Thursday, October 29, 2009

People, People Everywhere

McConnells Mill I have been meaning to write a post about the covered bridge in McConnells Mill for some time. You can see the bridge in this image taken on a foggy September day.

Well it turns out, this post is not about that particular day nor is it about the bridge.

A few weeks ago I decided to head over to the park to take a few fall pictures of the bridge for the post about it. I did not expect how many people would be running around taking photos of scenery. Many of them had some pretty fancy cameras compared to my simple 'point and shoot'.

In any case, I wanted to take a picture like this one to illustrate the change in the foliage.

McConnells Mill - Slippery Rock Creek
I did not notice there was someone taking a picture in my direction at the same time. You can see him in the close up to the right.

He seemed to be hanging around at that spot. I imagine he was waiting for people like me to wander off.

From there I walked around the mill intending to snap a picture of the bridge.

It didn't turn out as you can see in the below image. Not only because the left side is over exposed but I don't think you can miss the guy with the tripod. Like the previous photo, I did not see him until after the fact. He was also waiting for everyone to leave.

Seeing that every good spot was taken for getting a clean shot of the bridge, I decided to make my way over to nearby Kildoo Falls.


There is actually a girl sitting on the top of the cliff! She is hard to see in the close up to the right, but trust me she is there. She looked like she was posing for someone else with a camera.

Yikes! She is so close to the edge! What is she thinking? It made me edgy and worried she would fall, so I left.

Off to Cleland Rock! I should be able to hopefully get a few good shots there. Cleland Rock At the bottom of the photo you can see the edge of Cleland Rock. I wanted to move closer to the edge (not too close) but someone was in the way. He was sitting there when I arrived, dressed in black and engrossed in writing in a journal. I waited awhile for him to move before I took the above image. Two couples came and went beforehand. They had to stand behind him to see the view. Eventually I did the same to take the hurried shot. He was not acknowledging anyone and I figured best to leave him alone.

As I said in a previous post about Cleland Rock, something unusual always happens there when I visit. On that day, it seemed to be true for the entire park.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Leaves on Hell's Hollow Falls

McConnells Mill - Hell's Hollow Falls I haven't posted a photo of Hell's Hollow Falls in some time.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

KIA

McConnells Mill - Hell's Hollow A tree carved with initials and names along the Slippery Rock Gorge Trail in Hells Hollow.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Leaves on Kildoo Run

McConnells Mill - Kildoo Run - Small Waterfall Above is a photo of Kildoo Run as it weaves through a few moss covered rocks in McConnells Mill. According to PA's foliage report, we were at our peak this past week. I did not find the report until today but at least I'll know to look for it next year.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Late in the Afternoon

McConnells Mill - Stairs down to the mill Another shot from the stairs that lead down to the mill.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Stairs to the Mill

McConnells Mill - Stairs to the Mill Since the spaces near the old mill and covered bridge were filled, we parked at the top of Slippery Rock Gorge. Pictured here is a section of the stairs which connect the Kildoo Parking area to the old mill.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Ahhh! It Snowed This Morning!

McConnells Mill - Rim Road Area And the forecast is to have 'snow showers' for the next couple of days. I still have not adjusted to the idea of fall... let alone (dare I say it) winter. Sigh.

Anyway, this photo is from August when my oldest and I went exploring in the area around Rim Road in McConnells Mill.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Foliage

McConnells Mill - Hell's Hollow Trail - Fall Another photo of the colorful trees in Hell's Hollow.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Wait... What? Wasn't Last Month August?

McConnells Mill - Hell's Hollow - Autumn I think I misplaced September. Hell's Hollow Trail in McConnells Mill, Pennsylvania.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Passing By

McConnells Mill - Kildoo Trail Mushroom On the way up to Kildoo Falls, my oldest and I passed this mushroom basking in the sun. McConnells Mill.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Heading Back to the Mill

McConnells Mill - Kildoo Trail A quick posting of Kildoo Trail as it runs next to Slippery Rock Creek. There were many wildflowers blooming along the water when this photo was taken in August.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sticks and Stones

McConnells Mill - Kildoo Run The log from the previous post is running across the top of this photo.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Little Ways to Go

McConnells Mill - Kildoo Run This photo was taken when my oldest and I walked from the Kildoo Trail up to Kildoo Falls. You can see the falls as tiny white sliver on the uppermost rock in the photo. The log is over exposed but I still like the ray of sunshine illuminating it.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Late in the Afternoon

McConnells Mill - Slippery Rock Creek Slippery Rock Creek viewed upstream from the walkway by the Mill.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hell's Muddy Waters

McConnells Mill - Hell's Run After an onslaught of rain, Hell's Run swelled with a surge of muddy water. Normally this spot is more rock than stream. This photo was taken from the second bridge along Hell's Hollow Trail in McConnells Mill.
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