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TJ Karakowski
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Embarrassed to ask!

Started May 30, 2014 0 Replies

Hi NJ Gang! Dopey question - Is camping at Sandy Hook a new thing? For me to live at exit 12 on the turnpike and not know that you can camp at Sandy Hook embarrasses me. I promise not to do a naked…Continue

Tags: camping, Nj, hook., Sandy

Grand Canyon Hiking / Backcountry Permits

Started Apr 11, 2014 0 Replies

Hi NJ Hiking Gang! I was curious if anyone here can provide any advice about planning a multiday (3-4 day) backpacking trip of the Grand Canyon? I'm doing the research now, and realize that getting…Continue

Overnight parking at Dunnfield Creek

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Karakowski Jan 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi NJ Hiking Gang - Happy 2014. I am considering doing a winter overnight backpacking trip to shoot some photography at Sunfish Pond and tent at BP#2. Does anyone know the legality of parking at the…Continue

Tags: Creek, Dunnfield

Best View in Harriman

Started this discussion. Last reply by frank olear Sep 13, 2013. 3 Replies

So I was kinda shocked to see September's issue of Backpacker Magazine list the d*mn "Egg" at Harriman as the the "best vista" in New York. I'm not asking you guys if you agree with that - I'm asking…Continue

Tags: Vista, SP, Harriman

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TJ Karakowski commented on TJ Karakowski's blog post Nothing beats a good day at Round Valley
"In my mind that $71 has been allocated to help feed and care for the little orphaned bear cub on nj.com! I've spent way more time than a 38 year old guy should watching little Mike tumble around his crib! NJ.COM Orphaned Bear Cam Its kinda…"
Mar 31, 2015
njHiking.com commented on TJ Karakowski's blog post Nothing beats a good day at Round Valley
"That is a total bummer, especially after stopping to pick up garbage."
Mar 30, 2015
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Nothing beats a good day at Round Valley

Except when you get back to your car and have a $71 ticket for parking there after the park closed! URGH! I was literally carrying out beer bottles and garbage I picked up on the quick 6 miler (office to campsite #7 and back) on the Cushetunk and told that cop that I was glad he ticketed us while I was out there cleaning up the park! He didn't appreciate my trail maintenance apparently! I just assumed the park was open till dusk, but it's only open until 6pm in March. Lesson learned I guess.…See More
Mar 29, 2015
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AT Sobo '14 - Rocksylvania

I filmed and edited this stuff on my iPhone 5c and posted when in towns. I lost my NJ hiking credentials to log on, along the trail, so I never updated here.  Sorry guys. The smartphone question I posted a year a half ago, was the start of an amazing relationship with my iPhone. Filmed, edited  and posted End Sept to Mid Oct 2014. PA, MD and W. Va.See More
Jan 16, 2015

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Nothing beats a good day at Round Valley

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 9:17pm 2 Comments

Except when you get back to your car and have a $71 ticket for parking there after the park closed! URGH! I was literally carrying out beer bottles and garbage I picked up on the quick 6 miler (office to campsite #7 and back) on the Cushetunk and told that cop that I was glad he ticketed us while I was out there cleaning up the park! He didn't appreciate my trail maintenance apparently! I just assumed the park was open till dusk, but it's only open until 6pm in March. Lesson learned I guess.…

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AT Sobo '14 - Rocksylvania

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

I filmed and edited this stuff on my iPhone 5c and posted when in towns. I lost my NJ hiking credentials to log on, along the trail, so I never updated here.  Sorry guys. 

The smartphone question I posted a year a half ago, was the start of an amazing relationship with my iPhone. 

Filmed, edited  and posted End Sept to Mid Oct 2014. PA, MD and…

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AT SOBO 14 - Dirty Jerzy & Co.

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:26pm 2 Comments

Happy 2015 NJ Hikers! Now that I've left our amazing state for an extro-spective look, I can report back here that in fact, NJ is the best state. 

I completed my AT Sobo (FYI = Sobo means Southbound) thru hike on the Winter Solstice (12/21). In dismal Georgia. I plan on posting here all my thoughts about that experience over the months to come.. I'm working on my flickr, youtube and white blaze, but NJ Hiking here is my home base. If any one has questions, please ask. No parameters.…

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AT Sobo - NH & Vermont

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

SOme highlights of these 300 miles!

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