Another adventure: Ohiopyle State Park

If you’re anything like me, once you have an idea to do something, you won’t chill out until it’s been done. At about midnight before I left my shift at the newspaper last night, I decided I wanted to go to Ohiopyle State Park today.

And it happened.

Luckily I have friends that can appreciate my spontaneity, and my good friend  Heather came along for the two-hour trip south.

Ohiopyle wasn’t quite what I expected. Though the scenery was incredible and the trail terrain was great, it was packed. Ohiopyle has a lot more going on than state parks I usually visit — zip lining, river rafting, lots of tourist attractions.

Because of this, it wasn’t really Murphy-friendly. My dog is kind of a basket case in large crowds. And since it was crowded, I couldn’t let him loose to get the exercise and freedom he usually enjoys during a hike.

Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun for a day trip. Next time, I’ll go without the dog and maybe even go ziplining, and definitely down the natural waterslides the park has to offer.

Here are some photos from Cucumber Falls:


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