Solstice.

Yesterday, I celebrated the shortest day of the year by going on a hike with Dinah on a portion of the Standing Stone Trail. A few weeks ago I wrote about hiking the SST from the hawkwatch to Greenwood Furnace State Park. This time, I headed in the opposite direction, beginning at the end of Frew Road in Martin Gap, and hiking south, towards Rt. 655. I hiked about 3 miles in, to the State Game Lands parking lot, then turned around and headed back.

I took lots of pictures of course…

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Through micro-valleys.

 

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Ice crystals.

 

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Dinah dog exploring the rocks.

 

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This rock formation seemed to resemble a castle, perched high on a mound of earth.

 

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Mossy.

 

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Most of this section of the SST runs through State Game Lands 112.

 

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Reflections.

 

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Trailside bouldering ops…

 

 

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Turnaround point.
Turnaround point. Next I’m going to explore the 5.5 miles to Rt. 655.

 

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I saw some neat plants.
I saw some neat plants.

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Back at the parking lot.

Happy Solstice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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