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A Winter Walk in Jersey by Barbara Dexter

A Winter Walk in Jersey by Barbara Dexter

A collection of photos taken while walking in winter and practicing my vestibular rehabiliation.

 

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The first time seeing cross country skiers locally this winter.
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Practicing my vestibular rehabilitation as a walk.
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Another photo at an odd angle to aid in my vestibular rehabilitation.

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Holly, one of the few green plants at this time of year.

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A Winter Hike at South Mountain Reservation by Barbara Dexter

A Winter Hike at South Mountain Reservation by Barbara Dexter

Once again it felt like the four walls of my home were closing in on me and I just had to get outside and do something.  It was a cold winter day this day. A hike in the winter needs a little preparation, but is not undoable. Think long underwear under your regular comfortable clothing. Proper footwear and socks for warm, and dry feet are also a must. If it is icy outside, adding ice gripping attachments to your shoes goes a long way to keep you from falling and injuring yourself.

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The trail through the woods.

 

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A fallen tree covered with a blanket od snow.

 

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Check out the root ball on this fallen tree.

 

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Washington Rock
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Description memorializing the rock

 

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Cannon shot and powder statue
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View near Washington Rock
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The viewing platform
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Yet another view

South Mountain Reservation has a plowed road (Crest Rd) that is available to walk on year round. It is a frequent place for families with children just learning how to ride bicycles, or with baby strollers. It is also a favorite of dog walkers.