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Mapping the world, one waxy strand at a time…


To celebrate our anniversary, Brent and I headed to the Endless Mountains of northern Pennsylvania.  In the little town of Red Rock, in Rickett’s Glen State Park, there is a 7-ish mile trail that takes you past 21 waterfalls.

We’d been wanting to check out this hike for a long time, but weather and logistics kept getting in the way.  Finally, with the promise of a long weekend and lots of sun (not to mention the night at a nearby bed and breakfast that my parents gave us for our anniversary), we were ready for the falls.

And these were some falls!

There were little falls…

And big falls…

Falls to splash through…

And falls to climb up…

Falls to pose in front of…

And falls to push each other into…

There were slick and slippery falls…

And multi-cascaded falls…

And in the final stretch, even some good ol’ feet-soakin’ falls…

There were hundreds of people out on the trail this weekend – lots of kids, lots of dogs, and inexplicably, busloads of Japanese tourists – which prevented us from getting anywhere fast.  The seven-mile hike took us almost four hours (including stops for a picnic lunch and lots of photo shoots).

And you know what?  For the first time in a long time, that was just fine with me.


18 responses to “Waterfallin’

  1. Kari w/ Running Ricig May 31, 2011 at 9:12 am

    wow! That looks beautiful! Looks like an awesome time 🙂

  2. Anne May 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

    That sounds wonderful! Beautiful photos…what a great getaway 🙂

  3. Denise May 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

    that sounds (and looks!) absolutely perfect!! i’ll have to look this place up, would love to go there w/ andy.

    • Abby May 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      It really was fantastic – and the b&b we stayed at was just as great as the hike. If you guys end up going, let me know and I’ll pass along the name!

  4. Jill May 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    PA is so green, and full of falls! Something we just don’t have much of here in CO. Sooo pretty – glad you finally got the opportunity to go.

  5. Angela K. May 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Looks like a great way to spend an anniversary. This actually isn’t far from where my dad lives. I’ll have to check it out some time.

    • Abby May 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      You should definitely check it out next time you’re in town. Brent and I both agreed that it was one of the best day hikes either of us has ever done.

      Hope this week’s move goes smoothly!

  6. pawsitivelife May 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Wow that looks gorgeous! What a wonderful way to celebrate your aniversary. Ours is usually dinner out…so predictable and BORING!

  7. Julie (A Case of the Runs) May 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful photos and scenery! Glad you had fun!

  8. Julie Martinez May 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Lovin’ the Sepia! What a great time this looked like! My husband and I did something like this in Montana! Loved it! Waterfalls are cool!

  9. Kelsey May 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Looks beautiful! I’m happy the trip took you PAST the waterfalls and not OVER them.

  10. Shelly May 31, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This looks beautiful! But I agree about the heavy traffic on holiday weekends on trails. Still it looks like you had a great time.

  11. Sarah S @RunningOnWords May 31, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    You guys are hardcore! Beautiful scenery and it looks like y’all had fun!

  12. Kim (Book Worm Runs) May 31, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Oh my gosh…that looks gorgeous!!! What a perfect way to celebrate your anniversary!! 🙂

  13. Mallory June 2, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Looks like you had an amazing time!! Beautiful pictures. Happy Anniversary!

  14. Samantha Angela June 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    How gorgeous is that? Sometimes it’s nice to have a more leisurely hike that’s not an adventure race 😉
    I love staying at B&Bs they’re my absolute favourite.

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