Although I’ve lived in this area nearly all my adult life yesterday was the first time that I visited Jockey Hollow National Park. The weather was pretty good (for this Spring) so I drove about 15 miles up into Morris County in search of new shooting grounds and landed at Jockey Hollow. This historic site was the home of George Washington’s Continental Army over the winter of 1779/80. More than 10,000 troops encamped here during a very severe winter living in tiny huts they built from trees harvested from the Wick family farm. The Wick homestead as well as a few reproduction huts give you a general idea of what daily life must have been like during this formative period of our history. More info can be found here. Click on an image for a larger view.