I went to the Humane Animal Rescue here in Pittsburgh three weeks ago to adopt this cute black face cur mix that was brought up from Arkansas. The staff was great and the whole process was smooth. Biscuit is only four months and I am looking forward to training him and seeing his progress. Already a great guard dog and loves to follow a scent trail. As we social distance this guy is going to be my main model.
PITTSBURGH WESTSIDE BRIDGE VIEW
This panoramic shoot from the Pittsburgh Westside Bridge shows how dramatic the different degrees of weather have been here in Western PA in one week. The photo above of the downtown skyline is Monday the 3rd and the photo below is the 7th. Looking forward to Spring.
Trump Protest Rally in Pittsburgh
Browns vs Carolina Game
I had a great time shooting this football game. The Browns looking like they may be a team to watch out for next year.
Fight off the Monday Back from Holiday Blues.
I got to see these street performers in Montreal. I hope everyone has a good Monday back to work.
Beechview Seldom Seen Greenway
The weather was amazing today, and I decided to enjoy it with a little hike. I found this trail right off 51 south. The Seldom Seen Greenway is a twenty-two acre green space inside Pittsburgh, PA founded July 12, 1985 by Edward E. Smuts. There is not a lot of parking, but the trail is nice, and I got to see tons of wildlife. I even got to see three bucks take a minute to get something to drink. It’s not a long distance trail, and some of the trail is over grown, but I got to find a good meditation rock by the creek.
Ohiopyle State Park
I drove about an hour and half outside of Pittsburgh to see some nature and a Frank Lloyd Wright house, Kentuck Knob. After walking around a really cool house, I decided to pull over and check out Cucumber Falls. I was not disappointed by the experience. A easy hike from the parking lot takes you by the waterfall and all the way to the Youghiogheny River. The Ohiopyle State Park offers so many fun outside activities ranging from hiking, white water rafting, mountain biking, and everything in between. The Youghiogheny River runs through the middle of the park with tons of great fishing spots. Worth your while to get out of the city for a day and go see this state park. Continue reading
Monongahela National Forest
I got a couple of days off work and met up with a friend in Monongahela National Forest in West Virgina. This was my first time camping and hiking in the state, and I was not disappointed by any means. This national forest was started in the 1920’s. The park gets around 3 million visitors a year exploring 921,000 acres of hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and camping. I hiked the Kennison Mountain Trail Loop, a 8.9 mile hike that I completed in a day and a half. The trail was great all except for a section which you walk on a service road, but even that was overshadowed by the beauty of Cranberry River.