Category Archives: Hiking

To The Beach – Before the First Chill of Autumn

Last week, already nearly a week into autum, we had our last visit to the beach just before days of rains and near 50 mph winds raked the area.  A brief ride across the bay here brought us to Island Beach State Park, … Continue reading

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NJ’s Island Beach State Park… Treasures from the Atlantic

Eight glimpses below, and the “Featured Image” above, taken a few hours prior to this week’s Summer Solistice…  As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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Pine Barrens, Lost Railroad and Civil War

A few weeks ago,  I explored a small but typical part of an abandoned single track railroad constructed in the early 1860’s. It transverses the New Jersey Pine Barrens, an immense area of 1.1 million acres of sandy soil characterised  by oak and pine trees, cranberry … Continue reading

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The Last Vestiges of Winter?

Downstream of Ramapo Lake, New Jersey …As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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The Woods and The Snow

  Whose woods these are I think I know. (mine) His house is (…behind me) though; He will not see me stopping here (?) To watch his woods fill up with snow. Images taken 10/13/15 and today, 2/5/16. (Published without permission, … Continue reading

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UTAH: Day Three and Four – Lake Powell, Natural Bridges and Salt Lake City

  Our four days exploring in Utah, continued early Saturday morning, 11/7/15, at the ‘outpost’ of Bullfrog, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area where we rented a small boat to explore nearby parts of Lake Powell, specifically Moqui Canyon. Later we would view the … Continue reading

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UTAH: Day Two, 11/6/15 – Arches, Canyons and Dinasours

With my son Steve, daughter Holly, and seven year old grandson Tyler we spent the night in Moab, and were beginning our first full day. Now we were in the heart of the Colorado Plateau (Utah,) one of the most impressive scupltured and gorged terrains … Continue reading

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