A Short Outdoor Adventure

Some of you already know others may not but on March 1 of this year I had a heart attack. So I’ve been kinda taking it easy  lately gaining my strength and yesterday I finally took a short hike in Ohiopyle State Park. For those of you familiar with the area I crossed the bridge above Cucumber Falls and then took a lesser used trail and made my way down to the Youghiogheny River. Not a far walk but definitely a steep hill to climb back up. After that trek I also made my way down into Cucumber Falls and out to the river. All in all it was a nice trek with my camera and backpack along for the walk as well.

The Path
The path less traveled
Flowers in the Woods
A few purple flowers
Fungus
A little fungus anyone?
Fallen
A fallen tree along the path
Companion
My companion along the river. Possibly a brown water snake.

Something Amazing in West Virginia

With the slightly warmer temperatures today I started thinking about a place that I haven’t visited in several years.  Located in the Monongahela National Forest is the ever beautiful Dolly Sods Wilderness.  Covering over 17,000 acres and with elevations reaching over 4,700 feet.  This is one of my favorite places to visit in the summer and a great lace to photograph some amazing sceneries.  If you have never visited the area I highly recommend taking a trip.  Nearby attractions such as Seneca Rocks and and Smoke Hole Caverns make the trip even more rewarding.

Hope you enjoy and I’ll let you know when I’m planning to journey to this amazing place again.

Dolly Sods