Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crabtree Falls Hike…. (Well, Almost)

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….
stunning!  
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!"

2 comments:

  1. Grace, I was exhausted just looking at the photos and watching you and the group on this hike!
    We finally upgraded our cell phones, and I sent a text message to you, but maybe you never got it. Feel free to send a text to my cell phone so I can test it out. Thanks.

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  2. Crabtree Falls is lovely, haven't thought about the falls in years though. Loved the photo of the "comb"...brrrrrr! We have a foot of snow on the ground, more falling, drifts of more than 2.5 feet. Morning chores are done, now to empty wood stove of ashes. I've been up since 4 a.m., it's almost time for a toes up, doncha think? -LOL-

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