Wednesday, June 13, 2012

See You on the Mountain!

Teddy Bear Picnic
Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of HPSP Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, June 9, 2012. 

We all had a wonderful time. Photographs from the picnic are now available for viewing from our photos page.

Trail Magic!
High Point State Park has over fifty miles of trails. Amongst those many miles, is a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Approximately 2,180 miles long in its entirety, running from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine, the Appalachian Trail passes through 14 states, including New Jersey

According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, about 2,000 hikers, known as thru-hikers, attempt to hike the entire trail each year, with only 1 in 4 completing the whole journey. 

This summer the Friends of High Point State Park are treating Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to a cold soda as they pass through the park. 

One such hiker, Lucas Laviolet, trail name Plus 3, has been writing a blog, Slower Than That Bear, But Faster Than You, about his adventure on the A.T. and mentioned High Point State Park:

“The next morning I entered High Point State Park and received a free Pepsi at the park headquarters from the Friends of High Point State Park. Thank you Friends of HPSP!”

Photo Credit Lucas Laviolet, Plus 3, 2012

So, to all the adventurous souls attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail
Welcome to the top of New Jersey – Elev. 1803’
Congratulations on making it to High Point State Park!

Thank you to Plus 3 for acknowledging the Friends of High Point State Park on your blog. We are happy to see that A.T. thru-hikers are enjoying our little bit of trail magic!

Summer Concert Series
The Friends of High Point State Park are sponsoring FREE concerts on the beach. Please join us for what are sure to be wonderful evenings of music in the park:

June 23 - Mike Lawlor, Jeff Hemmerlin, and Cardon Raquet
July 14 - Patrick Fitzsimmons
Hope to see you on the mountain!