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August 9, 2017

Rancocas Creek Paddle- Pemberton to Mt Holly – 8 miles

Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.

Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks

Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek

Put in – Birmingham Road –  39°58’45.17″N,  74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail

Begin portage at Smithville/Take out [...]

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August 2, 2017

Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, NJ

Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2 miles total (includes backtracking… oh so much backtracking) Type – Series of out-and-backs Difficulty: 2  of 10 – few muddy spots to navigate

Website – Oldman’s Creek Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Forest and some swamp Surface – Pavement to dirt pack to mud to grass

Trailheads –  39°42’52.17″N,  75°21’54.26″W

Sign at trailhead.

Trail starts next to sign.

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July 26, 2017

Battleship New Jersey – Camden, NJ

Battleship New Jersey – Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Website – http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/ Address – 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ

So one of my favorite places in South Jersey is the Battleship USS New Jersey.  Over the years, I’ve done a lot of work cleaning her with the scouts, helping out with Eagle Projects there, and welcome soldiers and sailors there for Thanksgiving dinner.

When looking out the window of the PATCO train earlier this summer, The Pres asked if we could go see the battle ship.  He’d only been next to it, and I realized that for my score of times I’d been on it, I’d never actually done the [...]

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July 21, 2017

Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, NJ

Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total (which seemed to cover all the trails except for a little connector) Type – A few interconnecting loops, with lollipops at the end. Difficulty: 3  of 10

Website – S.T.E.M (Save the Environment of Moorestown) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Lakeside woods and swamp Surface – mostly dirt

Trailheads: King’s Highway –  39°57’6.55″N,  74°58’8.86″W

Nixon Road – 39°56’55.97″N,  74°57’50.91″W

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