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    Nice fall color along the Batsto River

    I took this photo on Halloween while I was kayaking to Batsto Lake. There's a few more photos in my blog post about my trip.
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    ORV - Soil Retention - Carbon? What Da?!!! They're Serious!

    I've seen big mounds on Quaker Bridge Road not far from 206 and also the road going back to Goshen Pond. Both of those roads had a lot of deep holes and ruts last winter. A friend of mine told me that he thought it was a disgrace that the state was not keeping them in better repair because they...
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    ORV - Soil Retention - Carbon? What Da?!!! They're Serious!

    This may be an obvious question but would this definition "regularly improved and maintained roads" exclude all dirt roads? Is a dirt road automatically considered unimproved? Just wondering because I drive my Jeep down Quaker Bridge Road frequently. The state does seem to do some road...
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    Industries in the Pines - Ghost Towns

    Wow, that's awesome, thanks! I'll read through these.
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    Industries in the Pines - Ghost Towns

    Yes, I have! Like with my friend Barbara Solem, I met him on one of his tours. He's a nice guy and has a wealth of knowledge about the area. Barbara told me that he frequently helped her when she did her Ghost Towns tours. Barbara decided not to do her bus tours any longer so she gave Jeff her...
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    Pine Barrens Jamboree October 9, 2021

    I met Barbara when I did her Ghost Towns bus tour in 2019. Very cool lady, and she knows so many people in the Pine Barrens! She's been inspiring me to start writing about the area.
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    Industries in the Pines - Ghost Towns

    A friend and I did a guided bus trip a few Sundays ago exploring some of the abandoned industrial sites in the area. I've read Barbara Solem's Ghost Towns book and many of these sites are described in it. Very cool to see them in person. We visited Deep Run Cranberry Bog, Atsion Village, Hampton...
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    Lovely day kayaking on the Mullica up to Lock's Bridge

    That's neat! I want to get a kayak next year. I'll look into that as an option. I live in a townhouse. I can easily store a kayak in my backyard but getting a regular one in and out might be awkward.
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    Lovely day kayaking on the Mullica up to Lock's Bridge

    How was it with an inflatable kayak? I don't see them used much on the rivers here.
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    Lovely day kayaking on the Mullica up to Lock's Bridge

    I think she actually stayed put for a while until another kayaker came up behind me. She sort of posed with her feet out like this watching me. A lot of the turtles that day seemed sluggish. It was cold in the morning, and I think they were sunning themselves to warm up.
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    Lovely day kayaking on the Mullica up to Lock's Bridge

    And then I was in a walking boot followed by a leg brace until Labor Day. Worse was that it was my driving leg so I pretty much spent the summer hanging around the house. It was just a stupid accident. I slipped in the mud, fell hard, and badly twisted my ankle. My fibula snapped from the torsion.
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    Lovely day kayaking on the Mullica up to Lock's Bridge

    I paddled a few hours on the Mullica up to Lock's Bridge a few weeks ago, my first time kayaking since breaking my ankle right after Memorial Day. Beautiful day! Here are two of my favorite photos, and I wrote a post about it as well: Kayaking on the Mullica River.
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    Pine Barrens Jamboree October 9, 2021

    I think I'm going to check this out tomorrow. I'm friends with author Barbara Solem, and she will be there. She's very knowledgable about Batsto and the Pine Barrens in general.
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