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These are several different observation points along a 150 ft area of the 20 foot cliff.

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mcbride rock

mcbride's rock, david mcritchie, don mcbride
David McRitchie and Me. (David helped clean up the site)

After vine removal before log and shrub removal.

After cleanup

My arms and legs were a mess after removing thorny invasive Japanese Barberrys

View from trail below. Before               After cleanup

Looking along the face

View with sign                   Trail near cliff along top.


Looking down

View south towards New Brunswick                                                      

SE Face Middle Wall         Trail Below.


Case for McBride Rock:
Rock formations look more like Lossing's drawings.
It is a higher location (375') vs the chimney rock location (315'). Closer to the road thru Wayne's gap (Vosseller Ave.)
Provides a better view thru Wayne's gap.
That is where General Wayne's Brigade was camped.

I walked below the ridge for 1/4 mile on either side of Vosseller Ave and didn't see any better location.

Neither location has a view of the valley in the background to the right when looking across the rock face like the sketch.

Field of view from Vosseller Ave Rock (B)

Note: You can move about 100 yards down the ridge to get a view of Sandy Hook in the winter when there are no leaves.
The field of view is for the winter when there are no leaves. We assume Washington's army with nothing to do, would have cut down any trees blocking the view.

Note: The only place where you can see the valley below when looking across the rock face is at the first picture above in "View along rock face", but the cliff is on the right. I think Lossing took a little license in the illustration.

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last updated 15 May 2018