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Cascades of Attica

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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby Matt » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:42 am

35 mpg is awfully slow for a climb that steep.
i have in my log here that this site has 4 falls. is that right?
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:50 am

There's the small 15 footer that's in the picture. Then there's a giant 60-80 foot falls a bit downstream from that that spills into a deep gorge. There's a small cascade similar to the upper falls that's below the large one. We did not climb down into the gorge on Sunday to see that one. The fourth one may be the one upstream from the bridge that you posted an aerial shot of. We didn't see that because the land on that side of the road was heavily posted.
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby hobkyl » Mon May 04, 2009 9:05 pm

Got a chance to go to the Cascades of Attica yesterday. I couldnt find all 5, that I've read about...but the main falls was pretty spectacular and made the drive worth while. Access to the bottom of the gorge is risky and takes some nerves of steel-and coming back up is pretty sketchy too. There were local kids (young) that were hanging around the ridge while we were down in the gorge, they began throwing rocks down the waterfall despite seeing us there. We yelled at them, and could not find them by the time we scurried up the steep walls to get out. Definately worth the trip...just wish we had gotten there earlier as the lighting was very hard to work with it.




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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby cbobcat49 » Mon May 04, 2009 9:14 pm

Nice pics! It the rope still there to use to get to the main falls?
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby hobkyl » Tue May 05, 2009 6:33 am

If it is, we could not find it.
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue May 05, 2009 9:33 am

I last saw it in 2003, so it may be gone now. We were there a few weeks ago but didn't bother trying to get to the base of the main falls.
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby ApproachingLight » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:43 pm

This is a waterfall I have always admired. Maybe cause so few waterfalls in NYS you travel west for. It is all by it self. Close to the prison. Short hike, but the last 100 feet are tough. It didn't help that there was a sign in that last 100 feet spray painted: "DANGER, ground bees." There is rope, but maybe you bring your own if you bring gear.

That's a great blue. Gravity finally found this heron. What a place to rest.
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby cbobcat49 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:24 pm

A dead heron? Bottom right of center? :woof:
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Re: Cascades of Attica

Postby ApproachingLight » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:51 am

Yeah, i had to reserach it for a while to figure out what it was. Liking more and more the struggle/beauty of nature pics.

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