Report to Hikers: week of Aug 20-Aug 26


Hello Hikers!



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

We all bumped into each other at the end and it was fun to rejoin

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

More photos:

Jack V




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