New Jersey High Point


New Jersy has the distinction of having the most uniqutely-named state highpoint, "High Point." The soldiers' memorial monument stands in High Point State Park near Port Jervis. At all of 1,803', and with a parking lot about 200 yards from the monument (and a paved path up from the parking lot), it is hardly one of the more difficult state highpoints to reach but it is nonetheless on the list.

This pan was shot on Saturday, 1 August 2009 during the annual Highpointers Club convention. The table in the foreground has sliced watermelon waiting for the thirsty hikers who made their way up a mile or so of the Appalachian Trail from the road to the highpoint, proper. The summit watermelon tradition was started by the late founder of the Club, Jack ("Guru Jakk") Longacre and is maintained in his memory at each convention.

To navigate within this panorama, click and hold the left mouse button and move it within the panorama window to control panning right, left, up and down. While panning, the "Shift" key will zoom in, and the "Ctrl" key will zoom out.

If you have the patience and bandwidth to download a 2.6-meg file, the Quicktime QTVR file will yield much higher resolution than the smaller PTViewer file above.

The pan was shot with a Nikon D200 and 10.5mm fisheye lens. The panorama was generated using PTGui and the Quicktime VR version was generated with Pano2QTVR Garden Gnome Software.