Showing posts with label Jack Kerouac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jack Kerouac. Show all posts

Sunday, January 13, 2019

And A Road Runs Through It ...


“Nothing behind me,
Everything ahead of me,
As is ever so on the road.”
       ~ Jack Kerouac
             ~ 1922-1969
              ~ “On The Road”
                       ~ 1957
Standing near the Lehigh Valley Zoo at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania offers a beautiful late winter vista overlooking the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township.

Game Preserve Road runs through the bridge, painting a picturesque rural landscape on a March afternoon.

Schlicher’s is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Climb That Mountain ...



“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that … mountain.”
                       ~ Jack Kerouac
                            ~ 1922-1969
While walking on the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap on a late May evening, I looked across the Lehigh River and spotted this man hiking along the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain.

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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winter At The Ford ...



“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
                 ~ Jack Kerouac
                       ~ 1922-1969 
Winter’s quiet beauty paints a simple elegance in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured during a January sunset at the Ford of the Jordan Creek, one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.