Walking the Back Mountain Trail

I’ve been living in the Back Mountain for a little over thirteen years and in that time it has become very easy to forget how beautiful it is back here.  But today that all changed…

After totally flipping out on my kids because they didn’t clean up their rooms after I had repeatedly told them to do so, I decided that we needed some out of the house away from the scene of the insanity time.  So I told them to put on some comfy clothes and sneakers ’cause we were about to hit the trail.  Honestly, I didn’t think the kids would go for it but they were game

The Back Mountain Trail is a beautiful dirt path carved into the mountains of Dallas, Pennsylvania in Luzerne County.  The path follows route 309 (also known as the Cross Valley) which can be viewed through the trees as you’re walking.  There are some places where you come dangerously close to the edge, very cool and fun

I had only planned for us to walk for about 1/2 an hour or so, instead we walked for almost 2 hours….  I know, right?  The kids and I didn’t do much talking as we walked.  Mostly we took a lot of pictures and just enjoyed the view.  Yet, this felt so right.   Today I created memories with my children that they will carry with them for a lifetime.  At various points, I watched as they paired up and talked to each other, pointing out interesting things along the way…  It was really cool to see.

After we finished our walk, I dropped the kids off at home and went for my usual “coffee and chatter” at KB’s Coffee House to unwind.  And do you want to know what I found when I came home?  A clean house…

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