On Monday, Kelly and I decided to a do a short hike in Rothrock State Forest from a book called Pennsylvania Mountain Vistas.  It was nice and sunny, although only in the 20s, so we bundled up.  There was a view right at the trailhead parking to get us started.  Jo Hays Vista looks down on State College.

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We crossed the street to take the Jackson Trail towards the Mid-State Trail.  The trail started out with a few rocks, quickly changing to many rocks, and then changing again to boulders.  Ah, Pennsylvania!  The next view was less than a mile from the trailhead: David’s Vista.

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We continued along the mountain ridge, passing two more openings in the trees with decent views.

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The last view should have been Old Pine Vista, but looking at our gps track after the fact, I think we may have turned back a little too early.  It was still a nice hike, followed by hot soup in town.

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