SHOHOLA FALLS

Route that I took to the Falls

Up before dawn yesterday, making sure that I have all the camera gear that I needed, loaded the car, stopped for some coffee, and hit the road. I was a bit fearful of what I might encounter on the way up there, because I know well some of the roads that I would be traveling on. The main route which is RT22 North up thru Allentown to RT33 North can be nasty with all the heavy traffic at that time in the morning. So, I told myself to stay alert and drive careful watching out for drivers that are always in a hurry to go nowhere and do nothing.

By looking at the map it say’s that it’s a 2 hr. 39min. drive. Well, that was not quite true. It was more than that! More like over 3 hrs. to get there! You have to factor in stopping to take a short rest and take a pee! Plus heavy traffic at places.

Rt487 North in Pike County.

As soon as I got further North the color of the Fall season started to get more & more colorful. Traveling this route for more than 30 miles, I was astonished at the beautiful color that Nature provided for me. I must have hit this just at the right time, because the color was like this all the way up as I got further North. Here I stopped along-side the road to capture the beauty of it all.

Shohola Dam Breast with Shohola Lake behind.

After a bit over 3 hrs. I arrived at what my GPS told me. The turn off for the Falls road was not marked very good. In fact, I missed it the first time. Had to turn around and try it again. After turning on the road to the Falls, I encountered a very bumpy, pot hole filled single lane road. Not a nice road at all! It was short lived to the parking lot that was not very big. The above Image is what I thought was the Falls I had traveled so far to see. Nope! The Falls I was looking for is just below this dam breast.

Just part of Shohola Falls.

After walking a short distance to the right of where I was standing, I could hear the roar of the Falls that were below me. A short path with wooden steps led me down to the Falls I was looking for. The ground was wet with slippery leaves that I had to be darn careful walking on or take a bad fall with Tripod & Camera in hand. Would not have been good. This is just the 1st Falls that I set up the camera for. The main Falls is just below this.

SHOHOLA FALLS.

Here is the Falls that I traveled so far to see. I must say that it is very impressive. The roar of the water & the fine mist are very nice to be viewing. However, to get this Image I had to walk over a not so good wet leave, slippery path that was narrow and filled with rocks. With Tripod & Camera in one hand, I had to be darn careful not to slip and fall. It would have been close to or over a 20 ft. drop down into the water!

A different view.

Here I had to set up the camera & tripod on the small ledge that Nature provided. I used a Remote Shutter trigger to shoot these. Also, I was told that there were water snakes in the area. I didn’t see anywhere, but I was watching for them. I’m not very fond of snakes. I just avoid them if they are seen. They were there before me.

After walking, looking around, and climbing on rocks & roots of trees I decided that it’s time to head home. I went back the same way as I came. It was a very tiring day for me. The driving home and the walking around took a toll on me. I’m not as young as I used to be. My legs and body were just plain wore out. I was beat. When I got home in the early afternoon, I just sat in my favorite chair and rested for the rest of the day.

Thank you for reading & stopping by.

Les

Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

9 thoughts on “SHOHOLA FALLS

  1. Beautiful landscape and beautiful images. I was disappointed in myself that I didn’t visit any waterfalls while I was in the north country this summer. I’ll need to make it a priority next season. Thanks for the inspiration. Did you use any filters for the waterfall images?

    1. Thank you, Ingrid. I appreciate your comment. Yes, I did use a Polorizer Filter for the photo’s. It cuts down the glare. Pennsylvania has many different waterfalls. Most all of them are up in the Pocono Mtn. area North of here. Fall is a great time to see them. I want to see more of them when I can.

    1. Thank you, Ashley. It took me a number of times to get the effect that I had wanted. Had to read up on just how to do that, and then practice. I must admit that it is nice when done right.

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