Last month I shared a photograph of Taughannock Falls from January, 2013. This past weekend, I traveled down to Taughannock Falls State Park to see how the waterfall was looking after a record number of days of below normal and often below freezing (32 degrees F/0 degrees C) temperatures. What I found was an astounding amount of ice and snow build up beneath the falls reaching over 50 feet (15 meters) from the surface of the splash pool.
I want to point out that there are two people down by the base of the ice and snow cone. They should not be there as the Gorge Trail which leads to the waterfall was closed. The danger of falling ice and even rock from the gorge walls is very apparent here. If you visit Taughannock Falls over the next few weeks, heed the safety signs and closures. You can always enjoy the falls from the Overlook location which is where this photo was taken.