Hike 08: Appalachian Trail – Delaware Water Gap to AMC Mohican Outdoor Center

My brother in law texted me a few weeks ago to see if I was free to go for a hike last Sunday. Chris normally works 7 days a week, so I jumped at the chance for some bro-bonding in the woods, as well as, some company on hike eight of my 52 Hike Challenge!

We decided to really take advantage of Chris’s rare day off and complete a long section of the Appalachian Trail in NJ. After dropping one car at the AMC Mohican Outdoor Center, we drove down to the Kittatinny Point Visitor’s Center and were on the trail by 9:30am.

Hike 08 stats:
Date: February 21, 2016
Weather: 45°F, overcast
Location: Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
Distance: 9.41 miles
Time: 4:58
Total Ascent: 1,741′
Highest Elevation: 1,575′
Highlights: Appalachian Trail, Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond, Pile Of Rocks

Pictures from my hike:

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Dunnfield Creek

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Cairn Cathedral

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Frozen Sunfish Pond

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AT trail sign selfie

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Black Rat Snake heading southbound

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Sunfish Pond Cairns

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The infamous “Pile Of Rocks”

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View northbound from the ridge

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Chris and I

Completing this first section of the AT has inspired me to try and complete the entire New Jersey section before my 52 Hike Challenge is complete! (Because I need another goal like I need a hole in my socks.)

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