George Grzyb's ascents on 12/08/2012

Bearfort Mountain

Parking: Clinton Road (P1N)

Hiking Partners: N/A

Initially planned on exploring the Mount Paul area but got my Saturday and Sunday confused for the group outing. Having no maps and not backup plans, remembered about the Newark Watershed and having to get another new permit for 2013. Why not go back there for the day? Putzed around at the parking putting on my winter hiking shoes, gaiters, and new Millet pack w/ integrated rain cover and made my way w/o poles (bad decision as the wet puddingstone was quite slippery). Ended up making a nice easy 13.8 mile loop and bagging both Bearfort Lookout and Bearfort Mountain with enough time to grab a chinese lunch special, get to High Point Brewing for their open house, and then go to REI to leave my new skiing setup to have the bindings mounted. Not a bad day...

Bearfort Lookout

Parking: Clinton Road (P1N)

Hiking Partners: N/A

Initially planned on exploring the Mount Paul area but got my Saturday and Sunday confused for the group outing. Having no maps and not backup plans, remembered about the Newark Watershed and having to get another new permit for 2013. Why not go back there for the day? Putzed around at the parking putting on my winter hiking shoes, gaiters, and new Millet pack w/ integrated rain cover and made my way w/o poles (bad decision as the wet puddingstone was quite slippery). Ended up making a nice easy 13.8 mile loop and bagging both Bearfort Lookout and Bearfort Mountain with enough time to grab a chinese lunch special, get to High Point Brewing for their open house, and then go to REI to leave my new skiing setup to have the bindings mounted. Not a bad day...