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Bad Branch Falls and High Rock

Length/Type: Approximately 3.0 miles one-way, out-and-back (optional loop on top of the ridge); Difficulty: Difficult to Strenuous (steep grades and rugged footing); Other Considerations: Upper portion of the trail connects to the 42 mile-long Pine Mountain Trail, providing longer possible day hike or overnight options. 1,602 more words


Sugar Hill Loop Trail

Length/Type: Approximately 3.3 mile loop; Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (one steep grade); Other Considerations: multiple other trail options exist at the Sugar Hill Trail System, including a trail connecting the loop described here with the Bluebell Island Preserve in St. 1,251 more words

Streams And Rivers


Most people think that blending multiple images into one image began with the invention of Photoshop which is of course not true. I blended this… 117 more words

Scenic Views

Tour Eiffel Remains Closed

The Eiffel Tower remains closed today in the days following the cowardly bombings and murder in Paris. Although the creation of Gustave Eiffel’s masterpiece erected in 1889 was only supposed to a temporary entry arch for 1889 World’s Fair,it has remained to become the symbol of the city. 47 more words


Sunday in Paris

We live in a violent world. A friend reminded me yesterday of two other hideous events that happened this week in Beirut and Bagdad where more lives were lost than in Paris. 114 more words


Hall of Mirrors

It is very hard to get a good shot of The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles on the tour. The place is lousy with tourists. It occurred to me that without a tripod and a hall empty of people the best I could hope for was a decent shot of the ceiling. 29 more words


Regent Square

If you follow this blog you know we have settled in to our new neighborhood in Pittsburgh. It is one of the three neighborhoods we wanted when we decided to relocate and was our first choice. 137 more words