If it is 2 1/2 miles into the Falls/Horseshoe and you fish up stream until you get back where there is a trail- you can't leave a lunch on shore, etc- have to carry everything with you. Do you wade wet or wear waders? If waders- hiking in 2 1/2 miles seems a long way- wear out the felt soles. If you wear sneakers with rubber soles (not felt) do you use a wading staff? Are the rocks slippery with rubber soles or still slippery with felt soles? When you get out of the horseshoe it sounds like it is still about 2 miles back to the parking area- just wear the wet sneakers? Also- is there a special parking area near the start of the trail to the falls? Thanks.