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Another Nice Day Equals A Nice Walk On The Northwest River Trail

It’s November 10th, and we had yet another seventy-degree day. It was calm and sunny and felt great to be outside. My girlfriend had the right week off this time, for sure!

After getting some shit around the house done, she wanted to go out geocaching. The original plan was to head up the Lebanon Valley Rail trail. Luckily, I realized how late it was and the fact that it is getting dark so early now, so we wound up heading to the North West River trail for a nice walk along the Susquehanna.

I thought that it would be chilly over at the river with the typical breeze coming off the water, but it was dead calm today. Even the water was smooth. I don’t think I can remember seeing it so flat. I know we don’t get over her a lot, but that was my observation today. With no wind and full sun, it was a warm November walk. I found myself wishing I had worn shorts. Thankfully, I was smart enough to leave my jacket in the car.

Very Calm Susquehanna River

This is the the Susquehanna river. It's flowing slowly enough and the wind is calm enough that it's virtually flat.

After grabbing the first geocache which was right near parking, we headed down the trail on a familiar unpaved section. Right away, we started noticing numerous large trees being down. There were a bunch of the blocking the trail. We did run into a nice older guy who was using his chainsaw to cut them the best that he was as able to. We had a nice conversation with him on the way in and the way out.

Large Tree Across The Trail

This picture is of large tree that blew over and is blocking a trail.

Large Tree Snapped Off

This picture is of large tree was snapped off paRt way up.

We do love the Northwest River Trail, but there are just so make bikers and so many of them are ignorant. I can’t believe they haven’t run into a kid yet, the way so many of them just blow past. Since they paved most of it, the bikers have gotten worse.