Monday, July 6, 2009

mountain biking in the laurel highlands

This weekend we went biking on my favorite trails in the Roaring Run Natural Area in the Laurel Highlands. It was about an 11-mile, two-hour ride, and it wiped me out. Some of the sections--rocky, steep singletrack on the sides of steep hills--were tougher than I remembered. But overall it was fun, fun, fun.

Rolling singletrack through fern-filled forest on the McKenna trail. Pretty!
Memorial marker where three people died in 1896. Creepy!Cemetery in the middle of the woods. Also creepy!
Foundation of an old school.