Met Allen R. on the RD end to end traverse in April. He told me that he had just completed the NJ1K peaks, congratulations. This stimulated me to resume my quest. From past reading I knew that Hudson Farms has a day each year when they open for hikes. I contacted them and was very quickly given permission and a time and place to enter their property. Was directed to park just where the woods roads start. Followed woods roads in until the point where I realized I needed to start the bushwhack to Westby Ridge. Quite steep initially, negotiating rocks, but then leveled out and then crossed another more primative woods road close to summit. If I had continued on the original woods road further east I could have connected to this woods road. Ah but then it would have been less fun. Nothing to see on summit but took a coupe of photos. Next on to Wright Pond Cliffs.
Hiked 3 miles round trip to summit Westby Ridge and Wright Pond Cliffs. Still some snow on the ground from the storm a couple of days ago. I obtained permission ahead of time from Hudson Farms (they are very welcoming/accommodating for NJ1K hikers). Thank you Hudson Farms! Westby and Wright Pond were to first and second of four peaks for the day.
Thomas, Patrick and I started at CO Johnson Park. We took woods road into the col between peak 1066 and Wright Pond Cliffs, and discovered how the latter was named. We crossed the woods road and headed up the south face, and found a recent woods road that took us right to the summit. We headed back down the south face and started towards Wright Pond Cliffs.