Off The Grid

Whenever I’m back in New Jersey in springtime I try to go camping for a few days in Allaire State Park. The park doesn’t really know about this and that is for the better. The park is basically an iron bog with the muddy Manasquan river running through it, but that is an accurate yet misleading description. Several miles of the park are home to a great diversity of wildlife, and harbors a huge population of white tail deer and wild turkeys all hiding from hunters. The river and its surrounding streams have several fine species to catch, including the trout they stock in the spring. I often go alone, but this year my best friend Jerry was on loan form his wife to come along. In general it is a good time getting back to nature, at a time when the bugs haven’t come back yet. You slow down the pace of things and wonder to yourself what it would be like to live this way forever. A few days later you emerge from the forest dirty but happy

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~ by fireandknives on June 18, 2013.

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