Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania
Fall, 2010 - Page 2
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This will be my second trip to shoot waterfalls in the South (well, at least south of New York!) , and my 3rd trip to Ricketts Glen State Park. If you have been a viewer of my other pages, you will quickly discover that I enjoy photographing moving water, waterfalls in particular. Ricketts Glen is a wonderful place to photograph both. There are 22 named waterfalls in the park as well as two streams filled with cascades. I visited the park on a RV trip to Pennsylvania in 2001, and again last spring. In both cases, I felt the images would be better with the fall colors as a background. So, I planned a fall trip.
As long as I was heading south, I also decided to try to hit Babcock State Park in West Virginia for a fall visit (Spring 2010 trip to Babcock State Park) which contains one of the most photographed grist mills in the country. On the way I made a short stop at the bridge on US 19 crossing the New River Gorge, missing "Bridge Day" by a week. On "Bridge Day" they close the bridge, set up food & craft booths and allow base jumping from the bridge into the gorge below.
I also took a side trip to the Mabry Grist Mill along the Blueridge Parkway. The next part of the trip was driving the lower section of Skyline Drive. I met my daughter, her husband & granddaughter in Front Royal and followed them back to their home in Washington, DC.
That was the basic itinerary of the trip - I've divided it into sections so the same first section will appear in all of them.
Here is an index of the trip:
Day 1 Ricketts Glen
Page 2 of Ricketts Glen - You don't need it - you are here!
Page 1 of New River Gorge & Babcock State Park
Mabry Grist Mill & More of Babcock State Park
Skyline Drive & Washington, DC
Washington DC, Day 2
I finished the 6 mile or so hike through the park a little tired, but ready to head south to visit Babcock State Park in West Virginia. It was late enough that I couldn't hit the park by dark, so I decided to follow the GPS & stop around 7:00 or 8:00 where ever I was. I ended up at the Comfort Inn of Grantsville, Maryland. Although I have to admit it was the nicest motel room of the trip, and they do serve a great breakfast (well, alright an OK breakfast - the waffle machine makes it work) it was also the most expensive at $110.99. Which, I guess, boils down to paying $40.00 - $60.00 for a "free" breakfast!
If you are interested in following the rest of the my "Fall Photo Trip", the next page starts at Babcock State Park 2010.
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