Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Parks of the Poconos

We explored many a state park around the Poconos. You’ve seen a little of Tobyhanna, and today I’m sharing a few more images. The top image may well be my favorite image from the entire weekend! In this and the two subsequent images by the frozen Tobyhanna Lake, you can see just what an improvement my new camera provides! I’ve never been able to successfully zoom in and capture such close-up detail as this!

The last two images are from Hickory Run State Park. Hickory Run is loads of fun – there is a lot to see and do there, and there are some unique features, including the “Boulder Field.” The Boulder Field is the result of glacial stresses acting on nearby rock formations. As the glacier put pressure on the rock faces, boulders cracked off and rolled down to settle in this “field.” The field is over 400 feet by 1800 feet, and over 12 feet deep! According to the information panel near the site, this field has remained essentially unchanged for over 10,000 years.

The image of the creek is actually a piece of the Sand Spring Run, one of many waterways in the Hickory Run State Park. I could have sat next to it all day and just listened!


  1. Hi Jade,

    Wow... Your photography is blooming.
    Beautiful shots.


  2. Photos are a treat for the eye.
    A field remaining essentially unchanged for over 10,000 years.That is fantastic

  3. Thanks Gil! This new camera is certainly fun to play with!

    Tahrman - the boulder field was amazing... I've never seen anything quite like it!

  4. The poconos are always a treat if you like nature. It would be enhanced if there was a little more snow this year.

  5. I am so totally hoping for snow this weekend! While I've been a little disappointed by the lack of snow, I can't complain - it really helped make my big move a lot smoother not having to contend with snow and ice.

    But next year I want to see some of that serious snow!


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