Jones Run Cascade

photograph of a cascade along Jones Run in Shenandoah National ParkThis cascade along Jones Run in Shenandoah National Park provided an interesting photographic experience.  My friend was smart enough to stay at the top.  Despite my better judgement I decided to hike down a little farther from the trail.  Just as I was thinking I needed to be careful on the leaves and wet rocks, I stepped on a patch of wet moss covering a large, flat downward sloping stone.  As the moss gave way I began sliding down the rock face, watching my camera bounce off the stones beneath me and hoping I would be able to stop myself.  Fortunately my slide came to an end before I got to the actual waterfall, about 6 feet beyond the point from which I took this picture.

4 Replies to “Jones Run Cascade”

    1. Thanks Deb. It was a pretty humbling experience. I’ve read about people falling to their deaths at waterfalls and always assumed they were the kind of people who braved it out beyond the point where commonsense would tell you to turn back. This experience taught me how quickly things can get out of hand.

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