Tuesday, November 24, 2009

21 October 2009 Linda Falls

Bridal Veil Falls in Bedford Reservation are nationally noted falls. The 30 foot fall over shale is quite scenic. Bridal Veil Falls is also on the Buckeye Trail. When we headed out this evening, I expected a pleasant walk in the park. As we turned to the woods and left the main trail from the parking area, I barely noted a sign pointing toward Linda Falls. I had never heard of the Falls. We were walking the Buckeye Trail, a mostly sad attempt at a cross-state trail. I was very happy to find this is an extremely nice section of the Buckeye Trail. This is one of the best sections we have hiked with steep ravines and nice terrain changes. It is also the section that includes Linda Falls. These falls will not make anyone forget the size and grace of Bridal Veil, but the falls are centered in a large sandstone bowl. When we were there a serene single stream was flowing. It was a sound worth stopping for on the trail. The light was failing so the pictures do not present the beauty of the area, but it is on my list of places to return in daylight.

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