Hunterdon County Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve

For a change of scenery, Bhavna and vI hiked the Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve hiking trail just off Rileyville Road in Hopewell.

For a change of scenery, Bhavna and I hiked the Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve trail just off Rileyville Road in Hopewell. We expected that the trail would be soggy but we were pleasantly surprised. The trail appeared relatively dry. We could hear the sound of frogs talking to each other from the vernal pools we could see along the trail. Halfway through the trail, the terrain became more rocky and swampy. At one point we lost track of the trail among the rocks. We backtracked and found our way back to the trail path but it was thick with mud and leaves.

Bhavna and I chatted and imagined that the trail would be more enjoyable once the rains have stopped and things have dried out. I think this might be a great trail to find Round-lobed Hepatica, Bloodroot, and rue anemone.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1400 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1250 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 500
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1420 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1250 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 800
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1250 sec at f/11 | ISO 4000
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1420 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1250 sec at f/16 | ISO 1600
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1280 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1340 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1850 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1250 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 640
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1350 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1250 sec at f/7.1 | ISO 1250

Author: Khürt Williams

Gen X-er near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, technology, and photography. I love hiking in the woods, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres.

9 thoughts on “Hunterdon County Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve”

  1. I need to go on a little hike again...all we have here are 18th royal gardens. I like the images from the XF 27mm...I am waiting for the new weather resistant version. That would be ideal for hikes in inclement weather....

    1. I plan to purchase the XF27mmF2.8 R WR as well. If all goes well I may visit your neck of the woods in 2022. ?

      1. If you do, I could show you around a bit if you like...

        1. That would be exciting.

        2. That would be awesome.

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