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Maryland, More Than You Can Imagine | by Bill Fultz
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Maryland, More Than You Can Imagine

Muddy Creek Falls

Muddy Creek

Swallow Falls State Park



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A shot from a side trip when I went out to Davis, West Virginia last March with good friends Jason Haley and Randy Sanger. This park is just gorgeous, featuring 4 waterfalls, massive old growth forest and a beautiful riverside trail, Swallow Falls State Park is well worth the 30 minute ( one way) detour off I-68 if you're ever in the Blackwater Falls area of West Virginia it's about 40 minutes one way. For waterfall photographers you always want to shoot with a good flow, however there is such a thing as too much flow and most of the falls Randy, Jason and I visited on this trip had this problem. I wished they had a slightly less flow, we had a lot of trouble with splash pool spray and difficulty with waterfall texture. This falls had a problem with both, Randy and I both commented on how we would have liked this falls with a little less water. At 53 ft. tall, in my opinion this is the most beautiful falls in the park.


No posts for a few days, off to Cumberland Falls with good friends, Jason Haley, Randy Sanger and Todd Williams. Calling for a lot of rain, so I've got a feeling the falls will be flowing! Then Jason and I are off to Gary, Indiana for some urban exploring. I'll get caught up with everyone late Saturday and Sunday. Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

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Taken on January 25, 2012