DR Canal

Hike 26:D&R Canal State Park

Hike 26 marks the halfway point of my 52 hike challenge – and even though I’m still about 7 hikes behind where I should be, it has renewed my confidence that I’ll finish by November 27, 2016. 

Dunnfield Creek - Delaware Water Gap

Hike 25: Dunnfield Creek with That Outdoor Guy

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the crown jewel of NJ hiking. Whenever anyone asks me what it’s like to explore the backwoods of NJ, I send them photos from my hikes on Mt. Tammany and the Dunnfield Creek Natural Area. When Adam (ThatOutdoorGuy) messaged me on twitter to see if I would…

Cushetunk Mountain Preserve

Hike 24: Cushetunk Mountain Preserve

I headed to Cushetunk Mountain Preserve for Hike 24 – The trails were pretty well marked, but the fact that that area crosses from a town park into a county park all while bordering a state park made reliable maps hard to come by.

Jeep Patriot Sport SE - Redline 2

Redline 2 Jeep Patriot Sport SE

I have a not so secret love for the Jeep Patriot – the capability may not be anywhere near that of the old XJ Cherokees, but the styling is reminiscent of the classic boxy Jeeps. The SE package is one of the best bang for your buck deals that Jeep has offered in a while,…

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Hike 23: Top of Tourne

The 52 Hike Challenge has been a bit more challenging than I had originally thought. As I write this I’m about 8 hikes behind where I should be at this point and am starting to get nervous about being able to catch up. I’m determined to meet my deadline, but will need to really kick…

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Hike 22: Turkey Mountain

I have a long list of potential hikes that I pick from each week when planning destinations for my 52 Hike Challenge. Turkey Mountain wasn’t actually on my list, but after looking back on the map it shares with Pyramid Mountain (hike 17) I decided to check it out for number 22.

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Hike 19: Schooleys Mountain Park

For the fourth or fifth time this year, the weather prediction kept me from attempting a big hike in PA that I’ve been trying to complete since January. Instead of staying home, I took the foretasted rainy day and headed to Schooleys Mountain Park to hike the Falling Water and Grand Loop Trails for hike…

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Hike 18: Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve

The Sourlands continue to be my go to spot for short hikes when I don’t have a lot of time to spend all day on a longer adventure. Hike 18 was my first time in the Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve in Ringoes, NJ and was a really cool spot to enjoy a family hike with…

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Hike 17: Pyramid Mountain Rocks!

I hiked Pyramid Mountain for the first time last summer after finding pictures of Tripod Rock on Instagram. This amazing Morris County Park is a natural beauty tucked into a pretty densely populated area of Northern New Jersey – but once you’re in the woods, you’d hardly believe it.

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Hike 16: Mountain Lakes Park

A friend of mine recently posted a picture on Facebook of a hike he did at a local park that I’d never been to. So, naturally; I had to check it out for myself. For hike 16 I headed over to Mountain Lakes Park in Princeton, NJ.