Saturday's weather was beautiful and we did a ton of hiking. I had thought that we'd spread these two or three small hikes over a couple of days, but we would up doing it all in one day and going farther than I had expected. (Drew's a great motivator and it was all so beautiful.)
We drove to the Rush Historic District for our first hike. In the late 1800's they discovered zinc mines and the town (and the demand for zinc) was at its peak during World War 1. As the zinc and demand for zinc fizzled, the town fizzled. The last resident officially left in the 1950's and what remains is a pretty amazing stamp from history. A few buildings have been left standing for people like us to see and learn from, many other structures have been reclaimed by the forest.
We had some other hikers not far behind us, so we asked them to take our picture when we stopped to enjoy the waterfall. Look! It's me in a picture!