Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scenic View From Katterskill Falls

On Edge: Portrait of a Photographer
Katterskill Falls
Haines Falls, NY
 I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature,
which, if we unconsciously yield to it,
 will direct us aright.
  ~Henry David Thoreau

If you are scared of heights then don't go to the top of Katterskill Falls. Being fearless is one thing, but on any given misty day, these well worn rocks could cause you to go into a 260 foot free fall. Just try not to think about it too much because it will detract from all the beauty and the breathless view you will take in. The leaves are getting brighter each day despite all of the rain this year and the hurricane. It not quite leaf peak season but close enough.

Today, it was time for shortcuts. There was no need to climb to top. It just so happens there's a short trail at the summit for the lazy and tourists. Tomorrow, however, the plan is to hike about a mile up the base of Kaaterskill Falls. (Bastion Falls is at the very bottom but I want to climb to the top and view the double cascading Kaaterskill Falls.) It's time to call it a day and get rested up for tomorrow.

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