Picking up on yesterday's post, a few days later I dragged my hiking buddy out, determined this time to find our way through the Woodford Crevice. It was a successful adventure.
We walked in from the road, and picked up the adventure from this intriguing sign from yesterday.
Although we didn't see white blazes beyond this point, we assumed the trail went straight down into the crevice, so down we went. This is looking back at our entry point, so far so good.
The crevice ran straight into this rock wall, and took an abrupt left turn.
It started to get a little more rugged here, but still not very deep or narrow.
Looking back again at where we've come. Notice the opposite view of that boulder in the middle?
Looking ahead it did look like it was getting narrower and deeper. I could understand advising hikers with large backpacks to avoid it.
Once we got through that part, this is looking back again. This was the deepest point in the crevice, but the sky was open above, and not that far overhead.
Then we popped out at the far end and found this obvious white blaze at that end. Success. And not too claustrophobic. I can think of at least half a dozen other groups of 'crevice caves' as they are known, in the Beaver Valley/Owen Sound section of the trail. A number I know are deeper and narrower than this one. I think I shall have to gather some of my pictures together and do some posts to share them with you. Something for me to tackle after this surgery, when I won't be able to drive for a while.