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Yard elk in the mist


tl;dr: Today I biked along the Susquehanna River.

Today was another one of those scenery-saturation days.

After coming out of the mountains I turned right instead of left. It took me two miles to realize I was going the wrong way. Two miles of foggy trucky traffic.

Once I had backtracked I turned on to Highway 555 to travel east along the West branch of the Susquehanna River. This road was very pleasant. There was very little traffic save for a pair of dump trucks that passed me every 15 minutes or so. For the most part to my left was steep forest, and to my right was picturesque river. Whenever I entered the small towns along the way there was a good chance to see elk, which only makes sense when you realize that people feed them. Apparently you can drive up to one and feed it apples out your car window. Unfortunately, they are not as accustomed to bicycles, so I wasn't able to get so close. During the morning the fog settles in layers. I started out above the fog and eventually I was getting below it as it burned off.

Because I was following a river I was (in theory) going downhill. Sometimes it was hard to tell.

The fun ended in Renovo, a town that really likes brick. Apparently they used to make them. I caught a glimpse of fighter jets as I was leaving a store and heard somebody remark, "The jets are out." From Renovo to Lock Haven traffic picked up considerably, and the shoulder was a very rough sort of pavement. By the time I reached Lock Haven I was frazzled.

Apparently there was an earthquake today that I should have felt, but I was just peddling along at the time.

good morning Pennsylvania

yard elk

West branch of Susquehanna River

elk guards

another yard elk

Driftwood PA


Susquehanna River

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