Kittatinny Mountains, Warren County, NJ

Was visiting at Mud Pond and then White Lake. Then drove west on Rt 659 (Spring Valley Road) to Rt 602 (Millbrook Road) that then heads up the Kittatinny mountains. Goes into the Delaware Water Gap N.R.A. Parked on the left by the gate.

Walked southwest along the AT. Past a small stream. Quite a few rhododendrons. There appeared to be a rhododendron swamp with sphagnum moss in hummocks.

The trail is wide, then takes a left turn up a steep section. Puts you back on an old road. We took a short cut and went straight up to the eastern edge of the Kittatinnies. Wide open view, but of not much. It is a wide valley with very few landmarks. There are lots of farms and houses scattered about, but nothing outstanding. Can see the ridge & valley province to the east, but too far to see anything really specific and interesting. We were hoping to see something of White Lake or the Mud Pond area, but no real luck. Did catch a glimpse of Sand Pond -- no big deal. There was a power cut below and some marshy looking area.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Ostrya virginiana (eastern hop hornbeam)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)
Epigaea repens (trailing arbutus)
Gaultheria procumbens (teaberry)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) 11/1/98
Kalmia angustifolia (sheep laurel)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Rhododendron maximum (rosebay rhododendron)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)

Coptis trifolia (gold thread)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose knotweed) 11/1/98

Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)

Sphagnum sp. (sphagnum moss)