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July 11, 2019

Carranza Memorial Ceremony – SATURDAY, 7/13

 

This Saturday will be the 91st Annual Emilio Carranza Memorial Ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 11 of Mt Holly.

So who was Emilio Carranza and why is he honored each year in a clearing in the middle of the pine barrens?  Carranza, whose family help several important positions in that country, was an early aviator of that country.  He is often referred to as “the Lindbergh of Mexico”, and was a friend of Charles Lindbergh.  In 1928, Carranza attempted to fly non-stop from Mexico City to Washington, D.C. on a goodwill flight.  He fell just short due to bad weather, but finished his flight the next day and was greeted as a hero in our [...]

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June 12, 2019

Manumuskin River Preserve – Millville, NJ

Manumuskin River Preserve – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 4 miles total (trail was probably 3, plus some wandering) Type – lollipop Difficulty:  3 of 10 – walk along the stones over the swamp is a pain

Website – Cumberland County Open – Sunrise to Sunset?

Terrain – swamps, woods Surface – dirt, gravel, and more

Trailheads – 39°20’7.28″N, 74°57’41.94″W

Directions – Port Elizabeth-Cumberland Road (Rt 646), Millville, NJ

Parking at railroad crossing.

Parking – Roadside parking along [...]

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May 1, 2019

Mullica River Campground – Wharton State Forest, NJ

Mullica River Campground Wharton State Forest Burlington County, NJ

Address: None Coordinates: 39°41’24.54″N, 74°40’28.72″W

Directions: There’s no driving to this campout.  Paddle or backpacking in starts from Atsion.  Can also backpack in from Batsto.

Access: Hike in from Atsion or Batsto, or paddle in from Atsion only!

Website for official info: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Campground Map:

Pet friendly?: Mullica River Camp does not allow pets to camp here at this time.

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April 27, 2019

Bodine Field Campground – Wharton State Forest – Bass River Township, NJ

Bodine Field Campground Wharton State Forest Bass River Township, Burlington County, NJ

Address: Bodine Field Road, off of Route 679 (Chatsworth Road) Bass River, NJ Coordinates: 39°39’14.96″N, 74°31’22.35″W

Directions: If coming from Batsto (where you pick up your permit), head back out to Route 542/Pleasant Mills Road and make a left turn.  Drive just over four miles, then make a left turn onto Route 563/Green Bank-Chatsworth Road (just after the old Green Bank Tavern).  Drive down until you reach a stop sign (more than five miles down), at which point you will make a sharp rightturn right onto Chatsworth Road/Route 679.  Travel about a [...]

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