Brian Shultis 's ascents on 12/06/2020

Mount Newfoundland

Parked at the baseball fields on Bigelow Rd. Walked the ~.2 miles to the start of the Four Birds Trail and made it up to White Pine Bluff before sunrise. After watching the sun rise retraced my track on the trail and bushwhacked to the summit. Took a faint herd path back to the trail and back to the car.

White Pine Bluff at sunrise
Summit cairn

Green Pond Mountain

Parked at the Four Birds Trail road crossing pull off on 513. Took the trail up to the power line and continued on the trail to an overlook. After the overlook I turned around and took a woods road that continued to the summit. Retraced my steps back to the car.

View off the Four Birds Trail
Wooded summit

Dunker Mountain

Parked at the lot just before the one-lane underpass on Canistear Rd. Walked under the bridge and took the Highlands Trail up to just before the trail descends to Dunker Pond. Bushwhacked the final ~.1 mile to the summit.

Wooded flat summit
One lane underpass

Mount Gerard

Parked on a pull off on Rt 23. Followed a flat woods road until I ran into some posted signs. I did end up finding a faint herd path that to my knowledge didn’t cross private property. Made my way up to the summit and retraced my steps back to the car.

Herd path near the summit
Summit cairn

Buck Mountain (Kinnelon)

Parked at the pull off at the intersection of Rt 23 and Charlottesburg Rd and walked the ~.3 miles to Winnebago Rd. A lot of sign postage but only on either side of the road and not on the gate. Walked down the road until I found a woods road with no sign posting. Took a faint trail that had some yellow flagging and got just below the summit. Did some rock scrambling and wading through thick brush and got to the summit and the views to the west. Followed the same route back to the car.

Small summit cairn
Views a little past the summit