Fall Foliage Series - Three Peak Challenge
Operated by: TerraMar Adventures
Event Leader: Carl
Delaware Water Gap
Dunfield, NJ 0
This is the third in our series of Fall Foliage hikes and it is definitely the hardest. I guarantee there will be at least one person who bails on the third peak.
Of course, the challenge is why we do it. We are Adventurers and we are looking to push ourselves! For adventurers, this is the best way to wrap up your summer hiking season, basking in the amazing fall foliage of the Water Gap. The plan is to take three peaks in one day. We will first head up Mt. Tammany. This is a straight up assault on the highest peak in the water gap. We should summit in only about 1 hour with 1,200 ft in elevation change.
Next, we will wind up to Sunfish Pond atop Mt. Mohican. Includes 1150 ft elevation change. You must be able to hike uphill for 1.5-2 hours with reasonable breaks. The hike will include the entire Sunfish Pond loop and several water crossings.
If you have anything left in your tank, we will head across the valley to Mt. Minsi to take in the views of the foliage on the Mountains we just summited.
You must be fit to do this hike, this will be treated like a training hike. But, you do not have to climb all three mountains to come. But, you do have to be there for the first hike. After each peak, there will be an opportunity to head home. Make sure you are not late for the start, since its going to be tight to make it up all three!
Because of the early sunset, we must leave on time to get all three peaks in. Pack a lunch and bring a flashlight in case the sun starts going down on our third decent.
Special incentive - If you climb two peaks, Carl will be buying some of the best pumpkin pie on earth as a reward!
If you climb all three peaks, you will earn an Official TerraMar Adventures Knit Cap to keep you warm this winter.
Fall Foliage Series -
*Obviously, foliage is not guaranteed. We try to time this for the color. But, weather and storms will have a lot to do with what we see.