Sixmile Creek and Booksales
With the weather getting nicer, Kristina and I went for a walk along
Six-mile Creek. We've been here before, but I'm sure
everyone has forgotten.
There are numerous waterfalls along the way, including
this one right near the start:
This stream is the source of Ithaca's water supply, so there are various dams
and hundred-year-old pipes along the way:
A better view at some of the dams:
We were only going to do a short loop, but we then decided to keep going.
This involves a lot of steep uphills. Despite the imposing topography,
you meet all kinds of unlikely people at the end of the trail.
Here is Potter's falls, which is as far as you can get on the trail without
climbing a death-defying cliff:
We walked along the river on the way back, which involved a scary path
literally inches from the middle reservoir. Here's another waterfall:
We often talk about the
Ithaca booksale, and after 5 years it finally
occurred to me to take some pictures. Here's the warehouse it occurs in:
And here's a sample indoor shot. This giant shelf of books represents about
1/3 of the available computer books. You can use that to extrapolate how
many other books are there.
That weekend Kristina's friend Jess came to visit.
We took a walk on the South Hill Recreation way, which is above Six Mile
Creek on the other side from where we were the previous week. It also has a
There are side trails leaving the path, and Kristina wanted to see if we
could see Potter's falls from above. The answer is not really. Here's the
limits of what you can see:
The rec way is an old railroad bed. Here are some trilliums growing near
some old railroad masonry:
And here is some trout lily that was growing just off the trail:
Here's a map of where we walked. The upper trail is from the first weekend
(you can even see where the GPS ran out of batteries near the end). The
bottom trail was from the second weekend.
Continue on to more May adventures