Murray Reynolds Falls is the first significant waterfall you will encounter along Kitchen Creek on the lower Falls Trail in Ricketts Glen State Park. You know you are getting close when you hear the roar of the falls, just a short distance before you can actually see it.
Winter was nearly reaching its end here and the runoff waters were flowing quite briskly. This closer view shows the force of the water much better than the longer shot that I had posted recently, so I decided to add this image to my portfolio too.
Ricketts Glen is located at the junction of RT-118 and RT 487 in Fairmount Township, Pennsylvania in the north eastern United States of America. The nearest town is Red Rock, PA, which is about half way between Williamsport and Wilkes Barre.
This photo was taken on the morning of March 2nd, 2011 on a winter hike with Kevin Hart. It was shot with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 38mm focal length. This is a “merged” image of four frames that were processed in Photomatix Pro 3.2. Minimal adjustments were applied to the composite image. Each exposure was captured at shutter speeds between 1/8th to 1/2 second at a constant aperture of f/16. The camera’s ISO was set to 400. A Bilora Super-Biloret tripod was used with a Bogen head. A remote shutter release cable was also employed to be sure that all four exposures would be perfectly aligned.
Be Warned …this winter hike is not just a “walk in the park”. Please, do NOT attempt to do this unless you have good crampons, climbing ropes and proper mountaineering gear! You need to sign in and out on an official ice climber’s log, before and after your hike. Seriously, the terrain is a very icy and it would be extremely dangerous to attempt your climb through the Glen without careful preparation and knowing how to use the correct equipment.
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