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Deep Lake, Wolf Swamp, Sand Spring

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I’ve once again fallen behind in blogging. Not this past weekend, but the one before it, Sarah and I hiked in State Game Lands 38, which is adjacent to Big Pocono State Park (where we’ve hiked before). I’m going to keep the commentary brief this time around, but suffice it to say that it was a beautiful hike, complete with trips to three different lakes, the rushing Wolf Swamp Run, lots of rocks, and a tough power line climb at the end. This would also be an interesting place to ride, and bikes were allowed everywhere we went. Here’s the map.


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Much of the hike was on gravel roads like this one. And there was barrens vegatation much of the way.

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Wolf Swamp Lake

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Rob, enjoying a swim

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Sarah

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Jumping out of the water

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Twisted tree

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Deep Lake

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Deep Lake again

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Strange, gelatinous sack in a puddle. Anyone know what this is? My guess? Frog eggs.

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Sand Spring

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Moss

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Sand Spring

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Grassy State Game Lands road

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Loose rocks

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Rhododendron

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Getting around a puddle

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Rhododendron bud

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The start of the ridiculous power line climb

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Sarah, climbing. She was a good sport!

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Rob was not amused.

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Ouch!

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Taking a break, but almost there.
Sarah used her hat to keep the bugs out of her face while she rested.

3 Responses to “Deep Lake, Wolf Swamp, Sand Spring”

  1. furiousBall Says:

    great shot of Lady S, and Rob seems to really dig these excursions

  2. FlyFish Phil Says:

    Hey I was just hiking in the same area yesterday. I’m an avid fly fisherman, and was looking for some a new place to fish. My girlfriend is really into hiking so its a way for both of us to do what we like together. Looks like we started at the same spot, but we just went to Wolf Swamp run, fished downstream and then backtracked to the lot. The fishing was not good at all but it was a fun hike and adventure. I think if we took the loop that you all did, we would cross over different streams and fishing might’ve been better.

  3. Marty Says:

    Looks like a great hike – the kind that makes you yell out loud when you’re done. Nice pictures throughout.

    As for the ‘getting behind in blogging’, I hear you — I’ve got about a dozen half-finished posts I can’t seem to get done.

    Hope the married life is treating you and Sarah well!

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