Ascent of Wawayanda Mountain on 2007-08-28
|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|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||1460 ft / 445 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay #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.
"TRAVELING MAKES FARAWAY PLACES AND ITS PEOPLE NEIGHBOR LIKE"
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1010 ft / 307 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| 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|
| Route:||AT nb into NY & on to prospect rock|
| End Trailhead:||wildcat shelter in NY |
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