Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hamburg Mountain WMA Guided Hike


On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the NJ Highlands Coalition offers a Hamburg Mountain WMA Guided Hike. Discover and learn about one of NJ’s largest contiguous forests

Towering to an elevation of 1500 feet in height, the Hamburg Mountain ridges guard the southern approaches to scenic Vernon Valley. Adjoining the Pequannock Watershed, Hamburg Mountain is one of the largest contiguous forests in New Jersey.

According to slackpacker.com, this Wildlife Management Area is "Probably the least-used, most underrated hiking location in New Jersey" and that is "hard to understand, considering the numerous small mountains, ravines, cascades, cliffs, rock formations, and highlands swamps, as well as opportunities for spotting deer, turkey, black bear and other wildlife. Hamburg Mountain presents outstanding opportunities for hiking, bouldering, and photography, yet it seems that hunters are the only people familiar with the area."

Join Dennis Miranda on an easy walking tour to learn of the rich natural heritage and conservation struggle that led to the preservation of this important region of the New Jersey Highlands. You may glimpse Black Bear, Northern Raven and Bald Eagle, so bring your sturdy hiking boots and a pair of binoculars. Dress in layers in anticipation of a cool morning and seasonally warm afternoon. Heavy rain cancels.

PLEASE RSVP TO julia@njhighlandscoalition.org to reserve your spot.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/335251686817222/


Map: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/wmamaps/hamburg_mt.pdf

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