Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31 – Jonathon Run Trail

A mostly sunny, slightly cool day so a good one for our hike on the last day before we head home for our daughter’s wedding.

A run is the name of a creek around here. The Jonathon Run Trail follows the run until it flows into the Youghiogheny River. We went as far as Jonathon Falls before turning back to give us a hike of just over 5 km.

It was a fairly flat, easy trail. It only dropped down about 200 feet in elevation from the parking lot to the falls.

Mostly it was just a walk in the woods, as we could only see the run for about 1/3 of the time.


With all the rain we have had, there were a lot of muddy spots.


And only a few drops and climbs on the way back.


We crossed the run a few times.


This bridge looked like it had been hit the from the side. There was a serious bend in it.


A few nice run views.


We saw one other couple and their kids on the trail. We asked them about the waterfall and they said it was nice but it was a very steep climb down. There was also no sign saying where you should climb down. We saw the waterfall from up high and then noticed a large log had a section cut out of it, with a rough trail beyond.

The “trail” down was so steep and muddy that Jennie almost didn’t go down. This picture doesn’t do it justice. It was at least a 60 degree slope. Very slow going down and only slightly faster going up.


But the waterfall was in a very nice setting. I am not happy with the pictures, though.


We sat on this rock and had lunch. It was one of the few spots that got any sun.



And the photosphere.

The GPS says it is a 7 hour drive home, which mean a few more hours on top of that. I am not sure if we will do it in one or two days.

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