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    Kayaking on the Wading Again

    Put in at Evans Bridge. Water levels were down at least 8-12 inches. Last time (3 weeks ago) I went from Hawkins to Godfrey it was low and we had to walk/drag the kayaks for quite awhile. Our dog literally ran down the river for most of that trip.Today there were many exposed sand bars on most...
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    Kayaking on the Wading Today

    Took a nice kayak trip with the wife and kids today. On the way to Hawkins bridge there were maybe 10 cars in the Harrisville lake parking lot. When I got to Godfrey bridge the place was like a ghost town. Wading Pines was busy but there was hardly anyone in or near the water. Put in at Hawkins...
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    What is this?

    Looks like a plane. I guess it was under the satellite when it took the picture? https://boydsmaps.com/#20.00/39.997645/-74.310436/hereHybrid/0.00/0.00
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    A trip down Jones Road

    Took the family out for a nice jaunt in the pines. Dover road has been graded and you can drive from Lacey Rd. to 539 without going through a giant mud hole or puddle. The grass at Eureka or Blacks Bridge is super tall. When you drive thru it is almost like you are driving in a gorge or ravine...
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    A really big tree

    I was killing some time in south jersey last week and drove over to check out the Hancock House and Alloways Creek bridge in Salem County. When I was leaving I saw a sign for a short trail to a viewing platform close to the Delaware. When I walked out, you could tell the area was clearly used as...
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    Say Hello to my little friend

    Was out yesterday and came home with ticks on me. First ones for the season and I have been walking in brush most weekends.
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    Glass Insulators

    Had to travel with the family to Cumberland County today. Instead of going shopping. I decided to kill some time checking out Fries Mill. There were freshly posted WMA signs and a red colored sign in the middle of the tracks right before the train would need to cross the Manumuskim River. Does...
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    Harris Station

    Had some time to kill today before meeting someone in Tabernacle near Butterworth Bogs Rd. Took a ride with my son over towards Apple Pie Hill and down to Harris Station. Tried to look for the train door going south on the track towards Caranza. To be honest I did not check the forum first for a...
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    Tuckerton Speedway

    There was a article on the Tuckerton Speedway in the local paper "Mailbag" this Friday. I did not copy as I dont think its allowed. It talked about how it was started and why it ended so quickly.
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    Changes at Chairville?

    Had some time to kill yesterday in Medford. Decided to drive past Chairville cemetery and drive up Sandtown Rd and past Kirbys Mill and finally to check on the progress at the Dr. Stills historic site. I went to pull in front of the cemetery but now it is all fenced in with a black metal fence...
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    Ammunition Depot

    As a kid growing up in Forked River, I heard people talk about how the military stored ammunition in the pines. People talked about bunkers and buildings. I heard they were near the railroad bed. Not too long ago they burned the area between the mountain and the railroad bed. There are now 3...
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    Pleasure Club of Land Development

    I came across this picture while doing some research on another house in Lacey Township. It is titled "Pleasure club of land development project, Ocean County, New Jersey" Does anyone know what or where this was in Ocean County? It is dated 1938 https://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8a22508/
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    Crystal Lake

    Was out in Manchester yesterday back by Wrangle Brook. Decided, I would just take a quick ride over to Crystal Lake to show my kids what is there. I was a little skeptical of going because I know Manchester Police go there quite often and I did not want a trespassing ticket. When I came out of...
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    Kayaking on the Wading River

    Kayaked down the Wading from Hawkins to Godfrey with the kids yesterday. I realize it was a week day, but we only saw 7 other people total on the water or hanging out. Wading Pines campground was pretty sparse and quiet There were only a few people relaxing near Godfrey bridge and nobody at...
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    More Changes at Forked River Mountain

    Took the wife and kids for a ride to the mountain on Saturday. We came in from the direction of 539 via Bryant Rd. Once I got to the base of the mountain before you turn right and go up I noticed the road toward the railroad had been cut and widened on both sides. I did not follow it so I dont...
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    Forked River Mountain

    Was walking around FRM yesterday to celebrate earth day. At the top are a bunch of concrete barriers piled up. Not sure if these will be used to block the roads around the mountains or to shore up the north side which is washing away pretty badly.
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    Interesting find today

    Thought this was a neat find today. This tire is easily off a large truck. Not sure how long its been here but the tree was pretty large. No size was on the tire except 10.00-20
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    Lacey Materials Burned

    Walked in the Lacey Materials today after the controlled burn over a week ago. They burned as far as I could see from Lacey Road to the back of the cleared areas and into the woods beyond that. They even burned each individual pine island regardless of size. They widened and graded some roads...
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    Winslow Junction

    Took a walk through Amatol/Race track area today. They made a bunch of new fire cuts. Perhaps they are going to burn down there too. Afterwards I took the kids over to Winslow Junction. I could not believe the destruction and damage that has occurred there in the last year. Every inch of train...
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    Warren Grove Bombing range

    Looking at the satellite images of the WG bombing range it looks like they have an old train out there? Something they practice strafing? Does anybody know what some of the other items out there are? Buildings or old vehicles...
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