2016 Summer Retreat - Evading the heat? travel blog

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek before it plunges over a falls into the Genesee River

Interesting texture on rock along Wolf Creek

Bridge across Wolf Creek above the waterfalls

"Stairway to Heaven"

Taking a rest after climbing the "Stairway"

View from "heaven"

Path through trees planted in early 1900's

Pine forest planted in 1912

Look into the canopy of the forest

Dead fall lying in the pine needles

Lower Falls

Another view of the Lower Falls

Cliffs carved out by the Genesee River

Lower Falls Bridge

Wild roses

Middle Falls 1

Middle Falls 2

Middle Falls 3

Over the edge of the Middle Falls

Upper Falls 1

High bridge over the Upper Falls

The best time for a vertical is right after the horizontal

High bridge reflected in puddles along the river

Upper Falls 2

Upper Falls 3

I think I got carried away with the Upper Falls and high...

Looking up the stair toward the Glen Iris Inn

Glen Iris Inn at twilight

Sue resting on the porch - she didn't move for the 20...

Roses in the garden at Glen Iris


I spent yesterday photographing along the Genesee River Gorge in Letchworth State Park. There are three large waterfalls along the Genesee River in the park. The three major waterfalls are called the Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls, fancy names. There is a stone foot bridge that crosses the Genesee River in the park just below the Lower Falls. The Middle Falls is the highest, and the Upper Falls has an active railroad trestle crossing immediately above it. I spent time at the Middle and Upper Falls last evening after Sue and I had dinner at the Glen Iris Inn the former home of William Letchworth located on a bluff overlooking the Middle Falls. The house now has a restaurant and gift shop along with guest rooms. The food was pretty good, but no pictures because it was too fancy to pull out my camera. I had a 3 glass flight of local white wines (dry and semi-dry rieslings and a blend of Catawba white and Traminette). The glasses were served hanging from a wrought iron tree. All in all a delightful dinner that you don't often find in a state park when you are camping. We'll be here another day before moving on. Hope to get some more pictures of the area. Stay tuned.

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