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Leave It Better Than You Find It ~ Enjoy, Do Not Destroy

February 3, 2018

After a few days of mulling over where I would go this week, I eventually chose a relatively overlooked trail in Norvin Green State Park. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I had read some reviews describing this trail as overgrown and poorly blazed. However, while reviewing my map, I was intrigued by the handful of vistas and respectable elevation gain. The Manaticut Point Trail, named for the Native American word meaning "a place of observation", could go either way.


The trip to the trail took me up Skyline Drive in Ringwood, NJ. I've probably taken this road over 100 times on the way to a friend's house on Erskine Lake. From the time we were in grammar school, groups of us would spend weekends fishing, barbecuing, and swimming. For Independence Day, we would shoot fireworks of...

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