Sunday, November 11, 2012

Delaware Water Gap - Dunnfield Creek Trail to Sunfish Pond

This weekend brought some unseasonably warm temperatures, perfect weather for a hike in Delaware Water Gap to experience the beauty of this area and witness the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Trees are mostly all bare by now. The air smelled like pine, and our hiking was accompanied by the sounds of flowing water from Dunnfield Creek and the crunch of leaves underneath our hiking boots.

For the most part, the path was unobstructed, with a few exceptions when we had to crawl over fallen tree trunks or pick our way through a tumble of branches across the trail.

Evidence of Hurricane Sandy was everywhere.

We saw many huge fallen trees, their roots torn right out of the ground.

Sunfish Pond on a grey November day.

View of Mount Tammany

Hikers viewing the river below

A waterfall in Dunnfield Creek


At 5:43 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Looks like a nice hike, Anne. The downed trees remind me of "pick-up sticks" as a child! Mother Nature is so powerful.

Leaves are at peak here, but up in the mountains, they were mostly gone as of two weeks ago when I last hiked up that way. Enjoy the day! Art

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Art, Thanks! Yes, it was amazing how those huge trees could fall just like sticks!
Enjoy the last of the Autumn foliage! Such a beautiful time of year!


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