Funny what you find in your own backyard...

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  1. JohnDeereFan

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    I had to make a weekly trip to Lancaster, Pa, today and took one of my dogs with me. On the way back, we stopped at a local park to hike. We walked about three or four miles and just when I thought the trial ended, it picked up again a few feet away and so we kept walking.

    Eventually, we came across a guy from the USDA who was cutting some leaves for samples to study some bug that's killing maple trees. We talked for a few minutes and I told him that I was really surprised that this trail went so far, and explained that I have lived in this area for twenty years and had no idea all this was here.

    I truly thought the trail only went for a couple of miles, but he laughed and explained that it's called the "blue trail" and is a part of the Mason-Dixon Trail that goes on for several hundred miles, that if I kept going, I could walk one way all the way to Maine and if I went the other way, I would meet up with the Appalachian Trail and could follow that a couple hundred miles to its Southen end.

    I've lived here for about twenty years and had no idea this was right outside my back door.
     
  2. Gwen

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    That's pretty cool! If you follow it on down, you will be near me. The Appalachian Trail ends a couple of hours north of here on Springer Mountain. I've hiked it a few times (just a couple of miles, not the whole thing). It's beautiful!
     
  3. JohnDeereFan

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    I thought Springer Mountain was a Neil Young song.

    Maybe we'll come down and see you sometime. I'm definitely intrigued by this trail.
     
  4. DrRandyGrace

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    Stop it! You are making me homesick!
     
  5. Timsings

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    You're thinking of "Sugar Mountain".

    Tim Reynolds
     
  6. JohnDeereFan

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    No, I think that's a Grateful Dead song.
     
  7. JohnDeereFan

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    Where are you from, Randy?
     
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    You're probably thinking of "Sugar Magnolia".

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    Upper East Tennessee. The Tri-Cities area. It's beautiful this time of the year!
     

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