New Meetup: Christmas Day Hike

From: Crystal
Sent on: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:56 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NJ/PA/NY 20-30's OUT & ABOUT!

What: Christmas Day Hike

When: Saturday, December 25,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Pyramid Mountain
Boonton Ave
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
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If your family is like mine and you celebrate on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day or if you don't celebrate Christmas at all then this winter hike is definitely for you! Join us on a Christmas Day Hike at Pyramid Mountain in Boonton/Kinnelon, NJ! This hike itself is about 3 hours in length so you must be able to hike for that amount of time in order to attend. This hike is an intermediate hike, and there is one part that is a strenuous, up hill climb. We will be taking the red trail to the white trail, stopping at Bear Rock. Then we will take white to red/white to a beautiful lookout. Fomr there we will decide as a group if we want to head back along the resevoire or head back past Tri-Pod Rock.

What to Bring: Lunch (If you don't eat beforehand), snacks and plenty of water for yourself.
Please dress warm, in layers and bring protection for your ears/head and hands as it will likely be a chilly day. Please wear appropriate hiking boots.

You will find us in the parking lot (not inside the visitor's center).

Please email questions to Crystal, your assistant organizer. Thanks!

The directions on the website are slightly incorrect, so please follow my directions below instead of those from the website:

Directions to Pyramid Mountain on county road 511:

Going North on Interstate 287:
Take Route 287 North to Exit 45 (Wootton Street). Proceed to the stop sign and turn LEFT onto Wootton. Pass under the highway. Go through the light and up the hill to the 4-way stop. Turn RIGHT onto Boonton Ave (County Road 511). After approximately 2.5 miles, you will be at the end of the road; make a right and then a quick left to stay on 511. After about another half mile turn LEFT into Pyramid Mountain entrance/parking lot; there is a sign marking the entrance.

Going South on Interstate 287:
Take Route 287 South to Exit 45 (Myrtle Avenue, Boonton). Turn LEFT onto Myrtle Avenue. Go to the second light. Turn RIGHT onto Wootton Street. Go up the hill to the 4-way stop. Turn RIGHT onto Boonton Ave (County Road 511). After approximately 2.5 miles, you will be at the end of the road; make a right and then a quick left to stay on 511. After about another half mile turn LEFT into Pyramid Mountain entrance/parking lot; there is a sign marking the entrance.

http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/pyrmtnmain.asp

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