6 days ago
This is not the waterfall I was seeking. I woke up, intending to go to one location, called an audible at the last minute and switched destinations without doing any research for the waterfall or area I had never been to before. I know better than to do this, but I went anyway.
So, I ended up starting at a trailhead on the opposite end of where I needed to be and stopped a bit short at a beautiful waterfall that I thought was my target, despite not looking at all like my target, but I somehow reasoned that it was at the time. Had I just done a wee bit of research beforehand, I would have known that this was a privately owned trail, now open to the public by the owners, but that this particular waterfall is privately owned and not open to the public. You can see and enjoy it from across the river, but despite a visible pathway to the right of the falls, it is not a trail that leads back to the public parking area and is off limits.
The lesson here is to never skip the research! The one time that you do, will be the time that you end up shooting the wrong, yet beautiful, but still very private, waterfall. My apologies to the owners and I do not condone trespassing at all. This was an honest mistake. So, if you’re ever hiking to High Falls from the northern trailhead in Glenville, enjoy this beauty from afar and keep trekking to the main attraction up ahead. As far as I know this is the only waterfall along the trail that is not open to the public.