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steps by the falls

one of the many rock and stone steps to be found upon the approach to lucifer falls in robert h. treman state park.

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deep and narrow

most of the write-ups on the robert h. treman state park refer to enfield glen as the deep and narrow gorge to be found there…

we spent most of the afternoon at taughannock falls state park and still had a couple of hours of daylight left when we decided to visit lucifer falls, the 115 waterfall showpiece of this state park. we had no expectations as we did not know what to expect… a feast for the eyes is appropriate. 

having parked in the upper parking lot, we made our way along the trails that led to the aforementioned gorge. just as you enter the gorge, you are greeted by this magnificent sight of enfield creek and the tall rock walls that lead to lucifer falls a few minutes downstream.

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prelude to the upper falls

from the overlook view point area at taughannock falls state park, the trails carry on to give different views yet of taughannock falls. the views, depending on the season, will be obstructed by varying degrees.

further on still along the trails you can reach the black diamond trail that will give views of the upper falls. unfortunately, the guard rails are extremely high and composing a shot of the upper falls is difficult. 

this shot is just to the right of the upper falls with a partial view of the jacksonville road bridge over the taughannock creek.

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from the overlook

another shot from the overlook view point at taughannock falls state park.

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under the canopy

the taughannock gorge trail completed, we headed up to the taughannock falls overlook view point. it offers fantastic views of this magnificent plunge waterfall.

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down the creek

the winds were picking up and the mist was constantly flying onto the lens, so i turned 180 degrees and got this shot of the taughannock creek with some fall foliage. 

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falls to creek

another view of taughannock falls from the footbridge over taughannock creek on a cold and misty autumn day in taughannock falls state park in western new york state. 

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falls to rapids 1 & 2

this is what we came for! taughannock falls on a cold and misty day; but at least the rain stayed away for the afternoon… two versions to choose from!

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on the way

the second fall outing of the year was a revisit to the finger lakes region of western new york state. you may recall that the first getaway to the tobermory, ontario area was met with nasty weather at times and a lackluster autumn colour change. i wish i could say this was better – it was not. the weather was wet and rainy the entire weekend long…

she-qua-ga falls in the village of montour falls was a dud. watkins glen was not much better – at the end of october, the colours had not come close to changing in a meaningful way, but a lot of trees were indeed leafless. that was our first day in the area.

the second day was basically a downpour for hours on end and made touring an impossibility. the third day was a tad better – the rain let up for the afternoon…

the centrepiece of the trip, as it were, was meant to be taughannock falls just outside of ithica, new york. to the extent that we were not rained out, i was able to get some decent photographs of this majestic waterfall and area.

this photograph was taken on the trail toward the falls along the taughannock creek in the taughannock gorge within taughannock falls state park.

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the comfort maple 2

a different take than the previous ‘the comfort maple 1’…

named after the comfort family who owned the land it sits on from the early 1800’s, the comfort maple is a sugar maple tree that lives in the comfort maple conservation area in pelham, ontario. it is believed to be approximately 500 years old and would be one of the oldest such trees in canada. the comfort maple was designated a heritage tree in june 2000 under the ontario heritage act .

from the information sign on the site:

THE COMFORT MAPLE
This tree, believed to be Canada’s oldest Sugar Maple (acer saccharum) was accepted for its preservation April 30th 1961, by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority from Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort, whose family have owned this land since 1816. She and her late brother, Earl Hampden Comfort, to whose memory this tree is now dedicated with gratitude and affection, reserved this plot of land for its protection in 1946
“O Lord, How Glorious Are Thy Works”

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