So the newest issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine just hit the magazine racks, and the cover story is ALL about hiking and biking all over New Jersey. The cover article is totally worth the read, and having done all 12 of the trails in South Jersey that are mentioned, I vouch that they are all great. So totally get a copy.
Wait, what’s this? An article on backpacking on the Mullica River Trail? Yes, writer Nick DiUlio and a buddy backpacked that lovely 9.5 mile trail, enjoying this backpacking gem out in the pine barrens, and then wrote a lovely little article about their adventure. Loyal readers may remember that this was the first trail the Pres ever backpacked, completing it with Daddy and Uncle Skunk when he was three.
Wait? Who is that being quoted in the article (and sounding much more intelligent that I do in real life)? It’s me! Yay! Nick was kind enough to reach out to me to talk about the Mullica River Trail, and I was happy to yammer at him for 40 minutes on the phone. I have a quote or two in the article, and Nick was even nice enough to put our web address in the article. Because he’s awesome.
You can read the article here, but you should totally put up the $5 for the paper copy, because I am old fashioned and paper copies are awesome.
In conclusion – buy magazine, Nick is awesome (thanks Nick!), and to be a professional writer I need to stop working in stupid puns, focus when writing, and not write statements like “Yay!” in articles. And definitely do not use fragments in my writing. Or repeat myself. Or repeat myself.
Don’t know where to get a copy? Just go to Barnes & Noble in Marlton, which is where my wife picked up a copy to surprise me with. Or, you know, any of a variety of stores all over New Jersey that stock fine magazines.