Hiking the trail
Trip Start Mar 23, 2009
27Trip End Jul 23, 2009
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We have moved on from Watereee, not far about 50 miles or so to catch up with a 'new friend' Larry, who has been following our blog. We are continually astounded by the hospitality and friendliness of people that we encounter along the way; hence we find ourselves 'camped' on his driveway with a local tour guide service thrown in! It really does make a difference when you have someone from the area who can give you all the insider knowledge so to speak. Indeed when you have locked your keys in the car (first time ever! I hasten to add) it pays to be on someone's drive and not in a car park, with someone who has suitable 'gadgets' and friends to assist you and not stranded by yourself somewhere. Thanks Larry & Bill.
Our intended destination however was Raven Cliff Falls http://www.alleneasler.com/raven.html which if you have clicked the link you can see are spectacular falls 420' from top to bottom. Now here is where the local knowledge paid dividends, if you hike to look at the falls from below, the look out point is about a mile away from the falls and in Summer when the foliage is on the trees it is barely visible. So we hiked to the top of the falls, well as near as we could get.
We had taken a packed lunch with us, we ate this sitting on the rocks of the falls and it gave us renewed energy for the 4+ mile trek back. Once back at 'Camp on the drive' I took up the offer of a soak in the indoor bath- one luxury that I have come to do without. It was wonderful - without it I probably would not have been able to move at all on Sunday!