Time: August 24, 2015 from 11:30am to 4pm
Location: Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
Street: Dunnfield Creek Parking Lot
City/Town: Columbia, NJ
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Event Type: hike, climb, day, trip, appalachia
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2015
Enjoy a challenging one-day-get-away to the Gap hiking 10-miles 1,259 ft climb with a section taking us to the top of the 1,500+ ft Mt. Tammany.
We meet at Dunnfield Creek parking lot at the head of the Red-dot trail. The Red-dot is a steep trail heading directly up to the top of Mt. Tammany for some of the most spectacular views in NJ. We take the alternate and easier Blue-dot trail down which takes us along part of the AT. The scenery, bird-watching, and geological views are just great all along this area. Normally, this area can be crowded this time of the year but because this is Monday we should have an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful places in the state.
SPECIAL FOR THIS HIKE: Join the "FreeWalkers Party Bus" which includes private van rental with pickups/dropoffs at Newark Penn Station (urban NJ/NYC walkers can join in), Maplewoodand Morristown and a pre-ordered box lunch. We'll even stop for a post-event refueling at the famous Village Farmer and Bakery for a Hot Dog and Pie (Sound strange?). Minimum number of participants 10 – max 15. Cost is $25 per person. (Pickup and drop off times to be arranged) This is a first come first served situation with limited space on the van so signup asap. Skip the hassle, enjoy a cup of coffee on the way and fine company on the bus. Its not roughing it, but don't worry you will pay for that once we get there.
Or, meet us at the Delaware Water Gap Dunnfield lot at 11:30 a.m. (start time for hiking) if you would rather get there on your own. The event is FREE and open to the public. This is rated as a moderate to difficult hike/walk. There are alternate trails you can choose on your own if you wish. The area is popular and is well managed by the National Park Service.
For more information on the Delaware Water Gap and area trails