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July 23, 2018

Bass River State Forest – Bass River, NJ

Bass River State Forest  – Bass River, Burlington County and Ocean County, NJ Distance – 23 miles total (13 miles of which will be covered in this post) Type – Various loops and out-and-backs Difficulty: 2 of 10

Entrance fee – Memorial Day to Labor Day – $5 per car on a weekday ($10 out-of-state) and $10 on a weekend or holiday ($20 out-of-state) (2018 numbers).  Free rest of the year.

Website – Bass River State Forest website Open – 8 a.m. to dusk, camping areas open 24 hours.

Terrain – Woodlands, swamps Surface – sand or cinders

Trailheads – 39°37’27.32″N,  74°25’31.23″W (Red, [...]

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July 12, 2018

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, NJ

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 8 miles of trails Type – Various trails that loop around Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Double Trouble State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods, swamps, meadows, and bogs Surface – mostly sand

Trailheads: Most of the trails in the park start from the village –  39°53’49.41″N,  74°13’21.48″W Dover Forge Trailhead –  39°54’44.56″N,  74°16’58.20″W

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June 25, 2018

Dr. James Still Nature Trail – Medford, NJ

Dr. James Still Nature Trail – Dr. James Still State Park and Education Center – Medford, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 3/4 of a mile total Type – Loop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Dr. James Still Center  Dr. James Still Historic Office Site & Education Center (Medford Historical Society) Dr. James Still Historic Office Site & Education Center Facebook Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woodlands and meadow Surface – Dirt with a few boardwalks

Trailheads –  39°54’57.02″N,  74°49’22.03″W

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March 25, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 4 – Stony Man Mountain to Big Meadows

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 4 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 46 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 Conservancy or 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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