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Pinchot Trail - North Trail - 6/04/2011

So, originally I set out to hike the South loop of the Pinchot Trail but ended up on the North loop. Part of my mission for the day was to scout potential overnight spots on trail. The problem is the maps. Once I finally reached Bear Lake Road (2 1/2 drive up the PA  Tpk! Yuck!) I only found one parking area at the trailhead for the North loop. Even the PA DCNR map fails to point out the parking area on Bear Lake Rd at Tannery Rd (1/2 mile down) for the South loop. The map…

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Added by Joseph Collins on June 5, 2011 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

An attempt at Buttermilk Falls with a plan B hike of the Blue Mt. Lakes Trail May 8 2011

It was a day for just me and Orion to hike. The weather was perfect. The drive up to Water Gap was beautiful (we go up Rt. 31 from South Jersey. It's a 2 hour drive but it's worth it every time.) So we parked at the lot by Buttermilk Falls on Mountain Road. The plan (plan A that is) was to go up the Buttermilk Falls trail to Woods Trail (southbound), around Blue Mt. Lake, back to Woods Trail and back down the Falls trail.…

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Added by Joseph Collins on May 9, 2011 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

April 24 2011 - Sunrise Mountain

My daughter and I had a great opportunity to hike up to Sunrise Mountain on Easter Sunday...of course our dog Orion came with us.

We were fortunate to pretty much have the trails to ourselves, possibly due to the holiday or the weather forecast (70% of storms which never happened.)…

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Added by Joseph Collins on April 25, 2011 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

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