Here's what the inclines looked like around 1860. For a much more in-depth look at Penn Haven Junction and the Planes, please click here for a April 18, 2014 post about them here on this blog.
Next along the trail, you'll find Stoney Creek. Though not marked on the new trail markers, it's about 1.5 miles north of this rock outcropping. When you see Stoney Creek on the right, notice the large, expansive rocky ledge that hangs out toward the trail. On my return trip the following day, I surprised a mother and her spotted-fawn, just like in Bambi. Mamma run right and up, while the fawn tried to out run me south. Tried as I may, I could not get out in front to turn the fawn around. Finally it stopped and I get ahead of it. As I snapped this shot, I saw Mamma cautiously watching from up the trail.
|Luke's Falls, just before Rockport.|
Here, the rafting outfitters have a river entry point where the Buck Moutain Creek flows into the river.
|(Click here to see this watersnake (copperhead look-alike) slither away.) |
|May 21, 2011 along the Gorge.|