Recent content by Mts83

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    Christmas along The Old Mine Road

    Great shots, Ben! The whole Old Mine Road "corridor" has a ton of interesting stuff to explore, some hidden, some not so. Take for instance your pic of the 3 Minute light, directly behind that sign starts the Karamac Trail which follows the old RR bed down below Old Mine Rd and eventually leads...
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    Sounds like you're talking about firebreaks? They do exactly what the name implies- provides a break in the fuel for a forest fire by disrupting underbrush and anything above soil level. They can be found all over the pines running near trails or roads, but can sometimes have a haphazard appearance.
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    Plan to keep NJ state parks open announced.

    New article posted to the Press of AC tonight:
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    Columbia Road

    Great pictures, Jeff! I live only a few miles from Columbia Rd south of the tracks. When I was little the schoolbus actually took us down a short dirt section where Columbia, Joseph, and Spruce meet- that house at the end where it meets the Expressway was one of the stops. Columbia continues on...
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    The Lure of the Land - A photographic journey through the pine barrens, New Jersey’s

    Great job Chase, excellent photos! Sorry I couldn't make it, I'll try to get in there before April.
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    Marlton Circle

    A Flickr friend of mine has been keeping track of the reconstruction of the Marlton Circle too: Its interesting to see how the Philly skyline is visible from the new overpass. His photostream has a lot of great historical...
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    Historic Aerials Update

    Apparently it was never the intent to have those lines... plus, there was a decent amount of backlash from users. An admin there says it was just a bug.
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    Historic Aerials Update

    lines The lines really annoyed me too, especially since they blended in to the point where it looked like they were part of the original photo- scarring the image. Note I'm talking in past-tense though, the reason being... the lines are gone! They have bolded and enhanced the watermark, however...
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    November Pine Barrens Happy Hour

    I realize it may not be easy for some, but a few gtg's ago we had it on Monday night at the Pic which turned out great, nice turnout, trivia + bogo too. Wed nights are all you can eat wings, though that also brings out the crowds. Personally, in terms of the 4th or 5th, either would probably be ok.
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    Confirmed tornado in Northwest Ocean County

    I've seen a few pictures posted on other sites, it shows some extensive roof damage to a two-story house, not far from the speedway (speedway lights are visible in the distance). Pictures had been posted here, however you must sign-up to view (ignore the fake tornado pic haha)...
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    The Jemima Cyclone

    Very interesting Boyd, I found this link after you posted it in the more recent thread I made regarding the Ocean Co tornado. Looking at the damage it does appear to (from what I can see) be straightline wind damage as a result of a microburst, which was reported widespread during the 6/24...
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    Pine Barrens Happy Hour

    Sounds like a good idea... heres another vote for a second gtg in Nov when Glo is around!
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    Confirmed tornado in Northwest Ocean County

    The NWS in Mount Holly confirmed an EF-1 tornado touchdown in the vicinity of Colliers Mill and 539 during yesterdays severe thunderstorms. Here in Atlantic County we didn't have any offical criteria severe weather, however we did see some intense lightning and strong wind gusts. Additionally...
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    jim ungehajer's illness

    I never met Jim either, but always found his trip reports interesting along with what seemed to be frequent trips to Atlantic County and the pines all the way from the Philly area. May he rest in peace, thoughts and prayers to his family.
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    "Wing and Water Festivities"

    Alright time for some pictures, a great time was had by all: A few more pictures can be seen here: