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User: gtbevo - 2/23/2008

Location: Chalk Ridge Falls Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 3.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 minutes


We had beautiful weather to hike in this park.  There were lots of people at the beginning but it really thinned out as we got further into the park.  We spent most of our hike along the perimeter of the park, staying almost exclusively along the fence line.

At one point we needed to cross the river and just took our shoes off and waded across.  The water was wonderful - not cold at all.  We ended by coming back down the streambed and were able to see all of the springs that come from the caves and sides of the ravine.  A very enjoyable hike.

Area around Chalk Ridge Falls Park
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