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White Rocks Hike ~ Aug 11, 2016

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First things first! Fungi, in this instance Oyster Mushrooms (I think).
Nature's votive candles.
Wasn't this rock most courteous to grow up leaving room for the birch tree to flourish?
Canes In The Cairns
Cairns in the trees.
Jack and the cairnstock.
"Oh-My-Gosh, Kurt, get me that Pop-Tart down there! I'm famished!"
From the "Ice Beds Overlook" a view of the mountain - where we should have had lunch - climbed in the morning. Whatever you do, don't believe ANYONE telling you to leave your lunch in the car!!!!!!!!!!!
A popular saying in the Republic is that "Vermont Ain't Flat." This photo pretty well depicts how steep the cliffs are here. Rutland Airport is visible on the horizon just left of center.
A Google Earth image of White Rocks with the GPS track shown in red. - added by Diane
The group and White Rocks Cliffs in the background. - added by Scott
Jack admiring the rocks in the trees. - added by Scott
rock art park... - added by Scott
Clarendon Gorge dip...the water was nice! - added by Scott
Group photo at the parking lot where both trails started - added by Wanderer
Lunch at the White Rocks overlook - NOT! - added by Wanderer
View W from the overlook with Buck Mt (L) and Black Mt (R) on the horizon (we think) - added by Wanderer
SW view from the overlook with the open pit limestone quarry in S Wallingford, VT (center right) - added by Wanderer
View W from the overlook at a small portion of the talus fields - added by Wanderer
Time to leave - added by Wanderer
Dan, Ray & Linda - added by Wanderer
More "Rock Art" in the trees - added by Wanderer
Please don't touch! - added by Wanderer
A look at the trail - Linda in the lead - added by Wanderer
Everyone had a different way of using those wonderful iced towels to cool off at the parking lot - thanks Diane - added by Wanderer
Descending on the Ice Beds Trail - Linda, Lenore & Mike - added by Wanderer
On one of the many switchbacks - Barbara, Diane & Margie - added by Wanderer
Heading to the swimming hole on the suspension bridge over Mill River - added by Wanderer
Mill River as it travels through Clarendon Gorge providing a choice of swimming holes - added by Wanderer
Members of the Latvian swim team from the 1968 Summer Olympics at Mexico City - they seemed surprised that anyone would have recognized them - added by Wanderer
The Latvian swim team together again after 48 years - who would have thought to see them here - added by Wanderer