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Tuscarora Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in all of Ricketts Glen State Park. I especially like the view from just below the falls. The split flow at the bottom is so interesting to see from that angle. There is a large flat boulder that defines the lower section of the waterfall. It gives this site a truly unique, instantly identifiable appearance.

However, on this trip, I was stricken by the beauty of the wild landscape that surrounds Tuscarora Falls. When all of the lush foliage is present, for nearly nine months of the year, it is difficult to see the steep terrain that encompasses this place. One of the advantages of visiting here during the winter season, beyond the obvious visual impact of the ice and snow, is the ability to view the actual topography, without so many obstructions.

Very soon, all of these bare trees will be sporting their glorious 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 nice picture of emerald hued foliage …with only a hint of a waterfall beyond. I grabbed this wider shot while I still could.

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Tuscarora Falls is the second waterfall above the Waters Meet point, on 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. The camera’s ISO was 400.

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© 2011 Gene Walls

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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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  • Murph2010
    Murph2010almost 4 years ago

    I don’t see any footprints in the snow.. I guess this is before I trekked down there, huh? Very nice view! You are right, this is a unique opportunity and I’m glad you took advantage of the chance to snag it!

  • Actually, you were setup just a bit below this view at the time I was shooting from here. I was standing on the hillside above the trail, where it was not possible to use my tripod. I shot it handheld at a faster shutter speed and hoped for the best.

    Best regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • I really appreciate having this photo Featured in “The World As We See It…”! Thank you for this very kind honor!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous find Gene!

  • Thank you very much, Jaclyn!

    Kindest wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture1 – John

  • Thank you very kindly, John!

    Best regards,


    – Gene Walls

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