We always try to hike on New Year's Day as it's just a great way to start the year (and shake off the wine & cheese from the night before!)
For New Years we wanted a hike that we were familiar with so it didn't require any research, and our last hike here was less than a year ago [see Wharton State Forest – Atsion to Quaker Bridge Loop].
It's nice to visit new places, figure new routes, take a bunch of photos... but sometimes you want to just hike.
The pine barrens can be a great place for that. All that endless pine tends to tune everything else out – it can be almost meditative sometimes. (...or sometimes it can seem like crushing monotony if you aren't in the mood for it!).
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