Ascent of Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP on 2009-07-31

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Others in Party:Mike Schwartz
Roy Wallen
Jeff Severinson
Date:Friday, July 31, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1600 ft / 487 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was another trip Mike Schwartz led at the New Jersey State Highpointers convention. We encountered off-and-on rain as we trudged up a steep, but fairly smooth, woods path to the top of a ridge. On the way, we followed the Appalachian Trail for a short way and encountered 2 hikers going from one side of New Jersey to the other -- and a through-hiker on his way from Georgia to Maine. At the top of the ridge, the trail became more or less well-defined as it skirted Sunfish Pond and the right edge of the fence of a reservoir. The first of two county highpoints is a boulder just 20 feet or so from the fence. Then we looped around on a woods road -- Mike was pleased to note that the rangers had trimmed the vegetation very well. Eventually we bushwhacked a short distance to the other county highpoint where several boulders emerged from the ground deep in a thicket. After tagging all the likely candidates, we returned to the start by following a different path that avoided the ugly reservoir fence by dipping through a shallow and wide ravine, back to the top of the steep trail that led back to the start.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast

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