New Jersey County High Points
Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 21, or 38.1%)
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New Jersey has a nice variety to its county high points. This list has points in real forested mountains, suburban sprawl, and flat farmland. Passaic and Warren counties are the most serious hikes, with the rest being relatively easy drive-ups or short hikes. Several of these have multiple contours that compete for the high point title, and visting all of them can often be the most time-consuming part of a New Jersey highpointing adventure.
Mike Schwartz of Mendham, NJ has completed this list 13 times as of early 2008.
Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:
- A 1960s-vintage New Jersey State Almanac that listed the county high points. Many were incorrect, since the list was based on old maps, but it was the first county high point list I had ever seen anywhere and got me pointed in the right direction.
- Using the above source and USGS maps, I determined almost all of these points by personal research done prior to 1990.
- Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.
Links New Jersey County High Points
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Dick Ellsworth = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
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