Yet another cemetery failure. I was looking for Ilif Persing along with several others. I even had a location for Ilif. Block 6 #5 Range Grave 3 listed on.. something or other... But of course there is nothing in the cemetery to correspond with that.
This was a HUGE cemetery. Huge. Not very well taken care of though. Might be because of difficulty. Who puts a cemetery on a mountain anyway? Then again the same people built a ton of houses on said mountain too.
This day was our marathon. It was Monday the 29th and we hit 3 cemeteries plus the Hooded Grave cemetery. Very interesting. More on that later.
|One of two entrances. The right side of the cemetery road was just too much to explore for one day.|
Did I mention this one is going to have a lot of pictures?
|See what I mean about sad? Can't even get back there. No idea if it extends farther down.|
|Apparently there is vandalism too...|
Some more overall photos....
FYI... tall grass can be difficult to navigate through... and can hide obstacles. Try not to sprain an ankle in a cemetery...
Pretty big huh? Yeah too bad thats not all the photos. Haha!
|Love this picture. But after tromping around this place for at least an hour and finding nothing? Imagine my facial expression. Also I must note that these stairs are difficult to climb. Crumbling and such. But my grandpa can do it no problem.|
|Lots and lots of moss! Have you ever walked on lots of moss? It's awesome! But slippery at times.|
|View from above. Explored most of the upper area.|
|Lower middle area was mostly unexplored. My grandpa looked through those though.|
|I explored all the lower area. But none of the above.|
|Hurricane Irene came in the day before.|
Believe it or not, I don't have photos of this whole cemetery. I'm missing overalls of the one half. And another bottom portion. (The matching section to the early high grass pictures.)
It took about 2 hours in this cemetery. Had to make a pit stop at the Coney Isand for lunch. (If you end up in Shamokin... GO! but don't stick you're hand under the bar... or tables...)