Where some of the rain goesPosted: December 22, 2011
What do you do when there has been heavy rainfall for the past few days? Why, you visit some of the local waterfalls, of course.
Brandywine Falls, located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is a 60-foot waterfall carved out by Brandywine Creek. Normally it looks like a bridal veil, gauzy wisps of water trickling over the rocks (you can see a photo of the waterfall in its normal state here).
But after heavy rainfall, it is a torrent of tumultuous water. It’s pretty spectacular.
To get to the falls overlook, you take a series of stairs and boardwalks. Normally moist in the gorge, the rain made it especially wet yesterday. The stairs and boardwalk were slippery.
There were small streams of water pouring into the creek from the sides as seen in the photo above (look towards the top center).
The amazing torrent of water I mentioned was creating quite a mist in the gorge.
Do you want to see the waterfall? Have I dragged this out long enough?
Pretty impressive, don’t you think? It’s even more impressive in motion and with sound which is why I also took a short video while I was there.
Since it is now officially winter (Merry Yule and/or Happy Solstice!), I thought I should bring you a photo of the falls taken with the white balance set to tungsten to bring a little chill to it.
There are several waterfalls in the area. I’ll bring you some photos of another one tomorrow.
Thanks for joining me on my rainy day hike. It’s still cloudy here in the Bogs today with the occasional drizzle/mizzle. More rain is expected tonight, followed by (they say) snow. We’ll see. 🙂