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Wharton State Forest - Atsion Loop - 2/27/11

We decided we couldn't bear to trudge through even one little bit of slushy snow today, so we opted to head down south again. The weather did not disappoint - 50 sunny degrees that felt more like the end of March than February.

This may be our favorite hike in the Pine Barrens. It's the typical pine trees and packed sandy trails, but adds in views along the Mullica River and just seems to be the most scenic and pleasant route in the area.

9.6 miles. Trail surface is level, soft sand and pine needles, barely any elevation change. We'd rate it between moderate and challenging only due to length, the trail itself is very easy.

Read the entire Wharton State Forest - Atsion to Quaker Bridge Loop post here.


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