The (Mostly) Straight and Narrow


Patriot's Path in the Winter

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

- Henry David Thoreau

This path continues for miles.

You can see (if you look closely) that there are pools of water appearing from time to time on each side of the path.  Large areas of Morris County are marshy.  Developers, resourceful as ever, build up pads (sort of like this path) for construction platforms.  Mosquitoes and little flying, biting bugs can be a bit of a problem in the summers, but hey - no place is perfect, right?  The path allows walkers/joggers/bikers to intersect with deer, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, etc.  I can't complain.  No, I can go further than that.  I can compliment.  The walk is lovely and the path much-appreciated.

Some areas beside the path are a bit marshier than others...

Source: personal files

Have you seen the detailed map of Patriot's Path?  The file is at the lowest resolution I could make it but is still about half a meg as the map is full-sized.

See also:

bulletWhippany River (the previous page in this section) - it's the part along Patriot's Path with more photos.
bulletIndicators of Water Quality (in the section on New Jersey) - for a photo of the Whippany 100 years ago and an indication of how it fares today.

For photos of the earth and moon, stained glass, sunsets on Wellington Harbour, Lady Fair, Civic Square, the old mill, the Whippany River, historical houses, Lake Parsippany and more clicking the "Up" button below takes you to the Index page for this Photographs section.

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