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Skyline Trail

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Last weekend, we hiked the Skyline Trail at Hickory Run State Park. We had hiked this trail before, back in November, and I also went snowshoeing there in December. We were looking forward to seeing it again, now that things are getting green. Here’s a map of the hike.


View Skyline Trail @ Hickory Run 05/10/2009 in a larger map

The first mile and a half or so is a pretty, but fairly unremarkable walk through the woods. The rest follows the edge of the Lehigh Gorge, and offers views that just get better and better as you go.

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Wide trail near the beginning

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Sarah

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Wildflower

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Climbing

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The trail follows the edge of the gorge

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Sarah’s new hiking boots

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Rob on the trail

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Looking across the gorge

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Sarah

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Wildflowers, gorge, mountains

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Trail

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Across the gorge

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Lehigh Gorge

Sarah got me a green enhancing (“green field”)  filter for my birthday. I have been waiting for a good opportunity to try it. The effect is more intense than I expected, but it’s pretty cool, and I think I can do some neat, stylized shots with it.

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Lehigh Gorge, enhanced with a green field filter

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Leaves, with the green field filter

I tried some infrared shots, even though I didn’t bring my tripod. My hiking staff/monopod helped some, but wasn’t steady enough.

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Infrared gorge

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Motion blur with the monopod

2 Responses to “Skyline Trail”

  1. furiousBall Says:

    three of my favorites, pictures of your smiling wife, pictures of Rob being Rob, and birch trees.

  2. Marty Says:

    Cool shots – the green effect filter seems a little much, but could create some cool stylistic shots.

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