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    Eric Gross followed Cara Chancellor

    27 days ago

    Eric Gross added 4 14ers

    8 months ago

    Eric Gross completed Ice Cave Trail

    10 months ago

    Eric Gross added Track - Jun 16, 09:36 AM

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Kanouse Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Kanouse Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    One of the best short hikes in New Jersey. 30 min for a hiker. It's about half a mile to the main east-facing bluff, climbing 370 feet or so. it's fairly steep but pays off quick with sweeping views of the surrounding NJ hills and the NYC skyline 29 miles to the southwest, straight in front of the mountain. Very lightly traveled, more likely to see people on ATVs than hiking. Technically requires a hiking permit from West Milford, but I have never seen a patrol anywhere within 4 towns of this trail.

    Eric Gross completed Kanouse Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross updated Kanouse Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Mistaya Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Short, easy hike to an incredible river crossing where the 20-yard-wide river rips through a slot canyon at high speed - terrifying to be close to the edge, as many people wander pretty close to the river off the main trail. Stay on the bridge and it's a beautiful experience showing the raw power of nature.

    Eric Gross completed Mistaya Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross updated Mistaya Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Stairway to Heaven Trail

    about 1 year ago

    One of New Jersey's best short hikes. Mildly strenuous, pays off with great views of the surrounding valley and hills. Steep but not too long, much of the hike is stair-like rocks and is well marked.

    Eric Gross completed Stairway to Heaven Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Go early! Basically a parking lot attraction, this "hike" is extremely popular, crowded, and worth every step. The views of Moraine Lake and the Ten Peaks are immense if you can deal with the crowds/tour bus groups.

    Eric Gross completed Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Mount Temple

    about 1 year ago

    This trail will beat up on seasoned hikers. Starts with the Sentinel Pass trail, which is basically 2500 feet worth of switchbacks, then throws you straight up the mountain onto scree, a couple short climbing cruxes, and a challenging finish with several false summits. Coming from the northeast U.S. at about 700 feet elevation, the steep, strenuous hiking at 9k and 10k feet on this trail pretty much knocked me out. We had to turn back about an hour from the summit (with the summit in view!) because of an approaching storm. Will complete this summer!

    Eric Gross completed Mount Temple

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Monument Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Did this trail in the tail end of a snowstorm that dumped 6-8 inches, made it challenging. There were high winds at the monument, great views all around when the snow finally stopped, and not a soul in sight. March 2017, park roads weren't cleared at 10 a.m. because it was still snowing, so I couldn't drive any further than Lake Marcia and hiked up from there. Great little hike with some stairs-like sections.

    Eric Gross completed Monument Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross saved Monument Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Gross added Track - Nov 03, 05:25 PM

    over 1 year ago

    Eric Gross added Kanouse Mountain

    over 1 year ago

    Eric Gross reviewed St. Mary's Glacier

    over 1 year ago

    Hiked this today after 2 inches of snowfall last night. On the way up it was mostly sunny, on arrival it got grey and began to snow, then winds came in and about an inch of snow fell in an hour. We stayed up there to shoot photos and the sky half cleared for breathtaking views. Some people were snowboarding above the glacier too. Great short hike. Trail splits a couple times, you mostly want to stay on the trail that goes up, not down, until you see the lake.

    Eric Gross completed Saint Mary's Glacier

    over 1 year ago

    Eric Gross added Track - Jun 11, 08:33 AM

    about 2 years ago

    Eric Gross completed South Crest La Luz Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Eric Gross reviewed Emory Peak Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Climbed during peregrine falcon nesting season, the birds zooming by at the top of the mountain was equal parts awesome and terrifying. Hike is mostly an equal mix of stairs and flat/slight incline walking, until the summit which is maybe 50 feet of boulders.

    Eric Gross completed Emory Peak Trail

    about 3 years ago