Buck Mountain (Wyanokies)
Parked at Otter Hole, followed blue Hewitt-Butler trail heading north, joined Otter Hole trail, veered west onto yellow Wyanokie Crest trail for a while, turned right onto red and white Wyanokie Circular Trail, and turned back onto green Otter Hole trail to eventually retrace our steps back to the parking lot. Great ~4 mile loop with a fun scramble up Buck Mountain early on in the trip.
Rained right before we got there so the trail was a bit slick. Started in the Appalachian Trail parking lot on 23. Hiked the App trail to Monument trail. Stopped at High Point Monument for some pictures. Phone said it was about 38 degrees there. After that continued Monument trail out the back of the parking lot, looped the Swap Trail, and came back around on Monument Trail, and reversed course back to the parking lot. Total trip was recorded at 9 miles.
Hiked in from ramapo trailhead, took the wrong turn (fall activities include where's the trail for 100$), so decided to climb matty price hill, and wow what a veiw that one has, maybe the best of the day. The VP included most of the 1k peaks in the ramapos and basicly all the ramapo. Followed the marsh trail to the college between rocky and drag and Bushwack edwards the Ridge to rocky, veiws of the city are found near the top. Quickly climbed down to bear swap and climbed ilgenstein hill for the other realy good veiws of the day and followed the Ridge over to Halifax trail (losing the trail a lot do to leaves). Hit the road that goes to the pipeline and tower on the side of drag and blindly (sun angle) climbed to the top of drag, decent veiws. The climb down drag hurt a lot (foot injury and loose rock). All in all a great day.
From Kittle Field Parking lot in Stokes we did a long loop going up Tower Trail then Appalachian Trail to Sunrise Mountain down Cartwright Trail and then on Swenson Trail on the way home. Beautiful fall day. Lots of hawks flying above Sunrise Mountain.