Enjoying the beauty that surround us

Happy Monday and last day of September peeps! How crazy is it that tomorrow is October? Although I will miss summer, I love fall. Pumpkin everything, apple pie, the crisp air, scarf/boot weather…. These are all things that give me the warm and fuzzies. My favorite thing to do this season is to go for a hike surrounded by the changing leaves and isolation that the forest provides me. It is so relaxing and helps me to clear my mind. This past Saturday, Dan and I went to Lackawanna State Forest and hiked the north loop of the Pinchot Trail. It took 4 hours to do the whole 11.5 miles. By mile 6 my legs and feet were feeling tired and I was getting hungry. With a quick snack at a trail exchange around mile 8, I got my second wind. The lookout tower views were stunning. You could see forever up there! Every trail that linked to the next was different and more beautiful then the last. The sun was shining through the leaves making everything light up like it was on fire! It felt like a fairytale. I think this is one of my new favorite places. Here is a collage of my favorite pics:

That’s me at mile 7- Yes, I hike in jeans 🙂

Next week is peek for the fall foliage here in eastern PA/NJ. Take a minute to stop what you are doing, breathe deeply and take it all in.

Happy trails!

4 thoughts on “Enjoying the beauty that surround us

  1. Oh man I could have sworn I commented a week ago, but the internet ate it!!!

    Love all the gorgeous pics from the hike and I too hike in jeans 🙂 Best and most durable clothing I own without having to go buy something hi-tech. And I totally feel the same way about your favorite things about fall 🙂 except here in Cali, we don't get that crisp air feeling until the end of fall closer to winter. Right now we are in peak heat wave season! Like summer for real instead of gloom!

  2. As I am getting older the longer summers of CA and FL are starting to appeal to me more and more. But then I NEED the change of the seasons like we have in PA. I would miss fall and spring too much. Winter? I can do without it.

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