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Friday, February 26, 2010

Letchworth Hogback- The Other Side!


Letchworth hogback

Did you check out last year's Letchworth State Park hike? Just to remind you, this is in western New York, and is quite an amazing gorge where the Genesee River flows north to Lake Ontario. Last year Irene and I took a hike on a sunny winter day on the west side of the gorge to view this narrow spit of land called the hogback.

Letchworth park Genesee River

This year we took a short walk on a nippy gray and windy day down the east side. Here is the river taking a tight turn. See the point of land sticking into the river from the right? Now I'll zoom in on that closer.

Letchworth park Genesee River

Now even closer. Irene says there is a trail that goes all the way out to the end of that point. We'll have to do that another time. And that point is not the hogback. Now let's go even closer.

Letchworth park Genesee River hogback

Look at the background of the picture. See the horizontal line of trees about halfway up that far bank? Once you find them you can back up to the picture above and also see it there. Well, that ridge, although it looks like part of that far bank, is really the hogback from the top picture, see from the east side of the gorge. And I'll leave you with just a nice scenic view from the same location, but I managed to get part of an oak tree and a white cedar in to frame it.

Letchworth park Genesee River

See you all tomorrow! I'm now at Marie's. The weather has made it all interesting, but I managed to drive between the stormy parts. Maggie and Pam are on the way here, but got a late start. We still hope to get to Philly tomorrow.


rainfield61 said...

I still remember your first picture.

Happy journey.

Ann said...

Great shots. Such Beautiful scenery Can't wait to see more.

WiseAcre said...

I'm a little jealous of you being there. I know how cool that park is and would love to see it in snow.

wenn said...

beautiful views!

RNSANE said...

What amazing pictures. I've been so busy with my mother, I haven't been able to keep up with any of my favorite blogs. I hope I can catch up one of these days!

betchai said...

i think i remember your first pictures of this place Sharkbytes, these are beautiful shots, kind of gloomy and sad yet it has its own beauty.

Ratty said...

I remember last year's pictures and your post very well, but I took another look. It looks like great place to take pictures every time.

Glynis Peters said...

Lovely pics, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your journey.

Joanne Olivieri said...

Shark, these shots are amazing captures. Very well done and beautiful.

Sharkbytes said...

Rainfield- Wow- you are a REAL fan!

Ann- Even in winter it has a stark beauty.

WiseAcre- It really is a special place. There is such a variety of things to see.

wenn- that it is!

Carmen- I hope things are going smoothly. I've been too busy myself to visit friends' blogs. Stop by when you can and take care of yourself!

Betchai- It all looks so gray on the overcast day we visited this year. In the sun a year ago the brown tones were prominent.

Ratty- As you go up the gorge there are several waterfalls and other features of interest.

Glynis- Trying to keep the variety flowing!

Jo- Thanks- actually Irene took me to that spot because she knew how dramatic those two trees look!

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