It's not all beach parties and GTL in Jersey. Hiking the Jersey Highlands: Wilderness in Your Back Yard, by George Petty, proves that there are also lots of beautiful areas to go hiking and get in touch with nature. Now that deserves a fist pump. Describes 35 hikes for all ability levels throughout the Jersey Highlands, separated into three sections: Starter Hikes up to 4.3 miles, 3.5 hours Longer Hikes, Climbs, and Scrambles up to 6.1 miles, 4 hours and Challenges up to 11.1 miles, 8 hours. Each trail description includes a map, total distance, approximate hike time, elevation gain, driving directions, and black and white photos. Includes 16 color pages of Highlands wildflowers. Provides background history on the Jersey Highlands and the New York New Jersey Trail Conference as well as descriptions of the areas geology, plants, and wildlife. 2007, first edition, 424 pages. 8 x 5.3 x 1.1 in.