Monday, October 21, 2013

The Search for Fall Color: Revisiting Kinzua Bridge

We've been watching the leaves change around here and decided to get out on a Friday Fieldtrip and see some Fall Color! Dad took the day off and we headed to Kinzua Bridge. (I wrote about our June trip to Kinzua Bridge here.) We thought that the trees in the valley below the bridge would be gorgeous this time of year. The leaves weren't quite as colorful as we hoped, but we enjoyed our visit.

There are two viewing platforms that look out on the bridge and valley below.
This is from the top platform

Standing on the lower platforms (the one pictured above).
I think I caught all of them (except Mossy the dog) smiling in this shot!
This is the lower platform as viewed from the bridge
You can see that the leaves are still colorful at this level.

Kinzua Creek runs through the deepest part of the gorge.

Spans collapsed across the creek. Result of the tornado in 2003

If you saw my photo from June - what a difference!!
The leaves in the gorge have already dropped - the color was probably amazing 2 weeks ago.

The guys raced each other again, while a walked Mossy back to solid ground.
She really, really did NOT like being on the bridge! 

As you can see, our hopes for beautiful fall color were dashed at Kinzua Bridge. But we weren't done yet!
Tomorrow I'll share some more photos from our Friday Fieldtrip.


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