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Perfect day for a hike with family. Came down the blue trail in the dark after staying too long at top enjoying the views as the sun was setting
2nd time around, wasn't sure I would be back
Took the stairway from Hope Rd and followed blue/white blazed trail close to the top. Wouldn't be a NJ1Ker without a bushwhack to the summit. Enjoyed a celebratory beverage and reflected a bit at summit rock. Rebuilt cairn and enjoyed the views while I was there before heading back down the mountain.
Coincidentally hiked this mountain right before joining the club and only realized I was so close when checking out Jenny Jump. Had this on my list for a while but came up short and couldn't squeeze it in several times, so I decided to save it for my last.
Thanks Eric for taking the time to create this website and the only New Jersey peakbagging club. Kudos
The AT parking lot was empty today I had the trails to myself. Actually got directions from the ranger station, not because they were needed but because I could for once. Walked the white blazed AT to the Red/Green blazed summit trail. Monument was closed for repairs but I got to walk around and enjoy the views anyway. Returned the same way
Finally got a chance to grab these two peaks on a very windy day. After seeking permission and some very helpful directions from Brom I parked at Johnson Park, walked through the soccer field and began the bushwhack straight up Wright Pond Cliff. From the summit I headed through the woods to Wesby.
From the Cliffs I headed directly towards Westby. After a slight detour the wrong way I finally found the summit and completed the Hudson Farm duo. On the way out I couldn't resist to hit the other nearby peak. Glad to be done here
Parked on Mud Pond Trail and walked up the road a bit before heading off into the jungle. I recommend hugging the pond as I did on the way back. Found the route to be slightly easier. Lots of fallen timber to dodge and thicket to wade through along the way. Spent some time crawling under branches and through laurel, even in the swampy area.
On the way back I must of came out too close to the church property, they released the hounds on me and chased me back to the truck. Not that fun of a hike but the mini obelisk at the top was nice and the ticks were plentiful
Walked down Old 23 then hopped on the train tracks to cross high above the river. My heart raced more from the shady crossing than from climbing the mountain. Next time I'll use Winnebago Rd. Climbed up about 100ft and came across a bump with large boulders littering the steep. Looked like the summit but still had .3 of a mile to go. Walked through some thick stuff close to top. Rested a minute then found some viewpoints and retraced my steps back to the parking by 23.
Grabbed this peak from P8 on Stephens Rd. Walked up the road from the parking area then into the woods along the yellow trail. Short walk to the summit, almost passed right by. Only stopped because we heard some yelling on the fire tower. Quickly walked over and climbed up for a better view. Met some nice folks in the area and continued on a couple other trails in the area before heading back via the white trail. Happy St. Pattys
Passed by on two different occasions so I decided to make a special trip to this peak. Rewarded with a 70 degree day and probably the most pleasant summit to date. Followed the directions on the boulder pine peak page. Not sure there was any climbing involved, just a nice walk
Parked on Warwick Trnpk by the trail entrance and first took the white trail then backtracked to the orange which ended up being a more direct route and faster trail. Bushwhacked an evil .3 of a mile through nasty terrain including impenetrable swamps and dangerous cliffs. Found summit and headed back on the old ridge trail till I couldn't find a trail anymore then bushwhacked to the white trail and took it home. Probably come back but not to summit