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July 8, 2021

Round Valley Reservoir Campground – Lebanon, NJ

Round Valley Reservoir Campground Round Valley Recreation Area Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ

Address: 1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Coordinates: N 40° 36.307 W 074° 49.944 (where the trail enters the camping area)

Directions: Drive to the park offices to register, then it’s a paddle or a hike to get to the campground.

Access: NO CAR ACCESS, paddle or hike only.

Website for official info: https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Campground Map: Click here for full sized map 

Pet friendly?: From website (as of [...]

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September 4, 2020

Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, NJ

Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total of trails (I did 3 1/2 miles) Type – interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 (more elevation that I’m used to in flat South Jersey)

Website – Sourland Mountain Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hills and woods Surface – Rock & dirt plus boardwalks

Trailheads – only one trailhead – 40°28’26.64″N, 74°41’41.77″W

Directions – 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Parking – large lot

Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed Stroller [...]

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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.

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April 3, 2020

Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming/Montana

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Yellowstone National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm Wyoming and Montana

So back in 2016, we had a great six days in Glacier National Park.  But the kids had never been this far West before, so (twist our arm), we planned to take them to Yellowstone National Park.

So after a long day of driving north to south through Montana, and a night’s camping in southern Montana…

We stopped at Grant-Kors Ranch National Historic Site that day too.  Lassoing isn’t going well!

… we made it to Yellowstone [...]

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