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: