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Sandy Hook 10/31/09

Decided to hike Sandy Hook figuring it should be pretty deserted this time of year. For the most part it was, just a lot of people fishing. Parked right at the fee plaza (no fee after Labor Day), got on the multi-use trail briefly and turned right at the first beach access. Walked the entire beach heading north. There is nothing like the sound of crashing waves but the garbage and litter on the beach was quite depressing.…

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Added by Daniela Wagstaff on November 1, 2009 at 8:41am — No Comments

Hiking Essentials - don't forget to pack your pumpkin.

Water... check. Snacks... check. Compass...check. Jack-o-lantern... check.

We hiked Mt. Minsi in 2004 on Halloween only to discover someone had hiked to the top and left a jack-o-lantern. Got a good laugh trying to picture that in someone's backpack all the way up.

Added by njHiking.com on October 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

High Point State Park 10/25/09

We did the High Point hike as outlined here http://www.njhiking.com/best-hikes-in-nj-high-point-monument-trail.php



The trail didn't seem too affected by the heavy rains the day before, just a little water trickling across here and there. We started shortly after 8 am and it was incredibly windy and overcast but on the way back the wind had died down and skies were blue. Foliage was somewhat… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on October 27, 2009 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

"Mind the Gap" - Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi



Headed up to the Delaware Water Gap on Sunday for 2 classic fall hikes. First, climbed up Mt Tammany for a view of the Delaware River and the "gap" from the NJ side. About 3.5 miles roundtrip, and quite steep, up Red Dot then down Blue. It had poured the day before, so the water cascades on Dunfield Creek were quite nice.



After Mt Tam, we… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on October 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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