When you hike the NJ Pines, you have to think of water, both to drink and to look at. The ponds are beautiful, the creeks are companionable and there is literally Water WAter Everywhere.
Today, Barb Spector, Gail Kerr and I hiked 4 miles at Estelle Manor on the boardwalk trail. It was delightful - a paradise of breezes, pine needle fragrance, and gurgling brooks running alonside you as you walked.
We stopped to admire the view over Stephens Creek and we had a drink at the Artesian Well. We would have had lunch at Sugar Hill but it didn't serve until 3:00 pm. It is early in the season for Sugar Hill, so we stopped at a Wawa on the Black Horse Pike before we veered off onto 559, my favorite road, and had lunch at Lake Lenape, watching the crew teams cross the lake like dragon flies.