Tuesday, April 13, 2010

AuSable Chasm...

Near Keeseville, NY, is AuSable Chasm. A gorge worn down through the sedimentary sandstone rock. The AuSable River flows through the chasm on its way to Lake Champlain. I believe that AuSable translated is "of sand". If you follow that link to the AuSable River page you will see the arch bridge over the AuSable Chasm. As the trails weren't open on Easter Sunday when we were out for a picnic I couldn't walk to the overlook to take a picture back toward the bridge. Thank you, Wikipedia!







As I have a fear of heights so to take the tour through the gorge, along walkways won't be happening! But from overlooks near the highway I was able to get these photos for you. What do you think of those waterfalls, Betsy from Tennesee?
If you are visiting the Adirondack area, and if geology fascinates you give AuSable Chasm a look!


15 comments:

Char said...

what a gorgeous place! i'm like you, i can't do heights.

beautiful shots

SunshinecruiserTN said...

Wow, awesome. I think I'll have to check this place out.

montucky said...

Those falls are awesome, Cedar! I'd love to be able to visit them!

diana said...

I'm amazed by the massive volume of water in your part of the country! My Tuolumne River is a trickle to this, except during the biggest flood events! Keep the river pics coming Cedar, I love them!!!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

We have great pictures from there when E came back from Iraq 4 1/2 years ago.

We can't wait to be back up there when he retires. We will be building our log home not to far from Fort Drum.

catharus said...

Lovely! I'll have to get there some time in early spring!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a beautiful area. I love the bridge.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shot !!

Clytie said...

Beautiful. In fact, the only word that truly does justice to this place is "awesome".

troutbirder said...

Stunning. My limited knowledge of the Adirondacks tells me this river is known as one of the premier classic trout streams in the East. And gorgeous as trout streams usually are!

Cedar ... said...

Yes, Troutbirder, upriver between Wilmington and Lake Placid is a famous trout area. Come on over!

Genny said...

Beautiful pictures! The waterfalls are spectacular. I drove past the sign to AuSable when I had my New England trip last October. That part of New York is really beautiful.

Beth Niquette said...

Woah! These are just awesome--they fill my eyes...I'm just fascinated. Oh, Cedar. This is amazing.

Laurie and Chris said...

We have been there. It is so pretty! We spent the day and really enjoyed ourselves.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Pretty impressive!

We have some pretty big ones, too, in NC :D