“Lower Dark Hollow”

Last summer, the summer of 2012, in what I call the “year of the Drought”. Many of the places I visited related to water, were so different than they were in years before!
This image is from Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park. I started at the top of the trail of course, and expected to be met with the sound of rushing water as I went further down and the trail came closer to the falls. What I encountered instead was more like a slow pour, lightly and gently coming down the mountain and over the rocks.
I had hoped to take many images of the upper part of the falls, and the whole falls from the bottom. Well that’s not quite what happened.
First as I mentioned there was very little water compared to usual, and second, there were at least 40 people gathered around the lower falls to capture whatever was there. It was a mad house LOL!
So here is what will remain in my mind forever the lower part of Dark Hollow Falls with very little water, in the “Year of the Drought”!

Dark Hollow Falls
Dark Hollow Falls

2 thoughts on ““Lower Dark Hollow”

  1. Nice image, nonetheless, Rachel,. Hopefully we will soon have enough water to return things to normal. I plan to visit that park this Spring / Summer.

    Well done, my friend. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Jimi!! I hope things do return to normal. There are many waterfalls in the mountains there. Be prepared for some good long hikes. This one isn’t a long one, but it’s pretty steep, and feels long when temperatures are so high LOL! 😉

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