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.
Tomorrow, what we found beyond the crevice.
Very cool! Thanks for sharing it and look forward to seeing the other pictures. Good luck on your surgery. :-)ReplyDelete
Fascinating and intriguing! Love it!ReplyDelete
Neat feature, those places are always interesting and well worth exploring. Down here we have a similar area above Loyalsock Creek close to the Loyalsock Trail.ReplyDelete
Looks like a neat place! I missed a previous post on your surgery, but best of luck with it.ReplyDelete
Hello, it does look like a cool place to hike. Good luck with the surgery, wishing you a quick recovery. Enjoy and have a happy day!ReplyDelete
I would really like to hike that place, after my knee replacement heals of course.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I also wish you good luck on your surgery.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on making it through! It was fun to come along through your vivid account.ReplyDelete
Pretty narrow but looks like a great hike.ReplyDelete
I will be praying all goes well with your surgery.
When will it be?
Looks like a slot canyon in Utah. Good fun!ReplyDelete
A lovely place!ReplyDelete
What an amazing crevice and hike! Never seen anything quite like it. Is it naturally made? Reminds me a little of the washes and canyons in the deserts carved out by flash floods over the years. Which reminds me, I wouldn't want to be hiking down in that crevice during a rain!ReplyDelete
Looks like you both had a fun adventure . Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !ReplyDelete
Very cool- no passages that narrow, but like Rock City area in western NY on the NCT/FLTReplyDelete
I would sure have loved this as a kid/young woman. I was always out and about in the hills and hollers of home.ReplyDelete
Interesting but I am way to claustrophobic:(ReplyDelete