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Hike Mount Minsi

May 11

Join the Morris Ski Club on a moderately challenging hike as we climb Mount Minsi in the Delaware Water Gap area.  Mount Minsi is directly across from Mt Tammany but is an easier hike due to a more gradual climb.  The distance is about 6 miles and will take about 4 hours. The climb will offer some great views of the Delaware River and have some minor rock scrambling.  We will return via a fire rood and take a side trip to hidden waterfalls.  We will finish the day by going to the unique Minnisink Hotel for food and drinks.

Meeting Location:  Mount Minsi Parking Lot Delaware Gap Pa

Difficulty:  Moderate/Strenuous

Hike distance: About 6 miles

Time: About 4 hours

Important Notes for the hike:

  1. This is NOT a beginner’s hike. The trail up to Mount Minsi can be challenging.  It is not as steep as Mount Tammany but is not a easy stroll either.
  2. Hiking boots are highly recommended for climbing Mount Minsi as these trails are very rocky and there are some water crossings. .
  3. Daypack to carry extra clothing, sufficient water and a lunch or snack.
  4. Bring bug spray and sun screen
  5. There are great photo opportunities of Mount Tammany and the Delaware River.
  6. There are no bathrooms at the trail head so if you think you need to use one stop at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center.

 

Directions to the welcome center from Morristown:

  • Route 287 North to Route 80 West.
  • Take Route 80 West across the Delaware River Bridge.
  • Take Exit 310 (the first exit) following signs for Route 611 South.
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Broad Street.
  • At the next light turn left onto Route 611 South.
  • After a few blocks make a right immediately after the Deerhead Inn.
  • Take the next left into the Lake Lenape Parking Lot (Look for Appalachian Trail sign).
  • The GPS is 40°58’47.2″N 75°08’31.0″W or put in Deerhead Inn Delaware water Gap Pa.

 

For more information please contact Paul Van Duyne  Email: p_vanduyne@yahoo.com.  Advanced sign up by e-mail is not required is appreciated.  If the weather is questionable the status of hike will be posted on the Yahoo and Meet-up sites.

Details

Date:
May 11
Event Category:

Organizer

Paul Van Duyne
Email:
p_vanduyne@yahoo.com

Venue

Mount Minsi Delaware Water Gap PA
State Rte 2028
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327 United States
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Phone:
(570) 234-1180
Website:
dot.state.pa.us