This picture means a lot to me as it was the last autumn scene captured in 2007, during the last minutes of available sunshine that broad casted a red glow against the fall foliage along the slopes of Chestnut Ridge roughly five or six miles south of Connellsville, PA. While the entire river gorge was in shadow by this time, this lone slope prevailed, still having light from the sun afforded by a low area across the river. The slope pictured rising above the Youghiogheny River on its eastern shore rises an abrupt 1260 feet in elevation in only 2500 feet of aerial distance! That's an average incline of 50 degrees. The top of ridge pictured is only the bottom 500 feet of this elevation rise, the rest obscured from view.
Great Allegheny Passage Trail
Youghiogheny River Trail