It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…
Sunday, December 4, 2011
We pulled into the park around 6 pm and we had no problem finding a spot. We were one of only 4 campers in the entire park. For a state park, the sites are huge and actually quite private – even in the winter. The grounds are perfectly maintained and the host was extremely friendly!
While Todd unhooked the trailer and set up, I got busy decorating the inside with a few Christmas goodies. Our daughter works at Pier One and had picked me up a few things to make the Bambi look a bit more festive. We were set up in no time…we’re getting pretty efficient at it….and enjoyed a nice dinner and movie. We awoke Saturday morning to a beautiful frost that made the entire campground look like a winter wonderland!
After a hearty breakfast, we packed a lunch and walked over to the day use area to check out the South Falls and Visitor Center. The South Falls hike is a rather short hike that takes you to the two most famous falls. We had planned on starting there, but a large group of boy scouts arrived at the same time, and we decided to take the Rim Trail instead. This was a trail that we had never walked before, but it did not disappoint. The trail is about six miles, but it is a fairly easy walk with only a 500 foot elevation change. You pass at least six waterfalls on this trail, many prettier than South Falls in my opinion! It was a beautiful day for a hike, the skies were blue and the air was crisp! Some of the trail was a bit slippery but that is to be expected in such a wet area.
We returned to our camp right before dusk and enjoyed some hot coffee and peppermint Joe-Joes from Trader Joe’s….a holiday favorite. It was a perfect December day. We’re already planning a return visit. This is a park I’d love to visit during all of the seasons! We can’t wait to go back!