Clinton Reservoir & Buckabear Pond

Clinton Reservoir & Buckabear Pond, Pequannock Watershed (6/30/2007)

This 7.5-mile hike is my own design. After parking in area P9 (a hiking permit and decal needed from NWCDC), proceed north on Clinton West trail (white). At edge of Buckagear Pond veer left onto Bearfort Waters trail (yellow). This trail is not well-marked and has been reblazed with red ribbons in areas where it has been flooded by Buckabear Pond. At its intersection with the blue trail, make a right, and soon after another right onto the Clinton West trail (white) which also doubles as the Highlands trail. Take the white trail back to parking area P9. This wonderful hike takes about 4.5 hours.
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First view of Clinton Reservoir

Laura at the southern tip

The Little Mermaid?

Baby eft

Early morning reservoir fishing


View east from Clinton West trail


View north

Bear tracks


Clinton West trail

Swampy southern tip of Buckabear Pond

On the Beartfort Waters trail

Black Rat snake

View south

Beartfort Waters trail

Flooded section of Beartfort Waters trail


Highlands trail on ridge

Highlands trail

Our lunch spot over Clinton Reservoir

Clinton Reservoir from the ridge

Afternoon reservoir fishing

Experimental self-portrait

On the ridge

Pine needles

West-most finger of Clinton Reservoir

Southern tip of Buckabear Pond


Drowned trees

Laura taking macro photos

View south to reservoir


Garter snake


Clinton Reservoir looking north

Looking south

Small animal tracks


Canadian geese

Lots more

Dan [Laura]

Flower macro [Laura]

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