Not the New Jersey I Knew
I have been remiss in keeping my blogging updated. We have been in Pennsylvania for four days now, and I haven’t written anything about New Jersey.
Part of that is because it was such a surprise. We all think we know New Jersey: suburb of New York; suburb of Philadelphia; the New Jersey Turnpike; Newark Airport; Oil Refineries; the Jersey Shore.
The you walk the AT and you see things you never expect: farms; wetlands; wildlife sanctuaries; woods and fields. It is absolutely gorgeous. We were only in New Jersey for five days.
The first two were along the border with New York. Rather flat, but some scrambled parts. A beautiful wildlife sanctuary full of cranes, and an extended boardwalk across wetlands.
The last three days we spent along the ridge next to the Delaware River Valley. You walk along the ridge with farms and fields in one side and the Delaware River on the other. In the morning you are up there with the sun, and the valleys are filled with clouds.
Unlike New York, you don’t hear a lot of traffic either. The audio is as serene as the video. I would recommend this as a section hike to anybody.
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