You might recall those very foggy mornings last week as warmer air was coming into to New Jersey.

Early morning commutes were a challenge in some areas, but not as scary as if you were on the water.

Manasquan Inlet (NOAA Photo Library
Manasquan Inlet (NOAA Photo Library)

It's striper season and the beaches and waters off the beaches in Monmouth and Ocean counties have been crowded with boaters fishing the last few weeks.

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Listener photo

Friday morning the skies were clear over Point Pleasant on down the coast, but a big wall of fog could be seen further north from Manasquan on up the coast.

A fisherman further south said you could see the fog further north like a wall of clouds.

Manasquan Inlet (NOAA Photo Library
Manasquan Inlet (NOAA Photo Library)

According to fishermen on the water that day, two men in their 70s were hugging the shoreline apparently in the heavy fog as they tried to make it back to the Manasquan Inlet.

Visibility was limited to about 20 yards in any direction.

Apparently, the pair got a little too close to the beach as they tried to follow their way back and got swamped by a wave.

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Listener photo

They ended up on the beach with their boat and survived the ordeal.

Other fishermen that were out that morning speculated they didn't have any electronics that would have helped guide them back to the inlet.

If they had gone much further, it may have been too foggy to avoid the jetty at Manasquan.

Not much is known about the two men other than they were in their 70s and seemed to be OK.

If you've ever been out on the water when the fog rolls in, you know there is nothing scarier or more unsettling especially without any navigation or radar to keep you out of harm's way.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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