Hiking an abandoned hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls

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6 Responses to “Hiking an abandoned hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls”

  1. Brainspore says:

    Bender? Are you in here?

  2. joe k. says:

    Slightly more clandestine Niagara hydro-power exploration: http://www.silentuk.com/?p=1174 and http://www.silentuk.com/?p=1103.

  3. niktemadur says:

    Gives more of a spelunking ambiance than hiking.

  4. TheMadLibrarian says:

    My favorite thing is hiking the old abandoned roads that may lead to the abandoned facilities.  Some of the architecture the engineers used to get to otherwise pretty inaccessible spots is fascinating.

    So it was a rockslide, a.k.a rock face collapse, that destroyed the building?  Would it have come down on its own eventually, or was the cliff weakened by the excavations there?  It survived for 60+ years, so it was a slow destruction.

  5. Most outstanding! I have a Niagara falls story looking for a setting. I think this may be it…

  6. RJ says:

    On the site, she writes, “I decided to stay out of the penstocks, but the trail continues on top of them.” Only a squealing helmet-tard would think it’s a good idea to go frolicking in the murky water in those penstocks.

    I’m not trying to insult her. I just have a profound aversion to murky water.

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