Falling Waters is one of my favorite spring hikes. Some years we use snowshoes to hike through feet of fresh powder, but this year our micro-spikes sufficed for traction on ice. We didn't get very far up the trail this time due to the water surging over the path as it crosses over the stream in several places. In fact, had we gone a day later we wouldn't have made it as far as these beautiful falls. Hiking in the early spring means no bugs, no people, and enjoyable layers of contrasting icy and balmy air!