|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on May 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM||comments (1)|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, PATC North Overseer of Rocky Knob Trail
Ever tend to take a bite of life that is more than you can handle......
...much like this Banded Water Snake that has a 'grasp' on a much larger BullFrog. The bullfrog is fresh out of hibernation based on the dark color from algae. The snake wasn't letting go and the frog appeared to be a bit more than he could chew. &...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on April 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, Overseer of Rocky Knob Trail
The trails of Pennsylvania are well-known to be filled with 'toe bangers'....very rocky & with exposed roots. So this rare photo.....
is a collectors item, being considered for a wall at the ATC museum in Pine Grove. This section is a favorite of Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder since it can be traversed with your eyes closed or...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on March 31, 2015 at 12:30 AM||comments (1)|
Provided by Pete Brown, PATC North District Manager & Marion Orlousky, ATC - Mid Atlantic Region
Yes, we can 'Weed 'Em & Reap' .....in fact, many invasive plants/weeds were introduced by European settlers for use as food, medicinal purposes and/or to prevent erosion. Garlic mustard is one of these.....
.....1st recorded in Long Island around 1868. It was us...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 27, 2015 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Daniel Smith, PATC North Overseer
A snowy day hike at Mont AltoState Park can be a challenge & also a fabulous experience of the pure beauty of the forest in winter.
Jane Axman & Daniel Smith didn't let the cancelled February worktrip for the Yankee Clippers stop them.....not just because of a little snow & ice. They did a dayhike from Mont Alto State Park up through Tarbur...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on September 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM||comments (1)|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, a PATC North Chapter Overseer (and amateur photographer)
This juvenile Broad-Winged Hawk was photographed in early September near Pine Grove Furnace. It's wing was broken probably chasing prey in close quarters or hit by a car in a dive across the road at night. It was too tired and hungry not to allow me close with my lens.
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|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on September 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM||comments (2)|
Contributed by Pat Thomas, PATC North Blogger
When they say anybody can do it, I am living proof that just about any woman can do the PATC North trail maintenance work....plus you get to hike in the woods with a group of male construction workers !! Okay....that may be stretching it a bit. On the latest trip, I painted 'white' blazes
from Milesburn Cabin to Rocky Knob & carried...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on August 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Post courtesy of Gary Brunner, overseer of Reese Hollow Shelter for PATC North Chapter
The springs at the shelters along the AT (and in this case, the Tuscarora) shelters are magical places !!
Since the first day I set eyes on the spring at the Reese Hollow Shelter, after volunteering to be the overseer of the shelter and Reese Hollow Trail back in Dec 2012, I've been smitten with it. I mean, there's just something arresting and compelling about a source o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
Courtesy of Andy Wolfe, Rocky Knob Overseer from PATC North
Right now the woods in Michaux State forest are offering a great meal along the AT. "Chicken Mushrooms" boiled and served with Ramen or Cream of Mushroom Soup are fantastic fare. And....no fear...there are no dangerous inedible fungus that look like Chicken of the Woods. They taste "just like chicken".
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|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on July 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM||comments (1)|
Post courtesy of Andy Wolfe, a PATC North Chapter Overseer from Shippensburg, PA
When you think of Heads or Tails.....do Timber Rattlers come to mind ?? These are female Timber Rattlers hanging out at a den site in the South Mountain section of Michaux Forest, waiting to bear their young next month.
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