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Without a lot of well-written intel on this one, we started off whacking behind the parking area by the gate until we found a woods road, and followed that around the south side of the lake. Had to detour a bit to avoid a swamp, but once on the summit, we decided to walk out on the woods road before hitting the private road. It wasn't well-posted, so by the time we realized we were off the state land, we were 2 minutes from the parking lot anyway.
Super easy up and down today with a beautiful view from a little below the summit
Ugh, one of those peaks you'd only do if it's on a list of some sort. There was at least a nice view part-way up, but mostly just a grinder of a climb that fortunately wasn't super long.
Beautiful hike today on all trails, which was nice. Went with the dog, who loved it as much as I did. Saw a black bear near the TH on the way back, and got some gorgeous long-range views of NYC near the summit.
Great weather for hiking today, so we took the trek from the park's parking lot, and through to the fire tower, which afforded some long-range views to NYC today.
Not the greatest summit, but the rock outcrop nearby gave up a pretty view of the lake below.
Needed to clear my head from some heavy personal baggage, so a coworker dragged me out for a quick hike. In spite of the quickly rising temperatures, we were able to knock this out in short order via the wide, easy trails, with only a couple hundred feet of bushwhacking to the true summit.
With a rare dual day off of work, we decided to run by and grab a hiking permit, even thought it's only good for 2 more weeks. Along with the dog, we walked the blue trail lakeside until it went past the rocks, then bushwhacked up to the woods road. We took that almost all the way to the summit, which required just a short (200' or so) whack to the top.
Took advantage of the hiking permit to knock out the 2nd of the three requiring it. Great hike, very leisurely ascent on well-maintained trails all the way to the fire tower. Didn't go up beyond the 2nd story, as the winds and cold were fairly brutal even a short way up the tower.
Followed the path to the top on an unusually warm day for late October. Not an exciting summit, but a nice hike for some exercise.
Took the trail off of the split from Allamuchy until it started to go away, then bushwhacked the rest to the top.
Followed the marked blue trail to the scenic overlook and then the gold trail until it was about a quarter-mile from the summit, then bushwhacked to the top. Whacked our way straight down until we crossed the blue trail and then followed that back to the truck.
This one seems really easy from the parking spot off Mountain Road, but with the recent warm weather that caused melt and re-freeze, it was challenging (left the spikes behind, thinking this would be a cinch). Encountered about a dozen ATVs and one big-wheel Jeep Wrangler, but everyone shared the road and it wasn't an issue.