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Smile For The Day: Backpacking Not-So-Lite?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jan 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Sometimes that "just-in-case"-mentality overwhelms even the most frugal backpacking hiker..............…Continue

Tags: backpacking

Harriman : Any Info Re Red Cross Trail Stream Crossing Condition?

Started Dec 12, 2012 0 Replies

Planning on doing combo of TC's hike HERE and Daniela intended hike …Continue

Tags: Stream, Bridge, Harriman, Hasenclever

More Harriman Blowdown Trail Reports

Started Nov 28, 2012 0 Replies

Leaving off the Ramapo-Dunderbrerg Trail to the Dunning Trail heading west toward the White Bar: If you follow the yellow-blazed right turn off the R-D onto the Dunning, you'll first have to navigate…Continue

Tags: Dunning, R/D, AT, Blowdowns, Sandy

Newly Updated NY/NJ TC's Harriman Trail & Bridges Report

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Frank Sep 26, 2012. 2 Replies

I recently left a post on NY/NY Trail Conf.'s website lamenting the lack of updated information in their website's report on conditions of a number of bridges and washed out trails in Harriman as a…Continue

Tags: Update, Irene, Bridges, Harriman

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Linda Frank commented on njHiking.com's blog post South Mountain Reservation - Hemlock Falls - 12/11/15
"Hi Dawn, Comment by Linda Frank 2 seconds ago Delete Comment 2015......ugh!   Usually I'm still dating my checks w/the previous year for at least the first half of any given January.  So what happens now?  Now…"
Jan 6, 2016
Linda Frank commented on njHiking.com's blog post South Mountain Reservation - Hemlock Falls - 12/11/15
"Just a head's up on the hunting schedule for South Mountain.  Beginning Jan27 and ending Feb26, there'll be hunting scheduled for South Mountain every Tuesday & Thursday.  The Reservation will be closed on those…"
Jan 5, 2016
Kimberly Yue replied to Linda Frank's discussion Slithery Trail Companions
"I can't help you out with id-ing them, but wanted to congratulate you on actually have the presence of mind to get pictures, and quite clear ones, too!  Glad you all (snakes included) made out ok in the end :-)"
Jul 18, 2013
Paul replied to Linda Frank's discussion Slithery Trail Companions
"Just this last weekend, we found a black snake ( it had a little tan under the chin) about four ft long, sunning on a rock right across the trail. It didn't move a muscle as i stopped short just a step away from it. And it didn't move as…"
Jun 24, 2013
TJ Karakowski replied to Linda Frank's discussion Slithery Trail Companions
"To get those pics, I'd need at least a 300mm lens on, as I'd have ran at least 25 ft away before composing myself to shoot a pic! I'm so bad that when I hike with my girlfriend I usually encourage her to "lead the hike",…"
Jun 6, 2013
Paul replied to Linda Frank's discussion Duct Tape Trail Repair
"Do I really want to know what that duct tape is covering??????? Maybe just a few strands left in that old hefty rope..."
Feb 11, 2013
Linda Frank commented on njHiking.com's blog post Wharton State Forest - Atsion - 1/1/13
"You know, I completely agree. There's different kinds of hikes that enable what I call "The Hike Unwind":  Ones that are so intense with constant map referrals, compass & waypoint notations; constant foot placement judgement…"
Jan 18, 2013
Paul replied to Linda Frank's discussion Smile For The Day: Backpacking Not-So-Lite?
"heh heh! i know the feeling. Paul"
Jan 17, 2013
Linda Frank commented on njHiking.com's blog post Wharton State Forest - Atsion - 1/1/13
"I hate to say this, but...even though I'm closer to the Pine Barrens' area (i.e. Wharton) than I am to, say, Harriman, I'd rather travel farther to Harriman even on a short notice than to any trails down here. That crushing…"
Jan 17, 2013
Linda Frank posted a discussion

Smile For The Day: Backpacking Not-So-Lite?

Sometimes that "just-in-case"-mentality overwhelms even the most frugal backpacking hiker..............LindaSee More
Jan 16, 2013
njHiking.com commented on Linda Frank's blog post New Year's Snowshoe Weekend At High Point, NJ
"Linda - looks like a fantastic trip and a lot of fun. And I appreciate the lodging details - very helpful. --Dawn"
Jan 5, 2013
Daniela Wagstaff commented on Linda Frank's blog post New Year's Snowshoe Weekend At High Point, NJ
"What a great way to shoe in the New Year!  Your pictures are gorgeous.  You don't take your coffee pot with you?  I never leave home without it! "
Jan 4, 2013
Linda Frank posted a blog post

New Year's Snowshoe Weekend At High Point, NJ

New Year's Eve day some were preparing to watch the ball drop in Times Square.  But we were preparing to snowshoe while watching some snowflakes drop at High Point.  It didn't snow that day, but it did on New Year's Day.  Shoeing in the snow (unless we're talking blizzard conditions) always enhances the experience for us.  Then again...a bright, winter-blue sky sunny day is nothing to shake a snowshoe at. :)Arrived at the High Point X-Country Nordic Center around 9:00am on Monday.…See More
Jan 4, 2013
Linda Frank replied to Mike R's discussion 1st time hiker
"Hi, Mike Welcome to NJHiking and to the wonderful world of hiking in general. While it may seem like it at first, a hiker can never gather too much information before heading out on a hike - especially if it's one they've never done…"
Dec 13, 2012
Linda Frank posted a discussion

Harriman : Any Info Re Red Cross Trail Stream Crossing Condition?

Planning on doing combo of TC's hike HERE and Daniela intended hike HERE this Saturday.  Came across this note on TC's trail conditions' update pate re bridge out on the Red Cross Trail just south of Hasenclever Mine: "Red Cross Trail: The low bridge about 0.3 mile south of Hasenclever Mine was…See More
Dec 12, 2012
Linda Frank posted a blog post

No Celebrating At This Times Square - 11/24/12

Those of you who've hiked Harriman after Sandy came through and been past the 'infamous' Times Square junction know what it looks like there.  While there's destruction and felled trees strewn over & around nearly all the trails, it just seemed particularly significant to see this popular crossroad in its unrecognizable state.In the Times Square area, this tree had been growing on top of a rock slab for heaven knows how long.  How many years since that slab had seen the light of day so to…See More
Nov 28, 2012

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What is your favorite NJ trail or park?
BlackRiver, Hartshorne Woods, Dunnfield Creek-Sunfish Pond/ Mt. Minsi, Ralph Stover, PA.
Just posted pics/new album from hike to Sunfish Pond in Worthington State Forest earlier this month. Took Dunnfield Creek Trail - AT - Harvey Springs - Douglas (what a constant uphill!) & AT again to return to parking lot at Dunnfield. Lots of rock hopping and creek crossings. Gorgeous day. Practically no one else on trail till Sunfish. Would do again in a heartbeat!

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New Year's Snowshoe Weekend At High Point, NJ

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 11:30am 2 Comments

New Year's Eve day some were preparing to watch the ball drop in Times Square.  But we were preparing to snowshoe while watching some snowflakes drop at High Point.  It didn't snow that day, but it did on New Year's Day.  Shoeing in the snow (unless we're talking blizzard conditions) always enhances the experience for us.  Then again...a bright, winter-blue sky sunny day is nothing to shake a snowshoe at. :)

Arrived at the High Point X-Country Nordic Center around 9:00am on Monday.…

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No Celebrating At This Times Square - 11/24/12

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

Those of you who've hiked Harriman after Sandy came through and been past the 'infamous' Times Square junction know what it looks like there.  While there's destruction and felled trees strewn over & around nearly all the trails, it just seemed particularly significant to see this popular crossroad in its unrecognizable state.

In the Times Square area, this tree had been growing on top of a rock slab for heaven knows how long.  How many years since that slab had seen the light of…

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Lichen Trail Damage & Bushwack At Harriman - 11/23/12

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

Hiked three days at Harriman over Thanksgiving holiday. Each hike took about 1/3 longer due to maneuvering blowdown damage. 

So many blows to ramble up, over, through, under and bushwacks around that it really chewed into our time.  In a very dark sense, however, it made for a much more challenging hike what with having to figure out not only how to get back on trail, but in many cases figuring out where the trail was in the first place!

On this particular hike…

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Silvermine Lake/Turkey Hill Lake Loop, Harriman - July 22, 2012

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:34pm 3 Comments

We did Daniela Wagstaff's Silvermine Lake/Turkey Hill Lake Loop Hike last Sunday.  Great hike, but problems w/blazes and trail conditions.

On our return route at the junction of Long Path & Popolopen Gorge Trail (going toward Turkey Hill Lake) we totally missed a left turn blaze on the (Red) Popolopen Gorge Trail. Or more likely, the double-blazes weren't there…

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At 10:53pm on December 18, 2011, Oscar de Rojas said…

Thanks Linda for the welcome.

My wife and I are fairly new to hiking. We have been doing a lot of reading and preparation for our new found interest. Mainly, we've been doing day hikes in Stokes State working towards a 2 day expedition on the AT some day. 

This website is very helpful and looking forward to interact with others here.

Thanks again for the welcome,

Oscar

At 11:20pm on January 16, 2011, Dave D. (jerseydave) said…

Thanks for the welcome Linda.

Sunfish is nice, and I actually enjoyed Dunfield a bit more that the AT the last time I went up there. I guess I like the stream and the crossings.

I did the AT/Dunfield loop in Oct., then in Nov. did from Camp Mohican to Sunfish and did the Kaiser/Coppermine on the way back to complete the loop.

Hoping to do from Camp M to the North, or maybe Mt. Minsi for the next outing....... I think I'm gonna have to put that off for a month or so though. Heading down to Virginia in a couple weeks and might do some of SNP while there if weather permits, maybe meeting up with some folks in the Roanoke area as well to possibly do Mcafee Knob on a dayhike while down there. Who knows, maybe we'll meet up out on the trail someday soon. Safe hiking, have fun..... Dave

 
 
 

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