Having some fun in the forest

We’ve only had our RAV4 for a week and we’re loving the new places that we can go in it.  After our adventure in Tuscarora State Forest, we decided to head down to Michaux State Forest to explore a bit.  So we drove down to Pine Grove Furnace State Park and started out this weekend adventure by hiking a portion of Sunset Rocks Trail.  As usual, Tanner was ready to go.


We were told that there had been a bear sighting at the top, as well as a few snakes.  Seeing bears while hiking before, we knew what to do just in case we saw it.

Snakes on the other hand-SHUDDERS

Hiking to the top was short, but strenuous.  We were also on the lookout on this bear and watching for snakes along the trail.  Once we got to the top, it was well worth it.

We didn’t see a bear, nor did we see any snakes up or back down.  And that’s a good thing.  Seeing different fungi and how the light rays coming through the trees were some of the highlights on the trek back down.

As we continued down Ridge Road, and surrounding dirt backroads, we saw beautiful, lush forest and enjoyed the quietness that Michaux had to offer.

We found a pull-off just in time for dinner.  It was quiet and the sounds coming from the woods provided a nice soundtrack to our meal.

Stopping at Long Pine Run Reservoir, Aaron & I decided to go for a short hike on Beaver Trail.


It had been raining a lot here in Central PA, so we didn’t make it that far.  Turning around, and with the sun getting lower in the horizon, we decided to head back home.  Tanner was super tired and he slept like a baby the rest of the evening.

Thanks for reading!


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Ashley Welton View All →

Freelance Graphic Designer based in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. I enjoy creating digital art, illustrations and photography. I also enjoy hiking, birding, cooking, reading, traveling and a nice bourbon or two.

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