Photos: Hiking Through History

— Lisa Nicole Viers

Last Saturday, Tim Albright led a group of visitors on a hike through John Boyd Thacher State Park, which is celebrating its centennial this year. Hikers followed Albright along the escarpment trail, stepping over rocks and shimmying between tree branches and the wooden fence.

— Lisa Nicole Viers 

Stone stairs led down to a wooden platform that straddled over the original Indian Ladder Trail, where thousands of settlers traveled during the time this area was being colonized.

— Lisa Nicole Viers

Overlooks at John Boyd Thacher State Park in New Scotland give views of deep, lush valleys and rough mountain ranges hundreds of miles away. During the two-hour hike last Saturday, visitors had ample opportunity to take in the beauty surrounding them.

— Lisa Nicole Viers

Near the end of their hike, Albright's group came across a bouquet of flowers and a card beside the trail. The card, addressed to “Mom” ends with, “This is my first year without you and I miss you so very much!”

Last Saturday, a group of hikers were led through John Boyd Thacher State Park on a walk filled with history lessons given by Tim Albright.