Waterfall located along Glady Creek, just outside the boundary of Valley Falls State Park in Marion County, West Virginia.
Being relatively unfamiliar with Valley Falls State Park, I had no idea what sort of scenery might be found in its nether corners away from the well-known namesake falls along the Tygart River. One neat way I’ve found to discover hidden gems and unique sites wherever you may be is via geocaching. In this case I browsed my GPS to find nearby caches, and immediately became intrigued by one called “Glady Creek Waterfall Cache”. It was about a 0.9 mile hike from my parking spot, so off I went.
As it turns out this waterfall was well worth the hike. I spent an hour or so photographing and enjoying the general area. And, oh yeah, I found a geocache to boot! And I would never in a million years have known of this place’s existence if it weren’t for the fact that someone placed a geocache there.
So all you photographers out there might want to consider geocaching as a spin-off hobby. What better way to find scenic locations than to let the local people show them to you?