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May 29, 2016

Across the Roof of New Jersey – Day 3 – Pochuck Shelter to Wawayanda State Park

Backpacking Across the Roof of New Jersey – Day 3 – Pochuck Shelter  to Wawayanda (Hewitt, NJ) Type: One way (either direction) Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: 12.2 miles (11.7 on the AT), 26.1 trail miles total, and maybe another mile in side trails  (3 days) Difficulty: 9 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10

Terrain – Mountains, forests, swamps, streams, fields, cows, and cows

Trailheads – Start – Pochuck Shelter – roughly –  41°16’5.60″N,  74°30’31.72″W End – Northern Trailhead (side trail at parking atea to the AT) – [...]

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May 27, 2016

Across the Roof of New Jersey – Day 2 – High Point Shelter to Pochuck Shelter

Backpacking Across the Roof of New Jersey – The Appalachian Trail from High Point (Sussex, NJ)  to Wawayanda (Hewitt, NJ) Type: One way (either direction) Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: 12.6 miles (12.4 trail miles on the AT) (26.1 trail miles total, and maybe another mile in side trails  – 3 days) Difficulty: 7 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10

Terrain – Mountains, forests, swamps, streams, fields

Start – High Point Shelter – 41.31575,-74.65725 End – Pochuck Shelter – roughly –  41°16’5.60″N,  74°30’31.72″W

Parking – For our parking and shuttle [...]

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May 26, 2016

Across the Roof of New Jersey – Day 1 – Set up and High Point

Backpacking Across the Roof of New Jersey – The Appalachian Trail from High Point (Sussex, NJ)  to Wawayanda (Hewitt, NJ) Day 1 – Set up and High Point Parking Area to High Point Shelter Type: One way (either direction) Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: 2.7 miles (1.7 on the AT) on day 1.  26.1 trail miles total, and maybe another mile in side trails  (3 days) Overall difficulty: 7 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (this section – 8 of 10)

Terrain – Mountain!

Set up information:

Trailheads this trip – Southern Trailhead –  41°18’9.33″N,  74°40’3.90″W (Hikers lots on [...]

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July 1, 2015

Appalachian Trail – All of Maryland – Day 4

The Plan:

Back in 2013, two buddies and I set out to hike Maryland in four days.  We did this mostly to enjoy our time on the trail, and didn’t do any big mile days, despite friendly terrain.  Our trek could be done in three days pretty easily by pushing through where we stopped the last night (heck, thru-hikers are know to do this stretch in one day to complete something called the Maryland Challange), but take your time and enjoy this really nice stretch of trail.

Check out Maryland AT Day 1 for background info on this one

DAY 4: Ed Garvey Shelter to ATC Headquarters, Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia START –  Ed Garvey Shelter FINISH – ATC [...]

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