Participants in the Fell Mountain Single Track Challenge race around the course laid out through Merli-Sarnoski Park.
Though most racers were going too fast to notice, this section of the course afforded a beautiful panoramic view of Carbondale, PA in the valley far below. Click on the picture above to see more race day photos.
It was a beautiful day on the D&H Rail Trail Bed in Forest City for National Trails Day.
Nancy Ross (holding t-shirt) accepts recognition for her work in helping to create the D&H Rail Trail from Ed Talone (holding certificate of recognition) of the American Hiking Society. Also pictured Rail-Trail Council of North Eastern PA member Joe Brophy and Executive Director Lynn Conrad.
We watched a Rough Legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) as he followed the ridge of Elk Mountain northward toward his home in the Tundra.
This hawk is characterized as being ‘uncommon’ in this area, and is startlingly tame as it rarely encounters humans in its home in the far north.
The incarnation of the Hill Dog transits our lives.
In her wake we are,
Kinder to each other,
Richer in love,
Stronger in faith,
Brighter in spirit.
A relatively warm dry winter, that ended cold and damp, gives way to Spring.
An anonymous skier enjoys the secret “Deer Skull Trail”. An expert cross-country ski trail tucked away in one of the valleys somewhere in the Elk Mountain Area.
Snow came soon! About as much as the Blizzard of ’93 (24″+), but no wind.
A Tree Lighting Party was held on December 8th with caroling, photos with Santa, door prizes, and refreshments.
The event was sponsored by the Clifford Merchants Associaton.
Oliveri’s Crystal Lake Hotel, and Chets Place were just two of several area businesses mentioned in a recent issue of Ski Magazine.
The roar of the snowguns was unmistakable last night.
It’s been a long dusty summer in the barn, and the boards are eager to slide.