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!


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!


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.


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


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.


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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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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  • Reply Cassie August 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    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 😛 glad you had a good time!

  • Reply lindsay August 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    oh that look sooo peaceful.

  • Reply CAC muffin August 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

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

  • Reply ladypurpl August 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    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!

  • Reply Cole August 25, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    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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