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Recommendations for an AT loop with an overnight at Hemlock Pond?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Karakowski Sep 5, 2014. 2 Replies

Last spring some buddies and I did fun trip to the DWG and camped at Bear Creek.  The accommodations were pretty much primitive, but its still a campground with people nearby, etc...  Next year I'd…Continue

Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hank Hall May 10, 2014. 8 Replies

Some friends and I are headed up to the DWG to do some camping from May 3rd to 4th.  It's primarily going to be a guys weekend-just a bunch of old friends from childhood now scattered across the…Continue

Curiosity off of the Appalachian Trail in High Point/Stokes

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Karakowski Sep 21, 2013. 5 Replies

I was combing through some topographic maps looking for old farm roads and remains of old homesteads swallowed up by Stokes, High Point, and the DWG.  NJ history is as much a hobby as hiking for me.…Continue

Bass River State Forest Camping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Sep 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Anyone camped in/around Bass River State Forest lately?  I'm headed down there this weekend with some friends.  We're staying at a private campground called Pilgrim Lake, not too far from Lake…Continue

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Hank Hall replied to AK's discussion Bears
"Again, to be fair to the hikers, if they followed what seems to be the "conventional wisdom" about NJ black bears, they would have assumed that the bear was harmless and that the other hikers were overreacting.  The lesson here is…"
Oct 11, 2014
Hank Hall replied to AK's discussion Bears
"Of course we do.  What more is there to know?  Wild animals can be dangerous under certain circumstances.    "
Oct 9, 2014
Hank Hall replied to AK's discussion Bears
"I think we will see more there eventually as there are bears down there, just not many.  Migration through the midsection of the state I think presents the biggest barrier.  There are corridors for wildlife to pass through heavily traveled…"
Oct 8, 2014
Hank Hall replied to AK's discussion Bears
"That's not been stated in any report about the attack.  This was a bear that was far too comfortable around humans, which is the problem with a large portion of the bear population in New Jersey.  Younger, smaller bears like this one…"
Oct 3, 2014
Hank Hall replied to AK's discussion Bears
"There's really no reason to change hiking plans either temporarily or permanently.  What happened to the hiker at Apshawa could have happened to anyone, so you really either need to make the choice to go into the woods or not.…"
Sep 25, 2014
TJ Karakowski replied to Hank Hall's discussion Recommendations for an AT loop with an overnight at Hemlock Pond?
"Michelle Buckley at Fish and Game has always promptly answered by questions about trailhead parking in Jersey Hank. Michele.buckley@dep.state.nj.us"
Sep 5, 2014
Paul replied to Hank Hall's discussion Recommendations for an AT loop with an overnight at Hemlock Pond?
"Yes you can park overnight at Crater Lake. But anywhere in Stokes is a no-no (just in case you were asking) ;-)"
Aug 9, 2014
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Recommendations for an AT loop with an overnight at Hemlock Pond?

Last spring some buddies and I did fun trip to the DWG and camped at Bear Creek.  The accommodations were pretty much primitive, but its still a campground with people nearby, etc...  Next year I'd like to go up there, park somewhere, and do a loop on the Appalachian, overnighting at Hemlock Pond, and returning to the cars the next day.  Does anyone know if overnight parking is permitted at Blue Mountain Lakes or Crater Lake if you're hiking the AT?  I know that the areas are closed from 10:00…See More
Aug 7, 2014
Hank Hall replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"Bear Creek is great-Ken, the owner, is a great guy.  Tent sites are down along the Flatbrook-there are some wooded sites but those had been flooded out due to the heavy rain we received on Wednesday, so we ended up closer to the front in a…"
May 10, 2014
Daniela Wagstaff replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"Very interesting, thanks!  Now I need to go back and explore Shoemaker Farm.  Like you said, always next time. If you look at my track, you can see where the Woods Road comes out on Mountain Road.…"
May 9, 2014
TJ Karakowski replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"Hank - How is that campground (Bear Creek"). Any plus/minus to it versus camping at Stokes or Swartswood for $20/night or along the AT (ie more scenic, less crowded, great bar, etc?). -TJK"
May 9, 2014
Hank Hall replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"Continuing here because I couldn't continue typing after I posted those pictures for some reason.  Anyway, we just hit the highlights because we ended up not having nearly as much time as we would have liked.  I did get back behind…"
May 9, 2014
Hank Hall replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"Neat!  I will definitely check out those remains the next time I'm up there.  You actually answered a question I had been wondering about for a long time regarding where Woods Road goes after the the barrier at the border between…"
May 9, 2014
Daniela Wagstaff replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"Well, better late than never!  Here are some things I came across recently in DWG. Cabin remains on a woods road off of Mountain Road described in this hike (scroll about 3/4 of the way down):…"
May 8, 2014
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May 1, 2014
Hank Hall replied to Hank Hall's discussion Stokes/DWG relics, remnants, and historical artifacts?
"LOL...that's what happens when you spend your lunch hour combing over satellite imagery of Stokes/the DWG on a large HD monitor.  I got started with this kind of thing when I was a kid exploring the Pine Barrens with nothing more than…"
Apr 22, 2014

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