Allen R.'s ascents on 03/22/2015

Westby Ridge

Hiked 3 miles round trip to summit Westby Ridge and Wright Pond Cliffs. Still some snow on the ground from the storm a couple of days ago. I obtained permission ahead of time from Hudson Farms (they are very welcoming/accommodating for NJ1K hikers). Thank you Hudson Farms! Westby and Wright Pond were to first and second of four peaks for the day.

Wright Pond Cliffs

Hiked 3 miles round trip to summit Westby Ridge and Wright Pond Cliffs. Still some snow on the ground from the storm a couple of days ago. I obtained permission ahead of time from Hudson Farms (they are very welcoming/accommodating for NJ1K hikers). Thank you Hudson Farms! Westby and Wright Pond were to first and second of four peaks for the day.

Wawayanda Mountain

Hiked 5.5 miles round trip (in loop) to reach Wawayanda Mountain. Parked a the AT trailhead on Route 94 and hiked the Stairway to Heaven (very icy - treacherous in places), stopped at Pinwheel Vista, then continued on AT to junction for spur to the old AT Vista. Was unable to follow old AT route so had to bushwack to reach Wawayanda Mountain. Tough hiking due punching though foot-deep snow for much of the route; also thick brush/downfall. After reaching summit continued bushwacking downhill back to Route 94 and then walked on road return to trailhead. Note this was second trip to Wawayanda Mountain - first time was August 20, 2012 but didn't reach summit.

Bearfort Mountain North

Hike 4.7 miles round trip to reach Bearfort Mountain North. Parked at the State Line Trail trailhead. Took the State Line Trail to the Ernst Walter Trail went past Surprise Lake and past West Lake and to the unmaintained but blazed (green-on-white) trail to reach Bearfort Mountain North. Then back to Ernst Walter to AT to State Line Trail back to trailhead. There was snow on the ground, but much better conditions (i.e. much easier to hike) than Wawayanda Mountain that preceded this hike. This was my fourth of four 1K'ers for the day.