A place to discuss waterfalls. Including the parks that house them and the hikes to get to them.
Great shots, Matt. When was that? I was hoping to get down there when ice was starting to form.
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Wait until we hit another cold snap...went by yesterday and not much ice.
Did you know that they close the the overlook stairs in the winter? "Due to hazardous conditions" Yet, the gorge trail remains open, walking underneath all those large chunks of ice that could go at any time....
State not responsible for death of woman in Tompkins County park rock slide, court rules
Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 7:02 AM
By Jim O'Hara / The Post-Standard
Syracuse, NY - The state of New York cannot be held responsible for the death of a woman in a rock slide in Taughannock Falls State Park on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, a state appeals court has ruled.
In a 10-page decision, the state Supreme Court Appellate Division in Albany ruled Thursday the state had taken sufficient steps to protect visitors in the park by posting numerous signs warning hikers not to stray from designated trails.
That decision overturned Syracuse Court of Claims Judge Diane Fitzpatrick's June 2011 ruling that a trial was needed to decide the sufficiency of the warning signs in the park in Tompkins County.
Deborah Rowen, 51, of New Jersey, was standing in the plunge pool at the base of the 215-foot falls - in an area off limits to visitors - when she was struck in the head and buried beneath a rock slide from the face of the falls Aug. 22, 2005. She died later the same day in a hospital in Chemung County.
Her husband, Paul Arsenault, sued the state for Rowen's wrongful death and for injuries he and his two children sustained in the rock slide.
Read more here: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/state_not_responsible_for_deat.html
Anyone in the Ithaca area know if these are flowing at all? Not sure if that area got as much rain as we did in the Delaware County region today, but trying to figure it out. I was considering driving up this weekend and hiking in, but don't want to do it if it's pretty much dry.
last week Taughannock was bone dry...we got an inch plus of rain, so not sure what happened recently....
Our little creek was running for the first time all summer yesterday, but it's been sooo dry...
Well, maybe I'll call up there Saturday to see if anything is flowing. I think I am heading up, but I'm hoping I'll get to see some falls somewhere in town if I head up.
Anyone know if any falls around Ithaca are flowing?
Stopped at Taughannock last weekend at dusk, and I thought I'd share a few pics of what the place looks like in late fall. We mostly walked on the rim trails, so these are mainly of the upper gorge area.
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Very cool! It's nice to see some different shots of the gorge. Thanks for sharing!