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Walking through the canopy of trees

Walking through the canopy of trees

Visiting Holden Arboretum (http://www.holdenarb.org) in Kirkland, OH one warm, spring day was a delightful treat. 

Joining my extended family we decided to do explore the Murch Canopy Walk. It allows guests to to take a 500' long elevated walkway built 65' above the forest floor. Because we we're there in early spring, the trees had not leafed out so consequently we got a great bird's eye view of the terrain.

View of the Canopy Walk from the Emergent Tower

The family

Looking down at the forest floor from the Canopy Walk

After the March Canopy Walk we decided to tackle the 12 story Kalberer Emergent Tower. 120' up...there is no easy way up to the top. climbing the 12 stories can be challenging, but there are several "rest areas" on the way up. The view is jaw dropping when you get to the top. Well worth the effort. Without leaves on the trees I could see 120' to the forest floor and all the way to Lake Erie!

The Kalberer Emergent Tower from the forest floor.

The Kalberer Emergent Tower from the forest floor.

The view to Lake Erie.

The view to Lake Erie.

Looking down over the edge

Looking down over the edge

On the way back I found a sweet little "tree house" and climbed up. I could have stayed there all afternoon.

From the little tree house

From the little tree house

One evening in Seattle

One evening in Seattle

The beginning  of the Mighty Mississippi

The beginning of the Mighty Mississippi