From Gorges to Wetlands

Join host Tony Ingraham to explore Cavern Cascade and Glen Obscura in Watkins Glen State Park, winter at the marsh at Lake Treman in Buttermilk Falls State Park, “Icy Cascadilla” Gorge in Ithaca, and fall and winter at the marsh at the Roy H. Park Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust between Yellow Barn State Forest and Hammond Hill State Forest near Dryden, NY. Watch it anytime online right here, or Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times:
Friday, 12:00 noon, February 9, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM, February 14, 2018

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV series produced at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV in Ithaca, NY, by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Find out more about Ithaca public access television.

Bear Trail Winter

This week, we begin with a peek at high water in the gorge of Buttermilk Glen in Buttermilk Falls State Park. Then we go for a hike in the snow on the “Bear Trail” in the upper park. Finally, we look through 19th century eyes at Taughannock Falls. See it all online below, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, 9:00 PM, January 25, 2018

Friday, 3:30 PM & 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM & 8:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 9:00 AM, January 30, 2018

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access cable television series in Ithaca, NY produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio .

Winter Walk to Lucifer Falls

Have you ever seen 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls frozen over? You can’t drive to the overlook on the Rim Trail at Robert H. Treman State Park southeast of Ithaca, NY. You need to walk for about 15 minutes on the Rim Trail to the spectacular view back toward Lucifer Falls. This is the only section of the Rim Trail that is open in the winter, and the Gorge Trail, which passes right next to the waterfall, is closed for the season. In this episode (184) of Walk in the Park, Tony Ingraham takes you on a guided walk to this memorable spot for a truly unusual view: Lucifer Falls completely clad in ice! Watch the show online (below), or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, 12:00 noon and 9:00 PM, January 11

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 10:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 3:00 PM, January 17, 2018

This episode opens with a special short video from the Finger Lakes Land Trust, called “Creature Feature,” welcoming us to 2018.

Walk in Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio, in Ithaca, NY. Walk in the Park is a weekly public access television series.

Tracking Wild Mammals in the Northeast

This time, expert tracker and environmental educator Linda Spielman joins Tony Ingraham to talk about the joys of animal tracking, its subtleties, and its significance; and about her new book, “A Field Guide to Tracking Mammals in the Northeast.” Find out more about Linda’s book and her upcoming activities that you can get involved in at her website. Watch the whole show here online and on Ithaca public access TV cable channel 13:

Remaining 2018 cablecasts:

Sunday, Feb. 4, 10:00 AM,  7:00 PM, 11:30 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

 

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS public access television studios in Ithaca NY.

Treman in November

In this episode of Walk in the Park (179), we focus on the early touch of winter on Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY. We explore the upper gorge and Lucifer Falls, some improvements on the Gorge Trail in the lower park, and compare the Lower Falls now with what it was like during summer.

Watch episode 179 right here online anytime (below), and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at these times:

Thursday, 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Nov. 16, 2017

Friday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 11:30 PM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM, Nov. 21, 2017

We also look at how the park, with the help of the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, is refreshing the look of the Old Mill in the upper park. In addition, we look at the nip of frost on Taughannock Falls, geese at dawn on Cayuga Lake, high water at Ithaca Falls and Buttermilk Falls, views from Forest Fall in Fall Creek Gorge now and in the 19th century, and a 19th century view of the Flume in the gorge in upper Robert H. Treman State Park.

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Trails Makeover

The Finger Lakes State Parks Trails Crew is improving our favorite trails. In this episode (178) of Walk in the Park, we go to upper Buttermilk Falls State Park with them and see how they have removed old, hazardous trail structures and built new stairs up steep slopes, boardwalks over wet areas, a “turnpike,” and even brought their building materials to the trail by canoe.

You can watch this episode right here and on Ithaca public access cable channel 13 at the following times.

Thursday, 9:00 PM, Nov. 9, 2017

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 1:00 PM, November 14, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions for public access cablecast in Ithaca NY at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV.

Carpenter Falls

Not all of the waterfalls in the Finger Lakes are around Ithaca, NY. 90-feet-high Carpenter Falls is at the head of Bear Swamp Creek Gorge on the southwest flank of Skaneateles Lake, two Finger Lakes east of Cayuga Lake. The falls themselves are in a NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Natural Area, which adjoins the Bahar Nature Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust which includes most of the gorge all the way down to a canoe/kayak landing on Skaneateles Lake. Join Tony Ingraham as he guides us in exploring this park in episode 174 of Walk in the Park. Watch it here online or on Ithaca, NY public access TV cable channel 13 on the schedule below.

We start of this episode of Walk in the Park with some photos and a short discussion of this past weekend’s tragic and disturbing events in Charlottesville, VA where American Nazis and KKK white supremacists descended on Emancipation Park, the site of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the City of Charlottesville has decided to remove. Tony once lived in Charlottesville, as did his parents for many years.

We finish this episode of Walk in the Park with a short video about some of the geology of the gorge at Watkins Glen State Park.

Ithaca, NY area channel 13 cablecast schedule (to be expanded soon):

9:00 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2017

10:00 AM & 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 19

10:00 AM & 8:30 PM, Sunday, August 20

11:30 AM & 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 22

7:30 PM, Wednesday, August 23

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access cable TV series produced in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio.

Have you seen Tony’s national-award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone?

Making our Gorges Safer

Each spring, the Finger Lakes State Parks Scaling Teams rappel down cliffs over Gorge Trails, manually removing shards of shale that winter freezing has left perched on ledges. If they didn’t do this hard, dangerous work, called “scaling,” it would not be safe enough for us to walk in the gorges, for fear of falling rock. Scaling must be conducted annually in six state parks in the Finger Lakes region. In this week’s episode (167) of Walk in the Park, we take a close look at the scalers at work on the high cliffs in the upper gorge of Enfield Glen in Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY. The scalers tell us and show us what’s involved.

You can watch this episode of Walk in the Park above online, or on TV in the Ithaca area, on Ithaca cable channel 13 at the following times. Additional cablecasts will be added shortly.

Thursday, May 17, 9:00 PM

Friday, 11:30 AM, 9:30 PM

Saturday, 10;00 AM and 9:00 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM

Wedgesday, May 23, 1:00 PM

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access cable TV series produced at PEGASYS Studio, Spectrum TV, Ithaca, NY, by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions.

What’s New in State Parks?

The Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park sponsor this episode of Walk in the Park (161), featuring Finger Lakes State Parks Region environmental educator Josh Teeter. He explains some of the interesting things he gets involved in his job, including environmental education activities in state parks and environmental and cultural stewardship projects; such as protecting trees from insect pests, scaling loose rock on cliffs over trails, and wildlife conservation. Teeter shows us some of the new developments underway or planned for area state parks; including the overhaul of the main entrance at Watkins Glen State Park (with some of its planned interpretive facilities), the Black Diamond Trail, and a new bridge over the “fordway” to the campground at Robert H. Treman State Park.

Watch this episode online here (below) or on Ithaca cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, March 2, 9:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM

Monday, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, March 7, 8:00 PM

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions as an Ithaca, NY public access weekly television (PEGASYS) series shown on Ithaca area cable channel 13.

Hike Across Grand Canyon

“Ithaca is Gorges.” Ithaca is famous for and proud of its many gorges and waterfalls. Of course, in the United States the greatest gorge of all is the Grand Canyon. During November of 2012, Ithacans Tammy Lovell and Jim Rundle set off on the “trip of a lifetime,” hiking from the North Rim to the South Rim of Grand Canyon over several days. In this encore episode 36 of Walk in the Park, they tell us their story and how they prepared for it. You can watch it either on channel 13 Ithaca, NY cable TV according to the following schedule, or online below anytime.

Thursday, February 16, 9:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Monday, 9:00 AM

Tuesday, February 21, 8:00 PM

Check back later for additional cablecasts to be added to this week’s schedule.

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access television series on Ithaca, NY channel 13, produced by Tony Ingraham in PEGASYS Studio. Walk in the Park is produced as a courtesy of Owl Gorge Productions which publishes Ingraham’s national award-winning book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen-Water’s Sculpture in Stone, available in some area bookstores and at the Watkins Glen State Park gift shop, and online. Find out more!