| Jersey Represent - For Talus Monkey
High Point, New Jersey 1,803'
56' Elevation Gain, on the paved Trail
500' distance from the parking lot
1,712' from the Hudson River in Albany
209 Miles to the base of the summit
Team Bresch - Bresch & She Brett
On August 3rd the Mrs. and I decided to hit the high point for the Great State of New Jersey, High Point. We started our trip from Manchester Vermont en route to my home town of East Brunswick. We decided to stop at Orange County Choppers at the corner of the New York State Thruway (Route 87) and Route 84. After drooling over some awesome rides we headed west on 84 to Port Jervis NY. On this "route" we saw some "heavy" traffic
Here we are entering the State park
The trail was very well maintained
I began my ascent in some normal attire, my Colorado Rockies Hockey Jersey, however the bulky jeans and Sketchers were new to me.
Wouldn't you beleive it, 200 feet up this road, a heavy rain storm came from the north and sent me back to the car, typical 14er story, where we waited it out, because it was pouring
Note the Jersey kid screaming and crying over getting wet, I thought us Jersey Boys were tougher than that.
I began my 2nd assault on this summit, with greater determination, believe that!
I knew David saw this effort, crunched in a packed trip home, and gave us a Heavenly thank you, as we got to the summit, this Rainbow brillantly appeared to the south, over NJ
She Brett holds up our small dedication..............
Then it is my turn..............................
And together we celebrate the "Summit Soda" of the day, David's Nectar of the Gods, The Dew
Looking towards Pennsylvania.................
North toward New York
And towards the northeast, the NY/NJ state line
A huge Monument that closed 2 hours prior to our arrival is the beacon for miles around, and I'm sure going up to the top provides some amazing views. I guess the rule for getting to the summit before noon applies here...well at least 1530 when it closes.
A parting shot............... Even though my wife is from Colorado, her first high point was in my great state of New Jersey. I was glad to find out that after being out here for 8 years in Colorado that the high point for the Garden State was not a landfill!!!
That being said, I wish I had climbed with David, but my skills are kind of basic and stopped me from PM'ing him. However we know that he was with us for this journey with the Rainbow, and another state has been completed on behalf of the Great Talus Monkey, for his family and friends, he is missed...........................................
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