Ascent of Eagle Rock Reservation High Point on 2017-09-02
|Date:||Saturday, September 2, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Eagle Rock Reservation High Point|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||640 ft / 195 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWebmaster Greg Slayden informed me that recent LIDAR data indicates the 640'+ closed contour 0.3 miles east of the western (currently shown as the hp) 640+' contour is higher. I visited both three weeks ago, and my GPS altimeter showed the eastern contour to be 23' higher, which seemed excessive to me. I returned today and visited the western area first, then hiked to the eastern area, then returned to the western area. Elevations of the western area on both of today's visits were within two feet of each other, but the elevation of the eastern area was a stunning 38' higher! Obviously, it is considerably higher than the western area, and I do not think the western area needs to be visited in the future. To reach the eastern area, follow the woods road I describe from my trailhead in the 2009 report to the fork shown on the topo. Turning right at that point will lead to the western area. Instead turn left and follow your nose, or better yet GPS, to a bump about six feet lower than the summit bump and slightly south of it. Drop down on a trail and ascend the summit bump, which has a small knob with a vertical metal rod sticking up about six inches from rock. My GPS-derived coordinates for the eastern bump: N40.81494 W74.23197.
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