Adventure Report: Shaft 2A Waterfall in Kerhonkston, NY


Winter hiking is an interesting hobby that I’ve been trying. After getting some polyester clothing, I have been able to tackle some great things. Recently, a friend and I embarked on some winter climbing to see a waterfall that had frozen over. We saw some really cool stuff.

The hike starts with a small hike to a wooded path. If you follow the river, you find a waterfall. In the summer, it’s gorgeous and fun to check out. Many residents of the New Paltz/Kerhonkston area like to visit it and hang out. In the winter, you get a lot of photographers and ice climbing enthusiasts. I’ll let the photos do the talking:

 

The hike from the parking area to the woods

The hike from the parking area to the woods

 

The view of the woods, coated with snow

The view of the woods, coated with snow

 

You can start to see the ice protruding from the cliffs

You can start to see the ice protruding from the cliffs

 

Closer view of the ice

Closer view of the ice

 

More of a better view of the ice

More of a better view of the ice

 

Was able to get behind some of the ice

Was able to get behind some of the ice

 

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The waterfall deposited water into the small mountain of snow

 

Got behind the waterfall

Got behind the waterfall

 

Another view of the waterfall

Another view of the waterfall

 

One of the cool features of Shaft 2A is that you can scramble to the top of the waterfall and see the river that feeds the waterfall. There’s a trail you can take, but making your own is a lot more fun.

 

View from the top of the waterfall

View from the top of the waterfall

 

This was the frozen river that fed the waterfall.

This was the frozen river that fed the waterfall.