So today marks FOUR YEARS of this ridiculous blog. I’ll type that again for dramatic effect- FOUR YEARS.
Four is an important number for this blog, because, when I started, I figured that was about top end estimate for how many people would ever look that this big, dumb prestigious project of mine (and that was counting on my mother being able to find it on the Internet to see cute pictures of her grandson). But my, oh, my, how we’ve grown up. In the past four years, nearly EIGHT PEOPLE have read this blog.
Okay, it’s a few more than that, and sometimes I worry about you folks because of that. But thanks just the same for coming along for [...]
Batona Trail Reroute – Apple Pie Hill to Rt 72 – Parker Preserve – Woodland Township (aka, Chatsworth), Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8.3 miles Type: One way (out and back is 16.6 miles) Difficulty: 3 of 10.
Terrain – pinelands, swamps, old cranberry bogs
Trailheads – Apple Pie Hill – 39° 48.442’N, 74° 35.365’W. Not 100% sure where the other one is on Rt 72, it’s tricky to find.
White Trail – Franklin Parker Preserve – Chatsworth, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 3 miles (officially), 3.6 miles by our GPS with only one very short side trip to the viewing tower. Type: Loop trail Difficulty: 2 of 10 – easy walking, but very exposed to the sun, so be prepared! Also watch out for ticks!
Terrain – pine forests, swamps, but mostly old cranberry bogs
Trailheads – Speedwell Trailhead – 39° 46.737’N, 74° 32.493’W
Red Trail – Franklin Parker Preserve – Woodland Township (Chatsworth), Burlington County, NJ Distance – 6 miles total (maybe a bit over since there is a short detour onto the Green Trail where beavers have flooded the trail that we missed and had to backtrack to) Type – Loop Difficulty: 4 of 10 – hills, flooding, wind, and cold. Probably only a 3 if it was warmer. Updated: March 13, 2017
Note – This was initially a guest post by James. Thanks James! His beautiful shots are included together at the bottom of this post.
Website – Franklin Parker Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – hills, woods, swamps, [...]