Ascent of Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP on 2009-07-31
|Others in Party:||Mike Schwartz|
|Date:||Friday, July 31, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||1600 ft / 487 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was another trip Mike Schwartz led at the New Jersey State Highpointers convention. We encountered off-and-on rain as we trudged up a steep, but fairly smooth, woods path to the top of a ridge. On the way, we followed the Appalachian Trail for a short way and encountered 2 hikers going from one side of New Jersey to the other -- and a through-hiker on his way from Georgia to Maine. At the top of the ridge, the trail became more or less well-defined as it skirted Sunfish Pond and the right edge of the fence of a reservoir. The first of two county highpoints is a boulder just 20 feet or so from the fence. Then we looped around on a woods road -- Mike was pleased to note that the rangers had trimmed the vegetation very well. Eventually we bushwhacked a short distance to the other county highpoint where several boulders emerged from the ground deep in a thicket. After tagging all the likely candidates, we returned to the start by following a different path that avoided the ugly reservoir fence by dipping through a shallow and wide ravine, back to the top of the steep trail that led back to the start.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
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