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December 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Shark River Park

Hike along the Shark River and over boardwalks in this Monmouth County park.

4.2 miles. Trail surface is mostly easy, a mix of root-filled-dirt and sandy trails. Minor hills.

River’s Edge trail is rated as challenging but it just follows along the river, and there are a couple of rough-wood stairs… that’s about it. Road noise throughout the…

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Added by njHiking.com on December 19, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Cheesequake – Green Trail in the Snow - 12/14/13

We decided to grab a quick hike at Cheesequake State Park as the snow started falling on Saturday.

The temperature was somewhere in the 20s but it was beautiful out, sunny and very comfortable.

We just did the Green Trail which is around 3-ish miles. The boardwalk that snakes through the cedar swamp is now finished being re-built, and the trail no longer detours…

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Added by njHiking.com on December 18, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

New Years Day hike

Anyone planning to do a New Years day Hike?  I thinking of heading up to the AT

Added by Al on December 17, 2013 at 6:46pm — 4 Comments

Palisades – Alpine to Huyler’s Landing

Outstanding views of the NYC skyline while hiking above and below the impressive rock face of the Palisades… with a little Revolutionary War history thrown in for good measure.

5.5 miles, surface ranges from easy path to rocky trail. One decent downhill to the shoreline and then another uphill back to the upper trail, where there is considerable road…

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Added by njHiking.com on December 12, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Video of my Section Hike of the Appalachian Trail across New Jersey

Hi NJ Hikers- If you're bored at work, here's a video I made of hiking the AT through our lovely Garden State back in September of this year. Be sure and change the quality to 720 (lower right hit gearbox and select 720) -TJK

 

Added by TJ Karakowski on December 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Weekend at Harriman

When I got into this backpacking thing this year, I never thought it’d be anything more than a summer time hobby to get out, shoot some photography and get some exercise.  Turns out though, that I enjoy the planning, physical challenge, and quite honestly, the solitude, so much that I can’t wait until next May to get out there. In fact I now see winter backpacking as a new chapter with it’s own challenges and rewards.…

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Added by TJ Karakowski on December 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Round Valley Recreation Area

Surprisingly rugged workout from a central NJ park, with some views of beautiful Round Valley Reservoir.

The park also has something rather unique in NJ: remote campsites that are accessible only via hiking or paddling.



10.4 miles. Lots of up-n-down hills with a surface that varies between flat, packed dirt to tons of softball-sized rocks… the kind that…

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Added by njHiking.com on December 4, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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