July 14, 2008
Rolling on the river
Two weekends ago, I went for a 3 day trip down the Delaware river with my friends Aaron and Kristy. We had been planning it for a long time, and were very excited to have it come together.
The trip started with me taking my blow up raft out to Princeton, where Aaron and Kristy live. Everyone on the subway and Jersey Transit looked at me like I was crazy, because I was carting around the raft in a giant wheeled suitcase with oars sticking out and plastic bags lashed to the sides.
When I arrived in Princeton, Aaron picked me up in their car, and we went and got kristy and then drove the car to the take out spot. from there, we caught a ride with Kristy's father to our put in spot, 40 miles upstream.
We blew up the boat, loaded our equipment in, and set off down the river.
For the next 3 days, we spent out time paddling along, swimming in the river, jumping off of railroad trestles, taking advantage to all the rope swings hung out of trees along the banks, smoking from our corncob pipe, cooking meals over campfires and camping along the banks and one night on a little island midstream. It was so great to get out of the city and see some nature, and continued my suspicions that for all it's bad press, New Jersey has some very beautiful spots.
Below are some photographs I took on the trip.
Posted by bendan at July 14, 2008 11:09 AM
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