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WATKINS GLEN GORGE

June 2002

It was well before the dinosaurs when an ancient sea covered much of New York State, USA and sediment of sand, silt and clay became layers of weak rock. With the rise of the Appalachian mountains, this rock was lifted above sea level and about 12.000 years ago, during the last ice age, Watkins Glenn began to form. Glen Creek slowly started to erode the weak sedimentary rock forming 19 waterfalls and beautifull sculptures on the wall of the gorge.
The best way to see this is by being there in person, but if you can't go, then visit my gallery of photographs to get an idea of what nature can do.