Ascent of Morris Lake Mountain on 2010-03-19
|Date:||Friday, March 19, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Morris Lake Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||1232 ft / 375 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the center of Sparta, take Main Street east and cross under NJ-15. Take an almost immediate right turn onto Glen Road/CR-620. Go uphill 0.2 miles to a tricky left turn onto a road signed for Sparta Glen, a park area. Take this 0.3 miles to a large parking area on the right (N 41.03937 X W 74.61890). A dirt road heads uphill on the opposite side, just a few feet downhill from the parking area. Hike the dirt road uphill to a junction, turn right, then mostly sidehill to another junction, which is taken left and steeply uphill. Follow the trail to a couple of steep, rocky sections, requiring some scrambling, and reach the flattish upper mountain. Follow your nose and GPS to a slight summit bump, only a few feet off the trail. Good winter views of Lake Mohawk and Morris Lake. About 450 feet gain.
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