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Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls

Horsetail Falls

Horsetail is my favorite of all the falls. For one thing, it is practically on the highway, so you don't have to walk in. For another, there are lots of good places to take pictures.

Horsetail Falls

The raging stream plunges 176 feet into its crystal clear splash pool.

Ponytail Falls

Walk up the trail about .4 miles and you come to Ponytail Falls, a real beauty. . .

Ponytail Falls 1

. . . which you can walk behind.

Ponytail Falls 2

The trail continues to Oneonta Falls. . .

Oneonta Falls

. . . which isn't all that great--it's Lower Oneonta that's spectacular, but that area was closed at the time I wanted to hike it--and on to Triple Falls. . .

Triple Falls

. . . which is a hard climb for an old codger like me.

Triple Falls

Here's a little better shot of Triple Falls.

The trails in the gorge are by and large well-maintained. Some are like this--

Trail Sign

Ponytail Falls Trail

. . . and some not quite that nice. Some get pretty steep. Wild flowers are everywhere, at least in the spring.

Erythronium grandiflorum or Glacier Lily Lilium columbianum or Tiger Lily
Erythronium grandiflorum or Glacier Lily

Lilium columbianum or Tiger Lily

Flowers & Ferns Heracleum ianatum
Saxifraga mertensiana or Merten's saxifrage. (?) Heracleum ianatum; also known as Cow parsnip. Also, I suspect the photo might be turned sideways, but it didn't look right no matter how it was turned.

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