Pennsylvania Trip Reports
In April, 2009 we made the questionable decision to spend spring break in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, despite the fact that spring had yet to arrive there. After spending the weekend in New Jersey, we spent a rainy day exploring the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania. The highlight of the day was seeing many spectacular waterfalls. My favorites were found on a short hike at Bushkill Falls.    (Photos) From there, we traveled west, and made our first visit to the Pine Creek Gorge (aka the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania)    (Photos) Unfortunately, our hiking plans were thwarted by a suprising early spring snow storm!
The Pennsylvania Wilds
Fungirl's family lives in north-central Pennsylvania, so we take a couple of trips up there every year. On some of the trips, we find time to explore the wildlife-rich forests of the Pennsylvania mountains. Aside from nice scenery, the area has Elk, which were reintroduced some years ago. Some of the hikes we've done in that area include:
A search for Elk in December, 1999.
A nice hike with views and interesting rock formations on the Fred Woods Trail, in May, 2000.
A long dayhike on the Quehanna Plateau in July, 2001.
A nice hike in nasty weather in the Quehanna area in December of 2001.
A hike with a thrilling wildlife sighting near Sinnemahoning on the Bucktail Path in July, 2002.
A hike in the snow on the Snowshoe Rail Trail along Red Moshannon Creek in December, 2002.
A hike in the virgin forests of Cooks Forest State Park in June, 2003.
A hike along Mosquito Creek in May, 2004.
In December, 2004 I hiked part of the Allegheny Front Trail through Black Moshannon State Park.
A mountain bike ride on a new rail-trail along Clearfield Creek in July, 2006.
A July, 2006 hike near Sinnemahoning along Lick Island Run.
A December, 2006 hike with Saucony to Rockton Mountain.    (Photos)
A December, 2006 hike with Christy to the top of Mount Nittany, which is just outside of State College.     (Photos)
A December, 2006 hike in Black Moshannon State Park connecting Black Moshannon Creek, Red Moshannon Creek, and Six Mile Run.     (Photos)
A hike with Boone on an ice-covered section of the Quehanna Trail starting at Parker Dam State Park in December, 2008.>     (Photos)
An April, 2009 hike along Rock Run on the Allegheny Front Trail in Moshannon State Forest.     (Photos)
An April, 2009 hike on the Quehanna Trail in Elk State Forest.     (Photos) My August, 2011 hikes on the Quehanna Trail in Elk State Forest and Parker Dam State Park.     (Photos)
My August, 2011 bike ride on the Little Toby Creek Rail Trail, a short hike in Cook Forest State Park, and a visit to Presque Isle State Park.     (Little Toby Creek Photos)     (Cook Forest and Presque Isle Photos) My December, 2012 solo dayhike along Six Mile Run in Moshannon State Forest.     (Photos)
Please remember to Leave No Trace!