A place to discuss waterfalls. Including the parks that house them and the hikes to get to them.
Thanks for commenting, you guys. The cold was harder than the hike though. Got a pair of those waders from Gander Mountain for $29 in case i fell through, but never went through or got wet once. The path down has two turns that make you pause. Once down you follow the foot tracks that follow the water line where the growth line meets the water. The hardest part was having to use a monkey wrench to punch through layers of ice to get 40-50 feet up to get the icicle shot. I hope someone else does this. Really a blast. David
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I'll add: WOW. The day started at -12 below south of Avon. I would not have gone out to the river in this cold for anything. Hats off! I especially like the first shot on the 24th. I feel the cold.
Yikes man! Hate to say it but with the speed of the moving water...I don't think waders would have done much for you. Id be very interested in going sometime...but would not want to go alone. If you'd like some company...I might be up for that.
Not to mention hypothermia. Sometimes people's disregard for safety baffles me...
Nuts but, the shots were worth it.
One nice thing about the cold...it keeps the hookers, crack heads and pimps out of the parking area.
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Gosh, it really wasn't that bad guys. I think i am not communicating well. I could clearly see elevated rock 2-4 feet above water level, just before the growth line starts at the shore.So I knew the whole time I was above the water and at the shoreline. As someone noted already, fishermen regularly use this trail and hike the same route i took, directly to the falls to fish. As an aside, the waders are the best winter glen climbing investment this year. Very warm. Except for the shutter-finger hand I was very toasty the whole time down there. Honestly. If someone wants to go some weekend, please let me know. david
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Some photos I took of Rochester's High, Middle and Lower Falls in August of 2011. Enjoy! (Trying to remember how to add videos too...help!)
Rochester, New York's "High/Upper Falls" (Not sure how to add videos...so I'm trying 3 ways)
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Wanted to add a couple shots of Lower Falls in Rochester @ Maplewood park area ... one has similar perspective to one that Rose had taken, Hard to believe such views can be found in the heart of a urban / city area !!!