Sunfish Pond & Raccoon Ridge, 2D7 (was Jenny Jump)

  • November 18, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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NOTE: The location of this hike has changed because the trails at Jenny Jump are closed.

This hike will also be split into two groups.

This hike will take us to two of the most popular destinations in the Delaware Water Gap area. The 7 mile overall distance of this hike will allow us to take our time while hiking and at Sunfish Pond and Raccoon Ridge. While this hike is not meant to be hard, it does start with a significant steep climb! Elevation gain in the first mile is 1050 feet! We will be taking the quickest way to Sunfish Pond via the Douglas Trail and the Sunfish drainage. This route is steep and has rocky off trail conditions. After spending some time at the pond, we will hike 2 miles north on the Appalachian Trail to take in the spectacular view at Raccoon Ridge. We will take an extended break to enjoy the surroundings and the view. Our return will be on the Appalachian Trail and going back down on the Garvey Springs Trail. The Garvey Springs Trail takes us back to the parking lot.

Note that we are meeting at the Douglass Trail parking lot on Old Mine Road. This parking lot is 3.9 miles up Old Mine Road from the traffic light just off route 80.

Rain cancels. Wet conditions may alter our route. The AMC hike rating is: 2D7 (Moderate pace, Steep hill in the first mile, 7 miles) Participants are encouraged to join us for an optional post hike dinner. Due to the rocky conditions, a good pair of hiking boots are strongly recommended. Please bring at least 1 quart of water. More is better. Also bring a lunch and snacks. I expect this to be an all day hike that will last until the 3-4 PM time frame.

AMC rating is 2C7.

2= Moderate pace

D= Steep hill in the first mile

7= 7 miles

If the hike is to be postponed due to inclement weather, notice will be given by 9 PM the night before the hike. Check Meetup for the latest. Rain cancels.

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  • bill d.

    great area for a hike

    November 26, 2012

  • Rich P.

    Folks, It was a great day hiking with everybody. Rich

    November 20, 2012

  • Lenny and C.

    What a nice day for a hike. Thanks to everyone for a great first hike with AMC. We had a lot of fun.

    November 19, 2012

  • B. S.

    Thanks again for an awesome hike Rich!!!

    November 19, 2012

  • Bijal

    What a terrific day for a great hike! Thank you Rich and Michelle for leading. In addition, thank you Rich for letting the faster group do additional mileage. Got a good workout and learned some new routes. I really needed this today. Thanks!

    November 18, 2012

  • Paula

    What a great Fall hike! Great job, Rich and Michele!

    November 18, 2012

  • Keith

    Great Hike, great group of hikers. Perfect day for a good hike

    November 18, 2012

  • Rich P.

    Folks, At this time the trails in Jenny Jump are officially closed because of damage from hurricane Sandy. I'm expecting that they may not be open by Sunday. So the location of this hike may change. The new location would be Worthington State Forest. The hike would be the Sunfish Pond-Raccoon Ridge hike. While the mileage is the same, the elevation gain will increase to over 1000 feet. If the change needs to occur, I will do it no later than Tuesday.
    I also will be splitting the hike into two groups so I can accommodate those on the wait list.

    November 12, 2012

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