Ascent of Morris County High Point on 2019-10-12

Climber: Coby King

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 Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:171 ft / 52 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Start Trailhead:1224 ft / 373 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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