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September 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Batona Trail / Batsto Lake Trail 9/23/10

My original plan was to go to Fair Hill NRMA outside of Elkton MD for a full day of hiking (anyone been there?) , but considering it was suppose to be 85 and humid in Elkton, decided to stay closer to home and go to Batsto Village in Wharton State Park. I decided to do the Batona Trail/ White Trail Loop which is 4 miles. All trails leave from the back of the parking lot by the picnic area.…


Added by William and Marieann Bannan on September 23, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Great Swamp - 9/19/10

Ended up doing two small hikes at Great Swamp as we had a busy weekend and only had time for a short hike, need one under an hour away.

7.25 miles total (approx., our GPS decided to drop us at end of hike #2) 1st hike: 2 miles, 2nd hike: 5.25...probably. Terrain is level, very easy to easy.

We first stopped at the Wildlife Observation Center and walked the 2 miles of boardwalks through th swamp. There are several observation blinds to check out…


Added by njHiking.com on September 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cliff Park and McDade Recreational Trail, Delaware Water Gap NRA, PA - 09/18/2010

The Cliff Park trails are mostly woods roads, some actually very pleasant, others not so pleasant, but the great views you get from along the cliffs come very easily for the little amount of work involved in this hike. After hiking the cliffs I switched to sneakers and did the part of the McDade Multi-use Trail I knew was completed and runs along the valley at the foot of the cliffs. Only ran into two people on bikes, one other hiker and two groups of HUNTERS! Yes, apparently it is crow season… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on September 19, 2010 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Wawayanda - Pumphouse, Red Dot, Hoeferlin Loop - 9/11/10

We decided to wander around Wawayanda on a fine September day - pleasant and in the mid 70s. As usual, we just slung together a route as we went.

12 miles - terrain is easy to moderate; distance challenging. Plenty of options for smaller loops here. Wawayanda terrain is less rocky and pretty level (most are old woods roads), and quite pleasant compared to what's usual in North Jersey.

It's also a very pretty park, and the trails are full of mountain laurel… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on September 16, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Splitrock Reservoir Loop - 9/5/10

We wanted to do this hike over the summer, but it was way too hot to do this hike so we waited. We lucked out with a gorgeous Labor Day weekend.

We did this loop in Nov. 2008 and the Split Rock Trail blue markers were frustratingly hard to find; they still are. After that experience, and reading… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on September 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Appalachian Trail from Deckertown Turnpike (High Point State Park) to Sunrise Mountain (Stokes State Forest) - 09/04/2010

This is a very easy way to hike to Sunrise Mountain for about 7 miles total out and back. The parking lot off of Deckertown Turnpike holds about 8 cars but does not seem to be heavily used. The parking lot is already at a high elevation so other than some minor ups and downs along the way, the trail is pretty level along a ridge. Some limited views to the west and north early on, probably better views when the leaves are down. I tried to incorporate the Lusscroft Farm trails into the hike but… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on September 7, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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