Saturday, September 03, 2011

Pulpit Rock and Pinnacle, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Today was a hazy day for a hike to Pulpit Rock and Pinnacle in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Most of our hiking was along the Appalachian Trail. It was a warm and humid day, but we occasionally felt some cool breezes. Despite the devastation left in many areas by last week's hurricane Irene, the trails were mostly undamaged with only a scattering of some branches on the path.

The view from Pulpit Rock

Hazy view of some Pennsylvania farmland from the Pinnacle

More Pinnacle views

The early stage of Autumn hawk migration should be well under way by now. I didn't see any migrating hawks today, and I checked the Hawk Mountain website and their bird count was also very low. The conditions must not be right yet for flying South! I  managed to catch a view of this vulture in flight from Pinnacle.


At 7:29 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Hi Anne - looks like a really nice hike. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself. Art

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Art! Yes, it's always nice to get out on the trail again!


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