Chimney Rock

This winter, the park has a lot of work going on. New construction will bring the re-opening of two long closed trails. It is great to see money being spent at the park.

I couldn’t get to Exclamation Point because there is still some serious ice up there. I made it as far as the Opera Box. Looking down from there, I could see where workers have chiseled steps into the rocks for the new trails. It looks like one of the trails will turn to the right off the main staircase about half way up to the Chimney and go around the face of the rock cliff under the area that peregrine falcons nest. It will be interesting to see if that disturbs the nest in the spring.

Here are a few pictures of some the working being done.