AT Section Hike NJ
I'll be Hiking the entire NJ Section from Oct 7th through the 13th. The following is my plan.
Starting Point: Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Ending Point: Greenwood Lake, NY
Oct 6 – Equipment check and Safety review (Check 10 Day Weather Forecast and adjust plans as needed)
Day 1 Sun Oct 7: Get dropped off at the Rt.80 Trail Head and Hike to Back Packers Camp Site North of Mill Brook Village ~ 13.3 Miles
Day 2 Mon Oct 8: Hike to Brink Shelter Stokes State Forest ~ 11.3 Miles
Day 3 Tue Oct 9: Hike to High Point Shelter ~ 19.5 Miles
Day 4 Wed Oct 10: Hike to Pochuck Shelter ~ 13 Miles
Day 5 Thur Oct 11: Hike to Wawayanda Shelter ~ 11 Miles
Day 6 Fri Oct 12: Hike to Greenwood Lake ~11 Miles. Stay at a local inn Friday Night if possible
Day 7 Sat Oct 13: Catch Mass Transit into NYC and then to East Brunswick, NJ.
I did this hike south bound one week later than your schedule, in Oct 2008. Great weather and fall colors were perfect. Your schedule is doable. Enjoy the views from Kittatinny Ridge.
I had two friends back out of this hike, looks like I'm going solo
I will have to discuss this with my social director but if I can free up the time I would like to go along. I have some logistical questions like do you have any idea how much it will cost to get you back to your home? How hard would it be to catch a bus back to DWG? How are you handling food resupply? Blah blah blah. As I think of more questions I’ll send them to you in a PM.
There are 4 possible resupply points all within a mile of the trail:
Originally Posted by Gris
1: Branchville NJ
2: Unionville NY
3: Glenwood NJ
4: Vernon NJ
Not sure about a bus back to the GAP. I'm looking into having a family member meet me at Greenwood Lake. It's about a 1 1/2 hour trip back to the Gap so a ride back shouldn't be an issue.
Camping within 100' of the trail is permitted north of Sunfish Pond and 200' from rivers lakes and streams, so Hammocks look to be a viable option.
My initial plan was to carry all my food with me, but the resupply points are looking like the way to go.
Gris I have an answer for your question regarding a bus back from NYC. The Delaware Water Gap, PA is served by Martz Trailways and a one-way ticket is about $35.00.
Originally Posted by Gris
I'm looking at starting on the PA side of the Delaware early Sunday morning and hiking as far as I can the first day. I'm using the original schedule as a guide as I plan on camping once I'm past Sunfish Pond. According to the NJ Trail guide we can't camp along the trail in Highpoint State Park, but it is aloud at the shelters. Hope there's enough trees.
I was looking like a solo trip but it looks like I will have a few hikers joining me.
Possibly Gris, Ohoulihan from the WhiteBlazes Site and a third person from my Civil Air Patrol Squadron has expressed an interest in doing the hike as well. For some reason he's a ground dweller, plans on using a Bivy Sack. And they call Hammocks a Bear Burrito.
Here is my gear list for this trip. Only thing i need to add is food . Pack should be at 27-28 lbs. Attachment 39875 :cool: