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April 6, 2019

Wharton State Forest Loop – Mullica River Trail/Beaver Pond-Quaker Bridge Trail/Wilderness Connector loop – Shamong, NJ

Wharton Loop – Mullica River Trail/Beaver Pond-Quaker Bridge Trail/Wilderness Connector Loop – Wharton State Forest, Shamong,  Burlington County, NJ Distance – 9.9 miles total Type – Lollipop trail Difficulty: 2 of 10

Website – http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Forest and swamp Surface – Sand

Trailheads – 39°44’30.37″N,  74°43’33.55″W (next to Atsion Ranger Station)

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April 6, 2019

Fiddler’s Creek Preserve – Titusville, NJ

Fiddler’s Creek Preserve – Titusville, Mercer County, NJ Distance – We did 2 miles (with some backtracking on a lollipop).  Maybe 2 1/2 trail miles here. Type – Series of connected loops Difficulty:  4 of 10 – large ravine you can journey into, steep climb in and out

Note – these trails are connected with Ted Stiles Preserve and Baldpate Mountain next door.

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, meadows (old farm fields), and a steep ravine to a creek Surface – Mostly dirt.

Trailheads – 40°18’59.92″N, 74°53’4.79″W (From preserve’s parking [...]

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February 28, 2019

Finding an alien spaceship… in Willingboro

So one of my many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many interests that I fake knowing something about is architecture.  And my favorite style of architecture by FAR is “mid-20th century futuristic space architecture.”  I absolute adore the crazy stuff that people dreamed up at that time.  It was the height of the space race, and people around the world looked forward to a time of robots and flying cars.

Crazy.

 

So crazy.

 

But this idea of buildings of the future went way further than just giant [...]

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February 21, 2019

South Cape May Meadows – Cape May, NJ

South Cape May Meadows Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 1.75 miles of trail (but spur requires some backtracking, plus can walk down to the beach at certain times of the year), we did 2.4 miles here. Type – Loop with an out-and-back spur, as well as a spur that connects with Cape May Point State Park. Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – The Nature Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Beach and marsh Surface – mostly dirt, sand, and shells

Trailheads: Main entrance from parking lot –  38°56’16.33″N,  74°56’40.97″W Connector trail from Cape May Point State Park (spur off of [...]

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