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Blueberry Hike! 13M : DWG Nat'l Recreation Area • Mt Tammany • Sunfish Pond

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Red Dot Parking Area

I-80 · Harwick, NJ

How to find us

Red Dot Trail Parking Area, I-80, Hardwick, NJ, GPS Coordinates: 40.971932, -75.123211

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Details

Advanced, fast-paced, hardcore Hike!
Expect a challenge!

-- 13 miles --

Join us Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM (sharp!) for a hike exploring the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Worthington State Forest!

Be prepared to warm-up with a challenging 1.5 mile climb up the steep, rocky Mt Tammany for a breathtaking view of the Gap. We will then complete a circuit with multiple stream crossings, challenging elevations, a visit to the rock sculptures along Sunfish Pond and an opportunity to take a refreshing dip in Dunnfield Falls.

• Distance: 13 miles
• Pace:[masked] mph
• Duration: 7-8 hours

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Bring water shoes, quick dry/quick change clothes and a small towel. We will be swimming in Dunnfield Falls
• Remember to hydrate before the hike and bring plenty of water!
• Keep your eyes (and ears) out for rattlesnakes and copperheads common to this area. http://infinitespider.com/copper-head-snakes-water-snakes/
• Dogs welcome! Please note in comments if you are planning to bring your pooch!
• While this is anticipated to be a fast-paced hike, expect frequent stops to enjoy the trail & allow the group to regather. Thank you for being mindful of group unity.
• With any luck, blueberries will be at peak, so remember a bag to collect them along the way!
• Please plan to join us for dinner at the Sycamore Grille (http://www.sycamoregrille.com/) after the hike! We may even have time for dessert at Zoe's Ice Cream Emporium (http://www.castleinnpa.com/shoppes/#/zoes-ice-cream/) open 'til 9:00 PM just down the street at the Castle Inn!
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Cast of trails in order of appearance... (-; ...:

Red Dot Trail - Mt Tammany (Red Blaze)
Blue Dot Trail (Blue Blaze)
Dunnfield Hollow Trail (Green Blaze): Multiple stream crossings!
Appalachian Trail (White Blaze)
Garvey Springs Trail (Orange Blaze)
Rockcores Trail (Green Blaze)
Douglas Trail (Blue Blaze)
Appalachian Trail (White Blaze)
Holly Springs Trail (Red Blaze)
Dunnfield Hollow Trail (Green Blaze)
Blue Dot Trail (Blue Blaze)

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NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.
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***Carpool does not mean a free ride...please be courteous to your driver and compensate fairly...
http://exchange.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/17-0013_Your-Driving-Costs-Brochure-2017-FNL-CX-1.pdf
https://www.paturnpike.com/toll/tollmileage.aspx
Small sedan = 36.9¢ per mile + tolls
Medium sedan = 47.8¢ per mile + tolls
Large sedan = 58¢ per mile + tolls
4WD Sport/SUV = 57.3¢ per mile + tolls
Minivan = 51.5¢ per mile + tolls

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Red Dot Parking Area,
I-80, Hardwick, NJ,
GPS Coordinates:[masked], [masked]

Sycamore Grille:
92 Main St, Delaware Water Gap, PA[masked]
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Castle Inn/Zoe's Ice Cream Emporium:
20 Delaware Avenue, Delaware Water Gap, PA[masked]
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Open 'til 9:00 PM