Oh-yeah! We Wanna
As I write this caption almost 4 years after first visiting Oneonta Gorge, it’s amazing how things have changed. When we came here in 2013 we were the only ones in the gorge. We had this place entirely all to ourselves. Flash forward to 2017 and the park service has had to close this area due to so many people getting injured. It’s a madhouse during the spring and summer here.
To get to this little area, one must walk into a river, climb aboard a giant log-jam, crawl up the fallen tree trunks, back down to the water, and then hop back into the river. If you keep going a little further there’s another waterfall, though it gets a bit deep for a short-guy like me with tons of camera gear on my back.
This is one of the first places that I walked up a river. Now I own my own “frog suit” and constantly walk in rivers to get my photos. I loved the fall colors, the fallen trees, and the shape of this little gorge. The title here is a little play on the name "Oneonta", the name of the gorge.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
70mm, f/11, 0.4 sec, ISO 250
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