Favorite place in the Pine Barrens

joc

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Ha , so true . The original WAWA is now the liquor store diagonally across the street ! They do keep building that up . They are putting in more over 50 something housing . There was a drowning this weekend @ Harry Wright lake , surprised no one posted anything . Its a shame . That lake is really shallow , very surprising .
 

Teegate

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You should change the name of the bog to Bob's Lake.
 

Spung-Man

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I’m with Boyd, the back yard- particularly the vegetable garden! But you have to be willing to put up with things like long power outages, bad phone lines, buck (deer) flies, ticks, chiggers, destructive pine voles, pollen beyond belief, and the threat of fire.

Otherwise, I’m a little hesitant to provide specific locations in fear of people loving them to death. Instead, here are some valued landscape elements: ancient trails and their forgotten settlement; sugar-sand covered Pleistocene dune fields; tracts of land with multiple spungs arranged in amazing configurations; and learning about Pinelands Villages through the stories told by their residents.

Has anyone ever been to the old silver mines along the Maurice or Great Egg Harbor Rivers? They are real features, but are not man-made. My wife grew up on Mine Road at Rose Cottage in Irishtown (rural Hunterdon). She swears Pine Barrens “siiver mines” look just like old graphite and iron-mine tunnel cave-ins. Instead they are better interpreted as relicts of Ice Age suffosion events. Old legend, real places, new explanation.
 
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manumuskin

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I have found trenches in the woods in various locations around here with large trees growing in them,some are over ten feet deep.I assumed they were sandstone mines of old since there is sandstone chunks in them and around them.Would these be your silver mines? I have always assumed these are manmade,they make excellent little hideouts.I have noticed there are no spoil banks around the edges of these holes and trenches.Always walk right up to the edge before you know they are there.
 

manumuskin

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just what is ice age "suffosion" I can only find one internet article where it is mentioned and the article is about Florida sinkholes which I hardly doubt have anything to do with the ice age.
 

Boyd

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I have noticed there are no spoil banks around the edges of these holes and trenches.Always walk right up to the edge before you know they are there.
There are a number of signs posted along the roads in the area of the Bevan WMA warning of dangerous deep holes in the woods. That always interested me but I never took the time to investigate. Is that what you're talkng about?
 

manumuskin

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I know of no deep holes in Bevan other then some obviously old gravel pits that are no longer used,that and some potentially maiming cellar holes from the old Baileytown settlements. I tripped and almost fell head first into the Dupree cellar hole which is about nine feet deep.
if you want to check out some of these trenches I can send you coords.i was going to link them here to bens maps but canm't get it to work right now.there are some between menantico creek and berrymans branch and more along the west side of manumuskin creek south of 49 and I'm sure I know where theres more if I sit an meditate on it.Would be great locations to dig tunnels into and make a fort if you had steel to shore them up.Wait a minute, I'm 49,my fort building days are over:)
 

piker56

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My favorite place in the pines? In winter, just about any cedar swamp. In summer, any cool cedar water spot where I can swim. And when the urge hits, I'll swim in the fall when the cedar water is cold.
 

Glenn Walters

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Just catching up on old threads that caught my eye. I would say it's really hard to pick when you like both highlands and wetlands. My favorites: The entire Forked River Mountain area and every single white cedar forest I have ever encountered. I think it's about my mood. When I need serenity I find a shaded spot to sit and gaze at a calm cedar lake. When I need a little adventure I go in search of views above the tree line. Serenity and Adventure. I usually end up finding a little of both no matter where I go in the Pines. That is the beauty of being out there.
 

KDOG

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Hmmm, right now I'd have to say that my favorite place is the East Creek Lake and trail area. I've snapped some phenomenal pics there, some I've sent to a contact in the state for use in their literature and website. When I meet the requirements I'll post some of them.
 

JasonBreen

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My favorite place? Hmm... probably the Brooksbrae Brick Factory, on Pasadena Road, first place I ever explored with my class at college.
 

Glenn Walters

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My favorite place? Hmm... probably the Brooksbrae Brick Factory, on Pasadena Road, first place I ever explored with my class at college.
Where is that? Right next to Pasadena WL Management, between 539 and Savoy? North or south of Webbs Mill Rd?
 

JasonBreen

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Where is that? Right next to Pasadena WL Management, between 539 and Savoy? North or south of Webbs Mill Rd?
As Pasadena Road turns into Pasadena Woodmansie road, about 4 and a half miles down the road, there will be, on your right, some white washed oak trees. Pull over there, and it's just a short walk over the train tracks, and straight ahead on the trail. Oh and its a little northwest of Webbs Mill, and right off 539.