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.
Nice and easy one to knock off the cobwebs of a couple of weeks indoors forced by extreme cold.
Parked at the WMA entrance and used the "red smiley face trail" until we got about .28 away from the summit, then turned and bushwhacked the rest of the way to the top.
My personal kryptonite is bridge tressels. The depth changes in my vision make me dizzy, and even though I know I can't fall through those slats, it freezes me up bad. I tried a river crossing after my wife and dog had already crossed above, but the water was too fast, so I nutted it up and made my way across up top. We went down the railroad and then cut up the hill to the summit. Once up there, we took one of the woods roads back out to the paved road and then walked out the easy way. I wish I had done that in the first place, because in spite of the No Tresspassing signs, there was nobody there.
This has GOT to be the easiest one of them all!
Very easy hike to this one, but some great views about a quarter-mile past the listed summit.
Had to start the ascent on the pink trail due to the high water levels in the river. It caught up with the blue HB trail in about a quarter mile, which we then followed to the summit.
My Geocaching log: This was the last cache we needed for the NJCC, so with a day off from work, and what seemed to be perfect weather for this sort of climb, we set off. Had on a t-shirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, sweatshirt, and my jacket, and within a quarter mile, I ditched the sweatshirt under a rock and marked the waypoint. In spite of 29-degree weather, I was soon sweating. I am soooooo glad I had my head buried down in the typical geo-walk, because if I had looked up at the climb in front of us, I probably would have had to leave my pants behind too. After a solid trek of just over an hour, we finally made it up to the top and easily located the cache location. Stopped to grab a photo of Nanette in front of the Gap, and enjoyed a much-easier descent. Managed to pick up a bunch of trash on the way down, including styro cups, drink cans, and assorted snack wrappers. Just don't understand how the kind of person who throws their trash away in these parks is even drawn to them in the first place?
Glad George keeps better records than I do ... climbed this one while geocaching with my wife, George Grzyb, and Carla Simons.