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  1. Piney Boy

    1st Annual Norman W. Mackey Clamshell Pitching Tournament

    Thats awesome, it'll be a new experience for me. Have had enough people come up and ask for this kind of event though so I thought why not give it a whirl. Whats not fun on the beach though?:rolleyes:
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    Shark advisory issued.....

    Thanks for that important piece of info its much appreciated.
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    1st Annual Norman W. Mackey Clamshell Pitching Tournament

    Thought some on this board may have an interest. The Avalon History Center is reviving a piece of Jersyana in the form of a clamshell pitching tournament. Basically, its an event that started in the Cape May area some time after the end of WW II. Similar to horseshoes but with a Jersey beach...
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    The Hut

    It used to say the marine acronym for things being out of whack, two letters.......you get it right? Trying to keep it family friendly here
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    Oil

    This article from the AP shows some of the downright disgraceful actions that have come to light with BP’s disaster response plan. For me, this reads like a devils resume of ineptitude. America, and the world, deserve much better. AP IMPACT: BP spill response plans severely flawed VENICE, La...
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    Oil

    Ehhh who among us is perfect Dave? Certainly not me, ask my wife! :rofl: all I can try to do is be as socially responsible as I can so the next generations of Americans inherit a viable natural, and cultural world.
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    Oil

    Different strokes and all that Dave :mrgreen:. Living in a free society lets us all make up our own minds, and environmental sustainability goes beyond the cars we drive. All any of us can do is try and live what we feel is the right life for each of us.
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    Oil

    Mark, I really don't think you know me well enough to state "how I want my oil..." I have driven a four cylinder for well over over a decade and taken public transportation for a similar time frame. I've taught leave no trace & minimization of carbon footprint classes and worked on Katrina...
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    Oil

    Agreed and agreed. They all are in bed together for the sake of unadulterated greed at the expense of our environment. My only point being that comparing the consumers consumptions to what BP and their cohorts did isn't the same game. I tried to use my intermittent status with NPS to get on a...
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    Oil

    I don't agree at all with correlating citizens consumption of oil with BP's shortcuts in its grand haste for profit. While many Americans remain oblivious to environmental concerns and continue to use the gas guzzler as transportation, it is still BP that bypassed safety standards, and handed...
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    Cedar Water Potability

    As a seasoned hiker I've watched two schools of hikers over the years. The first treat most any stream like something they'd find in a gutter in calcutta, and the second is more the free wheeling type that think if its not steaming they'll have at it. Guess a third exist that try and find a...
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    The Hut

    Finnertys Hut!!! Just hearing that makes me laugh, its the first place I got served, and whenever we would go to the beach for a weekend or whatever we'd stop there to stock up. Today the sign says private parties only.
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    Planning a kayaking & camping trip input needed

    Memorial Day can be an ugly one at any of the Pines campsites, but maybe you'll get lucky. You might also want to consider the Mullica River wilderness campsite. A nice paddle that has a campsite with water & outhouse. Talk about amenities! Have a great time:)
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    Bending or Breaking the rules

    No worries Dave, this is a perfect place for debate, and we all have differing ideas on how to keep the Pines beautiful. That being the primary idea though, we all love the Pines, else what are we doing here? Thanks for the kind words on my service, NPS will always have a special place in my...
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    Bending or Breaking the rules

    Name doesn't ring a bell, she a ranger out there? Luck Dog yet again! Never been to Glacier, am pretty intimate with the Southwest though. Besides the Canyon I love everything about Northern AZ, and Zion in Utah was like a different world. Top of my list is Alaska's Inside Passage, Glacier...
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    Bending or Breaking the rules

    Thanks Guy, and your probably right :rolleyes: I think the trick is after a decade of enforcing laws that seemed common sense I have, at times, a low tolerance for the breakers. That morning I referred to all I wanted was a hike out in peace and solitude, not standing in knee deep brush while...
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    The bee's are coming, the bee's are coming

    Thanks guys, have actually had an offer or two from some small cranberry/blueberry famers interested in pollination. Maybe in the future Ill give it a whirl, right now though the bees are snug and comfy and thats good enough for me. As a funny sidenote was the turkey encounter on day one. We...
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    Bending or Breaking the rules

    Well, most every trailhead (whether the Batona or other) in the Pines is posted as to what use it is, and if your staying at a campsite you are alerted to fire regs when you get the permit (same at every park across the U.S.). Also, although I'm not much of a driver in the Pines, I have seen...