Allegheny National Forest - Stream by Scott Miller
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A mountain stream flows near the Handsome Lake Trail in the Allegheny National Forest. Nikon 5005 SLR.


In 2007, a media flurry ensued when Pennsylvania hunter Rick Jacobs released a recent photo of what some enthusiasts claim to be a Sasquatch. Jacobs obtained the photo by affixing a camera with an automatic trigger to a tree in the Allegheny National Forest. When he saw the photo, Jacobs contacted the Bigfoot Research Organization, which is dedicated to pursuing information about the legendary Bigfoot or Sasquatch. The first photo, taken at 20:04, shows two bear cubs; while the 2nd photo is a mysterious creature that appears 28 minutes later. The major thought on what this creature could be - other than a Bigfoot which is what people think it is - is a bear with mange. 


Allegheny National Forest by Scott Miller
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Forest clearing on the Handsome Lake Trail in the Allegheny National Forest. Nikon 5005 SLR.


Willow Bay Rec Area | Near Bradford, PA | 5/2014

Gorgeous drive down through the Allegheny National Forest down into the valley where this park is located.  Site viewed above was 70 in the Hemlock Loop. Modern facilities. Bundles of wood were available to purchase as we arrived.  Lulled to sleep by the fervor of bullfrogs having their seasonal hump at our site.  A strange, semi-perverted vision to see in our headlamps. Recommend anchoring your shelter & tent.  We experienced a storm over the lake (that felt more like a sea squall), which dumped a few gallons of water on our shelter with the high winds whipping up from the lake. 


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

- J.R.R Tolkien