While I was in Millinocket, my friend Mark said I should hike up to this falls. He has not been there and wanted me to check it out and get some shots. Someone had posted an image of it on NatureScapes.net which was nice enough but had some small trees interfering with the view. Well, it is hard to avoid them. There really are only two vantage points. In each case, there is a bit of a hazard just inches from your tripod’s front leg.
Here is the first view. Don’t forget to click for a larger image.The tress aren’t terrible, but an unobstructed view is generally preferred. A little below this spot is another location but it required scrambling down some slippery roots and rock…I’m not all that limber any more and tend to fall over easier than not that long ago. At the edge of the short landing strip below is a big drop off into the gorge and stream. But the view is different although the right side is cut off a bit more than I would like. Still with the stray branches though.So the answer is to get more intimate with the falls.It was a somewhat strenuous hike for me with the kit on my back, climbing uphill over rocks and roots for about a mile. Sure is encouragement to hit the gym.
One more…there was a nice view from a rocky outcrop while approaching the falls.I’m not sure about the next post. Maybe we’ll move on to Acadia. It’s been a month and I don’t even remember what I did there. Short term memory is on hiatus. 🙂