Category Archives: Hiking

Not a Raptor in the Sky


One of the more arduous hikes during the visit to West Virginia was the one to the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory in Monroe County, WV.  Quite a short hike, but very steep and rocky in places. Part of the trail … Continue reading

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Castle Rock Details


Above is detail from the cliff we passed along the Castle Rock hiking trail at Grandview State Park in West Virginia.  The picture below puts the cliffs in perspective.

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Bancroft Reflections


I’ve taken this picture probably a dozen times.  I can’t resist.  If you get there in the right time of the morning, and there hasn’t been any recent rain to swell the creek, you get this reflection of the Bancroft … Continue reading

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How Many Waterfalls?


I discovered that there is a trail along the east side of the Brandywine that goes all the way to the DuPont Experimental Station, and ends just past this waterfall.  I couldn’t see any way past the Experimental Station fence. … Continue reading

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Delaware and Lehigh Trail


We spent the July 4th weekend in the Poconos and hiked several trails. This picture was taken at around mile marker 119 on the Delaware & Lehigh trail that runs along the Lehigh river.  The trail was built over an … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

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It was a beautiful day for a hike along the Brandywine yesterday, and a good day for fishing.  The creek was full of anglers.

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Crossword Bird


Before hiking a state park in Florida, the only place I ever encountered an Ibis was in a crossword puzzle.  If you get a bird clue, 90% of the time it’s going to be ibis, ern, tern, dodo or roc. … Continue reading

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