Ascent of High Point on 2010-09-05

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Matthew Snyder
Date:Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:High Point
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1803 ft / 549 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is one of those peaks that makes me glad I was on my way to somewhere else. The view was expansive (clear skies), but there wasn't much of interest to look at.
Even though it was mid afternoon on Labor Day weekend, the tower wasn't open, and I was quite disappointed to see at least three vehicles (without ADA tags) drive up to the steps of the tower in spite of VERY clear signs prohibiting such activity. Really?! It's not like the 40' gain from the parking area was all that daunting.
This was a nice stretch-break between western NY and central CT, but really nothing more. How do people live in places without mountains?!

Park website:
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:43 ft / 13 m
    Trailhead:Parking Lot  1760 ft / 536 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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