We had a couple of days off.
The first day was all about shopping and cleaning the RV. We seem to find ourselves doing a lot of cleaning. The bed of Pine Needles and the somewhat sandy soil contributes to this.
The second day we decided to do some exploring.
So as things tend to go with us we made the decision to find an easy trail to start with...the problem was...it didn’t exactly work out that way as you will see.
So off we went...while driving around looking for a specific trail Nanette had found we had the great luck of meeting a New York Forest Ranger that was very nice and even more helpful.
He gave us a great short version of backpacking in the area and told us the trail we had picked was a good one to start with.
He gave us directions to the trail since we had missed it when we first entered the area on our search.
What I have put together are some pictures in chronological order of our day...
So here goes...
Okay I need to fill you in on something here...
See we were told of this place near where we were going hiking that made..well...the best pies in the world.
So...we found it...and Nanette went in...and scoped out the place then came out and asked what flavor we wanted.
Here is the pie BEFORE the unveiling.
Noon Mark is actually a mountain...this diner sits at the base of it.
We decided on an Apple Crumb Pie
After the opening...the smell filled the car immediately...and...Yes, it was amazingly good!!! Certainly in the running for the best in the world!
We found the trail. However, here is where we made the mistake. You see the “Base of Falls”? That was the easy trail we were looking for. See the “Top of Falls -- Giant Mountain” -- this was not the easy trail we were looking for. We didn’t know this however. We chose unwisely! We went to the left.
Due to this little mistake in decision making -- we got a lot of exercise this day.
Oh and we had some of that pie in the parking lot just before we entered the trail. Also not the best idea -- but we would do it again -- you can only resist that smell so long!
On the way to the trailhead Nanette spotted this tree.
Do you see the face she saw?
The next couple of pictures will give you a better perspective.
Some of the falls up close.
In case you are wondering if the water is cold -- just look at Nanette’s expression! It felt like Ice Water she said.
From this point we went to the car...had some more apple pie...then went back to the RV and took a nap.
It was a good day!
Ken and Nanette