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Sussex County

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  • Day81

    Camping Wawayanda Creek 1355.5

    July 23, 2017 in the United States

    We both didn't sleep very well at the Shelter so we both were already awake when the alarm went off. Maybe it was just the excitement that we would get free sodas at the High Point State Park Headquarters :D
    So that was our first target for the day to have breakfast there. We also met there "Dancing bear" again, whose cap we found at the Mohican Outdoor Center and finally return to him. Directly afterwards we came by the High Point Tower which is the highest point in the whole state of New Jersey. I wonder how long it took them to decide to name it like this... We didn't walk the additional 0.3 miles up to there though. As I mentioned before, thru hikers are lazy off the trail. At least we are :) And we had more miles to go, so we hiked on until it almost got dark... We're not going to do night hiking anymore as long as it is not necessary to get somewhere at a specific time or we know that it will be a nice hike (no stones!!). The additional effort is usually not worth it.
    The last part was over a swamp area that was really pretty in the evening. We ended up camping under a footbridge that leads over Wawayanda Creek.

    Additionally we have a new date that we are shooting for. The "End of trails" festival in Millinocket Maine from the 15th to the 17th of September. So we want to reach Kathadin latest by the 15th to make it to there. According to the description it's a music festival with a "chili cook-off, more food and plenty of beer".
    To make it we need to average almost exactly 16 miles per day, which doesn't sound too bad. But we'll do about two zeros in New York, buying resupplies and then there are the Whites where you make 12 miles on a good day. So I think it's a challenging goal.
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  • Day80

    Mashipacong Shelter 1330.8

    July 22, 2017 in the United States

    In the morning we've tackled the Rattlesnake Mountain. Nothing there but a nice view and some rocks. Overall New Jersey has been pretty rocky so far. Luckily it doesn't bother us very much unlike others :)
    For lunchtime we shot for a gap about 12 miles after our campsite. That was quite ambitious but we arrived there at about 1. While figuring out where to eat we noticed Gyp's Tavern and decided that it was a good time for a beer. And the food menu wasn't too expensive so we also went for that. We ended up sitting next to the lake, enjoying the ice cold beer, chatting with the locals and getting drawn into the vortex of the internet. Just as we finally made it to head out, Jon arrived at the Tavern.

    Probably about half an hour later we were back in the trail. Fortunately we got interrupted again by trail magic from "Backup" and her husband who were doing a bit of hiking. She started thru hiking this year and did a section from Georgia until after the Smokies. They are from the area and she wanted to catch up with some people she met on the trail. They had the back of their car filled with delicious hiker stuff, bananas, Gatorade and even some beer. We talked a bit about the trail and people we both knew. About 5 minutes later we got even more trail magic by an elderly man with the trail name "Snores". He had some soda and a mosquito repellent for us.
    Refreshed and happy we went to climb the next mountain together with Jon who caught up to us. On top is another fire watch tower and a picnic table. There we met again our trail angels and took our time talking and drinking beer together. We've really enjoyed their company and conversations.

    Back on the trail we managed to make another 6 miles to get to the next Shelter because there is rain and thunderstorms forecasted.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Sussex County, مقاطعة ساسكس, Съсекс, সাসেক্স কাউন্টি, Condado de Sussex, Sussex konderria, شهرستان ساسکس، نیوجرسی, Comté de Sussex, Sussex megye, Սասեքս շրջան, Contea di Sussex, サセックス郡, Sussex Kūn, Hrabstwo Sussex, سسکس کاؤنٹی، نیو جرسی, Comitatul Sussex, Сассекс, Округ Сасекс, سسیکس کاؤنٹی، نیو جرسی, Quận Sussex, Condado han Sussex, 蘇塞克斯縣

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