Saturday, October 10, 2009

Indian Cliffs Hike -- Sunday Oct. 4 -- Gorgeous, Bright Early Fall Day

Indian Cliffs Hike From Smoke Rise at EveryTrail

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30 people! That's how many came out for the hike to Indian Cliffs on Sunday, October 4, 2009. From kids to seniors, and we had a great time. Oh, there was a nasty surprise with a hornet's nest for a few of us -- a first, by the way, for our hikes -- but everyone enjoyed the bright clear day, the unbelievable view from the top of the rocks on Indian Cliffs, and the interesting descent and return via Split Rock Reservoir and the Charlottesburg Road.

We collected our group at the Smoke Rise Village Inn parking lot at 1 PM and proceeded to the trailhead at the Beechwood Lane cul de sac to begin. Oh yes, we had 5 dogs as well, who were clearly interested in leading the hike, as well as every mud puddle along the way.

Here are Christine's photos:

This is a particularly fun hike in that it poses some difficulty with the terrain and elevation changes, offers spectacular views, takes you to places that are otherwise very difficult to reach, and also along some of the area's 19th century carriage roads, now nearly forgotten, which were the main roads of the Kinnelon area in their day.

[If you click on the EveryTrail link above, it will take you to more information about elevation, average speed and other details.]

Thanks, everyone, for coming and thanks, Ken, for organizing us!

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