Pinnacle Hike in Hamburg, PA, 8.5 miles, Moderate intensity

Meet in the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, by the yellow metal road gate.

40°34'59.6"N 75°56'30.9"W

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Please be punctual and know your way to the place before that morning, as I won't be taking "I'm lost, please wait for me" calls and texts, (seems to happen for every hike...) haha.  We meet at 10:45am and begin the hike at 11:00am.  It's about a 1-1/2 to 2 hr drive from Central NJ, mostly on Route 78, so keep the drive time issue in mind when you're planning your drive.  Also, I didn't see any bathrooms on my hike, so stop for a bathroom break before you arrive, or be prepared to use nature's restroom.

The trail is steep uphill and rocky for the 1st half of the hike.  This section includes a segment of the Appalachian Trail.  It will take us about 5 hrs, including a couple breaks, and lunch (whatever you pack for yourself) at the top of the mountain.  Bring plenty of water.

Remind me to do a head count before we start, since this is a longer hike and we don't want anyone getting separated from the group.  Maybe we can use the Buddy System.  This hike is weather dependent, so if the forecast is questionable then check the event page that morning for a possible cancellation.

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  • Prince

    Thanks for a great hike/meetup James...You were an amazing organizer, and it was nice to hike with great bunch of people...hope to see you all sometime soon :)

    April 27

  • James

    @arnab it looks like the rain has cleared out, so I'm not worried.

    April 26

    • Prince

      Hi James, just looked at the weather for Hamburg, PA and there's a 30% chance of showers from 1 p.m...hopefully we'll see no showers.

      April 26

  • Arnab B.

    @james should we be bothered about the weather ?

    April 25

  • James

    I can take 3 more people in my car. Either we can meet in the North Brunswick area close to where I live or we can all meet at the Annie Sez in Somerville where other people are meeting to car pool. Post if you're interested in catching a ride with me.

    1 · April 24

    • James

      Ok, in my car is me, Tim, Prince, and ck if she comes.

      April 25

    • ck

      I'll see you in the lot off 1 near b & n/chilis at 8:30. Super excited for this hike!

      1 · April 25

  • Prince

    James, I'd like to carpool with you from North'll be nice to see you after a long time...we went to 6 flags together back in 2012 :-)

    April 25

  • Arnab B.

    Is anyone going from around Edison,NJ area and willing to car pool?

    April 22

    • Arnab B.

      I think that was for me :D . Dana, I will message you my number, just in case :)

      April 23

    • Raj

      I will be there at the parking lot with one more likely and decide if enough room then will join someone or drive by myself. Arnab banik if you wanna drive from Edison to sommerset let me know @ Middlesex county college I start say 8:20

      April 25

  • James

    Feel free to post your Car Pooling on this page.

    April 19

    • Jennifer

      Steph, Christine, Julie and I will be carpooling.

      April 20

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