Recent content by Jon Holcombe

  1. Jon Holcombe

    Realm of the Piney Warden

    Thanks Pan. It is not an HDR photo, just some routine dodging and burning in Lightroom. This particular shot is across the stream, and bog, from a prominent cranberry farmer's (and Forest Fire Service warden) farm. His family dates back to 1829 in the pines. He grows the best cranberries and...
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    Warm, warmer, hot.

    It isn't a warming trend. It's climate change. I listed a few of the many organizations who believe it is... Climate Change.
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    Warm, warmer, hot.

    A gentleman who worked for the NWS disagrees. That's very compelling. NASA, American Association for Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, AMA, American Meterological Society, American Physical Society, Geological Society of America, US National Academy...
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    Warm, warmer, hot.

    11 years to avoid catastrophic climate change. Nothing you'll have to worry about. Your children, and grandchildren most certainly will.
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    Warm, warmer, hot.

    Who says the world has 12 years left?
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    Warm, warmer, hot.

    July was the hottest month since they started keeping records in 1880. I guess Hannity has good A/C in the Climate Denial war room. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/15/july-2019-earths-hottest-month-record/2017913001/
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    New Friendship Gate

    It would really be a shame if someone (graphic designer perhaps), printed a bunch of stickers that read "Emile DeVito's Private Playground" and slapped it on the post under (not over) the sign. I really hope nobody does that.
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    Warm, warmer, hot.

    Good article. I lived in Maplewood, northern NJ from 1964-1969. They flooded Memorial Park and we would ice skate when it froze December through February. It is hard to understand how anyone does not take Climate Change seriously.
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    New Friendship Gate

    There are many reasons to close a legally drivable road. Emile Devito is very persuasive. I am sure when he is speaking to the PPA faithful, many whom I bet do not explore remote areas, there are a lot of hands in the air and shouting "Amen". This will create a major hurdle for people who want...
  10. Jon Holcombe

    New Friendship Gate

    Pope, it makes me wonder what the enforcement policy is on established go-arounds? The go-arounds exist because the roads aren't maintained (perhaps due to budget constraints). Deep holes, ruts, blowdowns, create situations where the round-about has been created by cars just trying to drive...
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    New Friendship Gate

    Aside from Morning Glory protection, the video (link below) is about snakes and features Emile Devito. I agree with 99% of what Emile DeVito stands for. But when discussing the MAP plan he says around 9:20 mark: "The whole plan was scuttled by Gov. Christie... and we have no idea why, other...
  12. Jon Holcombe

    pine barrens outside of the Pine Barrens

    I've posted some about Dix WMA and have done a little exploring around the Cohansey watershed. I thought the area beautiful, primitive, unspoiled and relatively unpopulated. I would love to shoot more down there, and someday I might once I've exhausted the Pinelands National Reserve (which may...
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    New Friendship Gate

    This gate looks just like the one that Guy posted about on June 9. I do not think it is the same gate although in the same general Carranza Rd. area. If someone mentioned this, I missed it. It looks brand new, and the road is legal (but now blocked) under the 1997 USGS Topo map adopted by the...
  14. Jon Holcombe

    OFF-ROAD DRIVERS STILL BATTLING CONSERVATIONISTS OVER ACCESS TO PINELANDS

    Your ideas are very, very good. Put two more dedicated Park Police vehicles in Wharton, make the first offense $1500 and vehicle confiscation for the second. And specify that using established go-arounds is not the same as driving into a wetland.