Despite the iffy weather, we are planning to move forward with the Harrier Meadow walk scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. We'll meet at the Harrier Meadow entrance in North Arlington.
Because Harrier Meadow is not usually open to the public, you will be required to sign a standard liability release.
As of 3 p.m. Thursday, there was a 40 percent chance of rain, so please bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes if you are planning to attend. A walk in a light rain could be invigorating.
If it's a complete washout, we will reschedule and post the new date and time on the blog.
Sorry about the uncertainty, but perhaps some of the vaunted May flowers will result.
Click "Continue reading …" below for directions to Harrier Meadow.
To get to Harrier Meadow:
Go to the entrance to DeKortePark in Lyndhurst. (Directions to DeKorte Park follow.) After you cross the railroad tracks, bear to your right onto Disposal Road instead of going straight into DeKorte. You will stay on Disposal Road for a mile, with a landfill on your right and after three-tenths of a mile or so, tidal impoundments on your left. You will also pass the AMVETS Carillon, with many flags flying. Look out for the speed bumps on Disposal Road. They are often unmarked. After roughly a mile, you will come to a stop sign. Stay to the left, pass the PSEG substation, and make a left. You are at the gate to Harrier.
To get to DeKorte Park:
From Route 3 East follow signs for 17 South Lyndhurst. After the traffic light cross Route 17 and proceed straight onto Polito Avenue; follow directions below.
From Route 3 West follow signs for 17 South Lyndhurst. Merge onto 17 South and follow it as it wraps around. At the traffic light make a Left onto Polito Avenue; follow the directions below. At the end of Polito Avenue, turn Left onto Valley Brook Avenue. After 1.2 miles, cross the railroad tracks,
Questions: Call Jim Wright on his cellphone: 201-785-6604.