Fortress of Solitude | A Frozen Chemung River

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Slide Show

One of my favorite winter hikes is along the Chemung River levee on the first warm(ish) day after a big freeze. The ice builds up along the river’s edge, and as the water recedes, leaves large chunks just sitting along the shore. You can walk the Levee from Corning’s north side all the way past East High.  Just a word of caution: be very careful and stick to the top of the levees if you have kids / pets. The ice is constantly flowing and breaking, it’s sometimes hard to tell where the ice wall ends and the river begins, and loud sudden cracking and splashing will scare the bejesus out of you. HD_P1136616 Ice River 02 Ice River 04 Ice River 05 Ice River 06 Ice River 09 Ice River 10 Ice River 12 Ice River 13 Ice River 16 Ice River 18 Ice River 19 Ice River 20 Ice River 21 Ice River 23 Ice River 24 Ice River 26

 

Myles Lasco

Myles Lasco

Former Website Director and Head Writer at Tacomatose.com
Myles started UrbanCorning.com and Facebook.com/UrbanCorning in 2008, and ran it until May of 2014. Myles moved to Tacoma, WA and his new website can be found at: www.tacomatose.com.
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