Pre-hike inspection of the weeds.
A pleasant section of trail with minimal rocks.
Smoking Sox lagging behind in the first mile.
The rocks of PA
Sweating after the ascent of the ridge
The first view of the hike. No outsourcing here.
The view from Dan's Pulpit. Hazy but good.
Rocks of PA
We have arrived at Balanced Rocks
The view from Balanced Rock.
Mild rocks of PA
Bigger rocks of PA
Sign at the Tri-County corner
Smoking Sox photographs our first black snake while I make a trip to the spring.
The northbound end of a southbound black snake at the Allentown Shelter.
A 4' blacksnake means no rodent problems at the Allentown Shelter.
Climbing the stump for a better view.
Disappearing into the jungle on top of a stump.
Stalking Tortoise at the Fort Franklin Road crossing - a place I visited last year on my motorcycle.
State Game Lands marker.
Approaching Route 309 and the end of this section
A picture of Stalking Tortoise taking a picture of Smoking Sox.
Success! Route 309 is at the top of the steps.
Food, drink and a fast ride home await at the Blue Mountain Summit restaurant.
The Grabber Orange chariot waits to take us home.
Ice water, cold Cokes, and some great post-hike food.
The Rocks of PA just north of the Windsor Furnace shelter.
Cam is all smiles on the ascent to the Pulpit.
The Energizer Bunny worked up a sweat on the climb.
Sox's brother and nephews
Cookie Monster at the Pulpit
MikeHiker, the next generation.
We have arrived at Pulpit Rock
The river of blue rocks left from a retreating glacier.
Views from the Pulpit
Morve views from the Pulpit
A snake with a copper head. It must be a copperhead snake! And right next to where we took our break at the Pulpit.