During my mini winter road trip around the Midwest, I stopped at another waterfall, Agate Falls, to be exact. This one was different, and not as touristy as my stop at Bond Falls. There were 2 parking areas, and a man made trail, but the trail only went so far. You had to view the falls from a great distance.
I noticed that there was a beaten path made that went down to the bottom of the gorge, but there was just a few red flags that went off in my head:
- I’m alone and there’s no one else around.
- Snow, ice, and an pretty steep incline aren’t a good combo.
- The sun was starting to set.
Given those red flags, and me being me, I still gave it a go. After a few missteps on some icy rocks, I decided that today was not a good day to die. So, I turned around and walked back to my car, and called it a day after taking some pictures from afar atop the bridge.
Underneath the train bridge in the distance is Agate Falls. The pictures I seen on Google look great, and I will definitely be making a trip back here, in much favorable conditions.
It’s really easy to drink Shasta Cherry Cola, PBR, and Budweiser. It’s even easier to carry it out with you and toss it in a garbage can in the parking lot or the next gas station you stop at. Don’t be an A hole and leave it somewhere it doesn’t belong. Take out what you take in. Leave no trace.