Finger Lakes Park Minute: Slow Thaw at Ithaca Falls

Finger Lakes Park Minute #37.

February’s heavy armor of ice on the face of Ithaca Falls yields very slowly to the reluctant approach of spring. In Ithaca, NY in New York’s Finger Lakes region, near south end of Cayuga Lake.

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Ithaca Falls Ice!

Our newest Finger Lakes Park Minute! As winter gives up stubbornly to the official arrival of spring this week, we take a short look back to the enormous cladding of ice on the face of 150-feet-high Ithaca Falls earlier in March.

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Taughannock Ice!

February 2015 was the coldest month on record in the Ithaca area of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and it did not go unnoticed at the area’s many waterfalls, including the tallest, Taughannock Falls in Taughannock Falls State in Trumansburg, NY, along the west shore of Cayuga Lake ten miles north of Ithaca. No one can remember a taller, broader ice dome under the falls than this year’s. Enjoy this Finger Lakes Park Minute, and you can find others on this vidblog.

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How Much Did Cayuga Lake Freeze?

February 2015 was the coldest month on record in the Ithaca area, in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region. And this winter was the first time Cayuga Lake came close to freezing over end-to-end since 1979. And from many perspectives on this lake that stretches beyond anyone’s horizon, at least while they are standing on the ground, Cayuga Lake did appear to be totally covered by a layer of ice, however thick or thin. In this 100th episode of Walk in the Park, let’s take a look at the evidence of Cayuga Lake’s freeze, from land and sky, and even from space!

This episode of Walk in the Park will continue showing this Saturday and Sunday morning at 10 AM on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channels 13 and 97,3, and finally on Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, at 8 PM. And you can watch it right here online at any time!

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Treman Park–Then and Now!

In this episode (#99), we compare Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY using more than 200 photographs from its pre-park days in the 1800s, its early park days in the early 20th century, and images from the present. Adapted from a presentation made for the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park.

You can watch this episode on Ithaca, NY cable channels 13 and 97.3 on March 8, 2015 at 10 AM and on March 10 at 8 PM. Or you can watch it right here anytime!

We also take a brief trip to Watkins Glen State Park to look at Minnehaha Falls, one of its most unusual waterfalls; and then take a dose of winter reality looking at the enormous cladding of ice on Ithaca Falls last week!

Produced by Tony Ingraham of Owl Gorge Productions at PEGASYS studios in Ithaca, NY.

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Finger Lakes Ice from Above!

Mid-winter has its grip on the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake, and their waterfalls, including Ithaca Falls and Taughannock Falls. See views from space, from the air, and from the shores. Dreams and memories of summer are not gone as we visit Watkins Glen State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. At Taughannock, we look at how the lip of the great waterfall has changed since the 1800s.

This Walk in the Park episode #98 shows on Ithaca cable channels 13 and 97.3 beginning Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 9 PM, repeating on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM, and finally on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 8 PM.

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Finger Lakes Park Minute: Ithaca Falls February Freeze

In this Finger Lakes Park Minute (#31), we take another look at Ithaca Falls, deep in winter’s icy grip. This 150-feet-high waterfall in Ithaca, NY is just a short walk from Lake Street and nearby parking. Once owned by Cornell University, it is now a City park.

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Icy Gorges and Mountains

This week’s episode (#97) of Walk in the Park begins cablecasting Thursday, at 9 PM on Ithaca, NY’s channels 13 and 97.3. It will repeat on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM, and finally on Tuesday  at 8 PM.

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Enormous icicles hang off the cliff in the gorge in Watkins Glen in the 1800s, before the creation of the state park. Image courtesy of Bill Hecht.

Enormous icicles hang off the cliff in the gorge in Watkins Glen in the 1800s, before the creation of the state park. Image courtesy of Bill Hecht.

From the bottoms of the gorges of the Finger Lakes region of New York to the summits of the Adirondack High Peaks, winter has gripped our world. Meanwhile, rattlesnakes battle in Arizona. And visitors have marveled at Enfield Glen in Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY since before the Civil War.

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Ithaca MLK Day, and Climbing El Capitan

The Rob Licht sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. current resides in DeWitt Park, in Ithaca, NY. It will be returned to the west end of the Ithaca Commons when the Commons reconstruction is complete, where the sculpture will serve as the focal point for Ithaca's MLK Freedom Walkway. Photo by Elizabeth Bauman

The Rob Licht sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. currently resides in DeWitt Park, in Ithaca, NY. It will be returned to the west end of the Ithaca Commons when the Commons reconstruction is complete, where the sculpture will serve as the focal point for Ithaca’s MLK Freedom Walkway. Photo by Elizabeth Bauman

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Ithaca, NY; Ithaca’s Martin Luther King Freedom Walkway; Climbers conquer El Capitan in Yosemite National Park; Thomas HIll, Yosemite landscape painter. All this and more in this episode (#96) of Walk in the Park. Showing on Ithaca, NY cable channels 13 and 97.3 on Thursday, January 22, at 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM both days; and finally on Tuesday, January 27, at 8 PM.

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Finger Lakes Park Minute: Frigid Ithaca Falls!

Ice forms on Ithaca Falls during January.

Ice forms on Ithaca Falls during January.

January closes its icy fingers around Fall Creek at 150-feet-high Ithaca Falls, in Ithaca, NY at the south end of Cayuga Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region.

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