Monday, September 10, 2007

wissahickon creek part 1...

We took a ride today to Wissahickon Creek Park, which is the upper part of Fairmont Park, which runs through Philadelphia. It is about 15 minutes away from home for us, and feels like it could be miles away from any city.
We parked the car near the Valley Green Inn, in the parking lot that is next to this historic restaurant, "Philadelphia's last remaining roadhouse." People come to feed the ducks and geese, so they were abundant...
















Over a bridge and across some wooden bridges, we walked to the other side of the creek and started down and then up the trail...






































Most of the trail that we walked on is incredibly rocky. This is just some of the smaller rocks. I may be able to put up a photo of some larger ones when I get to that part of the walk.
Here, one can find mica schist that has garnets embedded in it, and even the little garnets that weather out of the larger stone.





















Here we had walked down to the creek to enjoy the water, before heading up the trail to higher elevations.















Here you can see how rocky some of the trail can be...

More to come...blogger is going to have an outage..so I will post this for now...uploading photos takes a bit of time and I might run out of it before the service becomes unavailable.

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