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Seven Hollows Loop Hike Only Has Four Hollows (Day 114)

November 11th, 2009 No comments

Knowing that, you’d think I wouldn’t have been surprised when a hike billed as “4 to 4 1/2 hours” took two. I guess I wasn’t shocked, actually. It was clearly a hike meant for tourists and it was only 4.5 miles long, just that 4.5 miles in Vermont time could actually *be* a four-hour hike.

And then it turns out this wasn’t the best day to be there. You’ll catch onto that in a second.

petit-jean_grotto-waterfall (1)See, cuz on a day when its wet enough for water to be flowing here, this photo actually becomes pretty.

petit-jean_grotto-exitDeparting the grotto.

petit-jean_arrow-outBlue arrow points the way.

petit-jean_between-rocksBecause otherwise this post would’ve seemed light on photos.

It *was* a beautiful day and not a bad one for a walk, even if the one scenic part wasn’t performing. I got to the trailhead about 7 and was the first one there. Ended the hike at about 9:15 and the lot was full — probably 30 cars. It’s nice to be the first one on the trail sometimes.

I kind of like the blue arrow photo. Huh.

bkd

PS, This was in Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas, where I’d stayed the night before. Now you know.