I made a quick run to Yoder Falls this morning, hoping I could catch some snow scenes. No such luck.
The promise of a bit of sunlight and the time to experience it sent me scurrying last week back to Gallitzin State Forest to capture the images I had visualized on my earlier scouting trip.
The character of Yoder Falls changes with the weather from day to day and season to season, but always offers stunning views. And it’s not just the falls. Views include vistas from Carpenter’s Park Road, the Stonycreek River valley and the McNally Bridge, the highest bridge in Cambria and Somerset Counties.
The heart of Johnstown glows as the lights of the historic Stone Bridge rise at dusk and continue their mesmerizing display for three hours each night reflecting off the surface of the Conemaugh River.
“What a delightful prospect it must have afforded…when the morning sun
first touched with its rays the summit of the Allegheny, and in its setting,
flooded the heights of the Laurel Hill with a sea of gold, and bathed
the whole intervening country with its soft and mellow light.” -Hon. Wm. H. Koontz, 1895