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Ascent of High Point on 2017-07-23

Climber: Eli Wolfhagen

Others in Party:Jane
Vadim
Lena
Sammy
Yoni
Kole
Date:Sunday, July 23, 2017
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

After the early morning fishing turned up not even a nibble, we salvaged the morning after the boys' first camping trip with a short hike. I couldn't convince anyone to do the 3.5 mile round trip, so instead we drove up to the Monument parking lot on top of the ridge. We wandered up the trail for the remainder of the ascent looking out at NJ, PA and NY vistas. V and I tried to take the boys up to the top of the monument, but their fascination with the interior of the tower waned about a flight and a half of stairs up. So as Sammy and Yoni played with the bumble bees and Kole started to melt down, we went back to the campsite at Sawmill Lake to break camp and head home.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Monument Trail
    Trailhead:Monument Parking Lot  1740 ft / 530 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:15 Minutes



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