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    Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains NY

    Date: November 26, 2011

    Location: Kaaterskill Falls, New York

    Weather: sunny 60

    After a great ski day at Killington on Friday we looked for an encore. Kaaterskill Falls is a short 1 mile hike right of 23A near Hunter. There is a lot of exposure if you want to be daring and every year several people are carted out of here. We had a group of 15. Only 4 of us went all the way to the top.
    Kaaterskill Falls is the highest two-tiered waterfall in New York state. The water drops 260 feet in two stages. The first drop is 180 feet while the second is only 80 feet.

    Short video and pictures:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KCffXC6txw

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1041450...CJHnnN6D7NfFdA

    Last edited by 180; Nov 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 180 View Post
    Date: November 26, 2011

    Location: Kaaterskill Falls, New York

    Weather: sunny 60

    After a great ski day at Killington on Friday we looked for an encore. Kaaterskill Falls is a short 1 mile hike right of 23A near Hunter. There is a lot of exposure if you want to be daring and every year several people are carted out of here. We had a group of 15. Only 4 of us went all the way to the top.
    Kaaterskill Falls is the highest two-tiered waterfall in New York state. The water drops 260 feet in two stages. The first drop is 180 feet while the second is only 80 feet.

    Short pictures:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KCffXC6txw
    I've both climbed down and hiked up.

    Love the trail behind the bottom of the first waterfall

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    That is where I took the video.

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    Amazing such a short hike could lead to so much.

    When is winter coming?

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    Love those falls, especially nice when they're frozen.

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    more pictures added

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    Beautiful.... Those rock/sediment layers = so clear to see, bet it's on the list for Geology Lab Hikes at some school. The catskills are incredible.
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    As stated, love it in the winter, nice little hike after Hunter







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    I read up on the geology. It is a relatively young feature. Only 130k years old. The stream used to flow to the west and the Schoharie until it eroded a new path and found its existing course. They call it steam capture.

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