Monday, August 2, 2010

Oneonta Falls + A log jam is a real thing

This weekend we went here:

But to get there we had to climb over this:

What is it?  Its a log jam.  Trees along the Oneonta Gorge die and fall down into the stream.  Water carries them to the end where there are large rocks that trap the logs.  They don't block the water, just the entrance to the gorge.  There is no way around except to climb...its quite a challenge.

When the log jam is conquered there's nothing left to do but wade in ice-cold water that gets waist deep at some points.  No you can't remove your shoes, but you can ruin them by getting them wet.

Sigh.  I actually am a little depressed about that.  Should have worn sandals.  I'm sure I'll find another pair of fuchsia New Balance.  Maybe.

 Don't bother holding up those shorts, it gets way deeper upstream....Sam and Betsey are going to be surprised next week!

The kiln is being fired this Thursday. Ceramics updates soon!


  1. Several people suggested this hike to us! Although I'm told that you can't say you did the hike unless you've dove under the fall and touched the rock wall behind it... Haha... I'm excited to check it out!

  2. Hah, I did not. We didn't know there would be water involved and we took cameras and cell phones and time there will be a change of clothes.

  3. i heart waterfalls!
    How long was the hike?

  4. this hike in particular is short....I'd say less than half a mile but you just have to walk in the water which is really cold. It can be fun if you like that sort of thing. Very...refreshing.