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Photos by Marsha Galbraith
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Photos by Marsha Galbraith
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Photos by Marsha Galbraith
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Photos by Marsha Galbraith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 01:54 am:

Yes, that's right, we're taking another hike on the trails to the Canyon Falls and not even a peak at the water. This trip, like the visit we made last week, is all about what you see along the way to the falls.

That's Marsha Galbraith's husband Gary holding up that tree with the interesting roots all exposed below him. I had to chuckle at Marsha's comment on this photo: "Everything looks so prehistoric. Yup, I said everything." :->

Looking at the next few photos, I have to agree. Being able to see the roots all tangled like that, is pretty neat and somewhat prehistoric looking. It's amazing that trees can wrap their roots around just about anything, to get a firm hold when the roots aren't buried in soil.

Marsha's last photo was a "root" she almost stepped on, but discovered just in time, that it wasn't a root at all. Good thing, as I'm sure there would have been a few shrieks or panic had she stepped on it and it moved.

These photos are another example of enjoying the journey to where you're going and not just the end, when you get there.

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 06:28 am:

Way cool! I thought that was a snake....

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 07:24 am:

Yesssssss...very jurassic, sssighed the sssnake. (J. R.)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 08:08 am:

That was awesome, Alex. Luckily I've never encountered one of those sneaky snakes on my hikes there. I'm terrified of those things and would probably have had a heart attack. The pictures of those that tree are really cool. Thanks Marsha!

By Therese (Therese) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 08:11 am:

A nice little ribbon snake wouldn't harm you, unless you were a vole or a toad.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 08:22 am:

Yes it could Therese. I could have heart attack because I do NOT like them!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 08:54 am:

I'd say those trees are desperate to grow! Hanging onto rocks for a firm foundation. However looks like the one in the 3rd photo may have picked the wrong rock. Now, I could've done without the last photo. :-O
Thanks Marsha and Gary, for a walk in the 'woods'.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 09:58 am:

Ribbon or Garter snakes are generally harmless, but can surprise you with an impressive strike...ergo, heart attack.
I once tried to remove one from a field that a friend was mowing and it hit my glove pretty hard. It calmed down nicely though and gave me some skin. We've been friends ever since.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 10:26 am:

That prehistoric man had his 66th b'day yesterday! I love this walk, and it's a pretty easy one. Those amazing trees aren't something you have to search for; they're everywhere!

By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:04 am:

Oh, how interesting...and beautiful too!

By Bob Williams (Wabbit) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:11 am:

In the third photo, I think the rock grew up after the tree and pushed it over.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 03:03 pm:

Amazing what God in His nature can do.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 04:30 pm:

'Wabbit', I was thinking more in terms of erosion.

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