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Jed Waves the Corn194 viewsThis is a little out of sequence because Jed didn't visit the cabin until the following Wednesday, but you get to see my "back yard" at the cabin, with its barbecue grill and picnic table.
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My Cabin at Prince Gallitzin State Park128 viewsI arrived around 8:15 PM and took this picture as the sun was getting ready to set over the lake behind my cabin.
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An Early Morning Walk by the Lake130 viewsA short (0.75 mile) lakeshore trail connected my cabin with the day use beach and picnic area. This little view is about halfway down the trail.
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Fungus118 viewsI haven't done any research on fungus, so I don't know what this is called.
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Chipmunk110 viewsThere were lots of these furry little things around Prince Gallitzin State Park.
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An old gas station135 viewsIn Bakerton, PA, which is a town that has seen better days.
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The Bone Pile131 viewsA rusty bridge over the narrow West Branch of the Susquehanna river, and beyond in the distance, a pile of coal tailings that is slowly being whittled down in an attempt to use that which had been discarded in the many years of mining in the area before it was mined out. The bone pile is a central theme of the book Baker Towers, by Jennifer Haigh. It was once much taller.
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West Branch, Susquehanna River120 viewsBecause of its proximity to the mines and their waste, I have read that this river has been known to run yellow and sometimes red. On this day, it merely looked muddy.
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The Bone Pile137 viewsA closer view of the bone pile.
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The Bone Pile -- one last look126 viewsThe next time I visit the area, it will be much smaller, if any of it remains at all.
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Hollidaysburg from Chimney Rocks174 viewsNice view of the county seat of Blair County, Pennsylvania
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One of the chimney rocks136 viewsThis area was used as a lookout post by the original Native American residents of the area, who we used to call Indians.
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