Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kittatinny's Color Cascade ...

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
           ~ author Joe L. Wheeler
                      ~ born 1936
Travelers crossing the Lehigh Gap Bridge are treated to a view of the cascade of autumn color on display on the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, on a beautiful October afternoon at Lehigh Gap.

The Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984, and spans the Lehigh River.