NY-NJ Trail Conference Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide
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It's not all beach parties and GTL in Jersey. Hiking the Jersey Highlands: Wilderness in Your Back Yard, by George Petty, proves that there are also lots of beautiful areas to go hiking and get in touch with nature. Now that deserves a fist pump.. . . Describes 35 hikes for all ability levels throughout the Jersey Highlands, separated into three sections: Starter Hikes (up to 4.3 miles, 3.5 hours); Longer Hikes, Climbs, and Scrambles (up to 6.1 miles, 4 hours); and Challenges (up to 11.1 miles, 8 hours). Each trail description includes a map, total distance, approximate hike time, elevation gain, driving directions, and black and white photos. Includes 16 color pages of Highlands wildflowers. Provides background history on the Jersey Highlands and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference as well as descriptions of the area's geology, plants, and wildlife. 2007, first edition, 424 pages. 8 x 5.3 x 1.1 in.
A illustrated guide to 35 hikes in the Highlands of New Jersey, with a trail map for each hike, introductory chapters on Highlands history and preservation, geology, plants, and wildlife, and a special 16-page insert of color photos of wildflowers seen along the trails. The hikes are graded from starter hikes for beginners to challenges for experienced hikers. The author, George Petty, is a long-time Highlands resident, a NYNJTC trail maintainer, and an associate naturalist at the New Jersey Audubon Society's Weis Ecology Center.
- Ramsey Outdoor
For the millions of Metro area residents who want to walk in beautiful unspoiledwoodlands, the New York - New Jersey Trail Conference announces the publication ofHiking the Jersey Highlands, Wilderness in Your Back Yard. The book is a thoroughguide to 35 hikes in the rugged, rocky Highlands extending from the New York - NewJersey border to the Delaware River. Hiking the Jersey Highlands includes sections onHighlands history, preservation, geology, forests, and wildlife, and a 16-page specialcolor insert of pictures of wildflowers found along the trails.The hikes range in difficulty from starters for woodland beginners to challenges for fit and experienced hikers. Directions to the trailhead by car and by public transport when available are included. The detailed hike descriptions have been field checked by Trail Conference trail maintainers and other experienced hikers. Besides accurate trail information, the descriptions include trail photos, notes on scenic overlooks, area history, and wildlife and plants likely to be seen on the hike. These extras give the book the toneof a conversation with an experienced guide whose familiarity with the landscape turnseach hike into exercise for the mind and spirit as well as the body.Area mapsMany B&W photosColor flower identification guideStarter hikes, longer hikes and challengesLocal historyLocal geology, flora and fauna The author, George Petty, is a long time resident of the Jersey Highlands, an experienced hiker, a NYNJTC volunteer trail maintainer, and an associate naturalist for wildflowers at the New Jersey Audubon Society Weis Ecology Center in Ringwood, NJ.Author - George PettyBinding - PaperPages - 419Publisher - New York New Jersey Trail ConferenceYear - 2007ISBN - 9781880775493.
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