“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
So much of this park has appeared in television and movies going back several decades.
Chances are pretty good that you’ve seen this park more times than you were aware.
They are important too and we need to always respect their beautiful open space when we visit.
You will remember these rocks…
Today, we stumbled upon a student film being made.
There was a lady in the water filming the couple taking direction from the man on the shore.
The magic of Hollywood, folks.
It is hard to believe that we are just a few miles from busy cities.
It was fun to pull out the old VHS and watch the show.
When the Handsome Prince was young, he attended a summer camp in these mountains and rode horses right here every summer. They used to dive off the rocks at the waterfall.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is one of my favorites and it just so happens that it was filmed here too!
Mr. Blandings dream house has been changed and now serves as the visitors center but when you peek in the front window, the living room is exactly like the movie.
I might have gotten a little more excited about this fact than the average person.
Okay, there may have been a bit of squealing too.
I can help it, my inner nerd was thrilled beyond measure.
The house then and now.
Be smart when you go to the mountains.
Bring a buddy or two, pack plenty of water, wear sunscreen, wear sturdy shoes/hat, be aware of the wildlife in the area, stay on the trail and take all of your trash with you.
If you stay on trail, it will decrease your chances of encountering poisonous plants, ticks, dangerous reptiles/ animals and getting lost. When you hike smart, you have an enjoyable experience and develop a life long love of the outdoors.