This particular TILE Creek hiking day I decided to basically begin by walking the ridge at the northern edge of Great Meadow and Good Meadow above the stream, with some resulting chosen photos displayed below.
The Mmmmmmm’s ultra-famous and super-sacred First Tree centering this first related photo:
Nearby mysterious hole filled with orange-ish rocks. Unknown origin and meaning. Might need to go back here and take more pics.
Crest of the ridge now, with stacked sticks. By unknown hands again. That’s what the Mmmmmmm’s call Second Tree in the distance (fallen part of the trunk), with no remaining evidence present, as I subsequently checked, of former toy avatar residency.
Walking the ridge marking the northern edge of Good and Great Meadows, not surprisingly, soon led me into the woods for further adventures, eventually taking me to New Hope along the upper part of TILE Creek for a revisit. Interesting flow patterns in the creek here just below the famous New Hope rock outcroppings; worth a snapshot.
And then another shot of the famous outcroppings themselves, the “classic” New Hope photo angle looking upstream. I’ll have to make a map of this particular area as well. So much to potentially accomplish this spring!
Another New Hope shot, looking downstream from about the same spot as the above picture was taken. The large rock in the center remains unnamed for now.
Interesting tiny fissure cave unknown about before along the banks of TILE Creek in this location. I think I’ll call it Kneepad Cave. 🙂
The “Three Soldiers”, standing guard at the upper edge of The Wilderness separating New Hope from Jonesborough to the west. It is said upon reaching these 3 trees from the east that ancient avatar warriors were now “out of the wilderness” (i.e., safely back in New Hope). Keep in mind, however, that no battles have been fought between toy avatar factions in this “wilderness” for many centuries now, and perhaps even millennia.
Safety Rock near 3 Soldiers, with The Wilderness to the right here. Named for similar reasons; Ye Olde Nee Pad, quirky pub and home of an ancient and long dead New Hope sympathizer, is said to have been located somewhere around its base.