I drove down to Pennsylvania over the weekend to go hiking with an old hiking buddy. And I brought my new hiking buddy! Old buddy meets new buddy. Plus, Bella, the Jack Russell Terrier. A great day.
We hiked around the Lake Side Trail at Hills Creek State Park, PA. Here are some photos!
The lake was largely frozen, but a bit melted at the edges
A beautiful forest shifting from red pine, to hemlock, to yellow birch, to hardwoods including red maple and beech, to spruce.
I was quite surprised to see the ice fishers out, especially considering the melty margins of the lake!
Bella the Jack Russell Terrier
Baby hemlock trees are the cutest
Old hiking buddy: “stop taking photos, I’m freezing my arse off”
And then, just to make it challenging, the whole of the trail through the spruce forest was a sheet of ice
I should have brought my skates
Very pretty though
Thanks for tagging along!