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  1. amf

    Pink to Pink

    Beautiful stand of them.
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    A really big tree

    Yep. Two Money Islands. The Salem County one I believe was the Starr hunting club / wildlife refuge, owned by a Tatnall B Starr. It and all the surrounding farms were acquired by PSE&G.
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    Maple syrup production ramps up in the Pine Barrens of NJ

    We made sap from red and silver maple when I was a kid. Most every tree you can make syrup from takes far more sap than a sugar maple. There had been one semi-commercial sugarbush up near the Water Gap, but the season in NJ starts far too early and ends too soon to make it more than a hobby.
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    Tindall Island hike

    Boondoggle indeed. While there used to be regular barge traffic on the Cohansey many years ago - it is a rather deep river, but always required dredgeing at the mouth and the stretch above Fairton - the many twists and turns made navigation difficult, particularly for a 'large barge'. I recall...
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    Tindall Island hike

    Yup. I believe it was constructed around the time they were trying to establish a port on the Cohansey in Bridgeton. There was a small dredge disposal area there and another in Bridgeton next to the wastewater treatment plant.
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    Tindall Island hike

    I believe the diked island was used for dredge disposal at one point, hence the remnants of the water control structure. Last time I was out there I came back with an incredible chigger infestation - it was a bit earlier in the season than now! Nice picture of the old corduroy road, btw. It...
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    RV Dump Stations (State Parks or WMA)

    Some sewer plants might... if they are set up to accept septic tank waste. I know we did down in Bridgeton - just had to call to be let in. If any are near you its worth inquiring.
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    Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

    I formerly resided in Greenwich (the real Greenwich, down in Cumberland County) and the local rumour was that the first cranberry bog in New Jersey was located there, near the headwaters of Pine Mount Creek. This was in the 1700's. I never saw the site myself, but did see where a bog had been...
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    What we did to this wonderful flowering seep.

    Wow. And some folks think we don't need wetland or stream protections.
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    What we did to this wonderful flowering seep.

    Not saying that is the case here, but that type of oil sheen and the ochre sludge can often be naturally occurring.
  11. amf

    The West Side of the Pines

    If you could have that entire drainage area without the old paintworks (well, maybe that and the old landfill on Centennial Blvd), it would have been a surprisingly clean body of water. As you said, a Pine Barren outlier draining to the west.
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    The West Side of the Pines

    Wow... never knew that was the name of the lake. We always called it 'square circle lake'. Its where I first fished, and learned to ice skate. I imagine its been a while since folks skated there - seems none of the lakes freeze solid any more, except for one brief spell in January of 2018...
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    It is a nice beach. Definitely worth visiting.
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    I must have paddled over that wreck half a dozen times, but always around a high tide and never saw a trace of it. Be careful when you go... there are some squirrelly currents there where Stow Creek has breached the bank into Delaware Bay.
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    Pink Clay

    The pink clay is actually fairly widespread across the cumberland county area east of Bridgeton. I came across fairly extensive patches of it doing field work at Cumberland Nurseries on the south side of Rt 49, as well as on the grounds of FCI-Fairton. Interestingly at Cumberland Nurseries there...
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    pine barrens outside of the Pine Barrens

    There even used to be some cranberry bogs in the Pecks Corner area. I believe one of the earliest cultivated bogs in the state was from down that way.
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    The end of Garmin Basecamp

    From past experience with them, unless its changed Garmin's definition of lifetime is definitely what it sounds like...
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    Lotus flowers

    I think the bloom is done for this year.
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    Ideas for a Milky Way Shot

    Wow... Mr Fusco's shots are amazing! I was down on an island in the mid-Chesapeake Bay over the weekend and the view of the Milky Way was simply stunning. One of the few times I can recall seeing it directly overhead and horizon to horizon. Wish I had some way to capture it!
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    Update on new housing/commercial space proposal for Manchester

    Its good to see... when I was there Jackson, Lacey, Berkley, and Barnegat were exploding.