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August 2, 2017

Voyageurs National Park – International Falls, Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm International Falls, Minnesota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

Our destination for Day #4 was Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, way up on the border with Canada, and our first new “National Park” National Park for this trip.

This park is mostly water, but we decided to start out with a hike on Lake Kabetogama.  The hike starts just around the corner from the Ash River Visitors Center and was three miles.

 

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July 31, 2017

Baby’s 1st Hike!

So eight days after the baby was born, he went out for his first hike at Crows Woods in Haddonfield.

While he slept through most of it, he bravely went 0.6 miles through the woods anyway.

The Pres and Tree Rider are pretty psyched about it.

Also, we have decided that, for purposes of this blog, he is to be dubbed “Kite Flyer”.

I also want to publicly recognize that my wife is a very patient and understanding and, frankly, awesome woman who thinks taking babies out hiking at 8 days is perfectly acceptable (also, tough).

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July 31, 2017

Review – 30 Walks in New Jersey by Dann and Miller

30 Walks in New Jersey by Kevin Dann and Gordon Miller 243 pages Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ – 1992 Note: Updated and expanded version of 25 Walks in New Jersey, 1982

So I decided that I’d start actually reading some of the many New Jersey hike books (which generally upset me by ignoring South Jersey… hence, this blog exists) and seeing what I like and hate about them, just in case I totally loose my mind and actually write a book one day…

30 Walks in New Jersey by Kevin Dann and Gordon Miller is the first one up, because I saw it in the library when I was there the other week, so I picked it up to read.

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July 26, 2017

Battleship New Jersey – Camden, NJ

Battleship New Jersey – Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Website – http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/ Address – 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ

So one of my favorite places in South Jersey is the Battleship USS New Jersey.  Over the years, I’ve done a lot of work cleaning her with the scouts, helping out with Eagle Projects there, and welcome soldiers and sailors there for Thanksgiving dinner.

When looking out the window of the PATCO train earlier this summer, The Pres asked if we could go see the battle ship.  He’d only been next to it, and I realized that for my score of times I’d been on it, I’d never actually done the [...]

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