All photos in this report are by Tiger
Wed Aug 22
Buttermilk Falls SP — gorge trail, rim trail and Bear Trail
I don’t schedule group hikes along Buttermilk gorge because I figure everyone hikes here on their own escorting their own house guests and visitors up ans down the trail — then our group suddenly got two visiting guests of our own, and there we were with all the other tourists, gawking at the sights.
I think it’s always better to start at the top and get the first exposure going downhill — that way you’re not distracted from the scenery by gasping for breath or wondering if you might be having a heart attack
Of course the visitors were bowled over, but the rest of us had a great time too, even though this walk is probably very familiar to most people — it was a beautiful day and everything looked lovely
After we got back up to the upper level the group got fractured and there were hikers scattered everywhere for a while
This really is a fantastic hike even if it’s very touristic — definitely worth doing once in a while
Official head count: 17H, three D
Sat Aug 25
Woodard Road NW to Hines Road and beyond, Enfield
The first leg of the hike was extremely overgrown — and lots of poison ivy!
Official head count: 20H, six D
Sunday Aug 26
South Danby Road east to the Tamarack Lean-to on the FLT
Official head count: 28H, six D