...locally known as the Grand Canyon of the East!!
...nationally known as the #1 State Park in the country per survey at USAToday!!
LSP is a mere 7 minute drive from my front door, yet I rarely made the time to visit for pleasure, only arriving with the ambulance crew for an emergency. Missing my annual second camping trip to the ADK mountains, I decided to take advantage of the beauty in my own backyard. I've hiked a couple times with my friend Kim and her family and a couple times on my own. If the weather holds this coming Saturday, after I work the 5K for our local library, I hope to hike again. Keep your fingers crossed!
|Pedestrian bridge over the river just downstream (north!) of the Lower Falls. |
It's 167 steps down to viewing area above the bridge.
|Old train trestle over the Upper Falls. The bridge will be replaced in the next couple of years so that the trains can maintain their travelling speed over the gorge. They currently must drastically slow down to cross the current bridge.|
|Early morning fog rising out of the gorge - looking towards Lower/Middle/Upper Falls.|
The river runs north (left), just like the Nile in Egypt.
|Sun rays through the trees.|
When I was a kid, this is how people got to heaven :)