Fall Creek Trail

October 20, 1996

It had rained Friday and much of Saturday. Sunday morning was gray and overcast as eight of us set out in two cars. We drove up Fall Creek to Rd. 1828, shuttled a car down to Dolly Varden (the start of the trail) and started hiking down the trail about 10:00 am. The trail was damp but firm, the flora wet and often leaning into the trail, brushing us as we passed. But no rain! And the creek was fast with a good deal of white water. Then the sun came out and started to warm us, filtering and glistening through the dense flora. We hiked briskly, but stopped periodically to admire a pretty view, and inspect an old Indian cave. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the sun on some rocks beside the creek at Bedrock Campground. We all felt blessed by the unexpected appearance of the sun, the lovely trail, and the good company. Enjoying this fine day were two non-members [but not for long!!] Robin Hawthorne and Paul Schollmeier (on his third qualifying hike) and Obsidians Dick Hildreth, Bob Lemon, Helen Liguori, Anne McLucas, Virginia Prouty and trip leader Ed Lichtenstein.

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