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May 8, 2018

Ebright Azimuth… the highest point in Delaware

Ebright Azimuth – the highest point in Delaware! Ebright Road and Ramblewood Drive, Wilmington, DE

On a blustery “Spring” day, Mrs. South Jersey Trails and I spent our first day away from all three kids in nine months.  So where did we go?  On an epic venture to summit the highest point in Delaware – Ebright Azimuth.

We parked our car on Ramblewood Drive, out of the way of traffic on Ebright Road.  From there, it was a grueling climb of zero elevation spaced out over dozens of feet to reach the historic sign designating the highest point of this state famous for its high peaks.

The exhaustion and lack of oxygen are [...]

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March 25, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 4 – Stony Man Mountain to Big Meadows

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 4 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 46 of them. Difficulty: 6 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (Northern Shenandoah National Park AT score)

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancy or the Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park (2012 – 14th edition) I can’t over-recommend carrying a trail map and guide while backpacking, it will help [...]

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March 23, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 3 – Pass Mountain Hut to Stony Man Mountain

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 3 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 46 of them. Difficulty: 6 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (Northern Shenandoah National Park AT score)

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancy or the Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park (2012 – 14th edition) I can’t over-recommend carrying a trail map and guide while backpacking, it will help [...]

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March 22, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 2 – Gravel Springs Hut to Pass Mountain Hut

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 2 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 50 of them. Difficulty: 6 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (Northern Shenandoah National Park AT score)

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancyor the Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park (2012 – 14th edition) I can’t over-recommend carrying a trail map and guide while backpacking, it will help [...]

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