Ithaca is…frozen? Earlier this week, I blogged about the freezing February temperatures here in Upstate New York. But today, I found some beauty in the frigid single digits. Check out my photoblog of today’s adventures from Ithaca’s Taughannock Falls.
The gorge trail is open year-round, unlike the upper rim trails which are closed to the public during the winter.
The name, Taughannock, comes from a combination of Algonquin and Iroquois languages meaning “the great fall in the woods.”
Taughannock Falls forms a natural amphitheater that holds in the dense spray that rises from the bottom of the falls.
Standing beneath the frozen falls.
The waterfall flows through a long gorge with cliffs up to 400 feet high.
Taughannock Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall east of the Mississippi.
A spectacular view of the frozen Taughannock Falls.
With a drop of about 215 feet, Taughannock Falls is 33 feet higher than Niagra Falls.