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June 20, 2020

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, NJ

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, Camden County, NJ Distance – not sure how many  miles total, we did 1 1/2 and definitely missed some trails. Type – Intersecting loops Difficulty:  3 of 10 – hills!  Hills!

Website – None Open – 8 am to dusk

Terrain – Hills and forest Surface – dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°47’50.78″N, 74°59’32.44″W

Directions – Cherry Lane and Davis Ave, Clementon, NJ

Parking – Roadside parking

Dog friendly? It says dogs aren’t allowed on town land except “as designated”, and I didn’t see it designated.  So I think [...]

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June 19, 2020

Swedes Run Fields – Moorestown, NJ

Swedes Run Fields – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – about 2 miles total if you walk all the pieces of trail. Type – Paved and dirt paths Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Moorestown Parks & Playgrounds Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields with some patches of woods Surface – Paved and dirt

Trailheads – 39°59’5.57″N, 74°55’30.38″W

Directions – 735 Westfield Road, Moorestown, NJ

Parking – Small lot

Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed on trails, unleashed dogs allowed in the fenced in dog park Stroller friendly? Offroad stroller would work fine for most [...]

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April 11, 2020

Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm Wyoming

So after we left Yellowstone National Park in the rain and cold, we took many hours to drive south to Grand Teton National Park, which is connected to her more famous neighbor by a 10 mile road.

We drove through the clouds and the rain until we reached Gros Ventre Campground, where Uncle John had help from Tree Rider and The Pres with setting up camp.  While it is not the prettiest campground in the park, it is the largest in the park.  It does not take reservations in advance, but almost never fills up.  We’d spend two nights here.

Grand Teton is a spot [...]

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February 18, 2020

Three Hikes for Black History Month

February is Black History Month.  This event began as Negro History Week in 1926, created by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and soon spread around the country via community organizations.  By the late 1960s, fueled by the Civil Rights Movement, this had grown into a full month of events in many areas by the 1960s.  In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized for the national government Black History Month, stating the purpose was to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

In schools and communities across the country, we take this [...]

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