Showing posts with label Lehigh Gap Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lehigh Gap Bridge. Show all posts

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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Mountains Are Calling ...





“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
                                    ~ John Muir
                                        ~ 1838-1914 


These words of John Muir surely resonated with me as I took this shot on a warm, late spring evening with sunset approaching, looking up at the Lehigh Gap Bridge spanning over the Lehigh River to the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain.

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 Heritage Corridor Trail (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.