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3/12/2019 8:06 PM
 

 

Co-leaders: Coleen Dzik and Gary Reeser

We will leave early on Friday, April 5. If you want to car pool, meet at the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on I-95 in Newark at 9:30. Park in the car parking area closest to the gas pumps. Our ultimate destination is the Batsto Parking Lot in Wharton State Forest – address is 4110 Nesto Rd Hammonton NJ. We should arrive there around 11:00. From the parking lot, it is a 6-mile hike in to the Lower Forge Campground, which is where we will pitch our tents for the weekend. We will dayhike around 10 miles out of the campground on Saturday then pack up on Sunday morning for our return hike on April 7.

The terrain is easy with few rocks and little elevation change. The biggest challenges will be the potential for cold weather and avoiding the Jersey Devil. The campground has a port-a-potty but no showers. You will have to filter drinking water from the Batsto River, which is adjacent to the campground, or from whatever stream we happen to cross.

Questions?

Coleen Dzik - coleen.dzik@gmail.com or 908-421-1349 or

Gary Reeser bangagong@comcast.net or 443-350-0659

Please make your own campsite reservations at camping.nj.gov or call 609-561-002

RSVP acceptance only to Gary Reeser by March 30. Hope you can make it.

 

 
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