Last Friday was another Newcomer's Hike
and it was one that I was really excited about:
Crabtree Falls in the George Washington National Forest.
The Tye river forms a series of waterfalls (or one really long one?)
dropping about 1200 feet.
|http://www.virginia123.com An aerial view of Crabtree Falls by Greg Cromer|
The views began almost as soon as we got on the trail….
Ice and falling water mixed together….
|Tom, Dorothy, Anita, Warren, Charlotte, Debbie and Don|
|A "Comb" of Icicles over the River|
It was uphill the whole way,
but the trail was well laid out and maintained
with steps and occasional handrails and platforms.
Mostly woods and river views, but the occasional vista….
We all stopped and took so many photos that it's a miracle we ever made forward progress! :)
|An especially large cascade|
Part Two tomorrow….
Notice that the title says "Almost!"