Cherry Springs, PA.
This stop was about 15 minutes. It turned out to be several miles of single-lane road under repair. Mark takes advantage of the break to chat up the PennDOT flag chick, as viewed thru my bug-encrusted screen.
Arrived at Cherry Springs close to sunset. It seemed like Mark was all set up before I even dismounted.
The amazing amount of crap hauled on two motorcycles. I think the tents and bedding might have already been set up at this point, so there's even MORE stuff not pictured that came along for the ride. Somewhere in there is the new pocket rocket stove, which was all I'd hoped for.
Some random things to recall with a smile later:
It was movie night across the street, so we watched a NASA film about the Apollo program with the girl who was camping next to us (she's from Allentown). She travels with her job and packs ultralight gear so she can hit national parks around the country.
The DCNR had telescopes set up for moon and Jupiter gazing. It was two days off the full moon, so the "dark" feature was upset: not optimal star-gazing timing. Moonset was at 4 or 5 am - I set an alarm to get a look at the stars but it was just too bright. Nature called relentlessly all night.
The following day Mark I both discovered that we had ridden past the ADV PA tag location at rt80 and 93 several hours apart.
Will definitely go back to Cherry Springs during a new moon.
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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Shortly after hurricane Lee, IIRC. State Park at the top of this mountain closed. GPS located 3 campsites in Phoenecia, NY, about an hour from here, with about an hour and a half of daylight left.
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