Great Falls National Park - 16 Mar 2013
Spent a few hours at one of the better known historical parks, which is part of the National Park Service, where the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath extends along side the Potomac River, the various locks that run in front of the "Great Falls Tavern" along the towpath were practically bone dry, something I had not seen the last time I visited here. Along with the mule drawn canal boat "Charles F. Mercer" which was in dry dock receiving some much needed repairs, sitting on top of multiple jersey wall barriers as a support system. By contrast, as I traveled along the Potomac River, there appeared to be a high water level, where you could see the remains of full size tree logs washed up along the shoreline. Once I finally made it to the scenic overlooks on the Maryland and the Virginia side, there was plenty of the swollen Potomac River for everyone to see and very little rocks, will definitely need to make another trip later in the summer when the water table is much lower. Enjoy!
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