Afternoon Bike Hike

Hubby and I biked the Pine Creek Rails-to-Trails from Ross Run toward Cedar Run. Mountainside trees line most of the trail. Even though the day was in the 80’s, the trail stayed cool in the shade.

Above Ross Run, looking north along the trail.

Above Ross Run, looking north 

 

 

Mountain streams along the trail dropped to a trickle by the end of summer.

Mountain streams along the trail dropped to a trickle by the end of summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A slow-moving traveler on the trail

A slow-moving traveler on the trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cairn in the middle of Pine Creek - perhaps the mark of a kayak journey

A cairn in the middle of Pine Creek – perhaps the mark of a kayak journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remains of a rock and timber dam from the lumbering era

The remains of a rock and timber dam, probably a leftover from the lumbering era

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We startled a flock of ducks. Unusual for ducks around here, these swimming aviators had brown heads and pointed beaks

We startled a flock of ducks. Unusual for this area, these swimming aviators had brown heads and pointed beaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Creek runs through a narrow valley with mountains rising on both sides

The beauty never ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restful and relaxing

Another twisty turn in Pine Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All good thing must come to an end, close to the end of the ride.

A a quick stop for pictures and a water break before biking the last few miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Kathie Mitchell

Kathie enjoys country living, time with family, playing cornet in community bands, crafts, gardening, and writing.
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