Anniversary Trip Part iii

After a great night’s sleep at the Chateau we got ready for our third hike of the weekend at Camelback Mountain for our anniversary trip (see the first two parts of the trip here and here).

We drove to the parking lot through some crazy fog and had a great laugh about the “enjoy the view” signs, we could barely see each other!

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We decided since it was so hard to see that we should wear our headlamps to light the path / make us more visible. It was definitely a good idea.

Following the directions in the book, we went by a fire tower and the following conversation (which is so accurate to our personalities) ensued:
Morgan: I don’t really want to go up there, but you can
Rex: Do you not want to go up because of the heights or the rule breaking?
Morgan: Both

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Once we got on the trail the fog seemed to lessen and we came to a spot with a book to write in for hikers. Clearly we wrote in about our adventures for the weekend.

Then we did some hiking through the fog.

dscf1765We eventually thought we saw “the best vista of the Poconos” but couldn’t be sure because of the fog.

Then some more hiking happened and we were pretty sure we found the “best vista”

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It wasn’t until (the sun came out) and we got to the spot that we realized how wrong we were.

This actually was the best! And to top it off, we could see Barley Creek from the mountain.

At the end of the hike we stopped by the Honeymoon rock that we had visited the morning after our wedding to say hi again (and saw a snake on the way).

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Post hiking we refueled at Billy’s Pocono Diner and found out it is BYOB, score! Beer and pancakes.

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Then we headed to see Serene Green Bluegrass (no pictures) at the Easton Riverside Festival and hit up Hugh Moore Park for some more rootbeer and hammocking before heading home.

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Overall it was a wonderful anniversary trip/weekend and I am so happy to have a husband who also thinks that hiking/camping is the best way to spend the time

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