Anniversary Adventure – Part 2

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IMG_9593Started my day at the lake at about 6:30 A.M.. It was cloudy, so there was not much color at the time of sunrise. However, it did make for some interesting photographs. We ate, and then drove to Tracy Ridge, where we went for a 5 mile hike. Since we were expecting beautiful scenery, we were disappointed when we found a mostly bare, gypsy moth eaten forest. Evidently, this is one of the least scenic areas in the park.

However, since there is no shortage of places to visit in the Alleghenies, we drove up to the small city of Bradford. Here, located on some of the public land owned by the water authority, is a geocache near the top of the hill. After climbing/bushwhacking through much undergrowth and briers, we finally arrived at the cave in which the geocache was hidden. This area was more interesting, as the hillside was covered with large boulders. We then drove to Rimrock, to end our day with a scenic sunset and a cool (literally) cave. The area around Rimrock is gorgeous, and there were still a few mountain laurel blooming.

Now that the day was ended, 🙂 we went back to our camping area, where I snapped a couple photographs of the twilight sky. It was a busy but fanatic day – I’m so thankful to God for bringing it together so perfectly. Photographs for this day are provided by Andrew Hancock.

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A salamander we found.

A salamander we found.

 

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