The Wonders of Letchworth
Known to many as the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth lies south of Rochester along the Genesee River. Filled with huge gorges, stunning waterfalls, and plenty hiking trails, Letchworth is easily one of the prettiest places in New York state. It's no wonder that it's become an Outing Club tradition to take our first trip there every fall. Leaving campus mid to late morning, the club embarks on a day hike through half of the park - traversing the trail between Middle and Upper Falls, we spend a day enjoy the sights, sounds, and company of fellow nature lovers.
This past Saturday was my third time leading the trip and I have to say that this time was the most fun. Since we've advertised the Outing Club a little less than in past years, we had a smaller group for the hike. Sometimes the more the merrier is true, but it's also nice to have smaller group so that everyone has a better chance to get to know one and other - which was the case this weekend. Not only this, but we explored some new areas of the park that turned out to be amazing spots.
Here are some pictures of the trip for your viewing pleasure...
Left to right: Kristy, Andrew, Baxter, Mike, Dave, Jeff (Me), Sam, Zac, Lauren, Eric, Curtis
(Thanks to Sam for the group photo)
View from high up along the trail
Upper falls and the railroad support beams