Sunday, November 27, 2011

Niagara Gorge at Low Water


I always try to go to a few of the hikes organized by the New York State Parks Department
Morgan at the Whirlpool

The NYS Parks Department works really hard to get these hikes together and I'm so thankful they do.
Me and My Shadow :) in the early sun
I always learn something new. Like the fact that at this time of year, so much water is diverted for power that the whirpool no longer exists at the bend. It's still a great spot, even without the swirling whirlpool.


Especially on a day like this one.


And although I've hiked this gorge many times, it never ceases to amaze me all the hidden treasure I somehow missed the last time through. 

This time around I learned that one of the workers engraved the year along the pathway beyond the whirlpool flats.  Keep your eyes open next time you hike that ledge and see if you can find it.  Pretty cool.

And we came along these remnants of a by-gone era:

Heaps and Heaps of cast off hardware from a long gone factory that was at the top of the gorge some time ago.  All melded together.  Forever.

Pure Art if you ask me.  Fascinating.  As mezmerizing as those rapids.  The more you look, the more you see.
 
Very Cool Indeed.

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