Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Back to Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls, West Virginia, May 16, 2015
Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm @ 27mm, 1/2 sec. @ f/16, ISO 200
In March I made the three-hour-or-so drive from Washington, D.C. to Blackwater Falls which is located in the West Virginia state park of the same name.  I was disappointed that dangerously icy conditions made it impossible to make it to the lower viewing platforms.  Even more disapponting: the lodge was closed for repairs which meant no trip to the restaurant for its buffet breakfast.  

Returning last month the lodge was open as was the 200+ steps to get to the lower platform.  There aren't a lot of shot possibilities in the park but those that exist are worthwhile.  Ditto for the breakfast.

Another good time for a visit is in October where there may be fall color.  West Virginia has a great state park system -- free admission -- with lodges in some parks.  Nearby Canaan Valley is often a great fall color spot in October and a ski destination in winter.  And there's also a buffet breakfast!

1 comment:

  1. This shot pulls you in, makes you feel like you are right there, live in person, watching the water cascade down the rocky ledge, witness to the power and beauty of nature!