Mt. Tammany


Great New Jersey hike: just straight up, 1200 vertical feet in three quarters of a mile. These are the same stats for the last bit of one of the trails going up Mt Washington, and many peopleĀ training for big climbs like Mt Rainier can be found here sweating up a storm in the summer.

Red Dot trail, which has changed here and there in the last 25 years (for example, the “official” start right now is much more gradual than the old-school original, which some folks still use) is frequented by a wide range of hikers who enjoy the views — and it’s home to the infamous Tammany Ten marathon, which is huge. Ten Tammanys in a row is truly something (I’ve never done more than 6 in a day, but my target is 8 in 2014)!

Optimal gear.


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