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Rattlesnake Swamp and AT loop hike, Redux (2 D 6)

Date and Time

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Location

Mohican Outdoor Center NJ,
New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap,
NJ

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

Overview

Because this hike is popular, I'm running it again! Starting at Mohican Outdoor Center, we'll explore Rattlesnake Swamp and the AT (Appalachian Trail). The Rattlesnake Swamp Trail is a moderate and often wet trail that slithers through majestic rhododendrons near Catfish Pond. We'll stop at the Catfish Fire Tower for an early lunch. If we're lucky we can climb the 60-foot, historic tower for stunning views and a quick tour by a member of the Forest Fire Lookout Association. Then we'll continue along the AT on a rocky ridge enjoying views of the lovely valley below before returning to our starting point. Expect water crossings and wet trails, as well as rocky areas with some exposure. Please wear blaze orange. Hiking boots are required; hiking poles are suggested. Dress in layers and bring a jacket. Bring 2 liters of water and a snack or lunch. •Rain cancels •Meeting time will be provided to registrants •Due to the popularity of the area, especially in the fall, the trip is limited to 15 participants

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Driving Directions


41°02'06.4"N 75°00'03.9"W (GPS), 50 Camp Mohican Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Drive past the lodge on your left and take the second left to park in the lot. Carpooling is recommended.

Scenic overlook on the AT

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Mohican Outdoor Center

Difficulty

moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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