This is unfortunately off-topic, because I drove to French Creek State Park instead of riding the 16 miles uphill. French Creek SP is about 14 miles past the "Alabama" line, Rt 100. I arrived last night and left this morning, getting in over two miles of hiking both days.
The purpose of the trip is for me to road-test my camping equipment prior to the 700 mile tour I'm riding in less than three weeks. The new mummy sleeping bag was too small for me - I should have considered it wasn't clyde-sized. I can get it zipped around my middle and chest, but I can't do it with my arms in the bag. I also need to get a sleeping pad. But otherwise everything worked out well.
A swan takes off from Hopewell Lake this morning:
My tent last night:
The woods at 7:30 PM last night:
Scott's Run Lake this morning, from atop the stone dam.
A discharge/runoff pool from Scott's Run Lake. My poor photo doesn't do justice to the coffee-color of the water:
And Bob, a fisherman I spent about 15 minutes talking to. Or rather, I spent 15 minutes listening to. Unfortunately, he didn't have with him the enormous crappie he'd landed yesterday.