Dick, David, and Roger did a two-night backpacking trip on the Black Forest Trail in north central PA 10/17-19. Rats, the camera perched on top of the car yielded a blurry picture. Oh well, things got much better:



Our route each day is shown in yellow, blue, and pink; the trail head for this part of the trail is where it crosses Route 44:





Heading down after leaving the 2nd dirt road to our Friday night campsite:



Dick getting water from the great little stream right next to our campsite Friday night:



Chef Roger in our fabulous kitchen:



David enjoying the fruits of Roger's labor:



Keeping those hands warm the next morning in between breaking-camp duties:



We had fantastic color, you have to look down and watch your step as you hike, but this is what I got to look at each day!:







A great little view to rest at on a steep climb:





Beginning the descent into the part that reminded us the most of the Black Forest namesake:


It was steep:


Really steep:



We had great views to enjoy of the Pine Creek Gorge each day:







I love the red leaves on the underbrush, need to find out what this stuff is called:



More great color underfoot:



More great color underfoot:



A blaze of color:



Our Saturday night campsite, also by a creek:



Sunday morning it was 25 degrees, notice the frost on the edge of the leaves:



Notice the spiked frost on the leaves:



David, Dick, and Roger prepare to feast (and imbibe) at the Bullfrog Tavern in Williamsport:



That's David's Funk Burger behind the microbrewery's sampler:



And it couldn't have been any better for David, a Jazz brunch: