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Hike to Shane Branch. 6-7 miles moderate pace. We'll hike on sand roads and trails to a pretty pond and some scenic bogs. Hope to see Laurel and Lady Slippers in bloom. Bring lunch, beverage and repellent. Meet at the bridge before the lost town of Friendship, on Carranza Rd. SE of Tabernacle. Leaders, Pat Burton,[masked], email, [masked]. Chris Denneler,[masked], email [masked]. Check Meetup for changes or cancellations.
Four mile moderately paced hike through the woods with mostly paved paths. Elevation of a few hundred feet at one point, with a view of Philadelphia at the top, weather permitting. Steady rain will cancel. Meet at the parking lot between the Chop House and CVS close to 561. [masked]
Brisk Pace, 8-10 miles. The ongoing, every Friday night, all year 'round, Friday nite fitness hike, where we try to work up a sweat exploring the sand roads and trails of Brendan Byrne State Forest. Be prepared to walk at an average of 3.5 mph, with few breaks. Bring water and wear well broken in boots, sneakers, or shoes (sneakers are adequate for dry conditions). Socks are also important foot gear; synthetics and wool being better at preventing blisters (avoid cotton socks). Leaders:Bob Hodges, RLHHLR @ aol.com
This hike begins on Barnegat Trail at Hickory Lane and E. Railroad Avenue in Bayville,NJ.We will hike to William Dudley Park to see the Trestle and then on to Berkeley Island Park,which offers great views of Barnegat Bay,for lunch.This will be a moderate hike of 11-12 miles, which includes walking on pavement.Bring water, lunch and snacks.There is a port-a-potty on the trail and heated,clean,new bathrooms on Berkeley Island.Al DiCianni[masked] e-mail [masked]