We are now parked in about the middle of the Pocono Mountains, outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. They are for sure not the large mountains which we encountered out west, here the Poconos seem more like large wooded hills. However, there is still a lot of natural beauty to be found in this area. We spent yesterday at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. This park stretches for 40 miles along the middle Delaware River in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At the southern end of this park the river cuts an S-curved pass through the mountains, forming the Delaware Gap. The 200 miles of scenic roads wander through valleys, ridges and ravines where there are many opportunities to off the road and hike. Many waterfalls, which pour off the Pocono Plateau, can be found along the park's trails. Our first problem, once we entered the park, was deciding which waterfalls to see. We had to consider the length of the trails into the waterfalls as well as how much climbing was needed in order to view them. After stopping at one of the visitor's centers and consulting with a forest ranger, we headed out on what turned out to be a very delightful day. Our first stop was at Dingmans Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the state. This is one of the more accessible falls, and a boardwalk leads to it.