OMG – This was the longest 1 1/2 mile hike that I have ever done. It is also a fitting ending to the road trip of getting into an impossible hike, at least I didn’t have the stroller… The mile and a half was one way so it was 3 miles, again the longest 3 mile hike I have ever done. It did not help that there is a vertical challenge in the last or first 50 ft. Why did I do it? Especially after I had already done the stroller hike that day for a couple miles to check out some springs. Because I was suckered into the “famous Gorman Falls” and I said hey, why not. I will probably not be back in this bend of the river and I will regret it once I know more about these falls. So over the rocky winding path we went. I even carried Charity for a good chunk because I realized she would need to be able to walk herself out of the rocky path since I knew that I would be tired at that point. I did not however realize at that point that I would be exhausted from hauling them and me down then back up the vertical rock climbing challenge. I am not exaggerating. Even the group of old guys that I passed on the way to the falls gave warning. In fact it makes sense why everyone I met after experiencing the falls seemed a bit out of sorts. The park is beautiful, but obviously the attraction is the falls. I don’t have great pics of the falls. One was the lighting, two was that I was a bit panicky about how I was going to get out of there with my girls. Charity got very scared on the way down and was visibly shaking because she lost her footing and I had to use her leash and harness to pull her up. She was not impressed. And I didn’t bring their water bowl because I never guessed that the mile and half was at least 2 and half miles long winding and hopping rocks. Ugh. It was a naturally beautiful hike. I did lose my map though, my special folded map….