Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls, in Ulysees, NY, but very close to Ithaca. The river carved a large, wide gorge as it flowed toward Cayuga Lake.
 The riverbed was wide and had many shallow pools to wade and swim.
 Here are the cousins sitting on a great example of the unique way the stone splits and shatters. As the shale (?) erodes, it splits in right angles. I noticed this the most in Treman gorge (no pics this year) where it creates hundreds of rectangular pools...like a naturally occurring Roman bathhouse.

 My first time at Taughannock Falls.
 Elliott was in undies only on the way out of the gorge. Then we crossed the road to play at Cayuga Lake. We rented paddleboards and swam around.

 Arlin loves his Grandma and Grandpa!

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