I needed to hike. And I needed a fairly flat road. Wolf Run Road, off Route 280 was the perfect spot. It’s a part of Allegany State Park, though not a part that the average visitor frequents.
I was a little worried about hunters. As we walked, I realized that even though the tire tracks seemed relatively fresh, none of the ice on the puddles was broken. Oh yeah! No hunting in the Park on Sundays. Whew.
We saw a pheasant and a grouse. Chickadees. Blue Jays. A Red-tailed Hawk… But what had me fascinated all along the way were those frozen, unbroken puddles.