Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My Bodhisattva Days...


Circa 1986!

4 comments:

Tiber Jumper said...
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Tiber Jumper said...

Tiber Jumper said...

James:
I grew up in Northern NJ and spent much time in the summers riding my bikes to remote places and hiking. This looks like one of them. Where is the location? The way to Terrace Pond? up route 23? Tillman's ravine?
I know I have been there.

James Swan said...

TJ-

The photo was taken from the bridge on Clinton Rd in the Newark Water Shed, West Milford.

I have hiked the area extensively- especially during the 80's.

This area is now a no tresspasing zone, because a little further down stream we would jump off a cliff into a little pond of water.
Now, when I sneak back there- I can't believe I ever did something so foolish, as to jump off an at least 25 foot cliff into a little puddle of water.

The Castle has been knocked down- but we used to climb way up to the top of that as well. Hank's pond- near this area, is still a favorite swimming hole for me-

I haven't been to Terrace Pond in 7 or 8 years- last time I came in contact with Rattle Snakes on 2 different sections of the trail.

Surprise Lake is still a fav- the view from the top of the mountain can be stunning- sometimes on clear day you can see Manhattan.

Tiber Jumper said...

I've been there ~!
Did the same crazy stuff, though it was in the mid-late 70's.
We would ride our bikes up Clinton road all the way from morris plains Nj where I grew up than hike up to terrace pond for a sleep over.(locking the bikes in the woods)
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