Falls Trail Hike, 2017.05.23

Tim Devine and I were meeting up with fellow photographer / waterfaller, Greg Berger from Ohio. He was in the area with his photo gear. Lucky for us, the forecast looked good and the hike was a “Go“.

We arrived at the Lake Rose Lot just before 10a.m. Tim re-read Greg’s text message and saw his Pick-up parked a few spots over, so we headed out. We did a speedy hike across the Highland Trail (and shortcut to F.L. Ricketts Falls).

I stopped at Shawnee Falls and Tim continued down the trail. I skipped over Huron Falls, but stopped at Ozone. That is where we met up with Greg. We chatted for a bit and decided to stop at the iconic spot below Ozone Falls.

Below Ozone Falls

Greg and I did some “spring cleaning” at R.B. Ricketts Falls… there was a large log right in the middle of the stream. Also cleared some debris away as well. It was a good 5 – 10 min workout. Tim caught up with us as we were setting up our tripods. And all three of us were together until we drifted apart just below R.B. Ricketts.

R.B. Ricketts Falls

I continued down Glen Leigh stopping at: “Aaron’s Cascade“, “The Triangle“, B. Reynolds Falls and Wyandot Falls.

Took a lunch break at Waters Meet. Set up the iPhone and captured the prerequisite Time-Lapse while I ate my lunch. Once I finished, I took an iPhone long exposure with Cogitap‘s SlowShutterCam. Then I snapped my usual iPhone panorama on the bridge at Waters Meet.

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Onward and upward… I hiked up Ganoga Glen stopping at: Erie Falls, Tuscarora Falls, Mohican Falls, Delaware Falls and Seneca Falls. I took a look at Ganoga Falls, but a tree had fallen and debris was laying in the water pool on the left side of the falls. So I continued up the trail.

I was shooting Cayuga Falls when Tim and Greg caught back up with me. We stuck together the remainder of the hike. We stopped at Oneida Falls, but skipped over Mohawk. (water flow was looking thin)

Got back to the Lake Rose Lot and chatted for a little bit before heading out. By then the sun was out completely. (and Tim had to get back for his son’s Chorus event)

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Mini Ganoga Glen Hike, 2017.05.16

Hiked down from the Lake Rose Parking Lot / Trailhead. Stopped at: Mohawk, Oneida and Cayuga Falls. Also photographed areas above and between them as well.

Before heading home, made a stop at Adams Falls also.

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iPhone Image Gallery, 2017.04.22

Here are the companion images taken with my iPhone 7 Plus. They were captured on the Earth Day Falls Trail hike (Saturday, April 22nd, 2017) with Tim & Logan Devine.

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©Aaron Glenn Campbell 

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Falls Trail Hike, 2017.04.22

Tim Devine and I (along with his oldest son) made a visit to Ricketts Glen on Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day). The weather didn’t cooperate earlier in the day, but managed to calm down by afternoon.

We started our hike at the Lake Rose parking lot Trailhead. And since it was sprinkling, decided to hike across the Highland Trail first. It was still lightly raining as we made our way down Glen Leigh

I stopped at Shawnee Falls and captured a couple quick shots in between wiping the lens filter and recomposing. Tim and his son caught up with me, and we stopped at the Huron Falls sign until the rain let up. It didn’t completely stop even at Ozone Falls; I quickly captured a couple shots here as well.

Shawnee Falls

The rain didn’t fully stop until we made our way below Ozone Falls… a spot that has been captured by photographers of all skill levels (over the years).

Below Ozone Falls

Things started to bottleneck at R.B. Ricketts Falls when a couple of groups decided to stop and hang out around the falls. So I just waited around until enough people cleared out. Several people scrambled up along the right side of the falls and climbed behind it!  Tim stopped just below the foot bridge; there is a pretty water feature that we both like to photograph.

R.B. Ricketts Falls

Making my way further down Glen Leigh, I stopped at the triangle cascade (just above B. Reynolds Falls) Then I stopped at B. Reynolds Falls; photographing it from under the foot bridge and from the left side as well.

B. Reynolds Falls

Caught up with Tim and his son at Wyandot Falls, then we separated… I stopped at Waters Meet and they hiked up Ganoga Glen. I had some lunch (an Italian Hoagie from Cook’s Variety Store in Lehman) I captured some Long Exposures and a Time-lapse of the swirling bubbles near the foot bridge.

Wyandot Falls

Once I got back on the trail, I too hiked up Ganoga Glen. The water flow was a bit higher than Glen Leigh. So I skipped a whole bunch of falls on this side of the Glen.

I stopped at Erie Falls, Delaware Falls, “Forgotten Falls”, Seneca Falls and the upper portion of Ganoga Falls. I caught back up with Tim and his son at the top of Ganoga. We skipped Cayuga Falls and stopped at Oneida Falls. I quickly captured my shots and got out of Tim’s way so he could do his thing.

Tim stopped at Mohawk Falls and I photographed the cascade just above the falls… I also stopped at the “log jam” to capture some long exposures. Tim and his son made their way back to the car.

Above Mohawk Falls

Log Jam

Once we all met back at the car, we headed back down Red Rock Mountain. Stopping at the Evergreen Parking lot to hike down and photograph Adams Falls.

Adams Falls (Heavy Flow)

Long Absence from the blog…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Sorry for the lack of content for so long! I will try and get images and videos from the past couple years added here in the next couple months.

I made a recent visit on Saturday, April 22nd and will post about in the couple days (need to process a few more camera images).

Here are a few images I’ve posted to Flickr… so far:

Watch this space for more!

Aaron Glenn Campbell

Return to Ricketts Glen State Park

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I began my hiking “career” at Ricketts Glen State Park.  I had long heard about it, but then the day came when I finally decided to check it out myself.  I hiked up the trail, climbing stone steps slicked with springs.  I saw Sheldon Reynolds Falls, hiked up to the top, only to be greeted by the broad curtain of Harrison Wright Falls.  I couldn’t believe a place so beautiful could be so close.

Ricketts Glen is one of the most beautiful state parks in the country, and was once even considered to become a national park.  Various hikes in this large park are described in “Hiking the Endless Mountains”.

Initially, I would hike the famous and popular Falls Trail frequently.  As the years passed, I spent less time in this iconic park.  I was too busy exploring the other beautiful places in Pennsylvania’s vast state forests and…

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

First of all, please excuse the late post… Thanks for following the blog.

Many thanks to Ed Heaton for his guest posts.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 was the first winter hike of the season with Lori Deiter.

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We arrived at the Route 118 parking lot just after 8am and hit the trail close to 8:30am
We hiked up to Mohawk Falls on Ganoga Glen, then worked our way down to Waters Meet.
Stopped at Wyandot and B. Reynolds on Glen Leigh before heading back down to the parking lot…
We had light snow, wind, sun and clouds… Ice is slowly building up on the trail and around the waterfalls.

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Images from our hike can be viewed on my Flickr photo stream at: flickr.com/photos/aaroncampbellphoto

Here is a photo slideshow I recently put together with Boinx Software’s Fotomagico and background music from Kevin MacLeod at www.incompetech.com

Annual Winter Rickett’s Glen Visit

Annual Winter Rickett’s Glen Visit – Repost

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Good morning,

Yesterday, my son Zach, good friend Michael Lawrence and I made a daytrip up to the frozen waterfalls of Ricketts Glen. It’s an annual winter waterfalls trip that Michael and I started a few years back and so far we’ve not missed a visit.

The day started with a 3:30am wake-up. We were dressed, loaded and made sure the coffee was good to go so we could be out the door at 4am. We departed Atglen with temps at 12.7°. When we arrived at Michael’s we transferred all of our camera equipment and winter gear from our car to his and off we went. As our journey progressed we noticed quite a bit of difference in amount of snow on the ground especially once we traveled through the Lehigh Tunnel. Our total time on the road was approximately three hours making our arrival at Ricketts right around daybreak. When we got out of the car the temperatures were reading 3° and oh, did I happen to mention the winds were around 20 mph (lol) making the wind chill around 20° below zero. (Ugh)

Our hike in to the gorge was good, cold but good. Although the creek was mostly frozen and covered with snow there were pristine areas where it found its way to the top showing its deep rich brown colors. 2015-6115

The falls were mostly frozen with only a few hints of the amazing waterfalls that was hidden behind it.zach Photo by Zach Heaton

I wanted to touch on the gear and what is needed for a winter visit into the gorge. Cold-weather clothing is a must along with ice crampons. In fact the rules for hiking into the gorge in the winter is a minimum of ice crampons, ice axe and a rope. Here’s a shot of our crampons.

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We ended up shooting until around lunchtime and by then I think we were all shot out and ready to head back. Our total hike was approximately 5 miles in and out.

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It was an awesome trip and I truly enjoyed getting out and spending time with two really great guys!

Best of Light,

Ed

Autumn Colors Along the Falls Trail

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Greeting,

I wanted to thank Aaron Campbell for inviting me to contribute this this blog! Aaron is very diligent in his efforts and is creating some amazing work!

I wanted to share a couple if images that I was fortunate to create last year along the falls trail. My son Zach and I seemed to hit it at it’s peak allowing me to capture some pure magic!

Best of Light,

Ed

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Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon? On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.