Photos From Cold Afternoon In South Mountain

I had a little time at the end of last week for a mid afternoon walk around the snowy and icy banks of the Rahway River in South Mountain Reservation. I brought my camera along to capture some of the beautiful scenery and long Winter shadows.

Tracks on the River [Winter 2011]

Unidentified tracks under a wonderful tree where the Rahway River meets Campbells Pond

Frozen Pond [Winter 2011]

The view across Campbells Pond looking towards Brookside Drive and the western hillside of the park.

Snowy Trail Ahead [Winter 2011]

A well traveled road inside of the park.

Diamond Mill Pond [Winter 2011]

Looking north across Diamond Mill Pond

The Woods [Winter 2011]

The low Winter sun makes some grand shadows through the beech tree woods.

Portrait of a Landscape Photographer [Winter 2011]

A shadow of yours truly as I take some photos of Campbells Pond and the old pump house

Warning: South Mountain Reservation Closed For Deer Hunt

Deer Hunt Warning [Winter 2011]

South Mountain Reservation will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now until January 27 to allow Essex County to run its deer management (hunting) program. This program will then move to Hilltop Reservation and Eagle Rock Reservation for the month of February. More information on the hunt from

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