Spent the last 3 days driving around the north(ish) part of PA. Visited 3 state parks and did some hiking/camping. Total trip was around 700 miles. 500 of which was mountainous windy roads. TDI performed admirably, never dropping below 50mpg.

Leonard Harrison State Park: Home of the “Grand Canyon of PA”. It’s beautiful, but comparing it to the Grand Canyon is a bit of a stretch. Played around with shutter speeds to get different effects with the waterfalls that were at the bottom.

Kinzua Bridge State Park: This place is awesome. A tornado took out this train bridge in 2003. Although they discourage it, there is nothing to stop you from climbing down to the wreckage. There’s even a path that leads you to it.

If you look closely at this last one, you can spot two women who were braver than I.

Cherry Springs State Park: A certified dark sky location. I’ve been meaning to come out here for awhile, and now that I have a decent camera I thought I’d make the trip. I went during a full moon as a reconnaissance run, figuring it wouldn’t be as crowded, plus I like taking photos of the moon. I was right on the not being crowded part, but weather didn’t cooperate. Still got a few neat pics.

There was a sight fog all night so none of my moon shots came out well.

CAMP FIRE!!!

I’ll be picking this guy up tomorrow, and will be visiting Cherry Springs again when there is a new moon in September. Any photography/oppo members want to meet up let me know. Beautiful scenery and even better roads.