Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, August 14, 2015

August Vacation Trip (3 of 4)

Hike to Pine Creek in Grand Canyon of the East.

Taking the Turkey Path Trail we headed down to the bottom of the canyon.  1 mile down and 1 back up.  I came last because going down I wanted to be sure of my footing without worrying about moving too slow for someone behind me.


Granddaughter rode in the backpack. Her mom, Emily, transported her down and Dan brought her back up.


Here's Four Mile Run visible through the trees.


One of several waterfalls.


Granddaughter taking a break from the back pack points out the waterfall.


She tried to hike some of it.




The most dramatic of the waterfalls.



At the bottom of the canyon we admired the creek.




Across on the other side was this stone sculpture.


The Pine Creek Trail through the canyon is a former railroad bed.  Now there's access points for bicycles and wagon rides.


Heading back up passed the waterfall again.


Climbing the stairs was the worst part of going up.



The trail was more gradual a climb.



Almost at the top, Emily & Matt paused for this photo.


I was the last one back up, but I was proud that I'd made it.

3 comments:

Fun60 said...

That was quite a hike. I can't imagine trying to do it with the little one on my back. The waterfall looked worth the effort. Doesn't seem much difference between our granddaughters now.

Betsy Adams said...

I am SO enjoying reading about this vacation, Marcia... You know me.. That is my kind of place (hiking, mountains, canyons, waterfalls, etc.).... I see where you rented a house in Wellsboro. Are there motels or lodges around? Did you all go to Colton SP also???? We have added this area to our 'long' list!!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dawn Y. said...

Just gorgeous, Marcia! So happy that you were able to hike together through such a beautiful area. Think about framing some of your photos! They would be a lovely reminder of a wonderful family adventure! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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