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Helyar Woods in the Snow - 2/23/14

We had limited time to get outside this weekend, so of course the weather hit 50+ degrees.

Still, we managed to fit in a test of our new snowshoes at a local field to get them adjusted. There were still several inches of icy, crusty, wet, slushy slop that used to be snow but it was enough to get them set up for the next snowfall.

The next day we swung by Helyar Woods for a quick hike. This…


Added by njHiking.com on February 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Six Mile Run – Red Trail in the Snow - 2/16/14

Ah, more snow.

We decided to hit up Six Mile Run’s Red trail from the Rt. 27 parking lot but arrived to pile of plowed snow and broad expanse of unbroken snow. Hunh.

We drove over to the Jacques Lane lot to see if we could hike without post-holing through deep snow.

The snow appeared to be 18", possibly 24" in spots, and was not as broken and packed down as much as expected.



Added by njHiking.com on February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Merrill Creek Reservoir in the Snow - 2/1/14

IMG_0846 With several inches of snow still on the ground, we decided to head out to Merrill Creek Reservoir.

It was a beautiful winter day with sunny blue skies and nearly 40 degrees – so welcome after all the snow and bitter cold this winter.

We decided to follow the same route as last time - hitting the RED and BLUE trails from the visitor center then make our way over to the Perimeter Trail to circle the reservoir.…


Added by njHiking.com on February 6, 2014 at 6:13pm — No Comments

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