View Full Version : Sanity Check: State Line Trail, NJ--NJ 94

2009-04-29, 22:57
The wife and I will next tackle the stretch of the AT between the State Line Trail junction just inside New Jersey, and the NJ 94 crossing north of Vernon. It will be this coming weekend (May 2-3), and we'll spend the night at Wawayanda Shelter, the only legal camping spot. Any information, hints, things to watch out for, etc., anyone could give on this stretch would be greatly appreciated, particularly the following:

--How safe is the parking on NJ 94? I note on the Wawayanda Shelter thread that someone had his back window broken there.
--Speaking of the shelter, is the bear box functioning properly there?
--What are the hours of the Wawayanda park office?
--Are we going to be devoured alive by the bugs?

Thanks to all in advance.

2009-05-03, 20:25
I hiked this section of the trail last year and last month hiked from Highpoint NJ to the NJ 94 parking lot. I think the parking on NJ 94 lot is very save - I never had any trouble nor has anyone I know of, but you never know. It is a remote location about a 1/2 mile from the NY boarder.

Last year there were 2 bear boxes at that shelter, one of them had the top busted off. There are plenty of trees to hange the food bag from.

The park office has very short hours - It was closed each time i was there but the have a water spiket out side the office you can use (about 1/2mile from the shelter).

I was hiking in Sterling forest last weekend (not far from there) and the bugs were starting to be around - but still bearable...

Have fun..