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Glade Run Trout

Glade Run

Glade Run

The weather with temperatures in the low seventies and sun shining on the colored leaves made for a decision to “hit the stream” for some trout fishing. The water of Armstrong County’s, Glade Run was clear as can be as I approached to a waterfall hoping for a trout or two.

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

 

I had gathered a little bait to enjoy a few hours on such a beautiful day. My casts into the rapid area produced a solid hit and a rainbow trout proved to be the specie on line. The vivid colors on this fish reminded me of past autumn trout fishing ventures. I played the fish and released the sixteen inch beauty.

DSC_0005  I continued fishing, but caught many chubs ranging  several inches to about nine inches. I walked and fished about a quarter of a mile stretch, but failed to locate any additional trout. However, I was quite content to have caught the rainbow trout.

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IMG_1921Laurie and I had the honor to share some quality time with friends, Dick, Danna, their son Glenn, daughter-in-law Claudia and  grand daughter, Nettie.

Early sunrise

This area of Pennsylvania consisted of long wooded ridges on both sides of a long and wide valley known as Sugar Valley. The “mountains’ here are not as high and steep of northern Clinton County, but the views are still grandeur to me. I used my imagination to see through the ages as to what the area would have been like in past ages.

 

This building was where we stayed.

This building was where we stayed.

 

IMG_1910 This was the first time I had been in this area of Clinton County. A couple of years ago I spent time in northern Clinton. I was at the Alvin Bush Dam area fishing for native brookies, hiking and  visiting Cross Fork and Hammersly Wild Area. I stayed in a tent as I visited various areas of Potter County enjoying quality time with my friend Ruger.

 

The old grist mill along Fishing Creek.

The old grist mill along Fishing Creek.

Huge Amish farms dominate much of this valley. Horse and buggy teams were constant along the road near to where we stayed at Logan Mill. I respected their desire to not be photographed, however, one man looked around as I shot the photo as I snapped a buggy from the side.

The building we stayed at!

The building we stayed at!

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Although, I didn’t do any fly fishing on site, the free-flowing limestone stream of Fishing Creek looked beautiful. Individuals and others lease the home where we stayed for various reasons with Fishing being one favorite.

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The 1840 home.

The 1840 home.

Glenn and his family live in the 1840 home. We stayed in an 1880 home beside his place. Much of the home’s integrity and character still remain. I appreciated seeing the original carpentry! His property has the creek  waterway bordering the property where the very old remains of a grist mill still stand. The building is four stories high.                                                                                                    DSC_0099

Fishing Creek... limestone waters!

Fishing Creek… limestone waters!

 

A covered bridge built in the nineteenth century has been repaired and is still in active use. Directly along side on the road’s curvature stands an old building that was a general store. We were able to tour these buildings. The old store is now Claudia and Glenn’s office space.                                            IMG_1926

DSC_0062    Laurie and I managed to get in some hiking time on trails, fields and old roads. I really enjoyed the lack of television and radio in the house. That was a refreshing break from a world going mad!

 

One evening we all had some music! Nettie plays a mean piano for an eleven year old. She even helped Grandma Danna sing. Dick played a steal guitar (Steel guitar-inside joke.) and Glenn performed with some great drum works!  To learn more visit:  http://www.theguesthouseatlongmeadow.com

The old general store.

The old general store.

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