The Garrett Mountain Reservation is located on one of the ridges of the Watchung Mountains in Passaic County, New Jersey. They are primarily composed of volcanic basalt and were formed in the prehistoric rift valley of the Newark Basin. It's about 500 feet tall, which passes for a mountain around here.
We'll start with Paterson...
Far north end of Paterson. The Nabisco building in in Fair Lawn.
Central Paterson. On the left is Eastside HS, famous for principal Joe Clark.
21st Ave area
The infamous Alexander Hamilton housing projects, one of the major drug distribution points in North Jersey.
looking north on Main Street
Passaic County Courthouse dome in central downtown
Spring Street building next to I-80
Neat blue factory
NJ Transit platform on Market St
This is a random 24-story office building in Orangeburg, NY, just north of the NJ border. It's about 15 miles away. Hudson Highlands and possibly Bear Mountain rise behind it. The forest in the foreground is shading the wealthy suburbs of northern Bergen County, NJ.
SE over South Paterson towards Manhattan
Passaic, NJ to Midtown
Part of Jersey City
Passaic and lower Manhattan
Passaic and Secaucus. Spot the Manhattan Bridge
Pacific Street in South Paterson
Passaic to Midtown
Downtown Passaic in foreground. Visible beyond are the Meadowlands Arena and the hideous new Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.
Old Giants Stadium visible
The Ailanthus Tree is my favorite plant
A street in northern Clifton
Newark, 14 miles to the south. The two residential hi-rises in the foreground are near Route 3 in south Clifton
Garfield/Lodi with Fort Lee skyline on horizon. In the left part of the skyline you can see the George Washington Bridge towers
Hasbrouck Heights in the foreground, the western slope of North Bergen, and then the Upper West Side
The Verrazano, which has to be over 20 miles away
Newark. You can see the control tower at Newark International at the right
Hackensack's tri-segmental skyline
Peeking over the Palisades, you can see the Bronx's two tallest towers.
Paterson, NE towards the Hudson Highlands
Off the mountain, driving through downtown Paterson
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