The start of a great weekend… summited New Jersey on a cool spring day… then off to Franklin NJ for the Super Dig at the Sterling Hill Mine (very cool fluorescent minerals). A nice little jog to the top and some great views from the obelisk at the top.
Started at Deckertown Turnpike (hwy 650) and hiked the AT to the turn off the the HP, took that to the monument and back, and then took the other loop (red?) from the visiter's center back to the start, 15.1 miles total.
Rainy day. Nice state park.
We visited first thing on the morning after Tropical Storm Andrea had passed through the night before. We had the park to ourselves except for the birds and little furry creatures that were stirred on such a beautiful, fresh morning. This is a special place and we are so happy to have visited it. Our best HP experience yet.
Took a couple mile hike up the south part of the AT. Not a bad little hike.
We decided to hike the 1.5 mile section on the A.T. from the small parking area south of the park office. Also, this way we could save the $20 from driving into the park. It was our seventh state we've had to use a portion of the Appalachian Trail for highpointing purposes. Also, how insanely gaudy was the actual monument at Jersey's HP! Whoa, it looked like the Washington Monument. It was neat being able to see it miles in the distance though...............for us, STATE HP #19!
..so bad I had to to have a pack of fruit chews when we were done.
Eleventh HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Side trip during a 350 mile AT section hike. Fresh snow falling in the morning. Very cold, the summit road was iced over. HP#42
My home state - just a drive up. Sunny with nice views. HP #2.
Warm and sunny day. Nice to get out of the car after a long drive.
I wasn't sure what to expect but got a decent workout between the hike up and the obelisk stairs in pretty good heat. Inadvertently scaled a rock face leading to the summit when I lost the trail. Well done, NJ.
I almost -- ALMOST -- considered taking the easy way out by driving to the summit, due to a mangled foot from Mt. Marcy the day prior. Then I found out it was $20/car. SCREW. THAT.
Still took the easy way out; parked across the road and ninja'd past the booth, walking the paved road to the summit.
I feel guilty, and yet I do not; it would not have been a challenging ascent anyway, thus I am signing the log.
Nice hike up from Mountain Road on the AT. Windy at the top, but no snow anywhere.
Drove the necessary 3 hours from my Voluntown Ct. to bag what was my third highpoint for 2011. Took the AT trailhead across Route 23 all the way to the summit. I was on the summit just around sunrise so it was a very nice view!!
Surprisingly nice view and scenery in this park and the drive to it. 4 of 5 Northeast highpoints in one trip.
Swam up this mountain on deserted trails during Tropical Storm Lee. It's a very pretty walk which you approach through beautiful farm country. Great leg stretcher on a drive down the east coast.
Come up with a name, NJ. How about Bon Jovi Mountain?