Monument Trail - High Point State Park
Duttonville, New Jersey, United States
Having not been to High Point State Park in over 20 years, we decided to venture there for a 4th of July hike at the suggesstion of our Doctor. The Monument Trail is a great trail that follows the ridge line and until the end has very little elevation gain (at the end you climb approximately 200 feet to the monument). Other than the climb at the end it is a great...
Steeny Kill Lake and High Point
High Point, New Jersey, United States
I'm back! This was the first hike of the season for me. It felt great even though this wasn't one of my favorite hikes. But it did get me on the Shawangunk Ridge Trail for the first time.
AT Day 116 - Sunrise Mountain
Libertyville, New Jersey, United States
Connections Sunday, May 6th, 2012: To me, one of the best things about the 'people-part' of this trail experience is making connections - connections with people I've only met via the internet then meet on the trail, connections between people I meet, who've met other people I've met ... even just being able to read the messages left by trail friends in shelter log books. But today I made the first *real* connection...
AT Day 117 - High Point, NJ
Sussex, New Jersey, United States
High and Low High Point and low points - I loved them both today (Monday, May 7, 2012). High Point State Park, with its impressive obelisk standing on the highest point in New Jersey was the feature of my morning walk. And then in the afternoon I began the trek along the NJ/NY state line, which included a 0.2 mile board-walk over a swamp on puncheon. I know I've had a good day when...