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Did a loop hike using the AT and the Rattlesnake Swamp trail. Great views from the ledges and the fire tower.
Did a circular hike around the Clinton Reservoir using the Firetower Ridge trail, the Highlands trail, and Schoolhouse Cove Road. I added in an out-and-back along the Highlands trail to reach Dunker Mountain. Skies were sunny early but quickly clouded up with slight flurries throughout the day.Incredible views from the tower.
I Continued on the Highlands trail towards Dunker Pond after the Clinton Reservoir. After passing Dunker Pond and its interesting outlet,I climbed to the high point along the trail. A short bushwhack to the south brought me to the summit area which is criss-crossed with old stone walls.
After Bearfort Lookout and Dunker Mountain, I drove to the Echo Lake parking lot. I bushwhacked to the col on Kanouse and picked up a woods road which I followed south to the summit and the flagpole vista. Great views of the Charlottesburg Reservoir and the New York City skyline.
From parking lot on Berkshire Valley Road, I took the Beaver Brook trail past Lost Lake to the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. I then did a loop using the Highlands trail and the Pine Swamp trail, passing by Headly Overlook and the Morris County High Point. After looping around, I returned the way I came on the Beaver Brook trail. There were overcast skies for the whole day, and the hike was about 15 miles long.