Carris Hill

Carris Hill, Norvin Green State Forest (4/29/2007)

This is hike #12 from the book 50 Hikes in New Jersey (2nd edition) as well as the Hike of the Week for 5/16/2002 as described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website.
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Crossing the creek at Otter Hole

Almost across!

The falls at Otter Hole

Dan, moments before he fell in (just kidding)

Sign of spring

De-barked tree on the Hewitt-Butler trail

Beech leaf over Posts Brook


Posts Brook from the Posts Brook trail

Laura atop Chikahoki Falls

The inelegant scramble back to shore

Posts Brook atop Chikahoki Falls

Dan atop Chikahoki Falls

Chikahoki Falls from the bottom

Signs of beaver activity?

OK, how am I gonna get over this?

Very carefully of course

Very, very carefully!

View of the stream from the center rock

Green Swamp at southern tip of Wanaque Reservoir

Green Swamp Dam

Phragmites in Green Swamp

Green Swamp

Structure on Green Swamp Dam

Climbing Carris Hill ...

... on the Carris Hill trail

View east from the first overlook


View south

The assault continues

Taking a breather


Wanaque Reservoir from near the top

Raymond Dam on Wanaque Reservoir

Islands in Wanaque Reservoir

Interstate 287

Manhattan skyline

Glacial errata on Carris Hill

Errata next to errata on Carris Hill


Spring blooms on Carris Hill

Pine needles on basalt face

The climb continues

Another rest

View west

Hikers on High Point

Blooming trees


Downy woodpecker

Tiny red spider

Return crossing at Otter Hole

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