Monday, December 5, 2011
Savage Gulf Hike by Tony
Joan Hartvigsen & I hike about ten very long miles at Savage Gulf State Natural Area. The trails were in very good shape and water was flowing very heavy at Savage Falls due to recent rains. Our goal was to hike the North Rim Trail but to do that you have to walk on parts of several other trails in the Savage Gulf network to get there.
We started out on the Savage Day Loop which included beautiful views (from the overlook) of Savage Falls and Rattlesnake Point. We then merged onto the North Rim Trail, then onto the North Plateau Trail which led us to the Mountain Oak Trail which in turn brought us back to the North Rim Trail before heading back out the Savage Day Loop back to the Ranger Station.
The weather was beautiful and the overlooks were amazing with perfect visibility. Although we did not go to the base of savage falls on this trip we did see it from the overlook and the water was rushing over the falls at great speed.