Saturday, October 19, 2013


Yesterday we did the trip with Captain Rob Powell out into the open water of the Niagara River, then back up the Erie Canal for a bit. The weather was sunny but cold,

but our salty sea-dog kept the course straight and true. Nobody had to walk the plank!

Later in the afternoon we took a drive out to Akron state park to check out the fall colors. My family had this desire to walk in a typical deciduous forest from the East coast. They are deprived living in the pine forests of Utah.

We walked along the muddy path up to the main falls that gives the park its claim to fame. One of the things the newbies found out about was how the leaves cover over the water and muddy sink holes. Several shoes were covered in black mud by the end of the hike.

We reached the falls at last for this view and then hiked up the steep muddy incline to the top, grabbing onto the trees as belay points on the way up.

Tomorrow we have a 6:10 am flight to catch out of Buffalo...:-/

Richard Boyer

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