Made it to the peak to the southwest of Terrace Pond. This is the true location of the summit according to the NJGWS Technical Memororandum 17.1 Highest Elevation By County in New Jersey. The true summit is off trail. It was a thick but short bushwhack to get there. These is a small cairn on top (picture attached). I also saw a rattle snake, a black rat snake, a gray tree frog, and numerous newts and green frogs.
Wright Pond Cliffs
An easy walk with my hiking buddy from Hudson Farms Westby. Followed the dirt road to within 20 yards of the summit. From here, on to Westby Ridge and the end of my quest!
Backtracked on the trail from Wright Pond Cliffs to what looked like a good place to start the bushwhack up Westby Ridge. Halfway up we crossed another woods trail that looked promising. I vaguely recalled another person (Steve Jones) reported on the trail, but being it was the last of my NJ1K peaks, I thought it was appropriate to bushwhack to the top! No cairn at the top and not much of a view. Even though tropical storm Isaias was only 3 days ago, the Hudson Farms crew had all the roads clear. Amazing!
Short celebration at the summit with my hiking buddy Glenn before taking the woods roads back.
Bowling Green Mountain
Parked at the Milton Snow Bowl pull off. Hiked up the communications tower road to the true summit and continued on for another .5 mile to see the Milton Fire Tower. Doubled back and headed onto Morris County High Point.
Morris County High Point
After Bowling Green Mountain I crossed the road and took the faint path that met up with some of the trails in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Hiked out to the trailer area and continued on past to the short ascent up to the sign. Doubled back to the car and drove to the parking lot for Morris Lake Mountain.