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Title: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: MA on 07-12-2009, 02:58pm
Wired JC Hike #5A - Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 11 AM
Meet at the Van Vorst Park gazebo

Come along to see parts of the city you may not venture to on your own.  Final route planning is in progress now, so feel free to suggest additions in this thread. On the list so far:



Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: MA on 07-13-2009, 12:34pm
Phone-cam teaser pics:


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/LNGCclubhouse.jpg)


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/HRwaterfrontwalkway2.jpg)


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/viewfromHRwalkway.jpg)


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/PLdock.jpg)


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/bayviewcemetery2.jpg)
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Sue2dRescue on 07-14-2009, 01:53pm
count me in!
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: elgoodo on 07-14-2009, 01:56pm
+1
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Hurtle on 07-18-2009, 11:15am
The train ferry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_New_Jersey_Rail_LLC) is only about a block past Bayview Park although I had no idea the Port Authority bought it in Nov. or I would've tried to check it out sooner.

In order to get into BL, an interesting shortcut would be past the building remnants on Aetna St., around Mill Creek (whose source is the JC combined sewage outfall) and under the Tpke. 
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Hurtle on 08-01-2009, 07:58pm
I gots me one of those new fangled GPS devices so we can show everyone exactly where we end up getting stabbed.

Here's where I went today:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249170317-08065-75.75.149.50.html (http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249170317-08065-75.75.149.50.html)
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: fasteddie on 08-01-2009, 08:26pm
I gots me one of those new fangled GPS devices so we can show everyone exactly where we end up getting stabbed.

Here's where I went today:

[url]http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249170317-08065-75.75.149.50.html[/url] ([url]http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249170317-08065-75.75.149.50.html[/url])

Active log 001 - seems like you spent some time at White Castle.
Active logs 6 thru 20 - you wandered around aimlessly in the area of 1st and Erie Streets bumping into buildings and telephone poles before you found your way out of the quadrant.
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Sue2dRescue on 08-04-2009, 08:59am
According to Intellicast, it's supposed to be decent weather.  Which will be nice...give my shoes time to dry out from APW.
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Sue2dRescue on 08-06-2009, 01:32pm
Weather update:  Thunderstorms possible.  Is this going on rain or shine?
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: TMN on 08-06-2009, 02:13pm
Thunderstorms = a no show from us!
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: JC Neighbor on 08-08-2009, 04:01pm
Hi,

I'm a newcomer to this website. Is tomorrow's hike open to anyone? I'd love to go!
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: elgoodo on 08-08-2009, 04:29pm
Hi there,

It is indeed.  Everyone is welcome.  :)
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Sue2dRescue on 08-08-2009, 04:36pm
Weather report from Intellicast:
Details for Sunday, August 09
Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Sunday night: Scattered thunderstorms early. Skies will become mainly clear overnight. Low 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

And from Weather Channel:
Cloudy with light rain in the morning...then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.  High 83F.  Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.  Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: elgoodo on 08-08-2009, 04:41pm
I'll bring my umbrella.

ella. ella. ay, ay, ay

Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Sue2dRescue on 08-08-2009, 04:45pm
So rain or shine, weez hiking!
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Hurtle on 08-08-2009, 05:06pm
According to Intellicast, it's supposed to be decent weather.  Which will be nice...give my shoes time to dry out from APW.


Didn't anyone tell you?  First time hikers don't get to wear shoes.  You also have to carry everyone's stuff.  I hear elgoodo is bringing an accordian.  MCA starts whining about halfway through and wants to be carried piggyback.  You have a strong back, right?

For the nosy, my updated walk map since I got a GPS:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249764515-07794-75.75.149.50.html (http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249764515-07794-75.75.149.50.html)
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Hurtle on 08-09-2009, 05:00pm
The map:
http://gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249850285-14597-75.75.149.50.html (http://gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249850285-14597-75.75.149.50.html)

The stats:
8.7 miles
4:16 total time
3:42 moving time
34 mins 07 sec stopped time
2.35 MPH  moving time
2.02 MPH overall

We went out via LSP aand returned via wards A/F.  MCA's car was parked on Bright St. so the trail doesn't end back at the park but I walked that way when I went home if it matters to anyone..

Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: TMN on 08-09-2009, 05:13pm
The map:
[url]http://gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249850285-14597-75.75.149.50.html[/url] ([url]http://gpsvisualizer.com/display/1249850285-14597-75.75.149.50.html[/url])

The stats:
8.7 miles
4:16 total time
3:42 moving time
34 mins 07 sec stopped time
2.35 MPH  moving time
2.02 MPH overall

We went out via LSP aand returned via wards A/F.  MCA's car was parked on Bright St. so the trail doesn't end back at the park but I walked that way when I went home if it matters to anyone..




Great map Hurtle!
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: MA on 08-09-2009, 06:03pm
Well, we didn't get to Neptune Bakery but hit all the other spots. Hurtle, that GPS contraption is sweet.

Some pictures:

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/castle.jpg)
Miniature castle, Liberty State Park

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/bayview.jpg)
Bayview Cemetery

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/oceanavenue.jpg)
Ocean Avenue eateries

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/ourladyofsorrows.jpg)
Our Lady of Sorrows, Claremont and Ocean Avenues

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/christthekingchurch.jpg)
Christ the King church, Ocean Avenue

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/abandoned.jpg)
Abandoned house, Clinton and Crescent Avenues

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/irmas.jpg)
Irma's Restaurant (http://www.wiredjc.com/index.php/topic,1875.0.html)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/ribs.jpg)
Irma's rib dinner with collard greens and mac & cheese



Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Isilme on 08-10-2009, 12:36pm
I love the abandoned house!!!  I've never seen that before!  Thanks for posting it. ;D
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: DragonXJC on 08-11-2009, 12:26pm
lol you went to Irma's *thumbs up* Great idea to hike through the hood (born and raised in Greenville). Neptune Bakery is definitely the spot to get those tasty chicken empanadas, I could inhale them all day.  :o
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Hurtle on 08-17-2009, 09:29pm
I don't know what kind of flowers these are but when they're blooming in abundance and the sun is out, this is a good spot for a pic.
(http://hurtle.com/pics/hike5/hike5a-1.jpg)

OK.  It looks like a boat or a castle, has a mermaid in a scallop shell on top, large spoked wagon wheels and it's been parked in the same spot forever.  What is this thing?
(http://hurtle.com/pics/hike5/hike5a-2.jpg)

Port Liberte smimmin' hole
(http://hurtle.com/pics/hike5/Hike5a-3.jpg)

In the canal section of Port Liberte
(http://hurtle.com/pics/hike5/Hike5a-4.jpg)
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Isilme on 08-18-2009, 03:20pm
It is a hibiscus (I think this kind is a "Rose Mallow").  Hopefully a cold hardy variety and it will appear again next year.   :)

Is the other seashell mermaid thing parked at Liberty State Park?   A few years ago something popped up by the marina that looked like a bunch of those figure heads (I know they have some name) that went on old ships all stacked together....I had some pics from the street, but farther away.  Glad to see it still standing or whatever its doing.  ???
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Kindelan on 08-18-2009, 03:30pm
The second pic is a parade float. That's what it is.
Title: Re: WiredJC Hike #5A: Liberty State Park / Bergen Lafayette / Greenville
Post by: Isilme on 08-18-2009, 03:56pm
Thanks for that!   ;D   We never could figure out what it was, but we found it rather fascinating.    :D