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Ramapo Mtn S.F. - Wanaque Ridge Trail - 3/28/10

Headed over to Ramapo Mountain State Forest to check out a newer trail, Wanaque Ridge, in the western part of the park. We slapped together a route as we went along and ended up only with 7.2 miles, but there was a decent amount of up and down along a pretty rugged trail surface. It was a brrrrisk and dreary day, so we plan to come back to take photos when it's more colorful.…


Added by njHiking.com on March 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Norvin Green - Lake Sonoma and Overlook Trails

8.1 challenging miles and 70 degrees, sunny and perfect... such a nice change after this crazy winter. We hiked in the northern section of Norvin Green State Forest, located to the southwest of Monksville Reservoir in West Milford. There are two newer (2008-ish I believe) trails there we wanted to check out, Lake Sonoma and Overlook.

This isn't a really long hike but with a decent amount of rugged up/down, several stream crossings, we'd rate it… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on March 23, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Penn State Forest - Oswego Lake and the Pine Plains

We went in search of the Pygmy Pines in a section of the pine barrens called the "Pine Plains" where the trees average 5 feet tall and you can see over tree tops for acres.

We've never hiked Penn State Forest before and didn't know much about it, other than seeing a few pics of the pines, and they are mentioned in both an older (1998) "50 Hikes in NJ" book as well as a 2009 "Hiking in NJ" book and sounded… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on March 7, 2010 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

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