Philly Hikes Posts

pulpit rock trail sign
pulpit rock this way

This is going to be an image heavy post since the Pinnacle loop is one of my favorite hikes in PA. This trail is out in Hamburg, PA, about an hour and a half outside Philly. The full loop is close to 9 miles with portions on the Appalachian trail. Although there was still snow on the beginning parts of the trail, coming down the other side was much sunnier and starting to get green.

animal print
bear or big dog?

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dead trees
the trails looking like carcosa

This was actually only the second time I’ve been to French Creek but somewhere I definitely want to return to. There are so many different trails with varying difficulty and length. We still couldn’t completely get away from snow but it was fun to see the park in the winter which was vastly different from the first time I was there which was in the summer. It was nice to walk around with barely anyone else there and enjoy the peacefulness.

frozen lake
the lake frozen over

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sunset at mt moriah
the sun setting on the philadelphia side

Mount Moriah is a cemetery in southwest Philly that spans across Cobbs Creek river into Yeadon, PA. The cemetery is massive and parts of it are just beautiful. It’s an historic Philadelphia landmark that has been neglected by the city and has no real owner. When we first arrived we started on the Yeadon side which looked well kept. As we walked further in we started to see areas that were so overgrown you couldn’t see the headstones.

an overgrown site at mt moriah
one of the neglected sites

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