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Ascent of High Point on 2016-10-23

Climber: Mark Koschwitz

Others in Party:Wendy Koschwitz
Date:Sunday, October 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:High Point
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1803 ft / 549 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were visiting Stokes State Forest for a weekend birthday getaway for my wife Wendy.
It was nice to find out High Point Park abutted Stokes, and even better when Wendy agreed to take a hike to the top.

We started at the AT parking lot on 23, and set out on Blue, to BG, to the AT. A nice wander through mixed woods. Nothing to taxing, gradually aiming up.
Shortly after passing the viewing tower (as we were heading for the top, we did not take advantage of the tower) the AT take a right, and BG continues "straight" to the top.
Wonderful views in all directions. The tower was closed for the season, so we did not get to climb the 290 steps to the top (mixed blessing).
It was incredibly windy this day, and a bit chilly, so we did not stay too long, but as we loved our time prowling this area (I mean, who knew Jersey had woods!?) we will be back to see it again.
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It was a touch breezy at the top.... (2016-10-23). Photo by Mark Koschwitz.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Mostly AT
    Trailhead:AT parking lot on 23  
Descent Statistics



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