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    Allegheny Nat'l Forest Thanksgiving Weekend

    My wife and I drove over to ANF and met up my buddy from Long Island, its about half way for both of us.
    John and I had hiked at Minister Creek back in July and since there was a high probability that we would be hiking in the dark we chose to stay at a place we had stayed at back in July.
    We didn't get on the trail til 4:30pm so it wasn't long before it was dark, and we were bushwhacking to boot! But we found the site we were looking for and got ourselves squared away, got a fire going and made dinner.

    Saturday we I got up early and went scouting for wood, lots of down wood but much of it pretty freshly down or rotten. Found some reasonably straight pieces and made a tripod and some pot hooks etc. Inspired by this video, I thought I could use a carabiner to hold the tripod together and turns out this guy beet me to it so I felt pretty confident it could be done, and it was in fact quite easy.



    After that we mostly hung out and enjoyed the outdoors and the company. We went for a short day hike, we could hear the odd shot or two from deer hunters but never saw any in the area we were in. I think they may have been a ridge or two on either side of us.




    It got down into the low 30's at night but was easily in the mid 50's during the day. Tried the warm water bottle trick the second night and that was a real treat.



    We hiked out sunday am and beat the rain, which was nice. There are some really impressive rock outcroppings along the trail, which took longer than bushwhacking along the river but was worth the effort.


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    Looks like a great relaxing time. Thanks for the report and photos. Its been a few years since I've been over to that area and it makes me want to get back soon!
    http://www.stc-hike.org/ Susquehannock Trail Club web site - PA STS trail info

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    Great photos Red!

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    That stream looks like a great place to hang out. Great photos, looks peaceful.
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    Thank you for taking me outside today while I am trapped in the office, it was greatly needed and appreciated.
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    Looks like a fantastic place to be hanging outdoors. Thank so much for sharing.

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    Beautiful! Thanks very much for posting.

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    Thanks for posting. Great stuff.
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    Minister Creek holds a special place in my heart.

    Been a dozen or so times out there - it's beautiful. We were just out there 2 weekends ago.

    Bushwhacking the creek is quicker and quite a bit easier, but doesn't afford the views like you mentioned.

    Great pics, looks like you had a fun time.

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing the trip with us. Nicely done tripod and pot hooks, love it.

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