Pine Creek-Jason's-ADKs 2008 

Route Map

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Trip Log

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Mergansers are plentiful along Pine Creek all the time, but in late June there are mainly females and juveniles, no males.

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Turtles may be plentiful, but we don't usually see them up close and personal like this.

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This bush was so brilliant scarlet we didn't recognize it as a mountain ash. Our Naweedna mountain ashes were a dull greenish yellow when we left home, and are orange when ripe.

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More mergansers; mainly females and juveniles.

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A green heron lurks among the rocks that it resembles. Hint: the heron is the blurry rock with legs.

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A biker chick searches Pine Creek for any living thing and finds mainly mosquitoes.

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Beardtongue was blooming ...

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Purple flowering raspberry was blooming ...

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Mountain Laurel (Pennsylvania State Flower) was blooming in profusion ...

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but in the cemetery, no one was pushing up daisies or other flowers.

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Things that struck us about this cemetery: all but 2 tombstones face the river and many of the tombstones mark the tombs of the Tomb Family.

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Let's saddle up the horses while RVan waits in the sun at Rattlesnake Rock parking lot.

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The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania reveals itself as we ride.

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The tail end of a "parade" of 3 young bucks crossing Pine Creek.

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There's beauty around every bend of the stream ...

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The occasional great blue heron ...

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More mergansers ...

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Many mergansers ...

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Many more mergansers; mainly females and juveniles...

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And for a little variety, butterflies; mainly white admirals and red spotted purples,
but they turn out to be the same species! Who knew?

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Perhaps the population of Tiadaghton knew - de bof of 'em.

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Janie didn't know the pointy, straight "stick" she ran over was actually a snake until ... "bump, bump" ... it coiled up, then slowly uncoiled and slithered off the trail to "lick?" its wounds. Sorry.

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There was no mistaking the Days End Campground Lake Monster for a stick, except it never did uncoil or slither off or move at all. That's kinda like a stick.

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Days End Campground is Eagle- approved, but the proprietors would probably not like having a real eagle around. Too messy.

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The bathhouse at Days End Campground was not a bit messy. In fact, we were afraid to use it for fear of getting it dirty.

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Besides, it took too long to read all the notes and warning signs. Dick Young would approve.

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We heartily approve of Jason's "humble" abode, his lovely friend Jenn, and her Thai chicken soup!

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After a 40 mile bike ride on Moose River Plains in the Adirondacks, we sat on the shore of Limekiln Lake and watched three Mallard families feeding just below our campsite. In the distance, we could hear the Loons, Bogie, the Loons!