High Point (New Jersey) Climber's Log

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Chinigo - Jul 8, 2008 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2008

HP #17 - drive up!  Sucess!

I let my car do most of the work on this one. It's a nice view from there.


StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 11:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2006

In A Fog  Sucess!

Hey its Jersey! Was in a fog but it broke up and was able to see a bit from the top of the monument. My legs ached for a week after climbing the stairs to the observation level.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - May 12, 2008 11:00 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

Great view  Sucess!

Great views from this highpoint. We had the entire park to ourselves. This was HP #2 for the Mrs., and HP #4 for me.


pablo - Jan 21, 2008 9:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2007

Route climbed : Normal  Sucess!

Nice but freezing (-7C) walk from park visitors office up to the monument which was closed. The lake completely frozen and making funny sounds though beautiful. 1h in total.


weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:19 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2005

In the rain  Sucess!

We drove over to Jersery from Dayton OH for a friends wedding and stopped here along the way. Unfortunately it was raining so we made a quick dash to the top and then headed to the city.


Six2 - Nov 28, 2007 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2007

Extra scrambling bonus  Sucess!

Folks doing construction on the front of the tower told us the area was closed so I climbed the wall on the back side of the tower platform to attain the highest spot. It was a very pretty hike up from the east side on the AT, the steep mountainside and waterfall were an unexpected treat.


eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2000

Does tower ever open?  Sucess!

A nice backpacking trip. Later that same year I'd ascend again during my AT thru-hike. Is the tower ever open to visitors?


buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Hiked during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. A lightning storm was approaching, so I kept moving.


Holsti97 - Oct 12, 2007 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

Great View in Jersey  Sucess!

After a tough hike on Mt. Frissell we drove to the top of this state highpoint on the same day. Was surprised to find a pretty park and great views. Weather cleared and was sunny. HP #29.


cbucker - Sep 25, 2007 10:38 am Date Climbed: May 9, 1999

nice walk  Sucess!

Climb it almost every year, nice little hike and its always a treat when the monument is open especially on a clear day.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Park Rangers  Sucess!

Climbed around the mountain a bit with a college friend. Apparently the park closes at 8pm so I got picked up by a park ranger and got hauled back to my car without my friend. I quickly found him running the road toward me, though. Hit the top again on February 15, 2010 with my wife on our return from the Catskills.


EManBevHills - Sep 6, 2007 7:50 pm

Quite a few times  Sucess!

Not too far from home at the time.


gwave47 - Sep 6, 2007 9:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2007

Highpoint Number 16  Sucess!

We were just glad that the monument was open and we could take the stairs to the top. It was an easy way to complete a highpoint in route to Mt. Marcy.


Enapai - Sep 4, 2007 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Route Climbed: AT headed north from Rte 23  Sucess!

Nice day. Good views.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 2, 2007 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1975

bike ride  Sucess!

Road my bike up the highway and the summit road to the monument. My brakes were screaming on the way down!


Dubs - Aug 3, 2007 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

First HP  Sucess!

Nice easy hike up the to the top, some of the best views in the state.


rkrevald - Jun 16, 2007 10:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Number 17  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I grabbed "Highpoint" NJ on our way up to New England from from our home in Florida. Please visit http://50summits.blogspot.com for details of all our highpoint trips.


Tracy - Apr 17, 2007 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2007

Highpoint #15/a perfect storm  Sucess!

I left my hotel in Philly at 3:45 in the morning. The area was experiencing a record breaking (for April) nor'easter but it only took me 3 hours to get to Highpoint State Park. The creeks and rivers along the way were flooded and swollen. I passed one car submerged up to it's windshield. I got there more than an hour before the gates to the park opened. Since the storm had subsided to a slight drizzle (but still very windy) I decided to hike in and out before the weather got worse again. Just before I reached the highpoint, it DID get worse again. Over the next 45 minutes, rain, sleet, hail and snow fell/blew on me and I hadn't brought a hat, umbrella, or raincoat. Still, since I likely was only going to be there once, I hiked out via the Appalachian Trail back to the highway. I got back to the car just as the ranger was unlocking the gates. I dried off over the next 3.5 hours in the rental car while driving back to the Philadelphia Airport.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2002

HP #8  Sucess!

2nd hp in the same day...
it was a race to get to NJ...
Got lost on the way there!!


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:40 pm

AT side trip  Sucess!

side trip during AT thru hike 1976

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