Monday, December 28, 2009

Green and White

Slippery Rock Creek - McConnells Mill A snowy picture of Slippery Rock Creek along the Kildoo Trail in McConnells Mill.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Upgrade

McConnells Mill - Covered Bridge Last week I was pleasantly surprised to receive a new camera after a family dinner. Apparently a few of our relatives pooled money together for a Nikon Coolpix P90. I can't express how delighted I am with it.

This is the first post with a photo taken with the new camera. If I don't get a chance to post tomorrow, I wish everyone Happy Holidays!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Busy, Busy

McConnells Mill This week was a very hectic though I imagine that is typical for many people this time of year. Anyway, this is a photo of one of the cliffs near Rim Road back in August. My oldest and I had a great time exploring the area that day.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Leaning Forward

Coneflower - Hells Hollow - McConnells Mill Since it is a cold frosty December, when I look over the summer photos I am struck by how green they are. I guess it is all relative but I think I will be posting more over the next few weeks.

We believe these are Tall or Green-headed Coneflowers (Rudbeckia laciniata) growing along Hell's Run. The orange flowers are Touch-me-nots with a few pale ones mixed in.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

November Sun

Eckert Falls - McConnells Mill It was not long after I took this shot that the sun dipped too low to cast its light on the falls. The days seem so short now.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Eckert Bridge

Eckert Bridge - McConnells Mill Eckert Bridge was built in 1852 originally as a covered bridge. In the 1950s it was replaced with the current concrete one. Due to low traffic in the 1970s, sections of the Breakneck Bridge and Eckert Bridge Roads were closed including their overpasses.

To get to Eckert Bridge, you must follow Cheeseman Road past the Breakneck Bridge parking area and down the hill into the gorge. Note that this section of the route is not maintained in the winter and is full of potholes. The bridge lies at the bottom of the hill and is primarily used for parking.

I am not sure why I am always surprised by how many people are in this nook and cranny of McConnells Mill. Eckert Bridge is not far from Breakneck and Eckert Falls. It also provides access to the Kildoo and Slippery Rock Gorge Trails sections of which are considered part of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

More Info and Sources:
Photo of Coverd Bridge
Source - Lawrence County By Anita DeVivo, Anthony P. Walczak
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Friday, December 4, 2009

With a Touch of Green

Cheeseman Run - McConnells Mill A part of Cheeseman Run as it makes it way down the hill to Slippery Rock Creek. This area has quite a few little waterfalls like this.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gripping

McConnells Mill - Cheeseman Run An image of Cheeseman Run near Slippery Rock Creek.
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