Ascent of Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP on 2017-04-22

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:689 ft / 210 m

Ascent Trip Report

This past Saturday 4-22-2017 I visited all (or nearly so) coHP areas of Essex county NJ.

Michael Schwartz's and Dan Case's trip reports were all good, qualification, although I would have liked to have spotted Dan Case's statement about "Maybe behind Claridge I apartments" earlier, when I was there for Claridge II. I went back and went behind Claridge I when it was getting seriously late in the day and dark. From what I could see, behind Claridge I looked highest at the swimming pool, and I wasn't willing to try going over the fence to get the last inch or so of more altitude.

The qualification: When going from the Essex Fells Fellswood HP area to the North Caldwell and county Sanitarium HP areas, Spookymike's report says go west 0.2 miles on Bloomfield Ave. from Fells Road to Mountain Ave. The actual distance is more like 0.4 miles, and just before the 0.2 mile mark is a better access route. Go north on White Rock Road. This provides access to apartments located in the saddle between the North Caldwell area and the County Sanitarium area. There is an access road to both areas from White Rock Road, and definitely a parking lot for the North Caldwell area.
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    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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