Yost Run Falls

A bust. I’m not going to keep you in suspense or beat around the bush, Yost Run Falls was a trickle.

A little background…Yost Run Falls is located in northern Centre County, PA, in Sproul State Forest. I was looking for a pretty waterfall hike that wasn’t 3 hours from home (but I wanted something north for hopefully better leaf color). Yost Run fit the criteria.

I know PA has been suffering from drought conditions (see below), but 2 days prior to my hike, we had some pretty significant rainfall. That gave me hope. Well, that is, until I started to hike.

Make no mistake about it…the leaf color and sunny skies saved the day! The hike down to the falls—Er, trickle—was absolutely gorgeous! I had the trail to myself given that it was a weekday morning.

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Have You Been Everywhere?

I’ve had the desire to travel, which has been tough because of the pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped me from listening to Road Trip radio on Sirius-XM. One of the songs I enjoy hearing is I’ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash (it definitely doesn’t hurt that I’m a Johnny Cash fan).

I decided to take a closer look at the lyrics to his song. After all, he sings through the places so quickly, it’s hard to keep track! Using lyricfind I started making notes of the places mentioned by Cash. As I went through the list, I quickly realized that I haven’t been even close to everywhere!

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My Blog, How I have missed thee

Yes, I’m still alive and mostly well!! I started grad school two weeks ago, and have been absolutely overwhelmed. I knew to expect a lot of work, but this is a bit much! My life outside of work has been dedicated to school—no blogging, no writing, very minimal sketching, and even less exercise (boo!).

I feel like I’ve managed my time a bit better this week so I’m going to take a moment to relate some of my recent activities.

On the reading front…

  • I’m almost caught up on Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series. I’m holding off on the next book because once I finish that one, I will have to wait until July to read the next one.
  • I have gone back to the Scot Harvath series, written by Brad Thor. I’m reading Blowback now, and while it is good, Scot isn’t Gabriel, and Brad’s writing doesn’t have the in-depth, smooth flow that Silva’s does.

On the movie front…

  • I went to see London Has Fallen in the theater. I know, it got pretty crappy reviews, but if you’re in the mood for lots of action, this is the movie for you! Also, it doesn’t hurt that two hot guys in suits do an awesome job of staying alive and taking care of the bad guys.

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