New River Gorge National River
When you first arrive at the Sandstone Falls parking area this is the first section of the falls that you are greeted with. Although beautiful, this is only a taste of things to come as a bridge to a nearby island will give you views of the rest of the falls that can not be seen from this vantage point. Even though I had seen photographs of Sandstone Falls, a 1500 ft. river wide waterfall on the New River, I never really realized the volume, size or beauty of this magnificent natural wonder. Myself and longtime friends Jason Haley, Bryan Janosick drove down in October 2011 to meet up with our good friend and West Virginia waterfall photographer Randy Sanger. Our first day there we visited this area after sunrise and the fog had mostly lifted. Since we were only staying 5 miles away we opted to get up well before sunrise and come back the next day. Joined by new friend and fellow waterfall photographer Todd Williams the five of us were given a beautiful display of nature at it's best. The images I will be posting of Sandstone Falls will not give justice to it's sheer size or awe inspiring beauty.
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