Youghiogheny River At Swallow Falls
September 18, 2021
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail path right below Swallow Falls along the rushing Youghiogheny River within the shallow canyon caused be the impressive effects of its water carving its way through the rock with luscious green trees on both sides.
The Youghiogheny River, or the Yough for short, is a 134-mile-long tributary of the Monongahela River in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It drains an area on the west side of the Allegheny Mountains northward into Pennsylvania, providing a small watershed in extreme western Maryland into the tributaries of the Mississippi River. Youghiogheny is a Lenape word meaning "a stream flowing in a contrary direction".
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is just minutes outside of Washington, DC. Just imagine President George Washington, other Founding Fathers, and fellow Americans looking at the scene above during the birth of our beloved USA. The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail's must experience landscape evolved during the thousands of years it took the Potomac River winding its way through layers of rock ... carving limestone cliffs, roaring falls, and serene winding bends.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Monica Larcom.