High Point State Park in the state of New Jersey, USA contains a portion of the Appalachian Trail hiked by two women and three boys on July 29, 2012. On the Appalachian Trail map, the red point "P" is where we parked the car in a lot east of the Visitor Center on Route 23. It is not as close to the red line of the AT as the map shows. We hiked west from the parking lot.

Painted blue blazes mark the path until it intersects with the Appalachian Trail, which is clearly marked with white blazes and an AT badge, where we turned left (south). The rocky path is sometimes slippery when wet and is not wheelchair accessible. We saw a little poison ivy and no wildlife, except a small red lizard-like creature and some inch worms.

It took less than an hour to reach a high point with large flat rocks overlooking Sawmill Pond and the rest of the US stretching to blue hills in the distance to the west. We had passed the Blue Dot trail leading down to the campsites by the pond where we had camped in 2011. Now we could see the lake 350' below.

The emblems emblazed on the boys' foreheads are for the superheros called "Airbenders". It is all in fun.

Altitude: 501.70 meters or 1646 feet. Latitude: 41,17.6418N Longitude: 74,40.7481W

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