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The Mountains Are Calling; Are You Truly Listening?

The Mountains Are…

Pleading For Your Help…

We have reached a saturation point in the wilderness areas of New York, and throughout the country for that matter. You know what I am talking about, don’t you? You are the problem, the cause, the answer, and the solution to everything that is happening here.

We have arrived at a point which we have to make some tough choices and really take an introspective look at what we are doing to help and/or hurt the situation. Whether you think you should be included in this conversation is not to be argued, because we are all in this together.

You know that blog about the ‘Anthropocene Waterfaller’ we published a while back? And then we followed up with a blog titled ‘The Anthropocene, Altruism And A Waterfaller‘? This post will not sway too far from what we were trying to drive across in those posts, except now we are going to put it point blank: Stay away from them their mountains!

Beer Walls 2

It may surprise most (especially if you haven’t followed us for long) that there are over 2,500 waterfalls dotting the landscape of New York State. Yet, the same locations come up in the news over and over and over and over and… You get my point! It makes me think that Steve Jobs himself sponsored only a few of these locations, leaving the rest to Linux and Microsoft!

‘Are you a follower or an adventurer?’

The same goes for all those mountains literally everyone wants to climb. There are so many mountains to climb, why are you choosing the one I chose to climb before you? Are you a follower or an adventurer? Find your own mountain, your own waterfall, your own path. Dang it! You deserve to be surprised when you end your hike. Not be met with several other groups of people looking to achieve the same “name on a document, you get your patch, now you’re cooler than most” goal that thousands of others are working toward or have already achieved.

Look at what you are helping to create…

Why not try searching for a new trail? One that may be associated with a waterfall perhaps? But not just any waterfall… One that is rarely visited by others…

One that may only take you 20 minutes to walk to, but hours to explore…

One that no one else will know about, even after you visit…

Buttermilk Falls - Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York

‘Get your arses off THEIR mountains…’

I hope you just asked yourself, “why am I not chasing down these beauties, instead of spending hours for a spot that might have a view?” (depending on the weather, you may get a great view of fog and clouds on most of those mountain tops!)… Get your arses off THEIR mountains and get THEM to these beautiful and unknown waterfalls!

Check out our beautiful New York State Waterfall map or check out our interactive map based on our current New York State Waterfall Blogs.

The Dig The Falls Team has tried to impress on all of our visitors the most important concepts of the Leave No Trace message, and the importance of being self-aware on your hikes. But we would be remiss not mentioning the importance of respecting your fellow hikers. It may seem an odd thing to say, but the fewer of these fellow adventurers you run across the more positive you are doing for these beautiful locations!

Below, are the closest locations to where you are right now.

NOTE: Get Directions uses Geolocator for the closest known address. Double check directions prior to the start of your journey.

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