Angel Falls, Maine in the Rain
One of our goals on this last trip to New England in July 2011 was to get back to the 90 foot Angel Falls. We had visited last year in October and the water was COLD. Alicia loved this falls but told me if we ever visited again she wanted to be there when the water was warm!
So we went back. Unfortunately from where we were staying in Maine the GPS wanted desperately to take us over about 11 miles of skinny, unpaved mountain roads. Try as we might, we couldn't re-route around it. We finally had to drive about 10 miles south, reset the GPS, and make another attempt.
I mention this to point out that we violated the famous "10 O'Clock Rule", whereby Alicia and I have noticed that you have a pretty good chance of getting to a falls alone (or almost alone) if you get there before 10 AM. Once 10AM passes, look out! Kids, dogs, old folks with canes, smokers, etc. -- it's pretty much impossible to get good falls shots.
So when we got here there were already about 12 people at the falls. I worked around as best as I could for about 20 minutes, then it started to rain. I guess the 10 O'clock rule needs a corollary - if it rains, the rule is negated and your photo ops improve dramatically. To make this long story short, we got some good photo ops, then walked back to the car in the rain (we had ponchos for once!).