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Winter Is Loosing Its Grip On Tuscarora Falls by Gene Walls
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Tuscarora Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in all of Ricketts Glen State Park. Just a week before this shot was taken, this waterfall was totally frozen over, with no visible flowing water to be seen. With winter quickly coming to end, the waterfall is becoming recognizable again.

On this trip, the beauty of the rugged landscape that surrounds the falls was quite obvious. When all of the lush foliage is present, it is nearly impossible to see the steep terrain that surrounds this unique landmark. One of the advantages of visiting here in late winter is the ability to view the underlying topography, without thick green growth hiding the land below.

Very soon, all of these bare trees will be sporting their bright green leaves and the ground will be carpeted with mosses and ferns. As lovely as that will be, this particular view of Tuscarora Falls will no longer be available. A photo from this spot will be a picture of emerald hued foliage… with only a hint of a waterfall beyond. I grabbed this more inclusive shot while I still could.

Tuscarora Falls is the second waterfall above the Waters Meet point, along Ganoga Glen trail in Ricketts Glen State Park.

Ricketts Glen is located at the junction of RT-118 and RT 487 in Fairmount Township, Pennsylvania, USA. The nearest town is Red Rock, PA, about half way between the cities of Williamsport and Wilkes Barre.

This photo was taken on March 2nd, 2011 on a winter hike through Ricketts Glen with Kevin Hart. It was shot handheld with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 17mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/125th sec at f/4, ISO 400.

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© 2013 Gene Walls

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waterfall, falls, mountain, ice, snow, creek, stream, winter, nature, ricketts glen, state park, kitchen creek, trail

Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Terrific image, Gene!

  • Thanks a bunch, John!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very, very much for this wonderful honor, Pop’s! Having this photo Featured in “The World As We See it…” completely makes my day!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented

  • Thank you very kindly, Bonita!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 1 year ago

    Wow its frozen winter there great shot :-)

  • Thank you very kindly, Linda! Actually, this shot was taken on March 2nd in 2011. We are seeing some signs of spring here today (finally), and our snow has disappeared. Hopefully the white stuff will stay away until late fall.

    Warmest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Kathleen M. Daley
    Kathleen M. Daleyover 1 year ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very kindly, Katie!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    A super posting Gene
    Compliments and FAV

  • Much appreciated, John! Thank you!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 17, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for this great honor, Teresa! I’m thrilled to see this photo Featured in “100%”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 1 year ago

    Marvelous image, Gene! Congrats on it’s features!

  • Greatly appreciated, Glenn! Thanks!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture and great information!

  • Thank you very kindly, Angie!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    This is excellent photography!!!! Bill

  • Thanks a bunch, Bill!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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