The next few posts will be from several recent visits to the Hemlock Cliffs Nature Preserve and nearby areas.
The main trail is a short loop that descends steeply into a canyon, featuring a splendid waterfall.
Early spring and early morning are the perfect times for this landscape, when the emerging colors are tamed by light fog.
Beech trees seem to radiate and like to be framed properly.
Wise old trees look curiously at the lonesome hiker.