John had tagged Robert Treman State Park as our next destination. Its attraction is that it’s less than a three-hour drive from Cooperstown, so we figured to arrive and be setup before nightfall. What an awesome state park! We had nearly our pick of sites, and chose one of the primitive sites – we don’t need water or electric for a two-night stay. There are few campers here in the 75 sites. So far, so good.
We wanted to hike, and this park has several trails which wander past an assortment of waterfalls. The walk was terrific – most of the time we were within earshot of the bubbling Enfield Creek, as it rolls downhill over a variety of waterfalls and rocky shoals. We were suited up for rain, as it had just started to sprinkle as we left our site, but serious rain never materialized until later.
We started out climbing and climbingTwo back to back staircases left us panting. We pressed on.Even for a couple of experienced barricade jumpers like us, we it the dead end at Lucifer Falls. The Upper Gorge Trail was closed, with no passing. But, we did get a great view of the Falls, which drop 115 feet. Turned back, we crossed the stream to cross the Cliff Staircase for another view.Returning to camp on the Rim Trail, we were astounded to find yet another waterfall, complete with a bathhouse and swimming area. Can’t imagine what a thrill it would be to be a kid and splash under a real waterfall. This place must be a madhouse in the summer.Tomorrow we pack up and head out to a State Park called the Grand Canyon of the East. Can it get any better than this? We’re amazed at the wonderful camping we’ve found.
Jezzy has collected a faceful of leaves that she’s reluctant to surrender.One icky note…..found a tick embedded in my shoulder when I showered. Have to admit that I freaked out! Dr. John took my pink tweezers to it, and dispatched it quickly. We checked Jezzy over for the third time today, and we each got a more careful inspection. No more!