Ricketts Glen is wildly popular Pennsylvania State Park, especially during early spring to late fall. Well maintained campgrounds, handicapped accessibility, and picnic areas are just a few amenities within the park that keeps visitors happy. But the real driving force for visitation is Falls Trail, a path that traces two connected gorges dotted with a total of 22 waterfalls.
I would say Tyler and I ended the trip with a bang, but it was more like a sweet Hawaiian kiss. The soreness from miles of hiking and swimming wore off so the last few days were ours to unwind and remember why slowing down is just as important as finding an adrenaline rush.
After passing out at 8:30PM from the previous day’s Road to Hana adventure, waking up at 3AM wasn’t too awful a task. In order to see the 5:45AM sunrise at Haleakala National Park in the Summit District, we needed to go from sea level to 10,000ft in less than 2.5 hours. We filled our bellies with gas station muffins and coffee before heading out of a sleepy Paia.
We woke up in a bare bones private room in the Aloha Surf Hostel in Paia around 5:00AM thanks to jet lag and the sticky morning heat. Our fourteen hours of travel had us dehydrated and groggy, but that didn’t stop us from slapping on some bathing suits and hitting the Road to Hana by 6:00AM.
I never really understood taking risks in photography until I ran $40.00 worth of film through a Mamiya m645 that had been collecting dust in my mom's basement for over 15 years. I was just beginning to pack for a two-week road trip to Colorado and Wyoming when mom sent a picture with...