First attempt (12-04-2012) got lost traveling from the west on the back roads of the Delaware Gap NP System.
This time came in from the east, on the way to our cabin in PA.
Clear, Sunny and a brisk 40f as we traveled a snow covered Fire Road from 602.
Hike to and fro past the LO tower on the AT.
I've been all over up there, it's easy climbs, nice and desolate. Beautiful in the fall, especially from the top of the tower!
Climbed the whole area... Never anybody there. Good spot, easy climbs but lots of fun.
While taking groups backpacking during the summers of '69, '70 and '71. I remember the tower and stopping for the views.
Got lots of trail magic on this day of my AT thru-hike. A familiar area where I've done a lot of hiking.
Started from the road, pretty short hike with great views and high winds from the tower.
Quiet day on the AT, nice cool weather, me and the dog took it slow and enjoyed the views, had some lunch on top, grabbed some fresh blueberries and got to say hello to a black bear cub (got 2 action pics before my memory card filled up, doh!). Only ran into 3 groups during the time we were up. Wish the tower was accessable (i.e. no- no tresspassing signs). The ledges must be fun in the snow/ice ;-D. Thanks for another enjoyable NJ afternoon.
I liked this mountain. It was a fun hike to do here in NJ. Hard to believe I was sitting in 5 lanes of stopped traffic earlier in the day, and then was out enjoying myself totally away from everyone just a short time later. The views from the tower are nice, yet the whole way is pleasant. The NOBO route is steep in the begining, but I'm sure you can handle it.
First hike of the year. The whole point of thr trip was to try out all of the new winter gear that I got since last winter. See trip report.
Have climbed Ricks Rocks a few times, it is alway's fun.
Date Signed: Jan 17, 2005 9:12 PM
July 14, 2005
Great views from the tower and a nice place to have lunch.
March 7, 2005
First hike of the year, I have been busy sking at Mountain Creek, it has the biggest vert in Jersey (1,040). Any way, beautiful day and not much snow left.
A nice mountain, for what we could see of it in the dark. Started up about an hour after sunset and reached the summit under a full moon, and windy, freezing temperatures. Climbed the tower to see the view (impressive), and moved on. Sacked out in a clearing about half a mile south of the summit.