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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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April 28, 2013

Black Run Preserve Trails – Evesham, NJ

Black Run Preserve Trails – Evesham, NJ Distance: 6.5 miles of trails.  My “regular” loop is 2.5, but I’ve done 7 1/4 miles in one go there. Difficulty: 2 of 10. Updated: February 17, 2020 – a million new pictures.  Expanded write up.

Activities – hiking, mountain biking (including a specially built offroad biking trail), geocaching, bird watching, hanging out with beavers, photography, orienteering (although there is currently a post missing) Terrain – Woods, wetlands, old bogs. Map – Updated Map (now with interaction!) You can also use REI’s Hiking Project App or All Trails to follow your route as you hike or bike. Website [...]

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