I've been quite behind with my Summer this year, the plan was to visit many State and County Parks, which has not been happening. Today although, I did finally make my way to Hackelbarney State Park in Chester, NJ. Its awesome & one of my favorites! Maybe because it is almost always void of any human sounds for long periods of time or that I really just like to walk next to water but this is one of the best of NJ's State Parks. Even with the Jersey Humidity, I made my way round the Red Trail. Did I tell you it was Jersey Humid?
|Would this be considered swimming?|
My first bit of travel fun was driving a few miles past my turn off point, can anyone say Netcong! Second the Farm Cider Mill was closed so no Cider Donuts for this photographer, good thing I brought Fig Newtons. But that was the only bad things to happen today.
While on the trail I spied a Cooper's Hawk and a Belted King Fisher, as well as heard many bird calls in the late afternoon. Tried to chase down a Ebony Jewelwing but no luck getting a picture. Also I am assuming that it is Peak Season for Water Striders because I have never seen so many before.
I did get was some sweet water shots, well not the greatest but not bad. So without any more rambling, here is what Hacklebarney is famous for.
|A little bit of runoff.|
|Those are some tough tree roots!|
|Trout Brook meets the Black River.|