Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Camping & Biking Fun in Ohiopyle PA!

Ohiopyle PA and the Youghegeny river. This is a beautiful area. Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter.

We had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Friday & Saturday we camped out and we biked all day Saturday. 34 miles! We camped in Ohiopyle PA and biked from there to Connellsville PA on the Great Allegheny Passage and back. This is the same trail we have done before just a different segment. This section is the longest I've done and the hardest so far. I've ached in muscles I didn't know I had. Our friends, Tim & Jeanette, went with us. Here are a few photos. We had an all you can eat breakfast on Saturday morning and Sunday morning at the community center in Ohiopyle. If you go away hungry it's not their fault. Saturday when we made it back to Ohiopyle we had a great dinner at the Ohiopyle House Cafe. A great ending to a long day!

Paul at our tent. We like to camp in these ready made tents. Saves lots of time!

Our campsite. Chairs ready for the campfire.

Ready to go biking!

View from one of the bridges going across the Youghegeny river. Those are some brave souls down there white water rafting.

A stop along the way with a nice view of the Youghegeny river.

We made it to Connellsville. 17 miles. We found this neat old house along the way.

Resting up for the 17 miles ride back to Ohiopyle!

A view of the falls in Ohiopyle. I'm not sure if you can see it or not but there is a man sitting on the rocks in front of the falls. He is fishing (and he's crazy).

Here are more of those brave souls.

One of the white water outfitters in Ohiopyle. When Paul & I did the Youghegeny in 2002 we rented from this place. I did it once. I'll never do it again. I'll stick to my bike.


Maggie Ann said...

What beautiful photos...and I'm in awe that you could bike that far and live through it and enjoy it! What fun and how healthy you must be!!!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Ann. Brought back memories of our holiday expedition on the raft. Next time we visit we will do the biking thing.

Debra said...

Oh, thanks for sharing!.... I feel like I went with you. :) *Loved* the tent (how great to have one off the ground) and the old house was incredible. I'm so glad you had a great time! Blessings, Debra