About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:
of PorchPix log entry of19
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Gorge ... just gorgeous!!!
June 04: It's
one thing to drive along the Niagara Gorge below the Falls;
it's another thing to walk from top to bottom on a warm,
parked in the Aquarium parking lot and walked on a sky bridge
across the Robert Moses Parkway. A few hundred yards north,
we took a path along the edge of the Gorge and then took
a fork that led down to the bottom, near the Whirlpool Bridge
and the railroad bridge beside it.
walk was pleasant -- a mile or so, with a gradual descent/ascent.
The trail is in deep shade, with interesting rock formations
and lots of trees, flowers, and shrubs.
birds. We saw Peregrine falcons at the top and gulls far,
far below us. And we also saw a squirrel-like fellow, with
tiny ears, big head, and a bushy tail.