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

Ricketts Glen State Park, Friday, October 22, 2010

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Fall Colors, Rickets Glen State Park, Pennsylvania
Fall Colors, Rickets Glen State Park, Pennsylvania
Fall Colors, Rickets Glen State Park, Pennsylvania
Fall Colors, Rickets Glen State Park, Pennsylvania
Fall Colors, Rickets Glen State Park, Pennsylvania
Fall Colors, Rickets Glen State Park, Pennsylvania

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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