Yesterday afternoon I took a walk in the woods at The Gulf, a most definitely "unique" area near Cannon Corners in northernmost Clinton County.
After parking off a back road off a back road (that's not a typo), there's a 2.6 mile meander through woods and wetlands dotted with some rather unusual rock formations--almost like the earth heaves just below the surface from time to time. In spots, the trail is over bare sandstone bedrock.
And then you get to The Gulf: a chasm formed when the last ice age melted off some 12,000 years ago. It's 3/4 of a mile wide, 2 miles long, with a maximum depth of 1,000 feet.
I didn't run into anybody else while hiking, but I still felt like someone certainly must be watching me standing there at the international border, so I walked back just a bit along the trail before stopping a moment to eat my lunch.
There's a waterfall which flows down the side of the The Gulf. Since I found myself at the top of it, and the chasm was so steep and deep, it was hard to get much perspective on it--or take a good picture. But then I noticed this:
And I couldn't resist. Using that rope to climb down may not be the smartest thing I've ever done...but it was a fun little challenge, and it got me halfway down the chasm so I could get a look at the falls (which are a whole lot higher than this photo would lead you to believe).
Not a bad way to spend part of a late fall day.