Rim Trail Stairs Open!

A sure sign of winter’s departure: the park has opened the stairs on the north rim trail, and the bottom half of the north rim trail. Now you can circumnavigate the rim without stepping out onto Gorge Road or the camp road. Happy hiking!

Ice in the Eddy

This morning’s base trail hike was cold, without a soul in sight. The eddies at the bottom of of the first waterfall near the parking lot were so mesmerizing, I just had to take a time lapse. Those chunks of ice really want to form a disc. I know they do!

A very active waterfall

This weather is making me dizzy! Extreme cold, uncharacteristic heat, snow followed by rain followed by snow? One thing is for sure, though: when the snow disappears from the yard, it makes for a very active waterfall.

From Spring to Winter in 24 Hours

Taughannock is chipping away at the mountain of snow and ice at its base, obscured by the fog and mist but there nonetheless.
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One more video, after 24 hours and a dramatic change back to winter. The water hasn’t gotten the memo yet, but it will! The last half of the video is from the upper trailhead and South Rim trail. Unfortunately the base trail is closed!
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