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March 15, 2018

Top 20 Trails in South Jersey!

Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son.  I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).

Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting.  We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).

So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]

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March 13, 2018

United State Avenue Trail – Gibbsboro, NJ

Green Trail (United States Ave Trail) – Gibbsboro Greenway – Gibbsboro, Camden County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles total (one way) Type – out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Gibbsboro Greenway Brochure Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and some wetter areas Surface – Paved or gravel

Trailheads –  39°50’10.05″N,  74°57’49.38″W (by Gibbsboro Police Station) 39°49’13.87″N,  74°58’1.08″W (Lindenwold Park)

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March 7, 2018

How to hike with small children – birth to 5 years old!

Many months ago, our buddy Jeff of was expecting his first kid, and had reached out to ask how you get your young ones outside.  I deferred the question to my wife.  While our own baby got in the way of getting this our in time for Jeff’s child being born (by months and months and months), hopefully this can be helpful for those looking to get the newborn to five crowd out in the woods!

Thank you to my wife, Alix, for writing this!

Questions from Jeff:

– When does a hiking backpack some into play?

– How can someone be sure that the infant carrier bedsheet looking thing is tied properly… or why they should/should [...]

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March 3, 2018

The most wonderful time of the year… AT Thru Hiker Season!

Like most of the people in the Philadelphia area, I cried like a small child when the Eagles won the Super Bowl a few weeks back.  I love the coming of baseball season, I live and die with the Flyers, and I most definitely “Trust the Process.”

But the season I look most forward to is more brutal that football, tougher than ice hockey, longer than baseball season, and requires as much trust as the 76ers need… it’s Appalachian Trail thru hiking season!  Because, I have a pretty bad obsession with backpacking in general and Appalachian Trail thru-hiking in particular.

Every March, thousands of men and women set off from Springer Mountain with one [...]

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