That’s right…this part of New Jersey really is beautiful. If all you’ve ever seen of the state is interstates and toll roads (like me before today), you’re really missing something.
Today we hiked from Delaware Water Gap twenty-four miles to the Brinks Road Shelter. We saw beautiful streams and ponds that were overflowing from yesterday’s heavy rain, rhododendron in full bloom, and beautiful countryside for as far as the eye can see.
The only downside to the day was that we got a lot if ticks on us. We stopped frequently to pull them off of course.
There’s a pretty good crowd at the shelter tonight. In addition to Whiskers, Rocket and me there is Beacon from Austin, Texas and Surefoot from Plymouth, Massachusetts, plus a few others who came in after I got in my tent.
Tomorrow we’ll hike about twenty miles and we have a couple of planned stops along the way. In the morning we’ll stop at diner called ‘Joe to Go’ where we’ve heard the owner is pretty grumpy to hikers and then in the afternoon we’ll stop by Highpoint State Park where Whiskers will pick up a mail drop.
Here are a couple of photos from today – Whiskers and Rocket at Sunfish Pond and me on the summit of Kittatinny Mountain.