A SkyTop Hike

Remember 2 weekends ago when I stepped back from technology and didn’t turn my computer on for 4 glorious days? Well here is a little Friday afternoon post to let you know what I was up to!

Fiancé and I spent the weekend in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania. I had never been to this area before, other than possibly driving through it, and I was really surprised by how far away from reality it truly felt. 

Aside from the fact that there wasn’t internet where I was staying , which could be a good thing if you want to step back from technology for a day, or a bad thing if you are addicted to your computer, like I am, but I embraced my time away from the world wide web and explored some new territory!

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Part of the weekend we spent at SkyTop Lodge which is a truly amazing place in the summer (and apparently the winter too!). This place has lakes and trails and all sorts of outdoor activities!

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This area had a calming nature about it, all I wanted to do was spend the weekend outside!

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Lake SkyTop is pretty beautiful if you ask me!

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Umm…can I move here and spend the rest of my life sitting on this little pier.

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I love the red chairs. Seriously, how cute is this little space?

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Fiancé and I, and his high school friend Joe (Hi Joe!) decided to hike around the Lake and check out some waterfalls a few miles down.

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Random trees had little quotes on them. I enjoyed this one:

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I know my training plan has been a little insane lately, so it was nice to step back and take this day to have a 5 mile hike as my cardio for the day. Walking with friends in the mountains is so fun!

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It was a beautiful day for a stroll.

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After a while we reached our destination! We were a little disappointed by the lack of falls, which was due to lack of rain, but it was still fun to get to and these pictures make it look a little smaller than it actually was!

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Since there wasn’t much to look at when we got there we decided to hike up the falls. The entire time we were climbing up the rocks, I kept thinking to myself, don’t hurt yourself, you have a marathon to run soon! Haha!

Ahhh…the mentality of a crazy runner!

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We also hiked up to the top of the rocks above our heads in this picture and then decided to hang out in the water for a bit. We each had our bathing suits on so we took a nice little dip.

The water was pretty cold, but we got used to it after a while. It would have been perfect to jump into after a long training run!

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I need to make the most of this hot weather and find some fun trails to frolick on in Philadelphia. The trees were a great form of shade and it was nice to hike on a trail with friends!

Anything that gets your heart pumping and blood flowing is a ok workout in my book!

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Are you a hiker? Where do you hike? Who do you hike with?

Does anyone know any good hiking areas in the Philadelphia area? I will travel for a good hike!

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  1. Cassie

    omg skytop! my fiance and i spent a weekend there last year as part of his company's annual retreat. we hiked the same exact path! i loved it there… i was begging fiance not to quit his job until after the retreat again this year, but he didn't want to wait that long :P glad you had a good time!

  2. lindsay

    oh that look sooo peaceful.

  3. CAC muffin

    looks so breath taking sounds like you had a great time!

  4. ladypurpl

    What a nice surprise and a beautiful place you spent the weekend at! I loved those red Adirondack chairs on the water, I'm with you – just leave me there. I'm sure those falls would look more impressive with a little more rain!

  5. Cole

    Oh my gosh! I am literally jumping around my desk at work because I love love the Skytop Lodge! I worked at Camp Canadensis, practically a stone throws away from Skytop and we went to Skytop at night a few times. Sooo beautiful

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