Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Falling Water Trail Part II

We hiked on, expecting to come upon two more small waterfalls.  It was mostly just a beautiful walk through the woods (following up on yesterday's post).

More golden leaves as we walked through the Sugar Maple forest.

Not very obvious, but this is an old stone fence, right along the edge of the steep slope - probably to edge a pasture 100 years ago.

We reached a point where we could go downslope and find the 2nd car we had left in the valley, but it was such a nice day, and we weren't tire (at that point), so we decided to continue.

Soon we came to the first small stream across the trail.

I've seen this waterfall before, not by walking in the trail, but by climbing up the slope from the road below.

It tumbles down over the boulders above the steepest slope, and then drops suddenly about 15' over a limestone ledge.

I cranked up the ISO and tried to capture those water droplets.

There was still quite a ways to go, and at this point we began to feel just a little worn out.

And then we found the 2nd small waterfall, the one I had never seen.  It was really unusual compared to all the other waterfalls around here, running down the rock on a long diagonal slope, almost like a water slide - though I expect the rock is a little rough.

And there is this 10 foot drop onto some rocks at the bottom.  A very difficult waterfalls to photograph, in the bottom of a steep ravine.

But above the falls, the trail follows some stepping stones over the stream quite easily.  So far, a beautiful hike, but getting a little tired!

9 comments:

  1. I can almost hear the sound of the waterfalls. Beautiful!

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  2. A very lovely day and hike indeed. I can see why you were beginning to tire out. Nice waterfall captures. :-)

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  3. What a beautiful place to hike - fall colors and waterfalls, perfect!

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  4. The second waterfall really intrigues me. I wonder if it's a named one or not.

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  5. Very pretty and interesting waterfalls in those beautiful woods. How neat to find a long forgotten stone wall.

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  6. Lovely photos . I like the sound of the small water falls as they have a babbling brook sound to them more of a trickle then a whoosh if you will lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  7. I can envision a stunning print of the 3rd image on canvas FG. Nicely done!

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  8. Just lovely photo's ...

    All the best Jan

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