Monday, July 14, 2008

Marymere Falls Hike

Today we decided to do a short hike to Marymere Falls. The hike starts at the Storm King Ranger Station on Barnes Point, where the Lake Crescent Lodge is located. This is also the area where we get our mail and a lot of the rangers live in park provided housing. The hike is about 3/4 mile one way, and it follows Barnes Creek back to the falls. Here's a picture of one of the wooden bridges over the creek.

And here's our intrepid party braving the bridge. You'll notice that Lois is carrying a hiking pole. Linda and I bought those for our hiking trips and it really make a difference when walking on the gravel paths. Plus, if a bear attacks you, you can hit him with your pole just before you become his dinner.

Here's a view of the falls. It doesn't have a lot of water, but it is very pretty and makes a beautiful sound as the water falls. At the very end of the hike there's a pretty steep path to get to this view, and it's all on wooden platforms.

After we hiked back to the trail head, we moseyed over to our favorite spot, the Lake Crescent Lodge. Linda had packed a very good lunch that we ate outside sitting in the nice shade with a beautiful view of the lake. We spend a lot of time at the lodge because they have wifi internet access and our cell phones work here. It's about a 5 mile drive from the Fairholme campground, but it seems longer because of all of the curves in the road around the lake.

If you would like to see more of our pictures of the hike please click on the following link:

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