William Maurer, aka Hoosier Completes the NJ1K List
William Maurer, aka ďHoosier,Ē of Reading, PA has become the first person ever to complete the NJ1K list! Hoosier started his NJ peakbagging in the Kittatinies and then hit the Highlands, finally finishing on Bearfort North and the newly listed Buck Mountain by the Charlotteburg Reservoir. The NJ1K Club congratulates Mr. Maurer on his achievement.
"My favorite area for hiking the NJ1K was the Bearfort Lookout and Bearfort North areas," Hoosier admits, "as Iím a fan of Hemlock Groves and Pitch Pines which both areas are filled with, also the scenery is not too shabby either. My favorite bushwhack had to be the one of Westby Ridge I did with Jeff Bennett (JSB) and Eric."
Bill Maurer says "one of the best things about hiking the NJ1K list was how I got to know North Jersey so well from my numerous trips there. Some quaint little towns and many two lane country roads were traveled in my quest. Also the fact that northern New Jersey has some very fine scenery and hiking, and those who chose not to hike in the area are missing out on this fact."
Hoosier "Felt sort of bittersweet finishing the NJ1K, was sorry to know it was over," but he has future peakbagging objectives, like finishing the NH48 peaks by June 2010 and the whole NE115." As for hiking in the Garden State, "itís nice to know when I hike in New Jersey Iím no longer tied to a list."
Again, the NJ1K Club congratulates Bill Maurer on his achievement and wishes him the best of luck. Thank you for being one of our club's most active members.
January 4, 2010