It must have been 95 degrees today, and with that swampy New Jersey humidity thing going it was a good day to get into the shade. So Brandy and I took a ride up to the Reservation for a little stroll. Just off the parking lot in Millburn, I heard this “pong” kind of sound, like the sound a rubber ball makes when you bounce it off a concrete wall.
I wandered up on the high ground looking for a space through the underbrush to try and get down to their level. But they were aware of me, and kept pretty well hidden as they moved back up the incline through the underbrush.
I headed back up and walked around back through the parking lot to get behind them. They obliged by continuing through the underbrush back up to the higher ground where I first saw them. Then I was able to climb up behind them and get a few clear shots.
And the laetiporus sulphureus are already starting to appear. Plus, there’s spring water available all year long.
That and a dozen good restaurants within a quarter mile. This is all a short walk from downtown, and the station for the train to Manhattan. Not exactly roughing it in the wilderness!
Here’s the starting point:
[googleMap name=”South Mountain Reservation, Millburn Entrance” width=”500″ height=”400″]Glen Ave. and Lackawanna, Millburn, NJ[/googleMap]