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Winter Hikes: D&R Canal, Cheesequake S.P. - 1/16/11

Lots of snow so far this winter, so we've been doing some short snowy hikes. For the full blog post... check out Winter Hikes: D&R Canal, Cheesequake S.P.

12/31/10 - On New Year's Eve we did a short hike at the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, starting at Rocky Hill and headed south. The towpath is very flat and great for snowshoe and cross-country.

1/1/11 - We always take a hike on New Year's Day, it's such a great way to start the new year. We needed a hike that was nearby as we had something to do that night... so off to Cheesequake State Park we went...

There was probably 5-6" of trampled snow. I used traction aids, but they probably weren't needed.

1/16/11 - Ended up at Cheesequake again. Still a decent amount of snow on the ground here, the trail was pretty trampled but the snow was fluffy, not icy. I used microspikes which just makes winter hiking a breeze. We walked toward the lake and on the woods roads this time, and in some areas it was still a little deep so we needed to follow the ski tracks.

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