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Old 03-04-2012, 12:36 PM
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Great day for walking in the woods. Do it now NO SNOW and no BUGS! Doesn't get any better.

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Very cool,,,,,,,,,
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:19 AM
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I see your sig say's Conn. but we [wife and me] went for a walk yesterday in the woods by the house and your pictures look just like Northern New Jersey [our area].
Glad we can enjoy it before it gets developed...

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It is probably the same thru most of New England Most of New York and yes it is very similiar to Northern Jersey and I suppose the applacian areas of Tenn VA and PA- wherever the glaciers did their thing. I am always amazed at the rock cuts. The ledges are actually the remains of eroded old mountians (Monadnocks?)and the loose rocks the rough chunks are the evidence of the slow but steady unrelenting glacial action pushing evreyhting apart and then dropping the stuff down when they melted. The Moraines (none shown here) or gravel and sand pits are also the glaciers depositing the inland ocean sand in small hills. I remmeber as a kid learning this stuff in geology and the back woods play ground never looked the same to me after that. The older I get the greater sense of humility and awe I feel when we go out. I feel bad or all the kids that play video games all day after school for entertainment. These places were great spots for cowboys and indians, hide and seek just plain fun - and "snorkling" with the girls or smoking and drinking or hunting with the boys when we got older.

There is a real beautiful 100 foot high ledge we used to climb as kids with caves and such nearby that the State improved the gravel access road into but about 15 to 20 years ago the teens and some bikers and atv crowd found it and smashed bottles and littered it with electronic stuff. apparantly it became cool to smash your old stereos off the top of the ledges.....I am currently involved with fighting a group that wants to publicize our towns trails and othe rsuch outdoor attractions and such to improve local business. They are presenting it in an "eco friendly" format but you know government incentives to foster development is always costly and almost never result in lower taxes or a better quality of life. A neighboring town did this and their trails are full of dogshit and are actually starting to erode within a few years. I guess we all want to be the last person into town......

My daughter said - well yea no bugs relative warm temps and snow is good but no snakes is better..... Usually fall and early spring are the best but with this warming we have to get out now. I'll bet the bugs will return in a few weeks at the rate we are going. I am guessing spring which I judge by the bugs returning will be about 6 weeks early this year. The Tulip (poplar) trees have buds!!!!!!

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Be careful of ticks when in the woods. Should be a banner year for the damn pests with the lack of a good snow cover this year. Lyme Disease is no fun to deal with.

Check tickencounter.org and protect yourself.
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Originally Posted by frugal boater View Post
Be careful of ticks when in the woods. Should be a banner year for the damn pests with the lack of a good snow cover this year. Lyme Disease is no fun to deal with.

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excellent point no snow mild temps its gonna be a banner year - and probably early like everyhting else. Hve to find a lightweight stocking type hat - I always wear the long sleves and such even in the summer

Buying this property for conservation and open space is the best things the town did. When you consider the alternative - housing and kids to educate it was a real deal. About 20 acres is where the regional school school is and the remaining 200+ acres is set aside. Better yet the neighboring town also bought an abutting farm with about 5 times the land - hopefully they will keep it as is but I am not all that sure.
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those are great rocks and ledge what I could build with those!
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