FAST - pace defined as fitness walking with few rest breaks for any reason. For
seasoned, in fit condition walkers.
Hike distances are in miles, and may optionally be followed by hike duration in
hours. The following codes are used to show unusual features of a hike:
BW - Bushwhacking WF - Wet feet possible NS - No stops
NP - No pets NC - No children FS - Few stops
LP - Leashed Pet
Refer to the page listing Standard Meeting Places for directions to hikes.
BACKPACK TRIP RATING SYSTEM
1. NOVICE: 5 or less trips - mild weather, relatively flat terrain.
2. INTERMEDIATE: 5 or more trips - mild weather, moderate climbs - up to 8
3. ADVANCED: 10 or more trips - three season, except winter. Strenuous
climbs over difficult terrain - upgraded equipment.
4. EXPERT: Leadership experience or comparable ability - all seasons - good
physical condition - completely equipped for all terrain and weather.
The Outdoor Club, its officers and leaders, shall not be liable for any injuries,
illness, loss or damage to any person or property, as a result of participation
in any Club outing. Each participant assumes all risk and liability connected
therewith. All persons, MEMBERS ALIKE, are to sign with the leader at each
JUNE 9,10,11 CAPE MAY WEEKEND
Friday to Sunday. You are invited to join us at the Chalfonte Hotel B&B in Cape May. Activities available include biking, hiking, nature walks, bird watching and much, much more. Leaders: Jim Bodnar at 609-654-1507, e-mail: JRBodnar@verizon.net or Fran Horn at 856-786-0048, e-mail: FranHorn@aol.com
HISTORIC CAPE MAY WEEKEND
Friday to Sunday JUNE 9,10, and 11 , 2017
To start the summer session, you are cordially invited to join us for our annual Cape May outing. Our headquarters, as in years past, will be THE CHALFONTE HOTEL, 301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey, (1-800-678-8946). Check in any time after 3:00 PM on Friday; check out by midday on Sunday.
This is a perfect outing for all club members. In addition to our popular 15-50 mile bike rides, there are also other activities available. These include shopping on the mall, historic walking tours (guided or on you own), nature hikes, bird watching, local theater, or just sit and rock on the porch. You can also visit the Cape may Zoo or take a ferryboat ride to Lewes, Delaware, a quaint place to spend some time. Many of us attend a play on Friday after dinner.
Our weekend starts with a Friday night Welcome Buffet (a time to plan what you want to do). Breakfast is provided on both Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday evening, there is a party on the porch with Hors D’oeuvres and drinks and then a limited menu dinner in the dining room followed by desert.
NOTE: Trip is only open to members and their guests.
The entire cost for all of the above (room, meals, and social gathering, ) is:
Room for one,1 bed,shared bath $ 280 per person
If interested, Please Contact the Leaders ASAP
Please sign up early, as this will help us complete our plans to make our 2017 trip enjoyable for all. If you have any questions, or need more information, contact Jim Bodnar at 609-654-1507 e-mail: JRBodnar@verizon.net or
Fran Horn at 856-786-0048 e-mail: FranHorn@aol.com
Please send the entire amount for the weekend with the form below no later than April 8, 2017.
A refund minus the $25 cancelation fee available up to 60 days before the event
YES! I want to participate in the Annual Historic Cape May Weekend. Enclosed is my payment.
Please make your check payable to OCSJ
Name: ____________________________________________________ Phone #_________________________
I prefer (circle selection) double room 1 bed w/shared bath, double room 2 beds w/private bath, single room with shared bath or single room w/ private bath
I will be sharing my room with: ____________________________ Please pair me with a roommate: _______
I am interested in riding my bike to Cape May on Friday. (Bikers leave from Hammonton area)______
I am interested in leading an activity: hiking____biking____kayaking____ Will you lead an activity? _______
Return this form to Jim Bodnar, PO Box 493,Medford, NJ 08055