John Rushman (Doc)'s ascents on 12/31/2019

Morris Lake Mountain

Hike up early in the morning. The fog hadn't lifted yet. There's one short steep section and the moisture made the rocks, leaves and tree roots quite slippery. I had intended to make a loop with the Orange and Green trails but missed a turn near the top. I should have paid closer attention to the blazes (and my map).

There's a new Yellow trail that branches off the Green trail near the top and follows the ridgeline very close to the summit. It's not on NYNJTC map 126 nor on the map posted at the trailhead kiosk.

Starting off in the fog.
Further up.
At the top.
Start of the new Yellow trail, along the ridgeline, near the top.
The one challenging scramble.
The reason for the scramble.