#AtoZChallenge | R is for a Rocky Waterfall and Trekking Through the Snow

The sign letting us know we were only 1,000 feet from the entrance to Screw Auger Falls prompted us to slow down. We’d been to the falls before which I blogged about in my post Hiking Maine | Following in the path of the Ultimate Maine Waterfalls Road Trip so we had a general sense of where we were going. As we got closer, the lack of a break in the snowbank confused us until we saw the sign for the entrance resting on top. Apparently the parking lot to the falls is not open in the winter.

We debated continuing onto our next destination but knew the falls were only a short distance from the entrance so we pulled the car onto the shoulder and parked. After scrambling over the snow bank, we saw a single row of footprints leading in the general direction of the falls. I mirrored the steps and began the short hike to the falls. Occasionally, my weight would push through the top layer of snow plunging my leg into the unknown and slowing down our progress. We proceeded with caution.

Soon we reached our destination. The falls are always beautiful, but they get transformed during winter as the cold temps stop the running water mid-stream creating unique ice formations while snow frames the scene.

Do you enjoy visiting waterfalls?


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This is what the falls look in the summer:Screw Auger Falls (2)Screw Auger Falls (4)

I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.

things to know
Place Screw Auger Falls
Address Grafton, Maine
Winter Scene Frozen Plunge
Favorite ♥ Waterfalls

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23 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge | R is for a Rocky Waterfall and Trekking Through the Snow

  1. leannelc says:

    How spectacular! It amazes me that the temperature can be so cold that water stops running and freezes solid. I’m still fascinated by people skating on ponds – I can’t imagine ice being thick enough to support all that weight. I’ve led a very sheltered life when it comes to low temps!

    Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au
    R for Remember Silence

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  2. sizzlesue15 says:

    Yes, I love waterfalls and we had a wonderful experience visiting Niagara Falls on the Canadian side about 4 years ago. I love the way the waterfalls freeze. Gorgeous photography and thanks for sharing your photos with us. Nature is beautiful isn’t it?

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