Monday, June 30, 2008

Refresh

"Water splashes from Maryland's second highest vertical drop waterfall onto a swimmer as he cools off at Falling Branch in Northern Harford County Saturday, June 28."

Last week I began to finally feel significantly better, but I needed to get out of the house to get my body moving again.

As I drove around, I tried to find a place I've heard about, yet have never visited.

While I feel like I've been on every square foot of Rocks State Park throughout my years growing up in Harford County, I failed to realize that the very popular Falling Branch was located within the park.

All my life I had heard people, friends talk about the fun hangout spot located at this vertical waterfall. For some reason I believed it was some out cove buried deep in the forest somewhere in Pennsylvania.

To my surprise, this clear watered, wood surrounded habitat was stamped on the other side of the park.

A scorching heat and severe thunderstorms lingered as we pulled up to the gravel parking lot. It was looking like an adventure as no water was in sight.

After a short 10-minute walk through man-made trails we started to hear the sound of splashing water. I was fascinated with how big the water fall was and its location. The trails leading back to it were similar to those I have at my parents backyard and woods.

It makes you wonder what other rock formations and water creations are in the state that maybe aren't apparently visual to typical passerby.

Anyways, I was disappointed I left my underwater housing and Canon G9 at home, because I was so hot standing around shooting random pictures from the dry land, that all I wanted to do was jump in.

The water was fairly cold, however, all those I chatted with said it was pleasantly refreshing.

A refresh is what I needed.

Feeling under the weather is never fun and laying around the house only frustrates me. I guess instead of purifying my body with cold rushing water, getting my camera back in my hand was all I needed.

1 Comments:

Blogger Brad said...

glad to hear you're feeling better bro.

i still can't believe you'd never been to falling branch til a few days ago. it's one of my favorite spots in harco.

Monday, June 30, 2008 1:46:00 PM  

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