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Bash Bish Falls, Sort Of

July 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Last weekend we headed to Bash Bish Falls.  We packed up our drinks and our snacks and actually got out of the house at 9am!  Being that it is summer vacation, my kids usually sleep through 9am.  But, we did it!

There are several entrances to get to the falls and several different levels of hiking ability required.  But, they don’t post that information at each of the entrances.  I guess they figure you should just have to discover that for yourself, while you’re struggling to get back up the steep hill you were just dumb enough to climb down.  It was quickly apparent that the first trail we picked was way beyond our ability.  After making it back up to the parking lot and taking time to start breathing again, we piled in the car and headed to a different entrance.  This trail had many more people on it.  It was a wider trail.  The people we saw coming back didn’t look like they were going to pass out!  This was it!

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We saw a lot of the rushing, noisy river.  I tried the shot above with a slow shutter speed.  I didn’t have a tripod, but I think I held the camera pretty still and I like the way the water looks!

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The day was mixed sun and clouds but it was pretty dark on the trail because of all of the tree cover.

We never did get to the falls.  My oldest son’s stomach wasn’t feeling good and we had to get back to the porta-potty at the parking lot.  My poor boy.  But by that time we had had enough hiking anyway.

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On the exit road we came upon this old iron foundry.  I love the old brick.

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The drive home was scenic and the sun stayed out!  And best of all, we got home before either of the dogs decided to poop in the house!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katie in MA // Jul 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    How beautiful! I’ve never been, but I would love to. It looks like it was a really fun day! Oh, and the iron foundry was BEAUTIFUL! Don’t you just love old buildings?

    Hope everyone is feeling better!
    .-= Katie in MA´s last blog ..Love holds its breath. =-.

  • 2 sunnymama // Jul 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Looks a wonderful place! I especially love the last two pictures :)
    .-= sunnymama´s last blog ..Playing in the snow (Sepia Scenes) =-.

  • 3 Puna // Jul 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Wow, I want to go too!
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..July 8, The Blue Lagoon =-.

  • 4 Stephanie // Jul 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Looks like fun! I love waterfalls and hiking and just being outdoors.
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..S’more Brownies. =-.

  • 5 Shannon // Jul 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    What a great trip and fabulous pictures. I absolutely love that brick too! How neat is that!

  • 6 patty // Jul 9, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    hi gayle!
    i LOVE the photo of the rushing water! and the flower on the previous post is pretty amazing, too. would you pls send me your email…. i’d like to reply to your last 2 comments (thanks, btw!!) but don’t want to clutter up your comment section!
    .-= patty´s last blog ..being active =-.

  • 7 mrs. e // Jul 10, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful! Something about water!! (Do you think I was a fish in another life??!!)
    .-= mrs. e´s last blog ..Life Savers of the Week =-.

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