Yesterday the clan headed out to Wallace Falls southeast of Sussex Corner. It’s a bit of a drive through dirt logging roads, but really not as bad as I had once thought. As it turns out, the roads we drove on were actually listed as ‘snowmobile trails’ in the backcountry map book — but they would easily pass as normal dirt roads for anyone else. Nevertheless, we arrived at the Quiddy after a couple of missed turns and set out on our hike. With both girls in backpacks, it made for a fun time walking along the short trail toward the falls. The last part of our trail was a decent into a steep ravine, but with the new(er) installed stairs, it made for easier access. Along the way, Abby kept saying to me, “Dad….beeee careful. Be Caaareful, Dad.” It was funny. I’ve never had a talking backpack before.
We arrived at the river bottom to find a nice little area to see the falls, which was covered in broken glass and probably the most I’ve ever seen at a waterfall site. So, naturally, we spent about an hour cleaning up the area so the kids could play without our worries for them. Once it was cleaned up, we had a fun time throwing rocks for Willow and climbing around the rocks. Abby is a natural, so much so that we had to watch she wasn’t going to just dive into the water while exploring along with me.
Overall, the weather was 20C and sunny, and all of us were glad to be outdoors!
Here’s the link to the Seeking Waterfalls version: http://macdonald.typepad.com/waterfalls/2010/11/wallace-falls.html