Allamuchy Mountain State Park – Photographing a Vista from Highlands Trail

 

Allamuchy Mountain State Park – Photographing a Vista from Highlands Trail

My route:
Waterloo Rd (park at Sussex Branch lot)
White Trail to White/Orange Trail to Teal (Highlands) Trail

Park here – https://goo.gl/maps/JiJhUxMU2fKLZXTQ7

Really nice view of the Musconetcong River. Landscape photos to follow.

I doubled back after reaching the vista. This hike is not a beginners hike, wear sturdy footwear, bring lots of water and a snack. Have a fully charged phone w/ internet acess for maps, ideally bring a battery backup for your phone (I did).

 

Allamuchy Trail Map – https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/maps/Allamuchy%20Mt%20map%20III-10-08-10.pdf

Blue Trail Overlook in December

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Blue Trail Overlook in December
 
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
Morris County, NJ
 
Taken earlier this week. I local and younger Kinnelon hiker was heading up for the view just after I arrived. We had a friendly discourse of the pros and cons of social media after he snapped a shot of me taking this shot.
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 11-22mm lens

April Storm over Wildcat Ridge

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April Storm over Wildcat Ridge
 
Rockaway Township, New Jersey
 
I was at the right place and right time for dramatic weather at the local hawkwatch. I’ve photographed from this vista dozens of times but have never observed such defined clouds. A seemingly ethereal light struck the foreground as sunlight permeated the sky.
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron 24-70mm