Land Meets Water: Highlands Trail Efforts Recognized During the Delaware River Sojourn

Every year paddlers come from all over to paddle in the Delaware River Sojourn. This year's 15th Annual Sojourn, No One Left Inside, was from Sunday June 21st to Saturday June 27th. It is a multi-day educational event focused on getting people acquainted with the Delaware and celebrating some of the local/regional environmental successes impacting the river.

A tradition of the Sojourn is to honor someone Lord High Admiral for the day. On Day 5 of the Delaware River Sojourn, the Appalachian Mountain Club and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference were honored as Lord High Admirals for all their efforts on the land-based Highlands Trail. On this particular day paddlers passed along the section of the Highlands Trail that runs along and crosses the Delaware River in Riegelsville, NJ and Riegelsville, PA. On May 16, 2009 the Highlands Trail was welcomed into Riegelsville, PA via the Riegelsville Toll-Supported Bridge.

During the lunch break in Riegelsville, NJ Jennifer Heisey, AMC Mid-Atlantic Recreation Planner, was honored and declared the Lady Lord High Admiral for the day for all her efforts on the Highlands Trail in PA. She was commissioned with an official Lord High Admiral Delaware River Sojourn hat. The NYNJTC was also honored but was unable to attend the day long paddle.
AMC would like to thank the Delaware River Sojourn 2009 Steering Committee for this special honor. Jennifer especially enjoyed her paddle down the Delaware River and getting out into the Highlands!

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