Westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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Tractor tanker on PATP

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Fall colors on northbound Interstate 176.

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Start to the climb up the south face of Blue Mountain on PA 183.

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Descending the north face of Blue Mountain on PA 183

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Gordon Nagle Trail goes from Cressona to Pottsville.

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Why would one drive to Pottsville? ¬†To join the Molly Maguires? To research John O’Hara?

To dine at the Pottsville ¬†Club? (You’re too late, it’s closed.)

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Or maybe to get some brew at Yuengling’s ¬†Brewery (America’s oldest)?

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The ¬†last two photos were not taken on my most recent visit to Pottsville. The above photo makes me think that a fall version of Yuengling’s resting at the base of Sharp Mountain would work well.