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    Batona Trail 9/29-9/30 Batsto to Batona Camp & Back

    Trying to increase my trail mileage per day so I wanna go about 12 to 15 miles. I think it's 13 miles Batsto to Batona Camp. I was thinking about Buttonwood to Batona as well to add a few miles.

    Anybody else wanna come?

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    ****! I can't go this weekend! Have a nice trip SilvrSurfr!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Trying to increase my trail mileage per day so I wanna go about 12 to 15 miles. I think it's 13 miles Batsto to Batona Camp. I was thinking about Buttonwood to Batona as well to add a few miles.

    Anybody else wanna come?
    You still going? I'm free this weekend...

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    Yes, I am going. I was hoping for crappy weather since less people seem to go camping then. Still, a high of 71 and lows of 51 sounds like pretty fine hiking/camping weather to me.

    I was thinking of arriving at Batsto around noon or 12:30 pm on Saturday, but I'm flexible. I don't know if the ticks are still an issue, but when I did the Batsto to Quaker Bridge section a couple of months ago they were bad. Since then, I've been taking the Mullica River trail, then taking the crossover trail to Quaker Bridge. The trails are wider on Mullica and you aren't brushing up against bushes like on the Batona - less ticks.

    On the way back, I don't mind taking the Batona Trail to Batsto from Quaker Bridge - I'm not as worried about ticks when I know I'll be home in a few hours and can remove them before they get dug in. I'm not taking any chances - I'm spraying my pants and boots with permethrin and bringing bug spray.

    Let me know if that's a plan.

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    Sounds good to me.

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    Oh man,I was actually planning on heading down there next week while im on vacation.Im gonna sramble and try to get everything ready tonight.Hopefully I can pull it off and meet you dudes down there.

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    Ticks are still rough, bugoff clothes and spray along w/ all the usual precautions.

    I'm thinking about dropping the canoe in at Atsion and paddling down to the campsite at MRW or lower forge, walk over to batona right around meal time.

    Making a couple calls now, see if I can get the nephew and bro in law to join.
    Will check back in.

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    i guy from philly will be out looking for Bigfoot this weekend? so stay safe, not because of Bigfoot, but because of strange people looking for Bigfoot
    http://forums.njpinebarrens.com/thre...-2#post-103860 post#28
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i guy from philly will be out looking for Bigfoot this weekend? so stay safe, not because of Bigfoot, but because of strange people looking for Bigfoot
    http://forums.njpinebarrens.com/thre...-2#post-103860 post#28
    How do you look for Bigfoot? Is there a technique? Special equipment? Or do you just walk around with a bewildered look on your face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    How do you look for Bigfoot? Is there a technique? Special equipment? Or do you just walk around with a bewildered look on your face?
    i don't know LOL. you would thing Jersey Devil, but Bigfoot?
    you don't know how bad i want to walk around out there with i pair of these.


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