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#8422 - 04/22/03 07:11 PM Spring Hikes
strat Offline
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Registered: 04/30/01
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It's almost laurel bloom time

My favorite laurel hike is & in New Jersey. It connects the Bearfort Ridge trail and a wee little section of AT for a lovely 8 mile "tennis racket" shaped loop. At one point, you can actually walk into New York. How often do you get to walk into another state?

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#8423 - 04/24/03 02:38 PM Re: Spring Hikes [Re: strat]
learningtolead Offline
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Registered: 04/16/02
Posts: 981
Loc: a wanna be kerhonkson-er
i think i've done that trail. i really liked it too.

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#8424 - 04/24/03 02:59 PM Re: Spring Hikes [Re: strat]
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Registered: 11/14/00
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Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Fookin' laurel. I used to maintain a chunk of the AT out on the Kittatinny Ridge (Culvers Gap south to the lean-to at Brink Road). Stuff was real purty for a week or so, rest of the time it was a tangled mess that was a pain to prune. That and the blueberries. Don't get me started on the fookin' blueberries.
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#8425 - 04/24/03 04:59 PM Re: Spring Hikes [Re: strat]
CrackBoy Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 2435
Loc: Republic of Davis
hey do you know any other good hikes in NJ or near by..

i really enjoy the scrambling type of hiking
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#8426 - 04/24/03 05:09 PM Re: Spring Hikes [Re: CrackBoy]
strat Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/30/01
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This trail has a little bit of scrambling on it. It is good.

There are a couple of other hikes in NJ that I have done that I really enjoyed, but, I don't have the hike NJ book with me right now.

Ricketts Glen State Park, in PA, has an absolutely outstanding hike that passes by 22 waterfalls during the loop, it is really nice. That's about a 3 hour drive from you.

The NJ Pine Barrens offers a unique out and back hike from Carranza to Apple Pie Hill. There is a fire tower on Apple Pie Hill and from the tower you look out into an endless sea of pines, it's almost surreal.

Scrambling you say....then once they dry up, you would be stupid to not take a trip to the dacks and do the Eagle Slide and/or the Trap Dike. Scrambling at its finest

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#8427 - 04/25/03 02:56 AM Re: Spring Hikes [Re: strat]
charliebutters Offline
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Registered: 11/11/01
Posts: 510
Loc: accord
breakneck ridge is a fine scramble with views up the wazoo.

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#8428 - 05/11/03 10:12 PM Re: Spring Hikes [Re: charliebutters]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Laurel and blueberry...Ahhh. Just throw in a little drought and a south facing aspect and you have all the ingredients for beautiful 30' flames!!

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Throw in Pitch Pine and scrub Oak and you have.......The Shawangunk Ridge

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