Another job is splitting and storing firewood for the fireplace, and this is where I came adrift. Working as a team, Dave was splitting logs and I was tossing them in the direction of the woodpile, prior to stacking them. It was a beautiful day and we were quite enjoying the job, it is very satisfying to watch the firewood pile grow and to know it will be a cosy winter. My daughters get a bit cross at us doing jobs like this as they think we are getting into our dotage and should be confined to rocking chairs and early bedtimes, that day they were proved correct.
Grab a map in the kiosk and enter the woods for this pleasant hike in Somerset County. Take the four-mile Ridge Trail, designated with a rectangular blaze. The blazes here are carved wooden plaques in geometric shapes. The Ridge Trail is a gentle climb for about a mile with winding walks on flat terraces interspersed between rises.
The sunny path is wide through ferns, berries and spicebush, and a boardwalk covers an outwash of weathered and crumbled rock. There are no big boulders to rest on this trail until almost at the top.
A rocky-bottom brook begins shallow and flows to a deep-cut streambed. Tall skinny beech, oaks and tulip poplars comprise a mixed oak forest here and cover the flattish hilltop and slopes. The trail crosses the Texas Eastern Pipeline, offering an open, sunny habitat with abundant wildflowers and tall patches of Phragmites.
For a great view on a clear day, follow the pipeline uphill, have lunch, then come back down to the rectangular blazed trail that re-enters the woods. The path eases down the hill through grassy, open woods where thick Virginia creeper vines hang from the trees.
At the bottom of the handrail, a wide flat boulderconveniently locatedis a great place to stop, rest, and have a snack. Further down, the Roaring Brook flows with a comforting sound, even in dry times.
It eventually empties into the Millstone. On the final stretch, the trail crosses a gentle slope through towering deciduous trees that have shaded out a broad patch of old Eastern red cedars.
Sourland Mountain is a mile long volcanic ridge of diabase--one of six in the Central Jersey lowland. Large boulders here were crushed for railroad beds, roofing shingles, and road surfaces.
Its diverse landscape provides habitats for a variety of wildlife and plants. Rare plants found here include wild comfrey, winged monkey flower and ginseng. Threatened and endangered wildlife seen here include the grasshopper sparrow and barred owl.
Over 30, people a year, including birders, hikers and families out for a fun day, visit the Preserve.
The Sourlands mark the southern boundary of many northern bird species, and the northern boundary of southern species such as the black-capped and Carolina chickadees. Birders know it and come here all the time.
Bring binoculars and a bird field guide. On the 2,acre preserve, there are three trails, two about a half-mile each. The Ridge Trail is a pleasant moderate walk through bright sunlit woods on wide paths.
Mountain bikes and horses are allowed in season. Two hundred seventy three acres of the mountain extend into Hunterdon County and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The South Loop Trail branches off the service road, becoming very wet and even crosses a stream.
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