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September 1, 2019

Atsion Family Campground – Shamong, NJ

Atsion Family Campground Wharton State Forest Shamong, NJ

Address: Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 Coordinates: 39°44’45.37″N, 74°44’38.22″W

Directions: On Atsion Road, turn onto the dirt road with the sign for Atsion Family Campground.  Drive down and the campsites will be in two loops on either side.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by pretty much any vehicle.

Website for official info: http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Rules:

Campground Map:

Camped here earlier this month, which FINALLY completes [...]

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September 1, 2019

Jacob’s Creek Trail – Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, NJ

Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty:  4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional.  Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)

Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk

Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks

Trailheads – [...]

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August 31, 2019

Sunset Park – Montgomery Township, NJ

Sunset Park – Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ Distance – 0.3 miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Montgomery Friends of Open Space Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woodslands and meadow Surface -Grass and dirt

Trailheads – 40°25’43.13″N, 74°41’56.85″W

Directions – 832 Belle Mead-Blawenburg Rd, Montgomery, NJ

Parking – Space for about 4 cars in a lot

Dog friendly? Yes, must be leashed Stroller friendly? Possibly if has offroad wheels Benches? Yes Facilities?: None Info:

Hunting season:

Markings –

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August 26, 2019

Geocaching: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wandering Around Looking Vaguely Lost

 

There’s been a lot of this the last few months.

So back in February, I accidentally started Geocaching (why are there so many accidents on this blog?).

Our buddy Skunk stumbled onto a Geocache at South Cape May Meadows and asked what it was.  I replied, “Hey, I think that’s a Geocache.”

He asked what that was, and I said it was like a treasure hunt, which was just about as much as I knew.  So we downloaded the app (Geocaching.com) and attempted to sign up for a free account on the geocaching.com website, only to discover that I’d actually signed up for one back 2011 [...]

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