Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Don't Recommend Getting in the Water...

But I do highly recommend taking a trip to Great Falls national park. Part of the C&O Canal, the falls are formed because the Potomac River reaches the fall line at this point. The river drops in elevation from 140ft to 10ft over only a 15mile stretch of river (also known at the Potomac Gorge).

At Great Falls specifically, the river drops 60ft is just over half a mile.

The result of this dramatic change in elevation can be seen in the pictures below:
(note: not all were snapped by me).

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