One point three inches of rain? Why yes, it's time for Waterfall Tour Extravaganza To Determine Most Awesome Waterfall 2013!
(Keywords: I'm visiting Ithaca and I want to know the most popular waterfalls to visit. Heh.)
First up: Ithaca Falls. Always a strong contender for Most Awesome Waterfall because it's not in a crowded park - it's just on the side of the road.
|ithaca falls - typical flow|
|ithaca falls - 9/1/2013|
Next up: Lucifer Falls at Treman State Park. YEAH BABY! 9.5/10.
|lucifer falls from overlook - normal flow|
|lucifer falls - 9/1/2013|
Style points for water-based trail erosion closing the Gorge Trail. This was as close as we could get:
|lucifer falls from gorge trail - normal/ low flow|
|lucifer falls from gorge trail - 9/1/2013|
|buttermilk falls - typical flow. very chill.|
|buttermilk falls - 9/1/2013|
Last stop: Taughannock Falls State Park.
|taughannock falls state park - typical to slightly low flow|
|taughannock falls state park - 9/1/2013|
So there you have it! Final Rankings:
9.5/10.0: Lucifer Falls, Treman State Park - Most Awesome Waterfall Award
9.0/10.0: Taughannock Falls (State Park)
8.5/10.0: Ithaca Falls
7.5/10.0: Buttermilk Falls (State Park)