Mark Ladolcetta's ascents on 07/22/2011

Drag Hill

from the Ramapo Reservation parking area...I took the silver trail to the Halifax trail, past Hawk Rock with view of Ramapo College, to the gas pipeline and northern approach to the summit. You can hear the gas pipeline long before you get there. It seem much louder today than when I hiked up Rocky Mountain last summer. Anyway, i followed the pipeline cutout to its highest point and then found the summit a few feet away. Believe it or not, there was somewhat of a cool breeze on top even though temps. were rapidly approaching triple digits early in the morning. I returned going south on the pipeline cutout and took the red-silver trail to the orange-blazed schuber trail back to the silver trail with a stop at MacMillan reservoir.

view of Scarlet Oak Pond from Hawk Rock on the Halifax Trail
summit area
view of Rocky Mountain from pipeline cutout near Drag Hill summit
I took a detour to Bear Swamp Lake
MacMillan Reservoir with Drag Hill in the background