Stony Brook State Park Recap

I had NO IDEA where I was going when I woke up on Saturday. After a stressful week, I just knew I needed a trail with spectacular views. 17425894_1662399447108791_5766474849401532292_n

So, I pulled up my AllTrails app  and used the search filters to find places with waterfalls near me. It’s no surprise that there were a plethora — I mean, I am in western New York.

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North Country Trail Recap (Warren, PA)

 

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This weekend I returned to Warren, PA to hike the North Country Trail.

Have you ever heard the Bob Dylan song, “Girl From the North Country?”IMG_6624.JPG

The song was stuck in my head the whole time I was on the trail… so I guess you could say Bob Dylan came too.

I had never even heard of this trail before last weekend when I passed it on my way to the Jake’s Rocks hike. It turns out, it is a pretty big deal.

 

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Photographs from Eshelman Loop

Frost said, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep.”

I couldn’t help but think of that poem as I explored Pfeiffer Nature Center.

The park is full of gigantic moss-covered trees — hickory, maple, hemlock, oak

The wet and warm weather we have had recently also prompted the growth of some incredible fungi on the dark forest floor.

Eshelman Loop has been my favorite trail to photograph so far…

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