Once we were fed, we headed out for Leonard Harrison State Park with Ron in the lead. Just out of town on US 6 West, we took SR 660 which wound its way all the way to the park on the east rim of Pine Creek Canyon (aka The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania).
Admission was free and we took in the canyon view from the first observation deck.
Then we got the bright idea that we would walk down the Overlook Trail. It was quite a way down along the canyon rim and Ron took a moment to test his control of his fear of heights. Although you can't see it in the photo, there is a better than 100 foot sheer drop just beyond his toes.
At the bottom, we cam to Otter View, a nice perspective on the canyon.
Now, as we all know in the tourist world, what goes down must come up. Way up and steep too. Laurie, strangely, can go up much better than she can descend.
Checking out the old incinerator near the trail head
Sandy and her new friend
(a memorial to the CCC workers during the Great Depression)
Leaving the park, we went back to Wellsboro to fuel up and then headed north on US 6 (aka The Grand Army of the Republic Highway), SR 287, then west on 249 to Kerryville and northwest on SR 4017 to 49 at Osceola. From there it was west again on 49 through Knoxville to Westfield. On the way, we were lucky a car was ahead of us as a doe and fawn tried to cross the road from a farmhouse yard. Disaster was averted and the deer backtracked but, without the car, we probably would have been on a collision course.
Old farm buildings
Odd home in Westfield
Bill & Molly's in Westfield
In Westfield, we stopped at Bill & Molly's Restaurant for lunch. This was one of those odd places where the server was fun and the food was good. Brad decided to try a 'Texas hot', something we saw listed a few places. To quote one website:
"Try our Texas Hot - with a recipe that dates back to 1914, it's tried and true! A plump, juicy hot dog with a squirt of mustard, sprinkled with onions, and smothered with our famous sauce."
He said they were very good. The rest of us tried more familiar fare.
From Westfield, we headed south on SR 349 and then back east on US 6 but took a detour to check out the west rim of the canyon at Colton State Park. The road to the park is narrow and winds in here making this park the road less travelled. There are campsites and overlooks but no Visitor Centre. On the way up, we passed what looked like a Sur-Trac snowmobile trail groomer in a maintenance yard.
The same using the 10x zoom
The scenic tower on the Harrison side
Looking south down the canyon from Colton
From Colton, we returned to US 6 and then turned onto SR 362 where we found two stage trucks belonging to the Rascal Flatts Unstoppable Tour parked at the intersection. They were supposed to be playing Darien Lake New York on June 11th and Scranton Pennsylvania on June 12th. I assume these were the Scranton trucks being hidden away here for a few days.
From here, we headed back towards Leonard Harrison SP to Animaland. The admission was a bit steeper than we wanted to pay even to see a mountain lion. Instead, we had ice cream and visited with a one-eared kitty on a table.
From Animaland, we returned to the Sherwood and kicked back before going over to thee Wellsboro Steakhouse for a fine supper. After that, there was a bit of trip planning and then we turned in for the night.
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