Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Natural Bridge

There was a place in Shawnee National Forest called Natural Bridge and of course we wanted to see it. It really was beautiful and, like so many places, it was impossible to capture the beauty with a camera. In some places you were just too close to get a good picture to show how it really looked and you couldn't move away and get a good shot because you would be in the woods and not be able to see anything. The shots below are just my attempt to show you what, in general, that it looked liked.

Going to the Natural Bridge
Rock on the way
Actual bridge
Walking across the bridge
Trail along bottom of rocks near bridge
And this is the way we got from the bottom of the bridge to the top.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am sure glad you got these pictures,now if ever I should go there I won't have to climb that ladder.Yikes! That would not be for me.

Rose said...

I love that bridge...I don't remember seeing it in other photos I have seen of this place.

Ginny said...

Oh, my!! Is that you? You are more of a daredevil than George and Betsy!! I've never heard of this place, stunning, foreboding, and frightening all at once! We live about an hour from the nationally known Natural Bridge.

George said...

I think you did a good job of capturing the bridge. I was pleasantly surprised to see the ladder that allowed you to get from top to bottom.
There's a natural bridge near us in Big South Fork, but it's not as big as this one.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

When you first mentioned Natural Bridge--I thought you were talking about the one in VA...

You'll have to tell Ginny (or I will) that we can beat you both when it comes to doing DARING things.... GADS---she has no idea some of the things we have done since 2001... ha ha ,, At least you had a ladder!!!! We've been up hills (cliffs) like that --and then I've slid down on my butt... ha

Looks like a great place... Did you have to come back down the same way you went up??? With my knees, I'd have trouble going back down.... I'd probably have to go the 'other' way --on my backside....

Beautiful place --and I love that NATURAL bridge. Amazing!!!

Carletta said...

It does remind me of the Natural Bridge in Virginia.
Love the steps between the rocks.
I would NOT have climbed the ladder. No, my knees wouldn't let me anyway. Kudo's to you both for going up the hard way. :)
These will be in my mind when I'm daydreaming of middle earth and hobbits. You don't know how much I love this kind of scenery.