This is an easy winter loop hike in the gamelands along service roads, trails and fields on Blue Mountain. Boot chains, microspikes or crampons and hiking poles are recommended but not required. This is for fit beginners and more advanced hikers. Time is 2-3 hours and will be determined by group consensus. The pace will be 2.0 to 3.0 miles/hour.
Parking lot is in acceptable shape for cars.
The I-78 exit is # 23, Shartlesville. From there head towards the mountain. At the first bend in the road go straight onto Forge Dam Road. Go straight @ 1.5 miles to the end of the road.
The change is due to the parking at the original location being snowed in by the most recent storm.