Yanche wrote:Sometime in the mid to late 1950's I spent a night camping with a Boy Scout troop at Sunfish pond. Don't remember much about it other than being scared to death of sleeping outside. I was younger than a teenager at the time.
Interesting viewpoints about hiking in NJ...
My gf and I maintain sections of the Appalachian Trail in NJ, and Sunfish Pond in particular is her section. It is one of the most beautiful, though I can honestly say, as short as the AT is in NJ, most sections are quite nice. Some have better views, others varied terrain, and then some downright challenging depending on the time of year and weather.
There's a real nice hike up from Route 94 north in Vernon.."Stairway to Heaven", as well as the Vernon Boardwalk section between Route 565 and Canal Road. My own section is from Canal Road to Route 94, which compared to other sections is probably the most boring in that it simply cuts through lots of grasslands, which are a PIA to keep clear. Nonetheless, as you come out of the forest section, before the cow field, you have a great view of the mountain you'll be climbing once you cross of Route 94.
I'll have to open another backup drive to share some photos, but I take many and regularly share them on FB if anyone's interested to share a friendship there...or simply to view some of my other photos posted on two sites. The main is listed under my profile on this site.