Saturday, August 2, 2014

High Point #5!

Hi and welcome back!

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to New Jersey to climb the high point--which is called High Point.  It's in the northwest corner of the state, and it's only about two hours from where we live.

It was a warm day, but it wasn't too hot, and it was sunny, so it was a perfect day to hike.

Jed looking for bears

We took the Monument Trail, which was supposed to be 3.7 miles in all. We started out with all of us walking in the wrong direction, because my dad wasn't really paying attention, and the trail wasn't well marked.

We walked for about 20 minutes in the wrong direction before we asked a through hiker coming in the opposite direction if he had seen the high point.  He said he hadn't, which meant we were going the wrong way.

Almost there?

After about an hour of hiking, we got to a clearing and could see the summit obelisk.  It looked like it was about an hour away, but it only took a half hour from that point.

Edie and me

In all it took us about an hour and a half to get to the summit, and then dad and I hiked back to get the car.  We drove back to pick up mom, Edie, Jed, and Maisy so they didn't have to walk all the way back.

Jed was a real trooper.  He only had to go on my dad's shoulders for about fifteen minutes.

This week I'm going to do another presentation on my year in the tent and Yosemite climb.  But this time it's going to be at my old elementary school, and I will have another post on that and my new tent sometime soon.

Thanks for reading!

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