Ohiopyle State Park - Western Pennsylvania Fall Foliage 2013
All Photographs © Brian & Nancy Morganti
Ohiopyle State Park
Tharp Knob - Cucumber Falls - Meadow Run Trail & Slides
Jonathan Run Cascade
Tuesday - October 15, 2013 - Day
Today would be a busy day as we wanted to photograph both the Cucumber Falls and the Sugar Run Falls. The first would be rather easy as it is located conveniently off of a main road. Sugar Run Falls however is quite an elusive target, or so it seemed. We tried the day before without any success, but we were determined to give it another try. We had the general idea of where it might be after about a one hour hike, but once in the vicinity the only clue was to stop and listen for the rush of water. Unfortunately at this time of year there is not much of a "rush". We thought we eventually had found it but later discovered what we found was a well hidden cascade amongst very thick brush and Mountain Laurel at the bottom of a moderately steep ravine. See the link at the bottom of this page for a view of the "real" Sugar Run Falls!
Morning Valley Fog north of Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Morning View of the viewing bench at Tharp Knob overlook, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Cucumber Falls as viewed from the small gorge below the falls, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
A wide angle view of the rocky gorge below Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Meadow Run, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Meadow Run Trail and Overhanging Rock Ledges, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
One of the many small water falls along the Meadow Run Creek, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
The "Slides" area along Meadow Run Creek, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Overlooking the Youghiogheny River and the town of Ohiopyle from Tharp Knob, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Jonathan Run Cascade (originally thought this was Sugar Run Falls) as first viewed after breaking through the thick canopy of Laurel, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
Close Up view of Jonathan Run creek and a small water fall, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
The Quiet Solitude of Jonathan Run and a small waterfall---a scene I had hoped to find, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.
A splash of yellow along the Sugar Run Trail, Ohiopyle State Park, PA.