>> Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Following our Farmers' Market excursion in Ithaca, we decided to take advantage of some of the wonderful places around the area for a walk. The Ithaca area is full of gorges, created long ago by glaciers. Many of the gorges have parks and hiking trails. Hence, the most classic of all Ithaca bumper stickers:
We selected one of our old autumn favorites: Taughannock State Park, off route 89 just outside of Ithaca.
Taughannock Falls gorge trail, right up the bottom of the gorge and to the base of a picturesque water fall that is actually higher than Niagara Falls (but with a lot less water). While that is a lovely walk, it's short, and we tend to prefer a little more solitude for our woodland wanderings. Instead, we usually walk the rim trails - this time the South Rim.
Poor Simon. This is generally how he feels about strangers:
It was no Adirondack High Peak and wasn't much of a workout, but it was incredibly beautiful and nice to get outside. I'll leave you with one of my more favorite shots of the day. No idea who created him, but I suspect he may have been one of the objects to be found in the scavenger hunt: