Ascent of Sunrise Mountain on 2015-01-10

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 10, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sunrise Mountain
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1653 ft / 503 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had done High Point earlier in the day and I'm rarely in New Jersey, let alone Sussex County so I decided to do Sunrise Mountain before the sun went down. It's a very cold windy but clear day. I parked my car at the end of Crigger Rd and hiked up the remainder of the road (which appears to have been neglected for years). After a short hike, I met up with the AT. Terrain maps are deceiving and this is actually moderately steep. Snow on the ground so my poles were useful. Eventually you get to a parking lot with bathrooms (it appears the road up and restrooms are closed during the winter.). The summit is a couple hundred feet south of the parking lot after a very short hike. There's some sort of pavilion at the top with a 5 foot tall stone tower. Graffiti everywhere... That's New Jersey for you I suppose... Great views in all four directions including High Point to the north and the Del Water Gap to the west. Walked back to my car the same way I walked in.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Crigger Rd / AT
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Frigid, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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