Water quenches thirst. Experiencing nature’s pure beauty refreshes the core inner being… the soul!
The first signs of autumn were just beginning to peek through here on September 5th. The air was becoming cooler every day and the subtle scent of fall is getting more evident in the woods. This wonderful little waterfall was located along the very difficult optional trail from RT-118 that ends at the Waters Meet point. The warning sign on this trail should be taken very seriously, there was a lot of rock climbing required when the creek levels were high. It was the most challenging trail that I have found in Ricketts Glen State Park.
The park rangers do their very best to keep this great place as pure and unspoiled as possible, and so should we!
One simple rule:
If you carry anything into the woods, be sure you also carry it back out with you! Leave the forests and streams EXACTLY as you found them!
Ricketts Glen is a Pennsylvania State Park, located in the north eastern region of the “Keystone State” in the USA. The nearest community to the park is Red Rock, situated at the junction state routes RT-118 and RT-487.
A Canon EOS 10D DSLR body, fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens was used. The lens was set to its widest focal length of 17mm. The camera’s shutter speed was 2 seconds at f/11. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release cable. This image was captured on September 5th, 2009.
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© 2009 Gene Walls
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