Laurel Falls Trail and Beyond

We had a great hike to Laurel Falls and beyond. The fall was flowing with minimal water given the season. We made good progress with Katie Beth staying in her carrier until we reached the falls.

The high light of the hike was the virgin forest beyond the falls. We found a hollow log and Katie Beth climbed inside and laid down. We found a tree with base open to the other side so Katie Beth could climb through the middle of the tree.

We missed seeing the bear that had been hanging around the trail, but a lot of other people had seen it. A gentleman showed us his picture of walk up on a black bear on the same trail during the previous week. His first photo has shaky from being surprised.