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Vast crowds on the Great Swamp

Beautiful day, beautiful trip, thanks once again Bob. Swelled by resent rains, the Great Swamp was several feet above it’s usually muddy early summer levels, allowing us to short cut a few of the s-bends, but also making us deal … Read more and see pictures

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Birds

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Not quite National Geographic, but birds are beautiful, fascintating creatures and getting better bird shots has become a passion. From the Hackensack River literally in our front yard to further afield….this is the photography  I am passionate about. This is a somewhat … Read more and see pictures

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Ramapo River post Irene

Log jam on the Ramapo

Like visiting an old friend whose changed a lot….probably don’t need to tell any North Jersey Paddles that Irene made some changes. The old broken dam south of Suffern has a bad sweeper in the fast water. It is viable from the approach. I … Read more and see pictures

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Irene in Vermont

Tree down on Otter Creek north of Wallingford Vermont

Visited Vermont and also saw some destruction and good examples of how natural systems can recover more quickly. Parks are a great thing to put in a flood prone area….tennis court is full of dried mud, a few muddy places … Read more and see pictures

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Passiac River Flooding thru Paterson and Fairlawn, NJ

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Paddled down the Passiac thru Paterson just as it was coming down. Though I saw (and shot) a few flooding homes mostly I saw inconvenience, not destruction, with streets blocked off, parks, yards  and swimming pools flooding. When floodplains contain … Read more and see pictures

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Delaware River with HRCKC

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On Saturday, August 13th, quite a few of us intreprid souls met at the Water Gap….we first convoyed up to Worthington State Park a few miles (and that one darn 3 minute stoplight), spent a while unloading, convoyed down to … Read more and see pictures

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Ramapo River with Hackensack Canoe and Kayak Club

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On June 25th 5 intrepid souls joined me for a little trip down the Ramapo. On Wednesday several inches of rain in an hour or so had pushed the gauges up above 4000 cfs (flood stage)  but by Friday morning … Read more and see pictures

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Grail Commitment Ceremony

Commitment Ceremony

The Grail is an international, interfaith women’s movement committed to spiritual search, social transformation, ecological sustainability and the release of women’s energy throughout the world. More at http://www.thegrailatcornwall.org . On the weekend of June 11th, Martha and I went to … Read more and see pictures

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