Category Archives: Hiking

Rebirth in Great Smokey Mountains, Zoom-in Version

  There is a wonderful five mile one-way roadway just east of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the foothills of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, at 6,923 (2010 m.) The auto turn-outs allow access … Continue reading

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Rebirth in Great Smoky Mts. – Serenely Beautiful

    See updated version of this post (with Zoom In capability)  here A wonderful five mile one-way roadway just east of Gatlinsburg, Tennessee, in the foothills of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains, at … Continue reading

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Wildflower – 7/20/17

Late afternoon on the 48th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, peace and tranquility abound along the local Rail Trail in Forked River, N.J.  “Tranquility Base here… the Eagle has landed!” As usual, click on the image for a … Continue reading

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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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