Sunday, October 4, 2009
Stokes State Forest (Branchburg, NJ)
Today we did a wonnerful hike in Stokes State Forest. This hike we founded on the NY/NJ Trail Conference web site and wanted to gives it a try. It was a 10 mile hike where we climbed to the top of Sunrise Mountain then hiked along the Appalachian Trail on the Kittatinny Mountain ridge which means we was walking along the very top of the mountains for about 5 miles with seenik overlooks on both sides of us almost all the times. Totally pawsome! And the wevver was a wonnerful 70 degrees. We hiked wot is in hawt pink on the map.
Now tell me honestly. Does my snazzy, no-huntin-me orange, wot all the kewl dawgs is wearing vest, make me look fat? (@SirBarley says all the kewl dogs is wearing orange vests - it is the new black) I think it is the water bottles mom put in the nifty side pawkets. She is going to has to come up wif something better.
So on our way up to Sunrise mountain, I found another fwend wot had an orange vest on and it saved his life coz had he not had his orange vest on, mom would not has seen him and would has squished him.
Online we sawed that he mite be called an Orange Mountain Gecko but when we googled that noffin else camed up so mebbe somebody who founded one like him just maded that name up? But he was a brave little guy. Look at wot he did to my tail!
I sat very still like mom told me to and dinnot skeer him. When he was done checking out my tail, we quietly took off in the udder direkshun so we would not step on him. (KORREKSHUN: As BorisKitty pointed out in the komments below, this does seem to be an orange salamander - tons of them come up when you google that. Thank you Boris!)
So here is some of the seenik overlooks:
And then we metted one more fwend on the way back. We skeered him when he heard us coming and skittered speedy kwik across the trail. But he stopped coz he thought we could not see him but we did and gotted his pic. We think he is a very young Eastern Garter Snake. He donnot has poisons.
OK, I is going to take a nap now. The hike made me sleepy.