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Watershed Preserve Trail

I was having a bad moment. My eldest went out for a walk with a college friend, something my wife later told me she had been doing all week. I flipped out. Screamed at my child about the meaning of physical distancing, lost my cool and went on a rant about her killing the whole family. I was a hot mess. I needed to calm down. On the spur of the moment, I drove to the Watershed Preserve ( Administered…

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Upper Buttermilk Falls

This photograph was taken last fall during a weekend trip to Seneca Lake. Bhavna and I hiked the Buttermilk Falls trail. We stopped along the way to rest, but we ere exhausted when we got to the top. We are both in our 50’s, slightly overweight, and do not exercise as much as we want. In my case, the fear of hypoglycaemia limits the activities that I am willing to do. Bhavna is limited by the amount of pain her…

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Sourland Mountain Preserve

Rocks, Stream, Shrub

One of my first thoughts, when I saw Frank's challenge, was, "I'll hike the Sourland Mountain Preserve to Devil's Half Acre". Bhavna offered to come with me. The parking in the area near the trailhead on Mountain View Road was filled with cars. Devil's Half Acre is a large boulder field with talus caves which can be approached through the Sourland Mountain Preserve by taking the northernmost trail 3⁄4 of the way up and then heading about 1⁄2 mile to…

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There's still snow on the ground, Browns Mills, New Jersey

This image was taken at Whitesbog Village in Browns Mills, New Jersey. I was walking with a group of photogs. We walked among a few square miles of cranberry bogs some of which are still functional. There are a few wooden pathways throughout the property at Whitesbogs. Some were still covered in ice and snow from the winter storm from a few two months ago. I was hoping to capture the feeling of cold and damp in this section of…

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