This picture was taken within yards of the trailhead. All along this part of the path, there are remnants of the coal industry from the turn of the century.
There are numerous places along the path that beg for a picture to be taken! In less than a mile, we were at the sharp right turn that took us up the escarpment at an easy climb, always within sight and sound of the water. At the turn, I found my first spring flower: hepatica.