Appalachian Trail in Cumberland County, PA

From rough parking lot off Sherwood Drive near Wertzville Road to Bernheisel Bridge (and a bit beyond.) 

White trail blaze on the Appalachian Trail.

Who put these boards here?

Someone who takes care of the trail, takes care of the hikers.

Trails need people to take care of them?

Of course they do. You are one of those people.

You need to walk on the trail.

Don't make too much noise if you want to see animals.

Unless you don't want to see bears. 

Then you need to sound like more kids than you are.

It's a little bit swampy.

That's almost-spring for you.

Onion grass.

Fun to eat.

If you want people to smell your words.

This trail has more than just trail.

This trail has bridges.

This trail is an adventure.

The Conodoguinet Creek.

If you can say it, you can spell it. 

Although, it's more fun to go in it.

Binoculars are important on the trail.

I can see Maine and Georgia from here.

A red barn. 

A blue house. 

A purple mountain. 

A golden field.

Sometimes, even William Carlos Williams says too much.


Stone gutters.

With love.

You're welcome.

A boardwalk over swampy ground.

No excuses.

Hello, river.

Enjoy your ramble.

Come June, I'm putting in some kayaks.

From outer space.

Or Pennsylvania.

Either or.

This counts as two bridges.

Because it's two different kinds of bridges.

Because I say so.

If these stone are here all on their own,
then I believe in fairy tales.

I believe in fairy tales anyway.

I walked two-hundred million kajillion miles today

and I get peanut butter crackers.


Magpie said...

Lovely. I especially like the "William Carlos Williams" photo.

Deb said...

OOoooh! Magpie! I came into the comments room to say the ZACT SAME THING. Yay for WCW! Yay for modernist blogging.

Yay for Josette and her lovely children and her breathtaking eyeball for good pictures.

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