Lucky Break / by Lindsey Glover

This single tree is all that remains in the wake of a rockslide that occurred earlier this summer on the southern side of the gorge at Taughannock Falls State Park. According to park staff, this section of the gorge had become an area of high-risk and was unstable. In an effort to prevent an unpredictable slide, a man-made avalanche was set in motion under controlled circumstances. Among a heap of rocks, this one tree managed to hold its ground.