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This is Great Falls National Park on the Potomac River. For those of you following my C&O canal shots it has become rather apparent for the need of a canal! The C&O canal is directly behind us. Some of you noticed the unusually rough terrain around a canal and this is the reason why. The one thing this shot does not convey is how LOUD this place is. We are on the Maryland side where the views are much better and closer than the Virginia side.
This falls is part of larger geologic feature called the fall line. What is happening here is that we're hitting a much tougher rock thus causing the falls because it erodes so much slower.
The fall line has had an interesting long-term geographical impact in my area. The first setters you see would travel as far as they could until they couldn’t navigate any farther, and then settle. This had the effect of creating the modern day cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, and Washington DC a few miles down river around the fall line.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3624 W: 117 N: 4042] (15250)
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