Tropical Storm Elsa had just passed. For me that meant it was time to chase waterfalls!
Located in the Catskills mountains, I heard of Kaaterskill Falls and how crowded the hike had become since the pandemic with the parking overflowing necessitating strict rules be put in place.
Fortunately this was a weekday and I was on a mission!
As I started the hike from the lot, the towering trees made me think I was in a storybook fairytale expecting a gnome to peek out at any moment.
The hike to Kaaterskill Falls is short to the top and then you can take a trip to the bottom!
Getting to the bottom does require a bit of scrambling as well as a walk down an uneven stone staircase. Also keep in mind that when wet the surfaces are quite slippery.
I think those gnomes were around on this day in July after the storm as they perfectly placed an everlasting rainbow at the foot of the falls.
I read from an article the following “If you visit on June 19, keep an ear out for the ghostly barks of a dog said to haunt the spot ever since leaping over the precipice on that date in 1868. “
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