Descending down, down, down to the hiking trails. this is not a handicap accessible place. Michael was the true hero and champion by the end because carrying a 70lb Lydia is no easy feat!
Chaiya is fascinated by how green everything is.
The trail had very sculpture like pieces for steps. It was really amazing how man-made structures and nature could compliment each other so well.
The moss was very slippery. Thayne tried to climb up and promptly slide right back down.
The spooky tunnel. Lydia was so excited about going inside a dark tunnel.
Quayde and Daddy had to seriously duck their heads down. It was a lot of fun traveling through in the dark.
I fell in love with this bridge! It seemed so magical. It also reminded me of fairy tales of where a troll might live underneath.
This is a place where a camera (okay not my camera) can not fully capture the true beauty of everything that is surrounding you. The water, the way the light is reflecting and bouncing off the leaves; it was all so peaceful and dreamy.
Lydia was struggling to climb and it was incredibly hot and muggy. We kept on going and climbing back up the stone staircase.
The falls were pretty, there was no way we could take Lydia around to all the caves in the area so we enjoyed the beauty of just this one. It is called Old Man's Cave after a man that lived there in the 1800's
When we were down below, Thayne had seen the underside of this bridge and swore it was the coolest treehouse ever. We just had to go across and look down to how far below we had been.
Back at the top, hot and sweaty but full of wonder at how incredible it was. It was definitely worth the drive up. I would like to go back someday in the Autumn when the leaves are changing. We made sure we stopped at the gift shop and got our magnet. On the way we had passed a Sonic. Oh we have missed getting treats there since we left Az. So we had to make a snack break on the way back to Parkersburg to visit Aunt Lisa and Uncle Bill. What a great afternoon!