13M Trail Run in Cook Forest State Park - Pennsylvania
Thursday, October 28, 2021

This was a nice sunny run on some of my favorite trails in PA to shoot some pictures of fall foliage. The virgin forests along these trails have never been timbered. The photo below right shows a blighted chestnut tree that died back before 1920; its resistant stump still stands tall after one hundred years. Also below right at the bottom is a picture of "Indian Spring", a perrenial watering hole hidden away in the forest out of sight of most visitors. I like to think braves from the Seneca nation once ran these same trails long before the whites invaded to cut trees and establish a nature preserve. Cook Forest is still a place for wild hearts and native souls.