April, 2008

Readers with a good eye for pattern recognition will be able to spot a portion of the stairs for Uncle Tom's Trail in the picture at right. Look for the straight bar of snow in the sun, just to the right of center. That snow is covering the stairs that hang out over the precipice. The stairs make a 90° turn toward the left of the picture and go behind the trees to a path that doubles back to the right through the trees to the viewpoint. The path and viewpoint are covered with snow and are not visible. Find the frozen waterfall in this picture (just above and left of center), then look for it in the previous picture to get some idea of the scale.