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.


Summit Westby Ridge
Climber John Rushman (Doc)
Ascent date 08/06/2020
Successful Yes

Trip report pictures

At the summit

At the summit

Champagne and granola bars.  I fitting finale.

Champagne and granola bars. I fitting finale.