Ascent of Wawayanda Mountain on 2007-08-28

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Section hiker "Sunrise"
today I crossed the NJ/NY border
lunched with sb "Tina Dean" at Prospect Rock
Date:Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wawayanda Mountain
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1460 ft / 445 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day #97 -- Arrive New York
The Hotel owner gave me a ride to the AT TH. After leaving NJ94 you immediately climb to Wawayanda Mountain (via a side trail), then you roller coast the rest of the day. Trail smooth in NJ, rocky/up-and-downs sections in NY.
The Trail crosses into NY after about 9 miles, just South of the summit of Bearfort Mountain-Prospect Rock. I took a long lunch break here with sb'er "Tina Dean", who was feeling like I felt yesterday, had a long chat.
Visited an off trail peak just before arriving at NY Hwy #17A, where I met "Sunrise" at the Belleville Farms Creamery ..... a 59 yr old, divorced, xmarine from Baltimore .... hiked together the rest of the day. The Creamery is a popular place with people coming from all over - we both had 2 icecreams and a nice long break.
16:30 hrs "Contact" already in the shelter when we arrived. Another routine trail day, feeling good, Sunrise is a nice warm guy and makes for good company, however our hiking pace is somewhat slow.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1010 ft / 307 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1010 ft / 307 m
    Distance:17.3 mi / 27.8 km
    Route:AT nb-Vernon NJ rte 94/wildcat shelter NY
    Start Trailhead:Vernon NJ Rte #94  450 ft / 137 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb into NY & on to prospect rock
    End Trailhead:wildcat shelter in NY  

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