Every time I go into a place that sells books on hiking in New Jersey, I always crack them open. And I’m always sadly disappointed at the lack of hikes listed in South Jersey. This is a life experience I share with millions of other people, I am sure. There are always TONS of awesome hikes listed for the Delaware Water Gap or the Palisades, but rarely more than a handful for anywhere close to where I live in South Jersey. I can only handle the Turnpike so much in any given year.
Thus was born this book. I mean blog. Because creating a book requires a larger attention span than I have. So blog is totally a better plan here.
The grand, noble purpose of this blog is exploring the many hiking/backpacking routes in my home state of South Jersey. This is by no means a “best of”, it’s far more of a survey. And there are approximately 18 bazillion trails out there to explore, so this could potentially last a good while.
My other hobbies include photography, dragging my baby to places most kids his age never go to (earning strange looks from my friends and family), and taking my $100 canoe out, so expect a chunk of that mixed in liberally.
Thus begins the cataloging of my series of adventures with a wacky cast of characters. I hope some people can use this to help them start their own hikes, walks, etc in the greater South Jersey area.
Expect many more uses of the word “thus”. And “awesome”. Thus, awesome.