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New River Gorge Bridge

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The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge that carries US Rt. 19 over the New River Gorge, near Fayetteville, West Virginia. Completed in 1977, it is currently the third highest bridge in the USA. With an arch 1,700 feet long, it originally was the world's longest single-span arch bridge; it is now the world's fourth longest single-span arch bridge.

Categories: Architectural, National/State Park
Tags: Fayetteville, New River Bridge, New River Gorge, New River National River, West Virginia

New River Gorge from Grandview Main Overlook

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This is a panorama of the Main Overlook at Grandview in the New River Gorge National River.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: Grandview Main Overlook, New River Gorge, New River National River

Sunrise at Grandview 5

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Note: This post is one of a series about our visit to New River Gorge and Bridge in late October 2018.  Unfortunately, there was not a lot of color in the trees then. For details of the New River National River and links to other posts, please see New River Gorge and Bridge (Overview). The next morning after the Full Moon over New River Gorge photos, I went back to the Main Overlook at Grandview to (hopefully)…

Categories: National/State Park, Scenes And Vistas, Sunrises & Sunsets
Tags: Grandview Main Overlook, Misty Morning, New River Gorge, Sunrise

Sunset Over Grandview

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Note: This post is one of a series about our visit to New River Gorge and Bridge in late October 2018.  Unfortunately, there was not a lot of color in the trees then. For details of the New River National River and links to other posts, please see New River Gorge and Bridge (Overview). The next morning after the Full Moon over New River Gorge photos, I went back to the Main Overlook at Grandview to (hopefully)…

Categories: National/State Park, Sunrises & Sunsets
Tags: Beaver, Grandview Main Overlook, New River Gorge, New River National River, Sunset, West Virginia

Full Moon over New River Gorge

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The Main Overlook at Grandview was a perfect location to photograph the full moon rising over the river when we were there.

Categories: National/State Park, Scenes And Vistas, Sunrises & Sunsets
Tags: Beaver, Full Moon, Grandview Main Overlook, New River Gorge, West Virginia

Sandstone Falls – New River Gorge National River

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Sandstone Falls is the largest waterfalls in the New River, spanning the river where it is 1500 feet wide. Divided by a series of islands, the river drops 10 to 25 feet over the individual falls in the different channels.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Waterfall
Tags: Hinton, New River National River, Sandstone Falls, West Virginia

New River Gorge and Bridge (Overview)

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The New River Gorge National River in West Virginia features gorgeous scenery and vistas overlooking the river more than 1000 feet below. Another highlight is the magnificent New River Bridge.

Categories: Architectural, Geological, National/State Park, Panorama, Scenes And Vistas, Sunrises & Sunsets
Tags: Beckley, New River Gorge, New River National River, West Virginia

Niagara Falls (Overview)

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Beverly and I visited Niagara Falls in September 2016. I remember visiting Niagara Falls as a child but we only visited the American Falls and I don't remember much except the fast moving water above the falls. Growing up in western New York, Beverly has visited the American Falls several times. My daughter had visited Niagara Falls with her son the month before; she was enthusiastic about her trip and provided suggestions about what to…

Categories: Geological, National/State Park

Secret Slot Canyon

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We visited this slot canyon near Page AZ in June 2015. It is privately owned, offering tours that are not crowded like the better-known Antelope Canyon.

Categories: Geological
Tags: Arizona, Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon, Page, Secret Slot Canyon

2015 Western Parks Vacation

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In the summer of 2015, my daughter, her son, and I spent 18 days visiting National Parks and other scenic attractions in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. We drove more than 2000 miles and I took more than 2000 photographs.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park
Tags: National Parks

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show

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The Philadelphia Flower Show is the longest-running and largest horticulture showcase in the world. The 2018 theme was “Wonders of Water,” which emphasized the life-sustaining role that water plays in tropical, temperate, and arid landscapes. The image above was a very large exhibit in the entrance foyer by Subaru, who was a major sponsor. There were many small Subaru exhibits throughout the flower show in addition to this one. I remember attending the Philadelphia Flower Show…

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees

Layers Upon Layers

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This photo of crumbling rock layers was taken in Letchworth State Park in New York. It is near where Wolf Creek flows into the Genesee River toward the southern end of the park, but north of the three water falls.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park
Tags: Letchworth State Park, Rock Layers

Upper Falls – Letchworth State Park

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The Upper Falls of the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park is framed by a railroad bridge just upstream of the falls (more about the bridge below). (Please see Letchworth State Park for an overview of the park.) The Upper Falls is J-shaped, 70 feet high, roughly 300 feet wide, and faces east to northeast. A substantial portion of the falls is nearly vertical. There is a walkway along the western side of the falls that provides…

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Rainbow, Wildlife
Tags: Letchworth State Park, Rainbow, Upper Falls

Middle Falls – Letchworth State Park

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The Middle Falls of the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park is easily the largest and most spectacular of the three falls. (Please see Letchworth State Park for an overview of the park.) The Middle Falls is 107 feet high, about 285 feet wide, and faces the northeast. The water falls uninterrupted at the right side of the picture, while the remainder is nearly vertical or very steeply terraced. There is a walkway along the north…

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Panorama, Rainbow
Tags: Letchworth State Park, Rainbow, Upper Falls

Letchworth State Park

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Early in May this year, we visited some of Beverly's family in New York. While we were there, Beverly and I visited Letchworth State Park with her brother and his wife. This photo shows a typical view of the Genesee River gorge in the park. Letchworth State Park in western New York, known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is a scenically magnificent park. The park is roughly 17 miles long, from Portageville at the…

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Panorama
Tags: Letchworth State Park

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