Mink Falls? Virgin Falls? Nate Pond Brook Falls?

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Mink Falls? Virgin Falls? Nate Pond Brook Falls?

Postby L_G_D » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:13 pm

Not sure what to call this one, on my map, I have the word Mink scribbled next to the waterfall marker, but I don't know where I got that name from. It's on Nate Pond Brook, but the rafting companies who take tourists through the Hudson Gorge call it Virgin Falls. The USGS quad for Dutton Mtn has Virgin Falls marked on the next stream downriver, but I know there's no waterfall there. The 4th edition of the Discover the Adirondacks series by Barbara McMartin & Bill Ingersoll describes Virgin Falls as being underground in the cave that the outlet stream from Huntley Pond flows through, so your guess is as good as mine as to what this one is really called.

Either way, it's not easy to get to. You can take a raft, kayak or canoe down the Hudson River from the put-in on the Indian River, then stop at the falls on the way by, which is what a lot of the rafting companies do. Or, you can hike in from the trialhead to Blue Ledges, take the herd path to the cave where Virgin Falls supposedly is, then bushwhack over to this falls, which is how I got there.

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Re: Mink Falls? Virgin Falls? Nate Pond Brook Falls?

Postby Matt » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:34 am

how tall would you say that is?
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Re: Mink Falls? Virgin Falls? Nate Pond Brook Falls?

Postby L_G_D » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:18 am

The main drop is 10-15 feet or so.
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