A place to discuss waterfalls. Including the parks that house them and the hikes to get to them.
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Hannacroix Ravine is a small preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy, in Albany County off Cass Hill road. It happens to be point #18 on the original Long Path points set down over 70 years ago, if memory serves. The few other times I've been there, the water level was very low, almost completely dry. Thanks to the passing of the remnants of a hurricane Saturday, there was plenty of water Sunday when I was there. Luckily, I found a way down to the stream from the top of the ravine where the trail is, otherwise, it's a bit of a walk down the trail to the crossing where you can then head up the ravine to the falls.
Nice shots of both this and Partridge Run. I knew of this one, but not the others. Looks like those logs have been there a while.
I'm really enjoying seeing you guys' pics of all these Albany area falls! I'm completely unfamiliar with them since I'm all the way at the other end of the state.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. ~Henry David Thoreau
Thanks. These are nice when the water is running, which makes it more difficult to get to them, which is usually the case. If you had to walk down the trail to the crossing, then up the stream, plan on wet feet or take water shoes. When I was there in the summer, the stream was bone dry in most places, but I could see how it would be hard to navigate during high water and keep your feet dry.
Nice thanks for sharing!
Same here. This is helping me get a feel for what's out there and what to tackle when I start working my way out there.
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I took this on a bike ride past the Hannacroix Preserve in November of 2011. Unfortunately having my bike with me I couldn't lug it along to the base of the falls for a better picture. I'd already explored Partridge Run, and had plans to ride from here to Alcove Falls, Coeyman's Falls, and Cohoes Falls as well - so I was a bit short of time as well. This view is from the very edge of the ravine; not a particularly good picture but the best I could manage. I'd guess it's about a 50 foot drop down to the creek bed, perhaps a bit more.
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Pretty cool. I haven't been over there since I took those last pictures, I don't think. Nice to see there's still water flowing sometimes. I suppose the spring is the best time, much like Thacher Park and Partridge Run, otherwise these all tend to dry up.
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