Tuesday, July 02, 2013Author: John Fields
(Last modified: 2013-07-02 15:00:18)
Source: The Herald-News
For those who read this column but don’t live here (thank you), “The Pocket” is an accessible and much-loved wilderness area nearby. A creek is the centerpiece, bursting with high rocks and miniature waterfalls and, at times, wide enough to almost be a river.
If you hike far enough there is Laurel Falls. Along the way there are remnants of a storied mining past. Civil War history is everywhere around this region, and “The Pocket” was part of it. I imagine soldiers hiding among the rocks and caves, trying to stay warm and calm their hunger.
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