I’ve shared photos of this waterfall before…Taughannock is the tallest waterfall east of the Rockies. Combine that with the coldest February on record in our region and you have a 200 plus foot (>60 m) chunk of ice. On one of our rare sunny days, I hiked out to the falls with a couple of friends. Though the temperature was still well below freezing, the sun felt warm and we were all giddy after the relentless snow and grey skies.
A view of Cayuga Lake.
You should really compare this frozen waterfall to the photo I posted of it before when it was running.
This is a view of the falls from the overlook; you can see the tiny people on the platform below. We’ll go there next!
Huge icicles on the gorge walls.
Tiger stripe shadows.
Lots of animal tracks on the frozen river.
The beech trees are STILL holding onto their leaves!
Love the shadow patterns.
Some human animals were brave/stupid enough to walk on the frozen river too!
That’s 200 ft plus (>60 m) of ice!
Look at us, we’re on that tiny platform!