Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumnal Equinox in the Allegheny National Forest

Work has consumed my life the past 12 months and it was time to get the hell outta dodge.

I've been planning a 3 day trip to the Allegheny National Forest for some time now, and since the weather cooled off and its the first day of fall, I figured today was a good day to scout for some campsites. Here just a few pictures I took.

Someone wanted to tag along. Not this time unfortunately.

Pack was a little heavier than I would have liked.

Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny Resevoir

Arose at 0600, showered and ate in an attempt to get my body aligned with what my mind was telling it. Hit the road at 0712 and made it to the trailhead at 1016. Would have been 3 hours exactly if I wouldn't have stopped at a gas station for a 4 minute bathroom break.

Sorry my camera was having trouble focusing. Only 3 hours away but these woods were very different from what I'm use to. No endless briar patches with 5 feet of visibility. No complaining here.

Here's a better shot.

1st of about 20 HUGE rocks.

This one reminded me of the movie "The Quest for Fire."

Another one.

Cool tree.

Only thing more frequent than the huge rocks, were the little toads and frogs.

Finally made it out!

How convenient, some one left a camp for me!

Nice view from someones else's camp.

My three work horses.

Now you guys can stop busting on me for only using a big knife and not having an axe/hatchet. I bought a wetterlings!

Relaxing enjoying the fall air.

Sneak Peek on my next review...

Thanks for looking and happy fall!

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