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February 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Cattus Island County Park (Tom's River, NJ) - 02/28/2010

When I checked the snow depth maps it looked like there should be 1 inch of snow along the shore where the rest of the state was buried in snow. Sure enough, I found there to be no snow to 1 inch and rarely maybe 3 inches deep for very short distances at Cattus Island County Park. There has been a lot of melting but there is a great network of boardwalks and trails raised with wood chips so for the most part your feet stay dry. There were… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on February 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Abram Hewitt State Forest 2/22/09

Greetings. Amusingly...one of the roughest parts of this hike was actually finding the trailhead. It took me nearly 4 trips back and forth on the same road to discover that the parking lot was neatly tucked away behind a sign for Greenwood Lake Marina. The beginning of the hike was pretty intense since it immediately begins to climb the mountain and doesn't level off until after 40 minutes...or maybe I'm just slow. The top of the mountain doesn't afford much of a chance for rest either, since… Continue

Added by Sara Clasp on February 24, 2010 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

Brendan Bryne - Pakim Pond/Mt. Misery Trail - 2/21/10

Park site here. There were maps in a kiosk at the main park office. Note on the building said the office is closed weekends until April 1st. We drove to the Pakim Pond parking lot a few miles down the park road. The composting toilet was unlocked (yay!). There is also a larger bathroom building there, which is seasonal. Another composting toilet was along the Orange trail later in the hike.

Decided to try our… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on February 21, 2010 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve (Woodland Township, NJ) - 02/21/2010

Hiked the green and red trails at Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve for a total of 9.5 miles. The kiosk had a supply of maps. It is the exact same map (even same size) as what is available online. Parking is probably along the road as there did not seem to be any space at the entrance but everything was snow covered, especially deep from plowing, so I parked across the street where there was some cleared space at… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on February 21, 2010 at 8:56pm — 3 Comments

Proposed Power Lines to affect the Delaware Water Gap, Appalachian Trail, more

In case you haven't heard about the proposed plan, "The Susquehanna Roseland Project", here are a few articles about it, including 2 from the public meeting on Feb. 17th.

The plan would increase tower height and clear trees through the Delaware Water Gap NRA near Walpack Bend, and cross the Appalachian Trail before heading east across NJ.

"A big concern is the viewshed that will be negatively impacted by the new, taller towers. “While there is a powerline there today, the… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on February 18, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation - 2/14/2010

There was more snow than I thought there would be at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation so I figured it would be a very short hike since the snow was not very trampled down but I did end up hiking 5.9 miles.

There were maybe a half dozen maps in the kiosk. The online map is good. I took the teal Highlands trail, which starts by the porta-potty in the Saffin Pond… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on February 14, 2010 at 7:47pm — 2 Comments

High Mountain Preserve Park (Wayne, NJ) - 2/7/2010

Hiked around 7 miles at High Mountain Preserve Park in Wayne, NJ. There are two different maps online but I liked this one the best. I ended up giving my copy to a couple of guys who were lost going in the opposite direction when I was near the end. There is supposed to be a kiosk at the end of the parking lot (Lot 6 William Patterson College) but I did not… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on February 7, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

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