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There are plenty of ups and downs on this hike, making it strenuous.

Date: Saturday November 16, 2013 Time: 8:30 AM Place: Delaware Water Gap Length: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Meet-up location: Dunnfield Creek upper parking area, just before the Delaware River bridge Site: Worthington State Forest contains three of New Jersey’s scenic wonders; Mt. Tammany, Sunfish Pond and Dunnfield Creek. The 1,547-foot Mt. Tammany towers 1,200 feet above the Delaware River, offering some of the best scenic views in the state. Sunfish Pond is a glacial pond set atop of the Kittatinny Ridge; its crystal waters and serene setting entice visitors to return. Make sure to check out the various rock structures that inspired hikers have left to honor the beauty of the area. Dunnfield Creek’s pristine, cascading waters, set off by towering hemlocks and mixed hardwood trees, is an experience not to miss. Opportunities for viewing wildlife abound along the various trails that crisscross this area. Details: The hike will start at the base of the Delaware Water Gap and ascend to the top of Mt. Tammany. This is a steep climb and probably the most strenuous part of the hike where the hike gains about 1200ft in elevation. From Mt. Tammany The RED DOT trail ends at the summit. Left on Blue down Mt. Tammany the right on Green to down to Sunfish Pond. We take the AT back to the parking lot.

Gear:

Solid hiking boots (waterproof)

Bug repellent

Plenty of water

Lunch for the break at Sunfish pond and snacks to have while moving.

Rain gear as always

Directions:

Parking: N[masked] W[masked]

Route 80 west to just before the last exit in New Jersey. On the right there is a sign for Dunnfield Creek Natural Area. There is a parking lot on the right, then a large main lot in the center and if both are full, you can park on the grass just past the main lot. [directions from nps.gov here (http://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/to-dunnfield.htm)]. The road is one way so you can't backtrack to a passed lot unless you get back onto Rt 80 and come around