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Jun 13, 2018 - Delaware Water Gap

This was our one day to visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. The day began with drizzle and heavy cloud cover. "About two hours from NYC or Philadelphia is a 40 mile river valley. DWGNRA encompasses nearly 70,000 acres along the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At the southern end of this park, the river cuts an S-shaped pass through the mountains, forming the Delaware Water Gap." We started at Kittatinny Point Visitor Center because it's at the southern end and...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Travel to Columbia, New Jersey

When making a journey such as this, clothing is often an issue. How much do we pack for cool weather? Recently, I showed Wriley, our 5.5 y/o grandson, a YouTube video of a family crossing to Newfoundland on the ship. After disembarking, they were at a restaurant. Wriley asked, “Why are they wearing coats?” Sure enough, they were wearing puffy down coats. I don’t know when the video was filmed, but it did convince us to take our heavy coats! What we definitely didn’t expect was to be running our heat the last few nights! Driving eastward...

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Sep 14, 2014 - Lakota Wolf Preserve

Up in the Kittatinny Mountains at the western edge of New Jersey, its easy to imagine the days when the most densely populated state in the nation was wilderness. Wolves used to roam the hills of the area, but have been gone from this area for nearly 200 years. You usually have to go to Alaska and Minnesota or maybe Upper Michigan's Isle Royal to find them in the US. Fortunately I read an article about the Lakota Wolf Preserve where you can see wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding. The preserve adjoins the Delaware Water Gap...

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Sep 12, 2014 - The Other New Jersey

Most people think that New Jersey is all Turnpike and cities. The Northwest corner along the Delaware River is completely different which is why I call it the other New jersey. It's mostly forested and hilly as the Appalachian Mountains pass throughout he area. The Delaware River cut its way through the Kittatinny ridge some 450 million years ago to form the Delaware Water Gap. The River is only a stones throw wide in this area and is a far cry from the tidal portion in Delaware. It's great place for a float trips and fishing. As I was...

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