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March 21, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 1 – Rt 522 to Gravel Springs Hut

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 1 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 50 of them. Difficulty: 6 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (Northern Shenandoah National Park AT score)

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancyor the Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park (2012 – 14th edition) I can’t over-recommend carrying a trail map and guide while backpacking, it will help [...]

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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 getoutsidenj.com 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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