4-peak loop through Ramapo Valley County Reservation, including 3 NJ1kers. From the parking lot, took the Silver Trail to the Halifax Trail, following it to Bear Swamp Lake, and then used the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail to summit Ilgenstein Rock. Left the summit by the Connector Trail to Cannonball Trail and hung a left onto the Shore Trail. From here I bushwacked to the Drag Hill and Rocky Mountain summits. Hopped onto the Red-Silver Trail To the Schuber Trail, then took the Ridge Trail to within bushwacking range of Monroe Ridge, a sub-1k peak in the park which I added to increase the mileage. After summiting the ridge, took the Ridge Trail back to the Silver Trail and out the parking lot. Total distance was just under 12 miles in 4 hours.
I initially wanted that unnamed peak south of Bear Swamp Rd but unfortunately Bear Swamp Rd seems to now be off limits to the public. So I drove over to the Ramapo Reservation and instead set out for Bear Swamp Lake.
My map was a bit dated (1998) and the color scheme of some of the trails has changed a bit in the passing years but I was able to figure it out and make good time. I was almost at Bear Swamp when I passed the pipeline up Drag Hill and looking up at it I had to climb it (I was unaware of the NJ1K at the time).
The pipe line is quite steep and eroded and takes a bit of time & effort to get up. Like the pipeline on Bearfort, photos make the ascent look tame and don't show how steep it really is. There's some cool Lillypad type trees on the way up.
Once on top there are some interesting rocks to climb on and herd paths here & there crossing the summit. With the time it took to go up & down Drag I never got to Bear Swamp Lake, which is OK as Bear Swamp Lake which may photograph nice is actually a very ugly lake that stinks of Sulfur.