Wednesday Aug 10
Cornell natural areas walk — Cascadilla Gorge and Beebe Lake
The Cascadilla gorge trail was closed for repair for a number of years, and some of our hikers hadn’t been on it since it reopened fairly recently. A few of the repairs are a little heavy-handed, but in general the trail looks as good as ever. It’s really just as nice in its own way as our other better-known gorge walks like Buttermilk or Treman
We had to cross the campus to get from Cascadilla gorge to Beebe Lake — the two natural areas both seem completely wild and it’s hard to believe there’s a highly developed infrastructure immediately around them.
Part of this walk was to get something delicious at Collegetown Bagels as we were finishing up — but then we stopped to look at the newly opened Klarman Hall on the arts quad — nice air conditioning — we had our snack there instead — discovered there’s a machine to get free ice water
More photos online:
Saturday Aug 13
Upper Buttermilk SP and La Tourelle
You can see Jack V’s online photos here
Sunday Aug 14
Monkey Run Natural Area, south side of Fall Creek (Varna)
Check out Jack V’s online photos here.