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ow2010
10-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Last Friday, October 14, I was able to make it to Mt. Nittany in central PA for a hike. It had been another rainy day in PA, but it looked like it might be clearing up just in time for a sunset, so we headed to the mountain, which is a quick 20 minute hike to the main viewpoint.
At the trailhead parking, this tree was showing off its full fall colors...it was quite the sight!
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Here is the trail as it switches back on its way to the viewpoint.
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We arrived at the viewpoint just in time for a beautiful sunset over PA's ridge-and-valley region.

Here is the sun beginning to set over the Penn State University Park campus
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Since we had a few minutes to spare before the real sunset, I ran to another viewpoint with northwest views over the PA countryside.
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And finally the sunset we had been waiting for from the main viewpoint which has a westerly view over the campus.
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Charlie
10-20-2011, 10:17 PM
very nice pictures

Snow Miser
10-21-2011, 06:50 AM
Beautiful sunset photos! And the leaves look fairly colorful out that way too. Thanks for sharing.

MOAB149
10-22-2011, 09:33 PM
Nice! Tina and I are hiking the trail all day tomorrow. Stand by for more pix.

forestgnome
10-26-2011, 06:34 AM
very pretty!....thanks for posting :)