|See that bridge all the way down there? There is a close up later!|
From the overlook we drove into the town of Ansted and down the mountain (On a one lane gravel road!) to Hawk's Nest Lake, the part of the river that has pooled up from the dam. We waded in the water a bit, walked down the dock, and watched the tram going up and down the mountain from the lodge.
|Here is that bridge from before!|
|This is the aerial tram that brings people down the mountain from the lodge|
|Walking out to the end of the floating dock toward the railroad bridge.|
From Hawk's Nest we drove further along Route 60 until we hit Route 19 and then headed toward the New River Gorge Bridge. We hadn't planned on going anywhere past Hawk's Nest but our little trip turned into a day long adventure.
|These beauties are hanging in the Canyon Rim Visitor Center|
|And here is the New River Gorge Bridge in all its glory|