We were told about these falls by a fellow named Don who lives up the road. His description made it seem like the falls were right around the bend. In reality, they’re about three miles away from our house. Nevertheless, they are wonderful and quite the hidden attraction around these parts.
Some people call these falls “Mosher Falls” and some people call them the “Cascades.” I think I’m going to stick with Mosher Falls, because they are way too many cascade type falls in Maine. I’m going to attach a video to the bottom of this post where the person who took the video calls the brook the falls fall into “Cascade Brook.” I’ll take his word for it as I’m no expert of this area.
Between the two of us, we took over 100 photographs. It’s the kind of place where you think every single picture you take is pure excellence. Unfortunately, as I was going through them, I realized that not everyone wants to see 25 different views of the falls. Two or three, tops, but not 25. Needless to say, I deleted many.
I’m going to post the pictures I took and then I’ll update this post later with Laura’s. You’ll see the distinction between our photos because I had the wide angle lens and she didn’t.
Enjoy the pictures.
As we were on our way to the falls, I decided to stop the car so we could grab a few pictures of the road we were traveling. It was one of those kinds of days. You’d be surprised – once the Spring rolls around, Maine weather becomes magical.
I’m basically going to give you a rundown of what’s what with these pictures. I made sure they were in order, so you’ll see things as they happened during our hike. First, after we got out of the car, we began walking down the trail. The brook is on the left and we’re obviously heading toward the falls.
Further down the trail a bit was a swampy area on the right. The sun was shining through nicely, so Laura and I spent a moment or two there. I was the one who spent the moment, she was the one who spent the two.
The next four pictures are of the brook in all its glory. The first is me walking towards it, the second is me following it down toward the falls, the third is me getting closer to the falls and the last one is me getting ready to go over. Almost.
Once we made it to the actual falls, we stopped to rest at the top of them. You can tell that’s what this is in the picture below. If you’ve been to a waterfall before, you know what the top looks like. They’re all the same.
And right past the rest area was a cliff that looks down to the bottom. To the left was the falls, but they were barely in view.
Since it was so difficult to see the falls from the side we were on, we decided to head back upstream and cross over to the other side. I noticed a trail on that side earlier. Here is the trail we walked down and our first real glimpse of the falls.
I kept sneaking closer and closer to the edge, just so I could get a better picture. This is the best I could get from that point.
Finally, we continued our walk all the way to the bottom of the trail and then cut into the ravine. After that, we walked back up, but this time, right along the brook. This is what we found.
As promised, I’m attaching the video someone took of the falls. After that, I’ll append this post with Laura’s photos.
Farmington, ME – Cascade Brook
As promised, Laura’s photos are posted below. I just finished editing them. Take a look at how different they are than mine. Granted, I had the wide angle lens, but still, it’s interesting to see what she’s drawn towards when compared to my shots.