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After a foot of snow up in West Milford I figured it was a nice day to break out the snowshoes!
i parked at the in-laws by riverside in Upper Greenwood Lake. I took the riverside fire road to the Appalachian trail. I planned to turn off on the Blue/White dot to take the hoffer loop around, but I overshot and wound up somewhere in New York, about 1/2 mile past the normal viewpoint on the bearfort ridge overlooking greenwood lake.
Was a spectacular day for snowshoein, especially this early in the year.
FAILED SUMMIT- ***BRIDGE IS OUT*** Got to the bridge over Wanaque river (right by the ironworks.) It was out (see pic). Walked up the wanaque to see if there was any other way across. With the water it's moving now it's impassable.
Big Beech should still be accessible from the north (sterling forest)
parked on the side of camp rd by the appalachian trail. I went north up the AT past all the lookouts to the fire tower. I saw a few different black bears. I only got crummy photos but still made for an exciting solo hike.
Wanted to show Grandma and the girls what NJ looks like from the top of Windbeam. The trail is very washed out in some parts, but we made it up and back before the rain clouds moved in.
nothing to see... I took some pictures of the rock wall that crosses the top
Parked just off the road at the brown trail, hiked out past the shelter to the AT. Took that about 3 miles or so north to the summit of Sunrise. Took a break for a few and then headed back down.
There was 1 great westward viewpoint along the way, and some great views from Summit. Kinda dissapointing hiking all the way through the AT and coming up to the top and it's like a tourist stop. Passed some Long distance hikers who looked to be backpacking the AT, which shows you the vast differences of people that were at this summit. Definately a different experience than most of the other NJ1k peaks I have gone to.
Anyways still another one down. =-)
took to Chikahoki falls and then stone living room.
parked at the 1st spot off 206, hiked up to the tamarook lookout and then back to the cars. Was with an out of shape hiking buddy, and he wasn't in for the full trip to Sunrise summit.
** my friend would like me to note that he blames our summit failure on my bad navigation.
Planned a re-try for the next week (4-2)
10 inches of sloppy wet snow. I got 1/2 way to manicut pt. and turned around.
I will definitely have to revisit this one.
not succesful because I turned around at the westward viewpoint.
Took the yellow trail but things got "tricky" by the rock scramble and there were lots of thorns. lots.....thorns....
Still was peaceful at the top.