Trip to the NJ Pine Barrens

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I want to drive off-road in the NJ Pine Barrens

Poll ended at Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:06 am

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Trip to the NJ Pine Barrens

Postby markspath » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:06 am

Anyone interested in going off-road in the Pine Barrens?

I don't have enough V time or $ to go cross-country again this year, but I'm still looking to have some fun this summer. I figure 5 days in the Pineys and maybe two or three at the shore will make for a good diversion. If your interested in joining-up for the whole Pine Barrens trip or just dropping-in for the day, this is what I'm thinking about:
  • Wed: Head out early AM and drive to Chatsworth, NJ;
  • Setup camp at Wading Pines campground, right outside the entrance to Wharton State Forest(1);
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing and socializing in camp;
  • Thu: spend the day off-roading, stopping along the river for lunch. Mostly scenic drives, but maybe some light to moderate mud holes (optional), and maybe some Geo-Caching;
  • Fri: Rent canoes at Micks Canoe Rentals and spend the day paddling;
  • Sat: Another full day off-roading in the Pine Barrens;
  • Sun: Pack-up and move to the shore for 2 or 3 days
Aside from your high-clearance, 4x4 truck (stock Pathfinder is fine), there will be a short minimum equipment/gear list every will need. I'll post that later if there's enough interest, but it's the usual stuff like a good spare tire, compressor, recovery strap, and a CB Radio (you can get one off for around $35).

Here's a few pictures from my previous trips to the Pineys:


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Postby MonkeyMike » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:26 am

looks fun... wish i was in new york. i've gotta find some areas like that around here.



Postby Guest » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:13 am

MonkeyMike wrote:looks fun... wish i was in new york. i've gotta find some areas like that around here.
You might start here, and keep heading west. Good spots in South Dakota I can vouch for: Custer State Park has some unimproved roads, there's lots of trails in and around the Black Hills (Rushmore area).

Seek and Ye Shall Find.

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Postby 2pac » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:08 pm

I'd love to go off roading up sounds amazing...did you have any dates in mind?

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Postby blink32 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:39 pm

I didn't see this posting before but if you do this let me know. I live right down the road and would join up with you in the afternoons/evenings. Can't take any days off though. My neighbors go out to Wharton every few weeks with their Xterra for some fun in the dirt.

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Postby evo8dad » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:08 am

Kind of bringing this back from the dead - I'd love to do some off-roading. I have both a R51 Pathfinder (the wifes) and a R51 Armada (mine). The kids loved off-roading down in OBX and this sounds like a blast!! Plus we love camping.

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Postby emt530783 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:12 pm

Anyone want to do some sort of day trip soon?????

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