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Old 10-14-2019, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Actually I just got back from a couple years in remote western WA state...actually was to the tip of the northwest,that's sort of living too;
My sister's in-laws were farmers in Western Washington. They also had a small herd of cows. My brother-in-law Mike said that he'd eaten so much beef growing up that he didn't care if he ever ate another burger again in his life. When they visited and we served grilled steak one evening, he asked for ketchup. I gave him ketchup. He said that I was the only person who didn't give him any grief about ruining a good piece of meat.

You'll like the Pine Barrens. You can spend an entire day in the woods and not see another person. I used to walk/hike alone down there, and my mother was sure that I was going to be raped and killed. That can't happen when there's no one else around.

Have a good time getting 'lost' in the woods. Tell me when you find Calico.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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You'll like the Pine Barrens. You can spend an entire day in the woods and not see another person. I used to walk/hike alone down there, and my mother was sure that I was going to be raped and killed. That can't happen when there's no one else around.

Have a good time getting 'lost' in the woods. Tell me when you find Calico.
I don't know where those myths of 'getting killed in the woods' originated,my guess would be too many horror movies. I'd rather run through the woods all day than the city where people do actually get killed. Another kid was shot and killed just last night not even a mile from me here in the city.

As a youth I came up running through the woods of northwest NJ,perhaps that's where I developed my 'comfort zone'...
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Pine Barrens are great. We are kind of exiting the season now, but there are great kayaking and canoeing trips you can do through Pinelands Adventures. They also do hiking tours. Also just past the season now, but you can visit cranberry bogs and watch the harvest. Very pretty to see. Lambertville and New Hope are prime October destinations, but expect bustling crowds and less peace and quiet. May is a great time to go to places like Bushkill Falls and the Delaware Water Gap with the Mount Tammany hike.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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Pine Barrens are great. We are kind of exiting the season now, but there are great kayaking and canoeing trips you can do through Pinelands Adventures. They also do hiking tours. Also just past the season now, but you can visit cranberry bogs and watch the harvest. Very pretty to see. Lambertville and New Hope are prime October destinations, but expect bustling crowds and less peace and quiet. May is a great time to go to places like Bushkill Falls and the Delaware Water Gap with the Mount Tammany hike.
The bogs are beautiful at harvest.

https://endangerednj.blogspot.com/20...e-barrens.html

Some wait for a frost to start seriously bushwhacking in the pines to avoid chiggers and ticks. One year, I picked up a tick at Batsto on an unseasonably warm day in February.
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