04 May 2008

The View From the Top


This photo was taken from Mt. Tammany, on the New Jersey side of the Delaware. The big road along the river is I-80, and through hikers on the Appalachian Trail have to climb down there and hike across the bridge on the road shoulder. Better than swimming, I suppose. On the left side of the river is Pennsylvania, and the small, two lane road down there is Route 611—if you drive down far enough, it turns into Broad Street in Philadelphia. Unfortunately the subway doesn't come this far north.

2 comments:

Twinville said...

Cool!
I've read a ton of books about the AT and always wondered how certain areas of the trail looked and what challenges and obstacles the hikers had to travel through or across.
What a terrific visual!

Danielle said...

The NYT travel writers must be fans of your blog, too:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/travel/escapes/13american.html?scp=2&sq=new+jersey+pennsylvania&st=nyt

Hope the spot doesn't get too crowded...