|Look mom...I'm on the shores of the Delaware!!|
Anyway I didn't know what the gap was, who was there and what I was going to be doing but it seemed perfect..a wall of rock and nature separating two states, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
I hadn't even planned on hitting Jersey but then a wrong turn, a reluctance to pay a toll (even though I found out later if was pennies) and next thing you knew...I was in Jersey. On hindsight I think that the jersey inner roads up into NY would have been nicer, if that's possible.
|Sweetest van!! Not a bad dog but some fun fun people!!|
|Forget the year...classic though|
|Miles...miles and miles...and smiles|
|The river was slow, cool but not cold and provided an amazing backdrop for a reading session that could have gone on forever as far as I'm concerned!|
|sorry about the crap on the lens....but please enjoy the view while we connect your call to nirvana|
One thing that I found really interesting that has nothing to do with the falls or anything lese was the amount of Orthodox Jews that visit the area. They were there in some serious numbers, all from New York, most from brooklyn. I'm a curious guy so I asked many of them about their trip and day. I wanted to ask more but really a few of them were standoffish and then the one cool cat who I met we just ended talking about my trip and he had a ton of questions about my travells.
It was neat though and when I eventually make it to New York I will be digging the cultural experience of that area...and some bagels with New York deli meats stacked so tall the corners of your mouth bleed when you eat it...
|Sometimes you find a little piece of water to be more enjoyable than a huge epic thundering falls...this was one of those, it was just so nice|
She seemed genuine when she pulled out her map, gave me detailed instructions to her favourite places and an assurance that it was worth it...she wasn't lying. What a great way to spend the afternoon. 9 falls sit within the tree filled magnificence that is the Bushkill area. Their wooden walkways take you over, around and beside them. Cute german girls with tight shorts, little jewish kids splashing in the falls (cold and a bejeeza)
|This was really fun...these guys were seeing who could sit under the falls for the longest. I was curious how his kippah stayed on...|
|The falls were gorgeous...water itself is gorgeous|
So after about 4 hours of peaceful enjoyment, people watching and book reading... headed out the gate to Dingmans Campground and a nice dinner of pork chops, roasted potatoes and fresh PA corn.
|The Bri guy..."Can you take my picture please"|
|The chariot making another mark in it's epic travels|
|This creppy guy showed up unexpectedly on my shoulder and scared the living be-jeezus out of me - no i did not squish him|
|Bridge to a great afternoon....|
|Secondary falls...quite tall actually but very flow of water due to the summers drought|
|It was so nice, I climbed down here and went for a swim. Some ladies showed up and were freaking out about being washed over the edge. The neat thing about this pool is that to the right it's about 20ft deep and to the left it's about 2. Washing over the side would be near immpossible unless you where made of the same substance as a rubber duck|
|It's not cool to draw on national park stuff...but a slipping, tripping smiling devil...well it was pretty cool lol|
|The inside of a cool little cave|
|Raymondskill Falls are the tallest falls in PA. Broken into three parts you could hang out at a number of spots and be away from all traffic and noise|
|It's a low season and there was still a lot of water|
|Every path was gorgeous. I could have spent days here if you could camp beside it!|
|Best swimming hole in the entire Delaware Gap...I won't tell you where it is unless you are going there!|