Give a tree an inch...
Last week, my daughter and I went for a hike in the Niagara Gorge, just downstream from Niagara Falls. This poor tree was doing its thing in a crack in the rock with no soil visible all around in any direction. It was a beautiful day for a walk in the gorge. It's a pretty harsh existence here in the rapids, winters must be brutal.
We've hiked this trail before, though this time I counted 309 stairs down to the water level. Last time I counted 308. I have more & better photos here.
|The Whirlpool Aero Car hangs above Whirlpool Rapids. |
In continuous operation since 1916.
|The roiling water looks like its boiling. It's against the law to be in this part of the Niagara River. |
You can be instantly carried away, dragged down under and pinned at the bottom and never found.
At least not all of you.
|Another tree, growing between the cracks.|
|The area below Whirlpool State Park. You can see all the |
trees & brush growing where ever they get a foot hold.