Robert H. Treman State Park
This is the week of my plant’s shutdown. Every year they schedule one but it has been quite a few years since they actually followed through and gave all but the maintenance crew the week off. Luckily Monday and Friday are holidays so I only have to consume three vacation days.
I decided to take this mid-year vacation as a sign for me to explore more of New York’s state parks. After the success of my state park trips last year I went ahead and purchased the New York Empire Passport which allows me entry into just about every state park until March 31st next year. With three visits already under my belt, I am a third of the way to paying back the cost of the passport. This was a great investment for me… 🙂
On Monday I journeyed down to Ithaca to visit Robert H. Treman State Park which is just a few miles south of the city. From what I had read on the park site there would be some opportunities for waterfall images along the 4 mile round trip hike. What I didn’t get from the site was the fact that even the gorge trail ventured up into the top of the gorge in the steep narrow sections. I got quite the workout. I arrived right at 9am which was a good thing as the temps reached 85+ by midday. I was in the park for a little over three hours as stopping with the camera to capture images does tend to slow me down.
I’ll sprinkle in the pictures as I process some of my favorites but will try not to overload everyone… 😉