Friday, March 21 – 2008
14:00 – 16:32
Roads: Ice Patches
Area: Niagara Gorge
Vehicle: GMC Suburban
Weather: Bright & Sunny, windy
Trail Conditions: loose Snow and ice
Hikers: Tori, Wolf, Brian
Plan: Brian wants to see the waterfall
GPS: 43.1542 x -79.0455
14:00 Arrive & park in Queenston. Gear up and hit the trails.
14:19 We arrive at the base of the waterfall and climb up
14:29 At the top of the waterfall we saw a lot of flow this time of year. Yesterday was the spring Equinox, a glorious celebratory day as spring is now upon us!
14:35 With the cool spring air upon us, we took some photos and headed down. Brian had asked us to bring him here as he has not been to this spot. Our friends Chris and Sly took us here last summer barefoot.
15:10 We arrived at the base of the falls to head out.
15:30 We sat for a rest just under the Queenston Lewiston bridge and tried to get a compass bearing. My Brunton electronic compass was broken. Brians Swiss Army knife compass also was malfunctioning. We guessed our direction by the fact the gorge ran North to South.
15:46 We decided to head Northward and head towards the truck.
16:00 We passed the sludge farm and several other dogs en-route back towards the truck.
16:32 We arrived back at the truck from our short hike, stripped off our gear and headed home