What a fabulous hike. Hard as frak! But a great hike!
A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!
Just when you think “Okay I’ve had enough!” you come to a flatter area and you see this wicked lil view, but oh, it gets better!
After clambering down to take these, I knew I had to go around “the lake”. I had my snickers bar and started walking. Yup, it only got better.
There is a wicked dock (and a place you can stay apparently up above I caught a glimpse of it, but didn’t explore that area). A mom and a daughter were sitting there, having sandwiches and speaking, what I think, was Korean. Made me smile, reminded me what it is like for people who don’t speak french when I do it with folks I know.
One of MY fave pics – up above!
I decided to hit up the trail after work. I didn’t make it TO the falls, because – well I am slow and I take pictures! I will have to hit it up at noon on a nice cloudy afternoon this summer.
After about a mile, I knew I was not going to get to the 2.5 miles in mark to the actual water falls, but I also knew I heard running water! Off the trail and into the woods we go!
Yes the keys are back! I have another “series” I’m working on, but I do think that will be an instagram only gig!
Very worth the dashing down and following the water! Also, it was 74 in the woods and a nice, cool, 68 down here. Also, prettier!
I had to scamper around a lot, got dirty, and sweaty and had a blast. Part of the down side of being away from home is, well, being away from home. The upside, is the experience and the adventures I can have.
Some days I get out early. Some days far later. On this day: early. I sent out to just “take some pictures.” Most were 5-10 mins photo stops. Here we go!
The beauty of this area is there is always something to take pictures of. Old buildings, or stone walls, or wicked reflections, or… flowing water….
I drove around towards Crawford Notch. Stop on here and there for more pictures. Caught the sun off some mountains.
Then I made a stop at Silver Cascade (I think that’s the name!) and made a quick jaunt up that, and again, more flowing water! Then on the way home, I found Fourth Iron camping grounds and stop there before I lost the light.
My coworker, Wendy (Hi Wendy!) keeps giving me some after work suggestions which is great! Today it was The Dells, a series of small tails, literally in the middle of town.
Another after work adventure! I had a week of short hours, just low pt load to be honest. So instead of going home and vegging out, I hit up a few of the places that are packed on weekends.
The drive there was gorgeous! I stopped into a few places and did a five min photo stop. Where I take as many pics in five mins as I can.
The Bath is really pretty, the water is clear, as much in NH is, and a wonderful smell of clean for some reason struck me.
The sun was great for taking photos of my keys for my key series here! Many places because of being on a gorge, etc, it’s a struggle or at least a challenge.
I had to stop, the clouds in the 1st pic are outrageous!
I ended up with a shorter day today – so I decided to
skip the gym (you know many of my blogs start off that way!) – and hit up Barred Island – It’s a mile in and a mile out – you MUST go during low tide and you’ll have 2hrs before and 2hrs after (the hike in is about 45 mins)
The trail is worn, the earth bare to the snarled roots of the surrounding trees.
Then as you come closer to the shore, feet and time have cut a swath of earth away and revealed the granite beneath – making for a solid walk way to the beach
Then – the beach – at low tide you’ve got about 2hrs before and 2hrs after the “low point” of the tide. You can walk over to the Island and explore it – along with the shore – it’s a great view – I’d love to hit it up at sunset – but not having to walk back thru that trail at deep dusk
It’s a real fun walk, you’ve got sand, rocky area, lovely huge granite rocks – and nothing like that great sea air.