While we are clearly seeing a slow rise in winter temps, I didn't take this as being very dramatic until this past weekend. I went back to Cortland over the weekend and dropped by Tinkers Falls, which I have not visited since '81. The most obvious change was that there were other climbers there, something I never experienced visiting 3-4 times each winter while going to school in the area. The other change was that the most central, large pillar had a twenty foot gap disconnecting it from the above rock ledge. Again, this was something I did not ever see before and didn't expect after the last week or so of cooler weather. Granted, the late 70s into early 80s were a brief time of more severe winter. As a plus, there was much more frozen flow surrounding the ampitheater, which I attribute to the increased running water. The times are a changin'.