Entering the Lye Brook Wilderness.
The trail crosses a couple of streamlets, which are flowing a bit stronger with the recent rains, but still easily negotiated by rock hopping.
A large slide provides a steep look down into Lye Brook Hollow.
The falls crash down over a series of drops for over 125 feet.
A lower section of the falls that empty into a pool near the trail.
After enjoying the waterfalls, I retraced my steps back 2.3 miles to the car for a total of 4.6 miles RT.
After grabbing lunch and starting to head home, I remembered reading about an interesting falls on Wash Tub Brook, so thought I would try to find Upper Tubs, located in rural North Pownal near the New York state border. This a little known falls, usually only known by locals and can be quite hard to find. From Route 346 in North Pownal, take North Pownal Road for about .2 miles, then bear left onto Skiparee Road and follow this for 1.3 miles to a fork. Bear right at the fork onto Fowlers Road, where a small unmarked pull off is found about .1 of a mile up the road.
A view of the Taconic Range from Skiparee Road.
From the small pull off, head back down the road about 75 feet to an easily recognizable foot path into the woods. The foot path widens to an old road, where Wash Tub Brook is only a few yards away.
Used the rope to climb back up out of the gorge and then walked the .15 mile back to the car.