Wednesday, January 21, 2009
DEAD END alright
(Cornell University, main entrance ??? and 20 feet from the main entrance, a 400 foot cliff)
So, I am driving the missus around on errands and I park in front of this gate. I think it will make a cool photo, but then I realize---this is a main entrance to Cornell University, and the dead end, 20 feet ahead of this gate, is a 400 foot cliff. That cliff is the gorge shown in picture 2. I have to wonder, did they build this gate 100 some years ago and there was a bridge there? Because now you have to turn right, not fall into the gorge, and walk up the hill to a bridge.
YES, every year many students are hurt and killed in the gorges here. There are 3 gorges going through Cornell, Fall Creek (which is behind my house, a few miles upriver) Cascadilla Creek and Six Mile Creek, and all of them have 200-400 foot cliffs, and there are few if any fences. You're just walking along and BOOM, there is a drop. I wanted to find the plentiful info on the gorges around campus, and came up with this unbelieveable video--I am kinda wondering if these dipsticks in the video below, high IQs and SAT scores all, were arrested?????
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 1:46 PM