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A 2014 Visit to Leonard Harrison State Park, PA

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Lower Antelope Canyon AZ
Upper Antelope Canyon, AZ
Arches National Park, UT
Bodie Ghost Town, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Hanging Lake, CO
Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Mono Lake, CA
Mt Rainier National Park, WA
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
The Grand Tetons National Park, WY
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA

Zion National Park, UT

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Caverns of Sonora, TX
Luray Caverns, VA
Jewel & Wind Cave, SD
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

I'm on a short trip to a couple of fiberglass trailer rallies this fall, and between the Niagara Wine Escape Rally & the First Annual Escape Rally, I spent a week and a half checking out some of the campgrounds in PA. I've visited Ricketts Glen State Park a number of times - it is my favorite state park. This time I'm a little further west. I spent the last 3 nights at the Ives Run COE park near Tioga, PA, and then moved on to Leonard Harrison State Park near Wellsboro, PA. Leonard Harrison is on one side of Pine Creek Gorge, the "Grand Canyon" of Pennsylvania.

The small campground has 28 sites, 6 with electric only hookups.

Another Escape trailer owner told me to watch for the "brick" church on the way to the campground along PA 660. It is interesting - what looks like a red brick church is actually a painted finish - not real bricks. A pretty church.

After setting up the trailer I headed for the view of the Grand Canyon of PA. It is interesting that there are a bunch of "Grand Canyons" in many eastern states - PA, NY, ME, NC, & GA for example. While they are all worth a visit, they don't compare to the real thing in AZ! In any case, there is a hike to the bottom of the canyon called the Turkey Path Trail, and since there are a couple of waterfalls along the trail, I had to take the hike. Like all waterfall trails it included quite a drop, and was easier going down than coming back up! The photos are not all that great - while the sun was covered with clouds when I started down the trail, it broke through when I arrived at the falls. Harsh sunlight & waterfalls don't mix, at least for photographs.

The Church on PA 660
The Church on PA 660
The Fake Brick
Not Quite Fall, But Pretty
The First Waterfall on the Turkey Path Trail
The Second Waterfall on the Turkey Path Trail
The Second Waterfall on the Turkey Path Trail
The Grand Canyon of PA
Info About the Canyon
The CCC Statue
Site 26, Leonard Harrison State Park, PA

After returning to the trailer, I sat outside, slapping tiny flies while trying to read. Finally gave up & made dinner - grilled chicken, saffron rice & green beans.

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