High Falls, part of the Rondout Creek, is a popular local spot for swimming and cliff jumping. Only 15 minutes from the SUNY New Paltz campus, the falls are often overflowing with college students on warm weekends.
SUNY New Paltz third-year students Kaitlin Fanning (left) and Allison Montvidas (right) scope out the best path to the waterfall.
Fanning and Montvidas climb atop a warm rock before diving into the cold water.
Fanning and Montvidas race across the creek. First to a sun-warmed boulder wins!
Montvidas explores the rocky cliff portion of the waterfall.
Fanning and Montvidas pose victoriously in front of the waterfall.
All photos by Megan Mirabito. Edited by Rob Piersall and Bryce Eckwall.