Watkins Glen is a charming (but busy) little town at the bottom of Seneca Lake. Along with being on a fantastic lake, it is home to a sports car race course and a world-famous gorge. So busy it is. We put the RV in the Watkins Glen State Park with an eye toward hiking the gorge the next day.
Ever intrepid, Linda and I set off to conquer the famous Watkins Glen Gorge. The gorge drops over 500 feet in 1.5 miles, so it is not a hike for the faint of heart. However we made ourselves ready for the challenge with our staffs and Linda in her hiking boots, and we started out — from the top to the bottom (hey, we’re not stupid).
I know. I know. You are thinking, “Look at the steps and handrail!” But there aren’t steps the whole way. Sometimes we had to walk on flat rocks. And we were trying to look at the magnificent beauty of the gorge at the same time. This was not just some everyday walk in the park.
Taking pictures was difficult as we did the gorge in the middle of the day, and there were always significant contrasts of light and dark that just played havoc with lens and shutter settings. So our photos are limited, but here a few to give you a flavor of its beauty. Click on the first small photo to start the album.