Duncannon, PA

It was a gray day yesterday with blustery winds.

I had camped on top of a ridge

The trail wound through some forested areas and some farmland

As I crested a second ridge, I came to know something of the dreaded “rocks of Pennsylvania”. For about 3 miles I walked on this uneven surface

In some places, almost a foot of dried leaves covered the rocks

This is going to take some getting used to.

Saw some nice things along the way (when I could take my eyes off the rocks)

Some took on forms I could recognize, like this horned beast


Or this alligator

Towards evening , I caught a glimpse of Duncannon PA below.

Sadly,  Duncannon is a very economically depressed little trail town.

I stayed at the famed and tragically run down Doyle Hotel

I had a great fried Mississippi catfish dinner served at the bar. 

Then I heard the big news that the annual Halloween parade was starting in an hour and was passing in front of the hotel. So I got a milkshake, pulled up a chair and watched the pre-parade festivities from the second floor balcony of the Doyle

And here’s a shot of one of the floats

Not sure I’ve ever seen an event quite like that.

Got a few more shots from today that I liked 

I’ve been trying to make a photograph that adequately portrays the beauty of the mountain laurel tree. The trunk and branches bend and curve into very attractive forms. Here are a couple nice ones I saw today

Enjoying small town America,

Junco 

One comment

  1. Sally · October 24, 2016

    Incredible photos! Duncannon is a great name for a town!!! Love the parade too!

    Like

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