Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011: South Pittsburgh to Dawson, PA (on the Great Allegheny Passage): (48miles)

The weather!  It finally stopped raining today after lunch and by mid afternoon the sun was shinning! Yeah!!  We hope it stays out for a few days.  We need sun and dry weather for a change.  It has been 10 days since we have had sun! 

This morning Cal began on the Great Allegheny Passage. The trail is on an abandon rail bed. Today the trail was on the south side of the Youghiogheny River. Cal can see the river most all of the time along the trail. There is also an active railroad along the other side river.  The trail is level so Cal is not peddling up hills, like the ones I am driving.

Cal Checking the Tires before starting along the Monongahela River

Bike Trail Bridge/Old Railroad Bridge Across the Monongahela River

Bike Trail Bridge/Old Railroad Bridge Across the Monongahela River
I left Cal this morning when he began and then met him at a small village along the trail for lunch. I did not see him again until the end of the day.  I spent time at an antique shop (did not leave any money) and I drove through some of the towns I passed through.

The village of Dawson had several beautiful homes and an old Methodist church.

Here are some photos of the day:

River Scene near Dawson, PA - With Late Afternoon Sun

House With Porch very close to the Street

Water Falls with White Calcium Deposits along the Trail

Depot/Visitor Center at Boston, PA

Depot/Visitor Center at West Newton, PA

Tomorrow Cal will continue down the trail toward Cumberland, Maryland. We will see how far he progresses.  If the weather is good, it will be great help.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel and Cal...just catching up after recovering from our camping trip. It's raining in CA today, but I'm glad the weather is improving for your trip...I can imagine that rain gets really old, day after day! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures...it's great to see the sites through your eyes.