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  1. MarkBNJ

    Hello from the highlands

    Just wanted to swing by and wish everyone a happy new year. Nice to see a lot of the same folks posting. I haven't checked in for quite a long time, though I do surf by every once in a while to see how things are going, and I see updates from Ben and Chris and Gabe on facebook. It's been a very...
  2. MarkBNJ

    ORV Management In Sensitive Areas Of Wharton

    I looked this afternoon and also could not find anything.
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    ORV Management In Sensitive Areas Of Wharton

    I think there are a lot of people who don't want any vehicles in the woods at all.
  4. MarkBNJ

    ORV Management In Sensitive Areas Of Wharton

    I always figured this was inevitable, what with the boggers and people dumping trash and littering. As was said above, only the law abiding and respectful will be hurt by this. And of course the staff of the DEP and park service, forest service, what-not, all the scientifically approved and...
  5. MarkBNJ

    High Crossing never disappoints

    The FJ weighs in at a little over 4k pounds, if I recall, something like 4200. Looked like stock rubber so no help there, lol. That jeep looked pretty light to me. I don't have a winch on my FJ, though, so I would have had to yank on him.
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    Aerial Harrisville Photos

    Yeah, but with my method I can roll down the windows and get that piney scent and the flies. Of course, some of you can do that at home too.
  7. MarkBNJ

    Saying farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Damn good point about the check engine light. Bad sensor should trip that on.
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    Saying farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Just a guess, but air density changes with temperature, which alters the oxygen content in a given volume. It's why old naturally aspirated engines performed better on cool days. Could be the O2 sensor is bad and the mixture settings needed for the warmer, less oxygen rich air are getting messed...
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    Saying farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Nice truck, Bob. I still think the Taco is the best looking small pickup. The body sits just right. On your starting problem, I'm going with O2 sensor.
  10. MarkBNJ

    Saying farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Yeah there is really nothing, other than a few spots like Jemima you shouldn't be climbing anyway (spoken by a guy who did, and then thought about it and hasn't since). At extreme articulation an SFA will keep the tires planted perpendicular to the surface they're riding on, but that situation...
  11. MarkBNJ

    Saying farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser

    Oh the overall utility of the design is absurd. The stupid suicide doors, the low windshield (with three wipers!), the cave-like rear compartment, lack of any storage whatsoever, the laughably useless stock roof rack, the even more laughably useless stock aluminum skidplate that you can bend...
  12. MarkBNJ

    Chigger Free for Today

    Speaking of chiggers... I went to Harrisville two weeks ago with my nephew. We were not prepared to go off trail and I told him we wouldn't be, but then I broke my own rule to show him the power plant ruins. Brought back the worst chigger assault I've had to suffer. Something like 50-60 bites on...
  13. MarkBNJ

    Saying farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser

    I'm sad to see it go, just because there are few small body-on-frame 4wd trucks left in the market. But I am not at all surprised they killed it. My '07 has 125k miles on it, and quite a few of them were earned beating around pretty much every road in the barrens and the gap, wet or dry, sandy...
  14. MarkBNJ

    Burrs Mill

    I made the same trip, for the same reasons, and felt the same way :).
  15. MarkBNJ

    Aerial Harrisville Photos

    Cool stuff, Mike. I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this kind of exploration. Let me know if you get up in our corner of the state. I know a few good flyover candidates in Warren and Sussex. Btw, I could have used this technology two weeks ago when I took my nephew to Harrisville, and broke my...
  16. MarkBNJ

    It's silly season time

    In a few years we will speak longingly of the solar maximum, and how we luxuriated in warm sunshine all the year 'round.
  17. MarkBNJ

    It's silly season time

    No. No. No. This is not an acceptable forecast. Do it again.
  18. MarkBNJ

    Genealogy Issues

    That's West Jabip. East Jabip is over past Greenbank.
  19. MarkBNJ

    Humans Have Created A New Top Predator That Is Taking Over The Northeast

    I suppose the pressure we put on the populations through decreased habitat and less access to prey might bring some of them into breeding contact that wouldn't have happened otherwise. Just speculating.
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    100 yrs ago, Martha died....

    There's going to be more of that in the future, I think.