The majority of the drive is through the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Most people mistakenly believe that NJ is all urban setting comprising of either cities or bedroom communities. However, in actuality 22% of the state are what is known as the Pine Barrens. The barrens are supported by a sandy, nutrient poor soil allowing mostly only scrub pine growth as shown on this shot along NJ Route 206. The area for the most part is undeveloped. 1.1 million acres are under the Pinelands Acts which prohibits most development. Laying under the Pine Barrens is one of the worlds largest aquifers.
This is our rigs home for the next two weeks or so.