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August 2013 Blog Posts (4)

AT Overnight Section – High Point Ranger Station South to Stokes & Back

I headed out to Harriman (via the train) on Saturday 8/24 intending to do a 13-15 mile overnight loop again. Met some fellow hikers (June and Nilly) on the train out of Secaucus and we started talking about different spots in Harriman, hiking equipment,  etc. Well turns out we got so caught up in our conversation we missed our train stop! Once we realized our dilemma we asked the conductor and she advised that if we got off we’d have to wait until 3 o’clock for a train going back in the…


Added by TJ Karakowski on August 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Harriman - Stone Memorial II

I decided to push and get to the shelter so I could get the pack off, tent up and look for water. The Conklin (White) hit the Yellow (Suffering Bear) and I quickly turned right.


The map showed another ‘Egg” over here. At this point I’d had it with the &*%^ eggs at Harriman! Twenty minutes later, and I was yet to see anything that looked like an “egg”.  Forty minutes later and I was somehow in a swampy area cursing to myself -  definitely  the lowest I’d felt out…


Added by TJ Karakowski on August 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Harriman - Stone Memorial I

I cheated on our lovely garden state, and crept just over the border to Harriman for a 14 mile overnight loop on Saturday 7/27/13. Took the train from Rahway up to Tuxedo and started hiking around 10:45am, with the NYC crowd. Other than a previous excursion up to the Bear Mountain a few years back, I’ve never explored Harriman, and really had no idea what to expect. My goal was to hike 7-8 miles to Stone Memorial Shelter and return Sunday, hopefully in time to catch a 12…


Added by TJ Karakowski on August 5, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

beginner hike Mt Tammany

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…


Added by Mike R on August 4, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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