The next stop after Portland was Ripley Falls. Ripley Falls is a 30 metre high waterfall located in Harts Location, New Hampshire. According to my research, it has one of the steepest angled slides in all of New England.
Given we were in a campervan we weren’t entirely sure whether we’d be able to drive straight up to the car park. So, we parked the car off the road and started the walk up to the car park. It was a bit of a steep walk.
The walk started off easy but got harder as we went. It included walking over a lot of rocks, up and down hill and even across a train track! I was pretty proud of myself for making it back to the camp without any physical injuries to me or Knox. It definitely wasn’t easy to carry Knox in a sling going over rocks of all different shapes, sizes and slopes! I can certainly understand the importance of buying a hiking backpack for babies if you are regular hikers!!
Before really getting stuck in to the walk up to the falls we had to cross a train track. According to the signs it was still in use. I wonder how often trains went through there though?
The falls were well worth the effort once we arrived. I was pretty exhausted from having to walk so carefully carrying Knox that I didn’t want to risk tiring myself out getting too close (knowing I had to do the exact same walk back the other way!), so I chose a spot to enjoy the falls while everyone else got up close.
Tate was pretty exhausted on the way back, having walked about a third of the falls and was falling asleep in Richard’s arms.