Native American Trail Marker Tree & Blow-Downs

On an unseasonably warm day in early December, we headed out to Stony Creek in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Just 15 minutes outside of Harrisburg, the state's capital, Stony Creek offers an entirely different world and ecosystem.  While walking around we noticed a perfect example of a Native American trail marker in the form of a tree.  Just behind the Native American trail marker tree were two blown down hemlock trees who had peeled back the earth with their downfall.