It was 12:30PM before I hit the trail, and it was still drizzling. The drizzle never completely stopped all day, and the temperature only dropped - upper 50's at noon, low 50's by sunset. And the mountains above about 1000 feet were shrouded in fog all day - what a contrast from yesterday!
Late in the afternoon I made my first serious foray into New Jersey, hiking the heavily used trail up to Sunfish Pond - about four miles from the Dunnfield Natural Area parking lot. Fog encased me and this special body of water into a mutual cocoon. I had the entire place to myself this early evening. The wind calmed and the Wood Thrushes began to sing. Even though I couldn't see all there was to see (the other side was a dim shadow), I knew that I was being granted a special gift. I can keep this treasure of memories forever; and best of all I'll be back again tomorrow.
Pictures below are from the south end, the middle and the north end.
Here's a map and link to more photos:
AT Day 112 - Delaware Water Gap at EveryTrail
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Hey seeks it!!! Looks like you are continuing to make steady progress. I'm nearing NJ myself :). If you are still planning on trail days, do you think there is any way I could catch a ride? I'd be more than happy to split fuel costs. My email is bethann (dot) swartz (at) gmail (dot) com or phone 978 979 0079ReplyDelete