ANSTED — A park ranger at Hawks Nest State Park found me wandering near an equipment garage and asked me how I was doing.
I might have looked a little frantic.
I’d just come off the Cliffside trail and — half babbling — I explained that my guidebook said the trail was supposed to be medium difficulty and if that was true, what was considered hard? Would a hard trail require sherpas or someone to fend off an axe-wielding bear?
He was patient with me.
I shook my head, sighed, and said, “I’m looking for a waterfall, maybe a couple of them. Have you seen them?”
He smiled. No, they hadn’t gone missing.
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