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Terrace Pond – Wawayanda State Park

Complete hike details, photos, and video on our Terrace Pond page. We headed to West Milford with hopes of hitting peak foliage around Terrace Pond. The trails were at peak but it looked like the recent rain had hurried things along more than we expected at the pond and from the viewpoints. Still gorgeous though…. […]

Sunrise Mountain in the Fall

Complete hike details, photos, and video on our Sunrise Mountain page. Well it’s fall foliage season… which can be a complicated game of strategy for hikers looking to hit areas at peak color. “If it was peak last weekend in the Catskills, do I head to Harriman this weekend? or will the foliage be better […]

Wildcat Ridge – Four Birds, Hawkwatch, Beaver Pond

It had been over three years since we’d hiked Wildcat Ridge (“Four Birds Trail (south) – Wildcat Ridge“). We had planned to revisit last year and just didn’t get to it. So we chose that for our first hike getting back into the swing of things – I’d been sidelined with a sore foot issue for […]

Wawayanda – Old Coal, Lookout, Turkey Ridge


I’d had Turkey Ridge trail in Wawayanda on my list for several few weeks but we inadvertently chose the worst possible day to do it… it was like the universe was against us… traffic delays, a bike race, and a thunder storm. Yep, it was one of those days. Now, of course, an annoying day […]

Pyramid Mountain – Whale Head, Bear Rock, Kincaid

The great thing about keeping a Trail Blog is being able to track info about your hikes – but the downside is that it underscores how quickly time passes. I was sure we were just at Pyramid until I noticed that the last entry for it was over a year ago – and that was […]

South Mountain Reservation – Hemlock Falls

Complete hike details found on the South Mountain Reservation page. With mild weather in the forecast for Jersey – in the mid-50’s in December! – we had to go hiking. Sometimes, you just need to ditch things and go for a hike. Our compromise was heading to a park under an hour away, where we […]

Bearfort Mountain – Surprise Lake, State Line, Ernest Walter, AT

A hike with tons of views of Greenwood Lake and the surrounding NJ/NY area, a nice lake, and multiple rock scrambles.

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