Tuesday, November 14, 2017
We left the dogs home for an afternoon with the plan to find a series of caches in Ashtabula. We didn't finish the series, but had fun. Our afternoon started along Lake Erie and a freighter sighting as we were walking to a cache. Smolen-Gulf Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the US. In the shadows of the bridge closer to the river a smaller pedestrian bridge was constructed in 2016 to allow access to both sides of the park.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The day started very nicely. Phineas planned our geocaching day and seemed happy with the plan. Brush Hollow and take a longer hike to find the remainder of the caches in the area while enjoying the perfect spring weather. For a while, the day was just what we expected. The dogs made an early stream stop for some water.
Friday, November 10, 2017
The Quehanna Wild Area is an amazing area. There's always a chance of spotting an elk, and it always pays to be aware of the possibility of encountering a rattlesnake. Today there were no elks or rattlesnakes, but the trails were fun journeys.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
We had two plans for walks today. The first was a stop at Anders Run to look for orchids. We had seen a few leaves of moccasin flowers on earlier visits and were hoping to see the plants in bloom. We were thrilled to spot more blooming orchids in the natural area than we have ever seen before. There were abundant spikes.