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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 where I was at any given point. I thankfully found my way back to my car. My New York-New Jersey Trail Conference maps should be here very soon. That will help. Learning to navigate will help too.

I was kind of surprised. When I reached the summit I found some guy sitting up there looking at the view. I didn't expect to see anyone since I started so early. Guess he started earlier.

I wore running shoes. I might go with sturdier boots next time. All those rocks really did a number on my ankles.  

Maybe next weekend I'll do the Sunfish Pond AT trail.

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Comment by TJ Karakowski on August 4, 2013 at 9:13pm
You couldn't have asked for a nicer day to be hiking!
Comment by Mike R on August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

Oh yeah. Can't wait for next weekend!


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