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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

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

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