1776 New Jersey Part I Huyler's Landing
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In the pre-dawn darkness of November 20, 1776 a wooden keel scrapes against a crude stone jetty in the Hudson River and the invasion of New Jersey begins.
The cold intermittent rain that started overnight continues. as hour after hour boats land at the base of the tall stone escarpment. Armed men British regulars, German mercenaries, their officers disembark to climb the primitive "road" to the summit. Dawn reveals dozens of boats still queued on the river, protected by warships that loom in the mist.
Those troops already on the steep defile feel themselves vulnerable, anxious to reach the top, they know that a handful of rebels could pin them down with musket fire.
By ten in the morning the full invasion force has assembled on the summit, still unopposed their presence apparently yet undetected by the rebels.
Drums sound in the drizzle, as five thousand men, led by Lt. General Lord Charles Cornwallis, begin to march south toward the rebel stronghold of Fort Lee.
You can park at the alpine boat basin, there is a parking fee on the weekends during the summer. You can walk up the shore trail or Henry Hudson drive, Either way it's 1.3 miles or you can park at the Alpine Overlook and hike down the primitive road to the cache which is about .3 of a mile and a 460ft change in elevation. There are other caches in the area. Happy Caching. There is revolutionary war memorabillia in the cache Please replace rock on top of container.
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