Only a few miles up the road... The
Centralia Mine Fire
Smoke rises out of the ground, the smell of sulfur
is in the air, the ground collapses as homes are
destroyed. Science fiction? Think again.
This is Centralia Pennsylvania, where a town was
destroyed by a 44 year old mine fire. Read More Here
Offroad in the heart of the
Anthracite Coal Region
Continuing to hit the mud holes...
force of diving into
the mud bent his
front license plate
into a good drink holder.
Unfortunately I didn't get the email which informed all that lunch was to
be packed for the trail, unlike last trip up here where we hit a local fast food joint.
Many thanks Mike I. who graciously provided Army Rations to my friend Carl and
myself. Green Eggs and Ham! Not bad actually. Thanks Mike.
One of the interesting things about this area was found here, on the banks of this
colorful lake. Fossils from the age of dinosaurs, mainly plant life such as ferns
were scattered all over this area. We spent a little time here splitting pieces of
shale, looking for nice specimens.