Ascent of Morris County High Point on 2019-10-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, October 12, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Morris County High Point|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||1395 ft / 425 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI was planning on using Greg Slayden's track to grab this one to end the day, but it didn't make sense to me. I was able to find an undeveloped and obscure trailhead along "Weldon Drive" in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. See my track for the location. I followed an often faint trail to the east, then west, and then roughly north, until it joined a more prominent blue-blazed trail, which took me to the bench mentioned in previous reports. I tromped through the woods and found the large rock with a few smaller rocks indicating the high point. I then continued northeast to seek out the other candidate and soon found myself back on the trail. I soon left the trail and headed northeast. In the vicinity of the of waypoint provided by the NJ GPX file on the COHP website, I found some rocks, but I continued on to the northeast past the spot elevation point and eventually found a 10 to 15 foot high rock pile that presented a short low class 3 bouldering exercise. I then returned to the trail and turned onto the faint trail I had come up. I soon took a wrong branch to the west and decided to see where it went, figuring it would hit the road near my car. Well, yes, but first I ran into a fenced area with signs alternating "No trespassing" and "Unsafe Mine." I followed the fence line and it ended at an open field close to the road, and the hiked back up the road to my car.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||171 ft / 52 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gain on way in:||171 ft / 52 m|
| Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||1224 ft / 373 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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