I was in the Adirondacks for the weekend, and it was cold and rainy there too. Did manage to get to Split Rock, Wilmington Flume and Cascade Lakes. But mostly we drove around looking at the damage from Irene. Keene Valley & Keene are getting back in shape, the roads are passable, but you can see where some people are going to have a hard time of it for a while. The greatest change that struck me was Cascade Lakes Falls. I will be posting some pictures later as soon as I process them, but let's just say for anyone who has been there and is familiar with what the falls used to look like, well, it doesn't look like that anymore. The falls themselves are pretty much the same, that was solid rock, so no big change there, but they are about 8-10 feet taller now that the flood has removed that much fill from the pool at the bottom. The stream leading down from the falls to the lake looks like a large buldozer drove down it scraping all the gravel and boulders away down to bedrock in some places. There are no trees or underbrush for 50 to 100 feet on each side of the stream and there are large piles of broken timber on both sides of the stream. The old trail is almost obliterated, and you just walk up the streambed for the most part, which has also changed course slightly. Amazing the power of water. There were so many trees cleared from around the stream that you can easily see the falls from the road driving by, and even well above the falls to the next set of falls that you could never see before.