Last weekend Liz & I went camping at Worthington State Forest near the Deleware Water Gap in north-western NJ. I’ll write more about Worthington in another post, here I wanted to tell you about Dingmans Falls, which we visited while we were up there. I wasn’t too familiar with the Water Gap before going up there this time, and had only ever heard of Bushkill Falls. Turns out that Bushkill isn’t actually part of the NPS systems, and you have to pay a private owner a fee to go there. We were kind of short on funds, and the helpful ranger at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center told us there are plenty of other waterfalls to see that are in the Deleware Water Gap NRA. We were going to go see Dingmans Falls & Raymondskill Falls, but we never made it to Raymondskill.
The Bubbles are aptly named, as you can see, because they look like two huge granite bubbles, or if you have a less pure mind, a healthy girl on her back. I guess naming them after female anatomy would have been poor taste. The shapes were carved by glacial ice moving over the granite thousands of years ago, which also carved most of the landscape on Mount Dessert Island.
This photo is the product of miss-adventure, but it was still fun. We wanted to wake up early and go see sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain, but we had put it off the first few mornings. Thursday we woke up at 4 AM, sunrise was at 4:48. When we got up, it was still fairly dark, we could not actually see the sky until we had already driven half way to Cadillac Mountain from our campsite, at which point it started to rain. Since we were already up, we figured we’d keep going and see if the weather cleared. It didn’t really, as you can see in the photo, but I still like it. We never did get to see sunrise, it was rained for the rest of the week.
I took this photo while trying to capture the golden light of sunset on the shoreline in the distance, but soon realized this was more interesting. Originally we were headed for Cadillac Mountain, but realized we would not make it before the light was gone.