Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

I decided to come out of hibernation for a bit since we were having a break in the extreme cold. My Dad, nephew and I drove over to Middle Creek – a wildlife preserve in PA that gets THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of snow geese every year. I knew it wasn’t QUITE peak time for them yet as it was still a bit cold, but I also knew there would some there – over the next few weeks as the lake warms they take over the area.

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Driskill Mountain – Louisiana State High Point

There was a hurricane coming as Dad and I drove to our final highpoint of this epic road trip.  We drove down the back country roads to beat it before the rain was expected to start at Driskill Mountain Louisiana.  We figured I should have time to hike it and continue driving as far as we could for a bit.  They were calling for  flooding and crazy winds so I knew I had to hurry.

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Mount Magazine: Signal Hill – Arkansas State High Point

Dad and I arrived at Mount Magazine late in the afternoon.  We were tired from driving so we decided to stay at the lodge there.  It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  It reminded me of the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont, but more modern.  After we checked in we decided we may as well hike to the highpoint to save us time in the morning because we had another long day of driving.

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Cataract Falls

The first stop Dad and I made on our roadtrip was to Cataract Falls in Indiana.  I literally just googled i70 tourist attractions or something and saw this as well as a few other places of interest.  It was about 15 minutes off i70 and we love a good waterfall so we decided to check it out.

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Stony Valley Rail Trail

It has been a long time since I have hiked or cycled the Stony Valley Rail Trail.  My friend, Laura, was the one who first showed me this trail and we explored various sections – especially the abandoned town of Rausch Gap.  The Appalachian Trail also goes through this area so there are miles of hiking and cycling that can be done.  I have been looking for new places to take my nephew bike camping so Kevin and I grabbed our bikes one sunny day and headed out to see if there were any campsites near the trail that we could get to with our bikes.

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