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The D&L Blog: On the Trail

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Individuals are notoriously bad about making predictions because we have biases and poor memories. The great thing about data is that it can show new insights and challenge preconceived beliefs.

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You may have noticed that the Mansion House Bridge at Jim Thorpe truss system was recently placed onto the bridge abutments. Although lifting the truss was a huge milestone for the project, the Mansion House Bridge is not yet finished. We want to recap just how impressive and awe-inspiring the truss lift was.

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This May will complete 5 full years of programming for Get Your Tail on the Trail and we’re celebrating our nationally-recognized program in big ways all year long!

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By Pat Stephens, D&L GIS Analyst and Cartographer For the past several years, we at the D&L have considered Cementon (mile 83) our southern cap to the many miles bikeable south of the Jim Thorpe…

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By Brian Greene, D&L Trail Programs Manager Where does the trail go in the photo above? Is there a trail if there are no paths, signs, or markings? This might be a better question and…

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Come sit a spell in the crisp autumn air and find out why concrete phone booths (like this one on the Asher F. Boyer Trail near Three Mile Dam) dotted the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys, along…

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Post by: Patrick Stephens, GIS Analyst & Cartographer at D&L Maps and signs are intimately connected to one another. The map is the overhead view that shows you where you are relative to other things….

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This summer our GIS Analyst intern, Miranda Waldman (Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Geography), made an interactive web mapping application that allows users to compare maps of the Lehigh Canal from 1864 with modern imagery….

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Post by: Lauren Drabenstott, D&L Marketing Intern There is abundance to be found along the D&L National Heritage Corridor. Whether you’re on the hunt for trails, museums, shops, or anything in between, each section offers something…

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Post by: Laura Eppler, D&L Guest Blogger Being a runner has been part of who I am for more than 30 years. Running was a gift to me because it requires focus and intensity more than…

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Post by: Lauren Drabenstott, D&L Marketing Intern Running, biking, walking, and hiking: these are the activities typically associated with the D&L. Take a step back from the trail, however, and you’ll find that more exists than…

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Blog Post By: Janet Wright Starner, D&L Guest Blogger It’s 8:00 AM on a June morning and already the D&L Trail is bustling with activity: walkers, bikers, runners, hikers, crawlers, and hoppers. My love affair…

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