Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lewis Rocks, Rolls!

I’ve noticed that I have posted less and less. In addition to less postings, my breadth also has diminished. It’s hard to say how my depth has changed as the image is something that creates its own depth for the viewer. Getting away from the obligatory reflective sentence or two following a drought of blogging, these shots are from another local hike.

Just above apple country, in the ancient foothills of the Appalachian mountains, a minor wilderness exists. I’ve recently taken to exploring the woods of these state parks: Michaux State Forest, Caledonia Park and Pine Grove Furnace. These three parks are a short drive from most major destinations in Central PA.

The Lewis Rocks hike meanders through the Tumbling Run creek bed up to a limestone vista – a reminder of PA’s rich and rocky history. Approximately 3 miles round-trip (the route we took was 3 miles – we didn’t follow the blazes) the trails aren’t well-marked and your best bet is just to hike right up through the running water. Although, water levels drop during dry spells, the rocks are still pretty rockin! A mixture of mossy trees, large rocks and waterfalls, the hike up is just as enjoyable as the limestone towers atop the ridge’s summit.

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These pictures give you a good idea of what’s in store.

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Chimney Rocks Rock!

 

 

Walking through the Pennsylvania woods, a time always enjoyed. Chimney Rocks sits off the Appalachian Trail, not far from South Mountain, PA, just south of Chambersburg in Michaux State Forest.