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!
A beautiful morning for a hike: a great way to kick off a Monday. Taughannock was so quiet this morning. It was nice to be walking with the sun rising, lighting up the cliff walls and prompting the birds to take flight.
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!
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.
Taughannock is chipping away at the mountain of snow and ice at its base, obscured by the fog and mist but there nonetheless.
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!
Taughannock Falls is so frozen, so beautiful and so peaceful.
Taughannock Falls is raging after a few days of solid rain. This is one of my most popular videos, having been viewed more than 175,000 times on Facebook.
For those who like a taste of Taughannock, today’s a great day for it with the recent rain we’ve had!
Taughannock Falls, swollen by recent rains and snowmelt.
After a drought that reduced Taughannock Creek to a trickle, recent rains made it flow again! Spectacular.