Milesburn Road is on its way to becoming the most photographed road in the state forest *laff*, for many reasons. 1) It's the road that runs from the Shippensburg Road to 233, so it's the most direct route through the state forest in the direction of Route 30. 2) The area is incredibly photogenic *grin*. I feel an idea coming on. :)
Oh and I consider what you are about to see my best photography yet. I can not explain the feelings I feel when I look at these photographs.
THE PHOTOS Click on the thumbnails to see a larger view
Ok this one isn't of the forest, obviously.
I woke up to this on the 21st. It's frost on my bedroom window.
The pattern reminds me of a Victorian wallpaper pattern or a lincrusta imprint.
Totally beautiful and it was completely melted by 10 am.
Views Along Milesburn Road
I am always amazed at how I can drive down the same road and have my attention caught by different views and angles every time.
The Fire Site
This is the area I saw.
In my minds eye, I can still see the flames burning up the pine trees (the yellow scorched ones in the background of the shot are the ones that were burning). I don't think I will ever forget that.
When I walked back to the car, I paced off the length of the fire site----approximately 72 feet from the left edge to the right edge and probably 15-20 feet deep off the road. Bastard.
I honestly will never forget that day. It honestly changed my outlook on a few important matters. I am a different person spiritually because of that fire, and because of the forest in general. I can't really put it into words.
The Millrace Photographic Adventure