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Columbus Day Week Fall Colors AT in NJ hike 2013

  • Oct 12, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Myers Home

Looks like this is going to be a hike on the Appalachian Trail through the State of New Jersey.  Not planning a rugged hike.  No big climbs or descents.  One or two local hikers will be joining me.

Will leave some time Saturday, October 12, and likely hit the trail some time Sunday October 13.  Expect to hike until some time Saturday, October 19, to begin drive back to Nashville, arriving home on Sunday, October 20.

The AT through NJ is 72 miles, but there's no road crossing precisely at the state line at the end, so we'll have to hike another 8 miles to the first road crossing in New York, or else we'll have to stop a few miles short at the last road crossing in NJ.  Either way, the daily average should be around 10 miles or so, depending on where shelters and campsites are.  In NJ, you have to camp at designated places.

If interested, please contact me and send your cell number.


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  • Ellen F.

    Just finished looking at all your photos from the Columbus Day hike. I enjoyed them very much. Thanks for posting them.

    November 5, 2013

  • Laurel


    October 4, 2013

  • Brianna

    Hello, I am new to backpacking. Would this be too rugged for a first timer?

    September 8, 2013

    • Raymond M.

      Not meaning to sound flippant, but it depends on the first timer. I've had some that could climb LcConte without breaking a sweat and some who couldn't hike 4 miles on smooth, flat terrain with a light pack. So, it depends. Mind if we talk by phone and I can probably answer you much better? In any event, I don't plan a death march, no.

      September 9, 2013

  • Laurel

    It's Fall break for MTSU.

    August 29, 2013

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