Selkirk Shores State Park

Selkirk Shores State Park

It was a bit late at night when I arrived at Selkirk Shores State Park so, when I awoke in the morning, I got up onto the picnic table to take a few shots of the area and of my camping spot in particular. Definitely not what I would call a remote site but adequate for the purpose! Despite the density, noise levels were quite reasonable and not a problem. No blaring radios!
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The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon near Wellsboro, PA.

The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Our visit to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon started in Corning, NY where we had stayed at the Radisson Hotel the night before. In our last post, we had followed Hwy. 15 south as far as Mansfield. For this segment we turned on to Hwy 6 and headed past the community of Wellsboro until we reached the Tioga County Visitor Center  (former Dexter Baptist Church) where we picked up more detailed information about the area.

At this point in the journey, it would have been hard to convince us that significant canyon was only a few miles away.

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Pink Lake, Gatineau Hills, Gatineau, Quebec

Pink Lake, Gatineau Hills, Gatineau, Quebec

Once I had had enough of the heat and humidity of the Butterfly show at the Carleton University Greenhouses Carleton butterflies Day one , I got a bit of fresh air in the Gatineau Hills. At this time of the year. the roads through the Gatineau Hills are packed with traffic as everyone enjoys the Fall colours and the last bit of warm weather before beginning to hunker down for the first days of winter. Today was no exception. Roads were packed. Parking was at a premium.

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Grand Canyon, South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon, South Rim

My first time to the Grand Canyon and, like everyone has said many times before me, it takes your breath away. Very hard to imagine the size and scope of the canyon without some sort of reference point. Humans aren’t large enough to provide any kind of perspective. As individuals descend down into the canyon along a trail, like the Bright Angel Trail, they soon become mere spots and then soon after they disappear altogether into the vast depths of the canyon. Condors, extremely large birds that they are, could easily be mistaken for crows, starlings or even black birds, when viewed against the vastness of the Grand Canyon.

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