Taughannock closeup
















In Trumansburg, NY, flowing into Cayuga Lake, a few miles north of Ithaca.

Thirty feet taller than Niagara Falls (but a bit less water)

The name “Taughannock” is apparently not Iroquois, but most likely Leni Lenape (aka Delaware, an Algonquin tribe).  I’ve heard many explanations for the word, from “large waterfall in the woods,” to the name of a Delaware chief, to “Better get out and carry your canoe for a bit“.

Finger Lakes, FLX, hiking, Ithaca, Uncategorized, Upstate New York

Pictures of Upstate New York. Taughannock Falls, Fall and Winter.


21 thoughts on “Pictures of Upstate New York. Taughannock Falls, Fall and Winter.

  1. The southern end of Cayuga Lake has several beautiful falls.
    Two years ago, I tried to go to Rjukan Falls but had to turn back, due to weather and not having snow tires on my rental car. But I saw an unusual falls, near there, flowing over the surface of the mountain, rather than dropping off a ledge, which I really liked.
    Winter is the best time to see Taughannock, in the summer, it is often just a trickle.

    • Thank you. During the past summer, Trumansburg was at one point, the driest place in the state, but I think you’re right, that shot was from a different autumn, one with more rain.
      (Yes, I need to take a cue from you and get this stuff organized and archived! 🙂 )

  2. That first photo is so interesting. The rock doesn’t look so much like a natural feature as a rounded wall — almost Roman. I think the arch-like features in the rock add to the impression. But I most like the frozen falls. The colors are fantastic. The minty-green-blue is gorgeous, and makes me want a dish of mint chocolate chip Talenti right now.

    i laughed at your translation of Leni Lanape. The name made me think of Lotte Lenya, and the next thing I knew, I was listening to her sing “Mack the Knife”.

    You may have tried this, but one of the best things I’ve found for outdoor photography in cold weather are rock-climbing gloves. I’ve got some from Patagonia that are a wonderful fleece on the back with soccer-ball-like leather on the palms and fingers. But the very ends are missing, so you can have warm hands and fine control, all at the same time. i actually started using them for working on boats in cold weather, since I couldn’t sand or hold a brush with regular gloves.

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