Fall Campout

Letchworth State Park

"The Grand Canyon of the East"

Part 1

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Letchworth State Park is located 50 miles south of Rochester in the valley of the Genesee River.
In the park, there is 17 miles of deep winding canyons which have been carved by the river. The river is approximately 600 feet below the sheer cliffs.

The precipitous walls of the gorge, with the river winding below, the plunge and spray of 3 water falls and the forest cover of the brink and slopes, make it one of the most notable examples of waterfall and gorge scenery in the Eastern US.

This has been the site of the last campout of the year for the New York Mekker's for many years.

Some of the color in the campground.

Big Bend.
Canyon walls are 600 feet above the river at this point.

Mom resting at one of the many lookout points around Big Bend.

Middle Falls.
The Middle falls is 107 feet high.

Another picture of the Middle Falls.
Note the Railroad Trestle up river.

Upper Falls.
The Railroad Trestle is 234 feet above the river bed.
One of the hikes the family usually does is walk across the trestle.
Looking down through the tracks tends to make one squeamish.
The train blows it's horn about 10 minutes before arriving at the trestle.

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