Adventure?

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    1. I’m glad too, GF. I’ve done more digging and now I know after the fact, where I was is classified as “wetlands”. Anglers go here to fish. I did trudge on because the view was just that magnificent. I do have my limits however and knew when I was beat. Nope, those weeds were the final NO for me. Glad you enjoyed my mis-adventure. LOL 😂😂😂

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  1. I’d say the gallery is worth the effort, but I’m not so sure. I would not venture into tall weeds, for fear of poison ivy. I am highly allergic. I understand the feeling of being more worried about your camera equipment than yourself or your boots. Thanks for braving the elements and for sharing the results. I hope the itching is over.

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    1. Now in looking back as I told my sister, am I nuts or what? What I would do the sake of a picture! Honestly! Will I repeat? NO! This was not a fun venture at all, very anxiety provoking and at times dangerous. But that view …. need I say more? LOL Yes the itching is over. I had my eyes peeled for poison ivy. I didn’t see any. I reacted to the Japanese Knotweed. That was bad enough, thank you! Have great day, Dan!! 🌟🌟🌟

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  2. What a beautiful gorge but what a bummer for you to not have a path to walk on! Maybe you were sent there to be the one to pursue getting this place maintained and footpaths returned? Such a pretty spot to be forgotten by negligence….It’s calling your name for attention AR! Glad you made it and you gave it a superb try….Great pix anyway….Dry those feet off….Hugs…VK ❤

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    1. Yes I did give it my best effort, VK. And yes I would LOVE to see this area maintained …. it is breathtaking. I know of one park here locally that has boardwalks and this area would be in need of those …. the area I was in is actually classified as wetlands. If I had the money, I would in a heartbeat give funding for boardwalks to happen. When I managed to find dry land, the view was breathtaking! And my feet? They got scrubbed and then some! Who knows what all I was walking in. So happy you enjoyed these images captured on my mis-adventure. (((HUGS)))!!! 💜💜💜

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      1. I know sadly Trump has pulled a great deal of funding for such projects. Not sure why he has so little regard for the environment? Between his excitement for 5G and the fact he just drastically reduced restrictions on GMO’s, I don’t know about him…It might be worth at least talking to the park people and finding out if they are lacking funding or if there is another reason for the neglect…Glad you persevered! VK ❤

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  3. Beautiful gallery, stunning place, not so great adventure for you though! I wouldn’t dare go in, I must say! But it is sad that such place is abandoned and difficult to be visited and appreciated as it should!💕💕

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    1. I agree, Sonia, that this place is absolutely breathtaking. The gorge, these rocks are massive! Where I was hiking is classified as wetlands so in order for any kind of access to be made, boardwalks would have to be put in. Now higher grounds where the forest is, I would imagine are not as wet. I don’t know the story here, but how sad for such a place of beauty not easy for the majority of the public to visit. I have a lot of courage, dear friend, yet I do know my limits. I won’t, however, repeat what I did on Monday. It was just so stressful! Much Love to you! 🌟🌟🌟

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  4. Mighty river in that gorge Amy!! Must be from all the rain? (LOL) It would be interesting to return during a dry spring/summer to see the difference. Worth the journey and effort though because that gorge is really alive with lots of motion! Given all the rain, you may need to get some fisherman’s footwear!! Much love, Donn

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    1. As stated in my post, Donna, I will not be returning. That “river” is actually a creek, a very swollen creek from all the rain we have gotten. The area I was hiking is considered wetlands so that being said, the only way I will go back if boardwalks are put in. I have angler gear and know how to fly fish. I will be more then happy to give you directions on how to get to this gorge if you would like to trudge through ankle deep mud and water through weeds shoulder high. (smile) I’ve done it. Now to another adventure. Much Love! 🦋🦋🦋

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    1. Erika, it was an experience. It taught me to dig a bit deeper when going into unknown territory. My excitement however, got in the way of proper research. Live and learn! LOL And yes these images are stunning! If I had the time, there is one park that I LOVE called Letchworth State Park. It’s the Grand Canyon of the East. If I can somehow finagle (time-wise) to get there (at least a 5 hour window), I will go. To do this park justice though, is an all day affair, and perhaps an all week affair. It’s massive! We used to go with a packed lunch for the day. This was before “cat phase”. I LOVE it there!! 💜💜💜

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      1. Amy, that sounds so very intriguing. When I am back in the area one day, I would love to visit Letchworth State Park. Where exactly is it located? I hope you can make it there. You would enjoy it first and then would we… hehe.

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      2. Letchworth is south of here, Erika, not too sure where but from our house it’s about a 45 minute drive. I’m so focused right now getting a schedule together where I can get out of this house early, giving me a good 4-5 hour window. My day is chopped up meaning I have to be here at certain times. I do have lots of other places I plan on going to this year to show you. Beaver Island, Knox Farms, and a few others ….

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  5. that’s happened to me so many times Amy, I go somewhere with expectations, and what i’m looking for doesn’t present itself. But the views that you took are just beautiful. And I love the birds that you observed swooping around that gorge! Being in a place that rugged means being in the thick of nature. In the midst. Taking some of that energy home with you, the sounds, the sights, the mud, everything! Sacred altogether. Even if the hike was hard. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

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    1. Linda, that is what I term living life fully! It’s easy to live “safe”. When you jump in with both feet and really experience life up close and personal, sometimes it is far from nice or cozy or rosy. No matter the difficulties I experienced and yes even fear, the views were just that good and worth every effort it. I was in the midst of WILD and my Heart knew it. I had only me to rely on and to do so, I had to think smart. I did to the best of my ability. I’m saying in some of the responses to others that I won’t be going back. But …. IF it dries out here, I will go back again just for the view. The power I felt and awe … hard to describe! It IS sacred! You get it, you really do! Sure by the end of my trek I was swearing but carrying 16 pounds of very expensive camera equipment through muck and water and weeds, was very very anxiety-provoking. I am so blessed by your comment. You get this …. this drive to capture Beauty. Thank YOU for making my day!! 😘💞

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  6. Oh wow what an adventure. I would be worried about ticks walking in that tall grass. We have tons of them here. I love your guide circles. That place is huge! Hugs to you AmyRose ❤

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    1. No worries about the ticks, MM. I had my homemade DIY insect repellent on, which works! Yes that place is huge …. thank you so much for relaying to me that I was able to convey this massive place in my photography. I’m so glad you enjoyed this!!! Much Love to you! 💖💖💖

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    1. Thank you ever so kindly. I am so glad you enjoyed my photography as I managed to capture the magnificent splendor of this gorge. I’m glad I did solder on. Though not a pleasant photo shoot the end results were truly worth my efforts. Much Love to you! 💜💜💜

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  7. I admire your bravery, Amy! These days I am so paranoid about ticks, I seldom bushwhack anymore. Bugs and poison ivy give me pause as well. But this place looks awesome, those cliffs especially.

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    1. I’m not too keen on ticks either, Eliza. I make my own Biting Bug Spray made from Apple Cider Vinegar, glycerine and essential oils. It works. If you are interested in the recipe, I’ll send it to you email. The owners of the goats are sold on it …. I gave some to them and that is all they use now. As for this place it is awesome. Primal and wild and out of this world gorgeous! 🌟

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  8. That is an adventurous story you encountered. I would quickly head back the first sign of mud on the path. You are very determined and courage. The rewards are great!

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  9. The trail you were following????? OMG You are lucky you didn’t get your camera wet. Lovely shots but I’m thinking not the place for your until winter, when all the grasses are gone. Hope your lip is better.

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    1. Gigi, I’ll wait until Winter OR if weather dries up some to return. Wet there? Oh man! We’re talking swamp. This was not a fun shoot, for the entire time I was in the wet, I was so worried about slipping and falling. I was carrying my DREAM which cost a lot of money! Yes my lip is better, thank you. Calamine lotion … Love that stuff!! SO glad you stopped by. Thank you! 🌟🌟🌟

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    1. The experience in of itself was quite dreadful yet I won’t forget how it felt to be in the presence of such great majestic Creations. I would love to return IF it dries up around here …. I was curious what was further downstream. Travails had me turn around though to head back to my car. Thank you again for commenting. 🌟🌟🌟

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  10. The view all around looks so verdant. Wish it could have been less anxious for you, particularly with all that costly equipment you were lugging along. But then again, may be like the poet, when oft on your couch you lie, in vacant or pensive mood, the abundance of nature that you witnessed may flash upon your inward eye and lift your spirits 🙂

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    1. What a really wonderful comment! I just LOVE this! Thank you so much! And yes images of the vistas do visit me when I close my eyes as well as how I felt gazing up at the magnificence before me. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Bless you! 💝

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  11. I felt like I was walking with you and in my mind while reading your words as if I was watching a thriller movie. You are one adventurous soul my dear friend and I love your child like curiosity with which you bring back the gifts of Mother Earth to us.

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    1. To live fully means diving in with both feet and feeding your curiosity. That is how we grow and we expand. I’m a kid at Heart and hope to be until I expire. Though this shoot was a bit hairy and scary, the results were magnificent. Much Love to you, dear friend. XO

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes this was an adventure but not a very comfortable one. Today, however, I had another adventure and this one was a bulls-eye! I found my new “heaven”. As for those socks …. PU! LOL

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  12. Chest high grass. Ticks. Check.
    LOL
    Thank you for sharing your adventure, because I won’t be doing that this summer, and if I did, you’d get blurry iPhone shots 😉
    Absolutely beautiful adventure!

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    1. I have DIY biting bug spray that works! Check! No worries there concerning ticks. Believe me, I will not be repeating this experience any time soon. What a tough way to get some astonishing pictures. I did it though. Yay for me! Good to hear from you, Joey!! XO

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  13. Wow, they really are gorgeous pics Amy but I’m super glad you didn’t drop your camera in all that sludge. What an adventurer. You’re a brave woman! xx 🌹❤️💚

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    1. I’m super glad I did not fall or drop my equipment, Mariam. I’ll admit yes I do have courage but …. I do have my limits. I know when not to be a fool. I came close to being one many times on that adventure but when it came to walking through those giant weeds …. no way! I actually got an allergic reaction from those bad boys. Ew! Much Love to you!! 💝💝💝

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