The Gorge is the largest in the eastern United States, two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. The suspension bridge is about 80 feet above a rocky bottom with many waterfalls.
We went to the park to hike the trail to the bottom of the Gorge and also go across the suspension bridge. The hike is short 1.5 miles round trip but very strenous as it has hundreds of steps down and then back up on the other side, then you can hike on level ground to a car bridge and then back to the parking lot. It was exhausting but worth the effort.
Joe stayed on top and watched me hike all the way down
Part way down
Finally getting close to the suspension bridge
Going across the bridge, it started raining
Looking down from the bridge
Look close at all those stairs that I had to climb up
Lucky for me they had lots of rest stops
about 350 steps up
Part way back up it started raining and then it poured. I was soaked to the skin
Luckily it was not too cold
The trip down and back was well worth it. That's it, I just didn't want to leave this out
Safe travels to all
Joe and Nancy