Sunday, October 21, 2012

Worthington State Forest/Delaware Water Gap, NJ - Mt. Tammany


ABOUT THE PARK: 
Hiking Mount Tammany - National Park Service

TRAIL MAP:
Hikes at the Gap - National Park Service
NY/NJ Trail Conference Southern Kittatinny Trails Map 120

DIRECTIONS:
GPS Coordinates:   40.97237,-75.125159

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Parking lot already about 3/4 full at 8 AM on a peak foliage day.

HIKE DISTANCE:
Today's hike was the 4-mile option (actually 3.5 miles).  Click here for the 8-mile hike from 10/17/2010.

THE HIKE:
The red-on-white Tammany Trail from the parking lot.
The first overlook.
Another hiker came back to let us know there was a porcupine on the trail up ahead.  When we got there he was off of the trail but had she not told me, I would have never seen him.  He was about the size of a basketball.
Up the steep rocky section...
... to views of Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania behind us.
Up some more.
More views into Pennsylvania.
Panoramic view from Indian Head Overlook (taken by my son)

Mt. Minsi from Mt. Tammany
Descending on the blue trail.
Dunnfield Creek
The foliage all along I-80

HIKE SUMMARY:
[ 0.00]  Red dot trail at southeast end of parking lot.
[ 0.45]  Arrive at first overlook
[ 1.30]  Red dot trail ends at the summit of Mount Tammany; views; continue on blue trail
[ 1.60]  Turn left on blue trail; Mt. Tammany fire road goes right
[ 3.00]  Left on mint green-blazed Dunnfield Hollow Trail
[ 3.20]  Left on white-blazed Appalachian Trail
[ 3.50]  Back at parking lot

4 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Bill! The foliage is particularly beautiful this year.

      Daniela

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  2. I've said this before, but I LOVE your blog!!! What kind of camera do you use to capture such fantastic images?

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    1. Thank you! The camera is a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. I LOVE this camera! I had a Nikon SLR I sold on eBay when I bought the Canon because I find the Canon is so much easier to use and I think it takes much better pictures. It has 35x zoom that is absolutely amazing.

      Daniela

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