Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wolf Swamp, Deep Lake, and Big Pocono State Park

Today was a perfect day for a visit to the Pocono Mountains. Fall foliage is nearing its peak, and the day was warm and clear. Wolf Swamp and Deep Lake are glacier lakes nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania forests. We were treated to views of brilliant vermilion, orange, and yellow foliage while we hiked to these picturesque lakes. Later in the day we also hiked Big Pocono State Park for beautiful vistas and views of Delaware Water Gap and Little Gap. After a long day hiking, we had homemade pasta at charming Sette Luna in Easton.

Brilliant orange maples against an azure sky

Vermilion trees amidst forests of birch and pine

Brilliant red and yellow

Beautiful canopy of Autumn foliage

Reflections of brilliant color in Wolf Swamp

Colorful shoreline

Panorama view of Wolf Swamp

Translucent maple leaves

Deep Lake through the pines

We stopped for lunch by the shore of Deep Lake and watched a Kingfisher fishing for his dinner.

Lily pads near the surface. We watched schools of minnows and a few salamanders in the shallows.

Panorama view of Deep Lake

We also hiked some of the trails at Big Boulder State Park and were treated to vistas of the colorful forests below.

Delaware Water Gap in the distance


At 11:03 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time on your hikes, Anne.


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