Ascent of Navesink Highlands on 2010-08-25

Climber: Sam Zara

Date:Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Navesink Highlands
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:260 ft / 79 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wow, This was a trek ! OK no not really. I drove over to the trail head parking at Buttermilk Valley, N40 24.100 W 074 00.794 ele 153'. Started my trek of a whole .51 miles to the summit taking Laurel Ridge Trl, Cuesta Ridge Trl and Grand Tour Trl to the summit ( Water Tower). The trails were very easy and well maintained with only a very mild rise. Found the highest point which seems to be across from the trail next to the Fence. I built a small cairn. When your about 60 feet from the top pick up a stone to add. Backtracked to the parking, then went geocaching which this park has plenty of.

Mt Biking is allowed here and you can easily ride to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:167 ft / 50 m
    Extra Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Laural Ridge/Cuesta Ridge/ Grand Tour
    Trailhead:ButterMilk Valley PA  153 ft / 46 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Oxygen, Porters, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Overcast/ drizzle
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes

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