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March 4, 2020

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, NJ

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3.6 miles of trails total.  We hiked 1.6 miles here Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty:  2 of 10

Website – Nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – fields and marsh Surface – mostly grass

Trailheads – 38°56’57.39″N, 74°55’25.63″W

Directions – 801 Wilson St, Cape May, NJ 08204

Parking – Good sized lot

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Strollers with large offroad wheels should work Benches? Lots of benches Facilities?: Picnic tables

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Markings – Map [...]

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March 3, 2020

James G Atkinson Memorial Park – Sewell, NJ

James G Atkinson Memorial Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – We did just over a mile.  Probably about that total trail miles Type – Loop trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Gloucester County Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields, ponds, and woods Surface – Paved

Trailheads – 39°45’8.01″N, 75° 7’3.20″W

Directions – 138 Bethel Mill Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080

Parking – Good sized lot (one side of the park is closed to parking right now for renovations)

Dog friendly? Unsure, did not see it posted Stroller friendly? Yes Benches? Yes Facilities?: [...]

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February 9, 2020

Union Transportation Trail – Upper Freehold, NJ

Union Transportation Trail – Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total one way (we did 2 miles one way) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10 Good for equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and bicyclists.

Website – https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=3777 Open – Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.  Closing time is 6 p.m. through February 11; 6:30 p.m. February 12-March 7; and 8 p.m. March 8-April 15.

Terrain – Woods, farms, and swamps Surface – Crushed gravel

Trailheads – Sharon Station Road parking lot (intersects with Herbert Road) – 40°12’21.73″N, [...]

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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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