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November 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Cheesequake State Park - After Hurricane Sandy - 11/23/12

Cheesequake State Park is one of our favorite places to hike in New Jersey. It's our nearby go-to park when we want to get in a nice short hike without having to drive far.

We'd read that it had been hit particularly hard by Hurricane Sandy, but didn't have a chance to check it out until the day after Thanksgiving.

The park staff and volunteers…


Added by njHiking.com on November 29, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Hacklebarney State Park - Fall Foliage - 10/27/12

We headed to Hacklebarney to get the last bits of lovely fall color before Sandy came to town and ended foliage season.... and as it turned out made a huge mess out of Jersey in general.

Even though it was overcast the day we went, it was still gorgeous. Hacklebarney isn't a very big park with a lot of trails, but there is a lot of scenery packed in…


Added by njHiking.com on November 29, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

No Celebrating At This Times Square - 11/24/12

Those of you who've hiked Harriman after Sandy came through and been past the 'infamous' Times Square junction know what it looks like there.  While there's destruction and felled trees strewn over & around nearly all the trails, it just seemed particularly significant to see this popular crossroad in its unrecognizable state.

In the Times Square area, this tree had been growing on top of a rock slab for heaven knows how long.  How many years since that slab had seen the light of…


Added by Linda Frank on November 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Lichen Trail Damage & Bushwack At Harriman - 11/23/12

Hiked three days at Harriman over Thanksgiving holiday. Each hike took about 1/3 longer due to maneuvering blowdown damage. 

So many blows to ramble up, over, through, under and bushwacks around that it really chewed into our time.  In a very dark sense, however, it made for a much more challenging hike what with having to figure out not only how to get back on trail, but in many cases figuring out where the trail was in the first place!

On this particular hike…


Added by Linda Frank on November 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Looking for hikes in or around Gloucester County, NJ

Any good hikes or trails in the Gloucetser County area?  I'm just starting out, so nothing too strenuous please.  If there are other hikers in this area looking for someone to hike with, then let me know.

Added by Valerie on November 17, 2012 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Looking for ideas for an over night for next weekend

I am looking for an overnight idea for us, with hiking in and out.  I am thinking of going up to Sunfish Pond.  I live in Keyport so if anyone has some ideas that are closer, please post

Added by Al on November 11, 2012 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

Jenny Jump Post Sandy

Today, Scott and I were off and headed out to one of our favorite spots, Jenny Jump State Park, to see how it handled the storm.


For those who have never been, it is beautiful out there, and we feel an energy there every time we are out there, not ever having to do with the story of Jenny, of which I an…


Added by Chrissy Tierney on November 7, 2012 at 6:32pm — 2 Comments

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