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January 1, 2021

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, NJ

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, Camden County, NJ Distance – supposedly 8 miles of trails total.  We did 2 1/2 miles, but missed a lot. Type – Series of interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 – built for bikes, so more climbs and descents than a normal trail in South Jersey

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hills, swamps, forests Surface – Largely sandy and rooty, fun!

Trailheads – 39°46’40.00″N, 75° 2’14.26″W

Directions – Turnerville Hickstown Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (Parking is at Gloucester Township Community Park)

Parking – Several [...]

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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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June 20, 2020

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, NJ

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, Camden County, NJ Distance – not sure how many  miles total, we did 1 1/2 and definitely missed some trails. Type – Intersecting loops Difficulty:  3 of 10 – hills!  Hills!

Website – None Open – 8 am to dusk

Terrain – Hills and forest Surface – dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°47’50.78″N, 74°59’32.44″W

Directions – Cherry Lane and Davis Ave, Clementon, NJ

Parking – Roadside parking

Dog friendly? It says dogs aren’t allowed on town land except “as designated”, and I didn’t see it designated.  So I think [...]

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March 29, 2020

Glacier National Park – St Mary, Montana

Glacier National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/glac/index Waterton Lakes National Park (Glacier’s sister park in Canada) – https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/ St Mary, Montana

Back in 2017, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But in 2016, we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.  The highlight of our trip?  6 days in Glacier National Park!  Even though it is in the middle of nowhere, this was the 10th most visited national park in 2019 with 3 million visitors, which tells you how amazing it is.  And it’s amazing.

We had spent our previous day in a hotel room by a giant penguin…

 

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