A Weekend in the Poconos

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Procrastination has always been my weak point, especially now. Although I’m now in Turkey, attending my 10 day orientation in Ankara, I didn’t finish describing my weekend in the Poconos with Jen.

Random cool mushroom we saw

After spending Friday night at the best dive bar in the world, we spent Saturday kayaking down the Delaware. After kayaking in the East River for 20 minutes for my birthday, we assumed going for a 10 mile kayaking session down the Delaware would be no big thing….we sincerely misjudged.
Around the 2 hour mark, which was only halfway, both of our arms felt like they were on fire with no choice but to continue going on. Good thing we werent in a canoe, otherwise I would have felt like we were in deliverance, just without the red-neck rape, the rapids, or the danger. Still, the Delaware was absolutely beautiful and it was full of areas where you could pull your vessel out of the river and camp for the night. We’ve already decided to do a two day canoe trip once I return from turkey next summer.
On Sunday, the two of us went two hours further west into the poconos to hike along the Falls Trail in Ricket’s Glen on my dads advice. I’m incredibly grateful ge mentioned the area to us – it was one of the most amazing trails I’ve seen. First we had to drive up steep mountain roads to reach the state park. At the summit was a gigantic lake.
Parking, the two of us were raring for the waterfall hike until we saw the numerous warnings of people who had fallen off the trail due to being underprepared; we were both wearing skater shoes. After slowly gathering up our courage, we hiked along to the first fall where we again almost turned back, if not for one crazy lady.
She was hiking up along the falls trail with an infant strapped to the front of her. No way would we let ourselves be bested by an infant. Good thing that baby was there, too! Thanks to it, we got some amazing photos of the falls.
Check out Jen’s version of the hike for even greater photos.
Posted on by Jeremy Bender in Travel 6 Comments

6 Responses to A Weekend in the Poconos

  1. Letizia

    What beautiful photos! The angle of the photograph makes the mushroom look HUGE :)

    Hope things are going smoothly in Turkey (you are missed by all already, Jeremy!)

     
    • doosterama

      You never know, it might have actually just been a monster mushroom! Everything is going great so far, though, thanks Letizia! I hope everything in NJ is also going as smoothly as ever. :)

       
  2. Octopus

    I still really adore that photo. The light is perfect in every way. Can’t wait for next Summer. :)

     
    • doosterama

      We just managed to really luck out with the weather that weekend, I suppose. I can’t wait for our two day canoeing/camping trip either! I’ll try to have some more river experience by then :)

       
  3. Mikey D

    That sounds like an incredible hike!

     
    • doosterama

      Definitely was! To think, we owe it all to a baby…

       

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