The Apple Cider Run

The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:17 pm

Hello List,
For the past four Sunday's, I've been riding my KLR650 into the mountain and back down to the valleys near Hawk Mountain. Really a blast on the thumper, fun roads, virtually no cars and great scenery. And I bring home a sack of fresh apples and a jug of cider. :D

Side note: I didn't get a picture of it, but I saw an old coal stove set up on a driveway being used as a mailbox! May have to go back and look for it.

Combination of dirt/gravel roads back and forth across the mountain at various locations and twisties in the valleys.
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Top of mountain in State Game Land 106 near Rt 309.
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PA Dutch Farm
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It's all good!
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That's me in the woods!
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I am 24.8 miles from home.
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Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:26 am

Cap~ Thanks for posting the lovely pictures.As an aside,I have just been in the Blue Mountain area recently to attend the Jacktown Gas Engine Show and it was great.What a beautiful state we have, especially in the fall of the year.You forgot to mention the crunch of the leaves under foot and that particular smell of a carpet of maple and oak leaves. Oh ya,don't forget the smell of woodsmoke as you cruise thru the little towns and villages this time of year.Pennsylvania back roads are the best in the country the way I see it. Keep 'er rollin and go easy on the right grip.
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
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Re: The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: gaw On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:09 am

I will go out on a limb and say those are Jonagold apples in the bag. I helped make cider with a cider press in a past life. It smells good being by the fresh ground apples. I also drank the cider when it was fresh pressed and still almost clear in color. Bad idea! Belly ache the rest of the day and you know what goes with that. Cider has to set and oxidize a little before drinking.
gaw
 
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Re: The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: chemung On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:15 am

stovepipemike wrote:Cap~ Thanks for posting the lovely pictures.

What a beautiful state we have, especially in the fall of the year.You forgot to mention the crunch of the leaves under foot and that particular smell of a carpet of maple and oak leaves. Oh ya,don't forget the smell of woodsmoke as you cruise thru the little towns and villages this time of year.Pennsylvania back roads are the best in the country the way I see it. Keep 'er rollin and go easy on the right grip.


I have to agree. I always liked the fall rides the best. Mostly through NE Pa and the NY southern tier down NY 97 along the Delaware River. Out in the open and as you said the smells of autumn.
chemung
 

Re: The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:23 pm

Cap.....nice pics...Hawk Mtn is an absolutely beautiful place....a must see in our Commonwealth.
bear creek burnout
 
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Re: The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:01 pm

Few more images. Pictures really do say a thousand words.

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Apple orchard
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Eckville Shelter. Overnight shelter for hikers near the Hawk Mtn crossing. It's behind a private residence.
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Looking NE toward State Game Land 106
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Up for a hike?
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Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: The Apple Cider Run

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:01 pm

gaw wrote:I will go out on a limb and say those are Jonagold apples in the bag.


Correct! And a few *Keepsake* too.
Cap
 
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