Wharton State Forest

wks

Scout
Feb 12, 2021
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59
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Queens New York
I finally made it to Wharton State Forest.

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Gateway to the pine barrens. At least for me.

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Pleasant Mills Church near Batsto.

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Another view of the church.

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I did not walk on that bridge. Too risky.

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I did not see those Bald Cypress Trees but I did like these trees.

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Plenty of hiking trail opportunities.

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Batsto Mansion.

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Another view of the mansion.

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Reminds me of the Old West. At least from television shows of yesteryear.

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Batsto Lake and River.

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Another view of the river and lake.

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Gorgeous view.

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I could spend hours here.

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And hours hiking these trails. Nice and wide.
 
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wks

Scout
Feb 12, 2021
60
59
58
Queens New York
I started at Hammonton Lake.







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Nice little trails there.

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Mini Wharton Forest I thought.

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And so I walked.



And walked.

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And so on.

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Cute horses.

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Nature calling.

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More photos from Batsto.

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I will return to this nice area soon.
 
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manumuskin

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I did the walk in the morning.
I made a reservation for a taxi ride back.
Only twenty dollars.
Resting now and enjoying the lake.
More photos and videos before I leave.
I do not see any old buildings.
Talk about someone who wants to see the pines! An eight mile walk up 206 on a 90 degree day ain't no joke.In weather like that I don't only stay c;lose to the streams I stay in em.
 
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wks

Scout
Feb 12, 2021
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Queens New York
The lady at Atsion mentioned that.
I almost did the cross of route 206 but my taxi driver was enroute to Atsion.
His schedule was very tight and I did not want to wait for another opening.
That would delay my trip home with missed connections.
I would have most likely arrived home after midnight.
Thankfully I am finally home and ready for sleep.
I was tired after the overnight trip and long morning walk.
Perhaps during Fall foliage those buildings would make for nice photos.
 
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c1nj

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I really think a foldable bicycle would compliment your method of travel.
 
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