Day 7 | Thursday, July 2
Miles Driven: 197 / 2,205
Miles Hiked: 2.17 / 15.40
Money Spent: 133 / 893
The first stop of the day was Bushkill Falls Trail. I arrived at 10:30 which was a good thing because the place opened at 10:00 and was already filling up. I did, however, get a great parking spot. Admission to the trail was $16.00. The falls weren't impressive, but the boardwalks and bridges were.
The next stop was Nay Aug Falls. This was a bit confusing because Google Maps took me to a city park. While I was standing around trying to figure things out, a car stopped and asked me if I knew where the falls were. We asked some people who were picnicking and they pointed us in the right direction. While I was down at the falls, a couple of 18-year old delinquents came by, jumped over the "Don't Cross the Point" barricade to get down to the top of the falls. Then they threw large fire crackers into the water.
It was 1:30 Eastern time and we have Zoom faculty meetings on Thursdays at 2:00, so I waited thirty minutes because I thought it would be cool to join the meeting while standing in front of a waterfall. The time for the meeting arrived, I joined but no one else was there. I then remembered the time zone difference and headed back to my car.
The final stop was Hickory Run State Park and the Hickory Run Boulder field. The drive to the boulder field was down a one-way road that went under a highway through a narrow tunnel and then through a wooded area filled with ferns. I didn't venture far into the boulder field as you'll see from the map; I figured it all looked the same. You'll see my foot in the pictures to help you visualize the size of the boulders. And if you notice brown stones in some of the pictures, you might be able to tell they are in a little pit. It looks to me like people were trying to see how deep the boulders went. I also took pictures along the edge of the field. The experts say that hundreds of years from now, the forest may over take the field. Click the link at the beginning of the paragraph to read more.