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2 day hike recommendation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Oct 2, 2013. 13 Replies

Can anyone advise me on an intermediate overnight hike?I have been doing intermediate day hikes and have been having a lot of fun.  I have gotten all of my gear together and would like to start doing…Continue

1st time hiker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike R Jul 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi all. I was hoping I could get some reccomendations on my first loop hike. I'm a total newbie. I've never hiked before. I am still in the process of buying my must have gear. I should have…Continue

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Paul replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Hmmm, maybe I can get some $$$$ from garmin...write some 5-star reviews on Amazon, etc."
Oct 2, 2013
TJ Karakowski replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Since this thread is way off track anyway , I'll take it Paul that you're really digging your droid and starting to use some apps!  I just pulled the trigger on getting a smartphone (iPhone) and will be checking this out! To the…"
Oct 2, 2013
Paul replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Well good luck with that, my friend. I'm only a few years behind you, but I know (and you know too) that the world has changed since 2002. A few years ago, I tried to get back to my car at Lake Tiorati from the R-D Trail using an outdated map.…"
Oct 1, 2013
Paul replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"I don't mean that the GPS is only good for one thing. The map is an accurate topo, but the trail network is not on the map. Garmin's maps are very good for roads & towns, but they probably can't document every trail in every park…"
Oct 1, 2013
frank olear replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
" GUYS, I use to be a member there but now I am a 67 year old retired bum. Cant afford it. Don't worry about using conference maps. Their latest maps are good info. I don't have one. Mine are from 2002. Some trail colors have been…"
Oct 1, 2013
Mike R replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Paul. Thanks for the advice.  Hmm. I would need a GPS with maps in it. Setting a waypoint is great cause I would be able to backtrack if I got lost, but that single function is not worth the cash. I'll have to look into it before buying…"
Oct 1, 2013
Paul replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"I have a pretty basic Garmin etrex. It is good for marking a spot, like where you have parked. And if you add a waypoint (coordinates) for your destination it will keep you pointed in the right direction. But it does not know the trail. Once you…"
Sep 29, 2013
Mike R replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"THanks for the response TJ. I will surely look up Round Valley. I've noticed a bunch of small parking areas in Harriman. I'm sure I can figure something out.  The water and bathrooms really are not an issue. I don't really…"
Sep 29, 2013
Mike R replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"I was a Harriman the other day. I was planning on doing an overnight. I had a National Geographic map. Even though I had the map I still managed to get myself turned around. After a few hours I found my way back to my car but my confidence was shot.…"
Sep 29, 2013
Mike R replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"I don't mind going to Stokes. I'll have to get some maps first before I go though. I'm probably going to get a gps soon too. I prefer loops but I'll take what I can get."
Sep 29, 2013
Paul replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Oh yeah, and if you don't mind going out & back on the same trail, do any stretch of the AT in Stokes. Most of it is along ridges and there are many views."
Sep 1, 2013
Paul replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Sorry i didn't see this sooner. I hope you found something good. I'm also in north jersey. I do go to Harriman alot and the advantage there is that there are so many trails ( and so many many camping spots trailside) that you can make a…"
Sep 1, 2013
TJ Karakowski replied to Mike R's discussion 2 day hike recommendation
"Dude this is exactly my deal this summer. Check my blogs, Round Valley is a good choice and Harriman has the advantage that it's free. I just don't know about parking there, and you have to consider water. Using a state park in Jersey at…"
Aug 18, 2013
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2 day hike recommendation

Can anyone advise me on an intermediate overnight hike?I have been doing intermediate day hikes and have been having a lot of fun.  I have gotten all of my gear together and would like to start doing multi-day hikes. Eventually, I'd love to go out for a week or so but I'd like to start with an overnight. Can anyone advise me on an intermediate scenic trail for a newbie? I live in North NJ but am willing to drive a couple house if need be. See More
Aug 16, 2013
Mike R commented on Mike R's blog post beginner hike Mt Tammany
"Oh yeah. Can't wait for next weekend!"
Aug 6, 2013
TJ Karakowski commented on Mike R's blog post beginner hike Mt Tammany
"You couldn't have asked for a nicer day to be hiking!"
Aug 4, 2013

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beginner hike Mt Tammany

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

Wanted to do the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond. Ended up doing a loop over Mt Tammany and back to the car. It was fun.

I saw a couple deer. I saw the first at the start of the trail. It bolted quickly. Was up close to the other. I saw her at the top of the mountain. She didn't even seem to care that I was there. I was about 20 feet away. I took a few photos.

The NPS map I have for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area sucks. I wasn't exactly sure…

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At 10:24am on December 3, 2012, njHiking.com said…

Hi Mike - welcome to the site!

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