May 27, 2019Campsite Under an Overhang

Overhang Campsite – I found this well-tended campsite while exploring along Long Creek. Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

My plan was to follow the unmarked trail leading west away from The Falls. I already knew what to expect as a few weeks previously I’d received an email telling me about this spot and asking if I had any idea where the trail came out. Unfortunately, I’ve never hiked this trail, so I couldn’t give an answer, but I thought I’d go along and check it out the first chance I had.

The trail is steep and narrow, with an 80-100 ft. drop off to the creek in places, so not a place to suffer vertigo, or to hike along with young children. On one of the climbs, I realized I’d not been checking my heart rate, so I stopped to do so and found it was at 150 bpi — which is about maxing things out for my age, especially with the temperatures up in the high eighties — so I took a short rest before carrying on.

Pretty soon I was dropping back down to the creek and arrived at this campsite under an overhang. This charming spot has ready access to the creek, and I could have easily hung my hammock between a couple of the trees. I was keen to see where the trail led, so I spent a few minutes scouting around and took a couple of pictures before carrying on.

Overhang Campsite – I found this well tended campsite while exploring along Long Creek. Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Overhang Campsite – I found this well tended campsite while exploring along Long Creek. Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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