Expedition To The Cumberland River

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Drew1125, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Rory gave me the idea of documenting my little advetures on the digital camera...
    My wife & I went to Cumberland Falls over the weekend (it's about a 3hr. drive from where we live), & did a little hiking around.
    Though the pics don't feature anything related to railroading, this is a place that I've always wanted to capture the look of in model form. If I ever get around to building that Appallachian short line, this is the look I'll be striving for...
    This first picture is from a ridge top looking upstream from the falls.

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    We hiked down to water-level for this next shot of the same section of the river...

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's a beautiful stone-arch bridge that carries KY90 over the river a few hundred yards above the falls.

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  4. Drew1125

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    Here's the falls...what looks like snow is actually a glaze of frozen mist that covers evrything around the base of the falls when the temp. gets below freezing.

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  5. Drew1125

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    And lastly...here's a shot of the boulder-(& ice) strewn river downstream from the falls.
    I don't know if the scale really comes across, but most of those rocks are the size of houses!

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  6. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Thanks, Charlie! Those are great pics. Beautiful country!

    -Rory
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hey Charlie,
    Nice photo's, I liked the waterfall best of all.
    That waterfall & frozen mist would make an excellent model project.
    Shamus
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