Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cotton Candy On The Kittatinny ...

“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
                  ~ Pamela Hansford Johnson
                          ~ 1912-1981
The cotton candy, bubblegum pink of a winter sunset brushes the snow sugared Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, and reflects in the Lehigh River on a January evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, 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 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.