This weekend, E and I took a trip to Ricketts Glen State Park in middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania with some friends. They kept telling us how cool the waterfalls look up there when they freeze so we decided to go check it out.
They were right. The frozen waterfalls were amazing. It looked as if time stood still as the water poured down the rocks. It was also quite treacherous since half the trail was covered in ice. And if it wasn’t for the crampons we were wearing, I doubt we would have made it very far. It was a pretty intense and fun 6 mile hike for sure.
Yesterday’s hike from Reeds Gap to Three Ridges Summit, a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Total distance: 9 miles. Total elevation change: +- 1,300 feet.
I never realized how exhausting it is to hike in 6+ inches of snow. At the summit, it was over a foot deep!! I felt like I had completed a 20 mile run by the time it was over.
The views were amazing and made it all worth while. Bruce and Milo loved it!
This happened on Sunday: Seven Hollows trail at Petit Jean State Park. Erin, myself, and a couple of friends all went up there with our 4 dogs. It was quite an adventure, as usual. Although this time we had missing dogs, lots more snakes, and almost got heat stroke.
Despite the shade, it was way too hot to be out there hiking in the middle of the day. There was probably a reason there were no cars in the parking area!
We survived, though. Barely.
6.5.11 Hike - 4 Miles
Erin, the kids (our dogs), and I went up to Petit Jean State Park early this morning for a hike. We tried to beat the heat, but it caught up with us by 10:00 or so. And even though it got warm towards the end, the tree canopy provided quite a bit of shade. So it was not that bad. Humid, yes. But not terribly hot.
It was a fun hike. With plenty of snakes and ticks for all of us.