Sunday, February 10, 2008

Locust Grove

We spent a good part of the afternoon hiking at the Samuel F.B. Morse Estate on the Hudson River (Samuel Morse invented the Morse Code). The biting wind off of the river kicked up a lot of snow and blew it in our faces, making the walk challenging at points.

We added to the challenge of the walk by getting off the beaten trail and climbing down a steep creek bank in search of a panoramic view of the Hudson. After descending the creek bank, we attempted to cross the stream by balancing on dead trees that had fallen across the creek bed. Eventually we did find the river and some ice-covered benches as well. Our dirty pants in the pictures below serve as a good reminder that none of us should plan on becoming trapeze artists any time soon!