Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Wildest that flows through a Population?

Rivers are the life blood of much of America.

We hiked along a river that runs through three states and one District.
 
It extends 383 miles from the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay and starts way up high in the mountains.


This river is the home to many many birds.



Both the great blue heron and the bald eagle live here.



The river has had a long relationship with man as well.  People lived along it shores 15,000 years ago.

During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the river traced the border between the Union and the Confederacy.  It WAS the line that divided the country.



People pull their canoes and kayaks out as they reach the gorge.  It is too dangerous to go on in some places.

For those who take the land the hiking along the shoreline is sometimes easy and sometimes difficult, But it is also beautiful this time of year.

Can you see hubby struggling with the rocks?

A waterfall from the Canal.
Do you know which river this is?

10 comments:

ellen abbott said...

I love rivers and miss the days when I was on them often.

messymimi said...

Are you talking about the Wappatomaka (Potomac) River?

Tabor said...

Yes, this is the Potomac. Good for you Messymimi.

Red said...

That would be a beautiful hike no matter what river it would be.

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm guessing it is the Potomac. It looks such fun to hike along! Do you camp?

Tabor said...

No, Jenny. Camping days were a few decades ago. Sleeping on cold damp ground is not my thing...although waking up to birdsong is!

Hilary said...

What a lovely spot. Until reading Messymimi's comment, I had no idea that it had a longer name. Your photos are beautiful.. they always are.

Mage said...

Just lovely stuff.

Linda Reeder said...

Beautiful wildness here before it reaches 'civilization".

Bob Bushell said...

No idea what it is, sorry. The rest of them are truly excellent. I love them.